Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume 5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform. If your role as an administrative assistant requires you handle everything from preparing coffee in the morning to collaborating with your boss on financial reports in the afternoon, then focus on the report creating and not the coffee...
When Networking Becomes Negligible By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The trendy message to network your way into a new job often drowns out an even more important directive.  While your friend or professional contact may recommend you as a perfect fit, if your qualifications meet 75% of the requirements and another non-networked...
A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you are an experienced professional with many years in the workforce or just out of college, a resume is your passport to new and exciting fields of endeavor and should be regarded for the power it possesses. Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable...
How to Strip Your Resume of Kitsch   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Jessica Ann Media’s recent article, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” one of the ways she defined the word,” kitsch,” was “content that lacks context.” She also continued by describing how “content (can become) clutter,” an untidy mess if not...
3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether...
Resolving Resume Confusion By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While the futurists vie for the first-place ribbon in having predicted the resume’s demise, the resume heart beats strong. Social Profiles Are Modes of Transportation For Your Resume The primary challenge with many articles written by these forward-thinking bloggers is that...
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 There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy? By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Shedding light on your target audience, becoming intimate with your own value and drumming up muscular career stories that transport your reader all are essential action steps to forge a rock-solid resume. This foundational aspect of today’s job search helps prevent...
Sail Into Career Dreams With Cathartic Resume Process By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This post originally published at CourtingYourCareer’s blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I have invested hours and hours in the attached (resume worksheet).  I found the process everything from cathartic, to exciting, to tedious and insightful.” These were the words of a recent...
Does Your Resume Express Your Intensity? By Robert P. Poindexter When Pope Julius II decided the Sistine Chapel needed something a bit more inspirational for the ceiling than the gold stars that adorned the mostly blue ‘canvas,’ he sought out the person he felt would most passionately immerse himself in the challenge. Anyone over the...
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