Why Sacrificing Soft Skills Weakens Your Resume By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton recently wrote a compelling blog post:“The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” which absolutely nails the value of soft skills in a career story resume. Dalton describes how resumes that come to her attention often do so...
Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I write resumes for a living, I realize (and prefer) that it isn’t “my way or the highway.” How bland of a career marketing world would it be if every resume was written by some formulaic approach? Unfortunately, though, myriad people seem to want to...
Are the Waves of Career Advice Overwhelming You?   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The swell of career advice blogs, articles and Tweets is more pronounced than ever. The popular pitching of pithy Do’s and Don’ts asserting how to write a no-fail resume, easy ways to build a personal brand and attract your perfect company, top 10 strategies to...
Being Respectfully Visible + Other Tips on Ramping Up Your Career By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In my latest post at Glassdoor.com, I speak to the topic of focusing inward on your career now that summer has relinquished its baton to fall. Your kids back to school, it’s time to expend your energies on your next career opportunity. With that said, words of caution come...
Attempting to Tame the Twitter Wild West in Job Search? image: dvdtown.com By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether job seeking now, or in the future, you can unearth value from the Wild West of Twitter. Though your inclination initially may be to gain company, human resource, recruiter and collegial contacts as well as resume, job search and interview support, I...
Career Lessons Learned From Capt. Slocum and the Spray The Spray (via bruceroberts.com) By Robert P. Poindexter Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone. He had little formal education and was dead broke when he set out on the adventure that would guarantee his place in history. More than a hundred years later, his name is still spoken in...
Overcoming Sheepish Resume Tactics photo: wilds.co.uk By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Consumed by the dull roar of the same-old same-old resume advice, I was inspired to write my latest TalentCulture post on the value of a strategically written marketing message versus building a tactical resume. To read why NOT being a resume writing sheep...
Resume: It’s Who You Are I’m not going to lie: It’s been a rough couple of days around here for me. Photo by Bookt.com The weather has been absolutely horrendous, and for those of you who know me, a long stretch of inclement weather usually sets the tone for everything else in my life. Ok, weather gods, look at the calendar!!...
DIGGING OUT FROM UNDER THE SNOW STORM OF JOB LOSS I’ve known loss. Haven’t we all? A blizzard storms through our lives, creating paralyzing white-out conditions. In my life, a painful storm from which I not only survived but from which ashes I arose to rebuild a new and BETTER life, occurred when my first husband requested a divorce. Within months, I...
MATCH(.COM) YOUR WAY TO A NEW JOB! FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER First impressions matter in dating and job search. I know this all too well as I have moved through dozens of first-date impressions during the seven years following my divorce and before I remarried in 2008. My husband, Rob, and I met online via Match.com. Besides the...
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