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...
Weighing in: 3 Job Search Fitness Tips By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Following our New Year’s resolution to get fit, my husband, Rob, and I have lost a combined total of nearly 40 lbs. During my last weigh-in, the scale’s little pound-marker quivered between a 19 and 20 lb. net loss. With 15 lbs. yet to lose, and after having...
Is the Grass Greener Working at a Small Company? By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you exhausted by the political red-tape you must navigate and the seemingly endless hours you are required to work by your huge conglomerate employer? Do you feel that if you were to make your exit now and join the ranks of a smaller, more nimble and “nicer,”...
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