8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by...
Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter And so it goes, Rob and I have moved into our new home, but this time, we are rooting ourselves into this small lake town called Gordonville, in Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma, Texas. A mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of...
Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through...
Are You Steering Your Career Ship? By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The wife of a prospective client called me this week. Her husband, she said, is winding up two of the most successful years of his career. Monetarily-speaking, he is ecstatic; as well, he has forged a strong reputation in his industry. Culturally, though, he is in a funk, as the...
Fear Is a Liar via raaachellll! | flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter | Hat tip to Marsha Christensen at stronglola.com for inspiring the title of this post. Fear Is at the Root of Being Stuck What are you afraid of? I think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in...
How to Redeem Yourself and Get Your Old Job Back By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever quit a job for greener pastures only to discover the pasture you were grazing in looks pretty good from the other side of the fence? Some departures are well thought out, while others are decided in a fit of emotional turmoil. If you have ever left a job under the...
How to Sustain Your Conviction to a Grueling Job Search   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Climbing the career change mountain is never easy. And, in today’s shaky economic and corporate climate, the hazards and pitfalls and the cold-hard realities of people, systems, processes and attitudes you will encounter along the way are intimidating, and...
How People With Multiple Careers Can Design Cohesive Resumes By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you concerned that your diverse skill set and multiple career jobs have left you unemployable? Do you feel confused and conflicted when trying to build your resume, concerned that your work as a nurse does not tie into your earlier role as a teacher, and that creating a...
Leaving Your Job Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Knowing which side of the career stage to exit is important when you resign your employer. If you have found yourself in the throes of job transition, you may want to check out my latest post at US News on behalf of Glassdoor. It includes tips such as knowing your reasons for...
The 6-second resume scan is hogwash By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging...
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