How to Write a Strategic Resume   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many articles focus job seekers in on specific aspects of their resume such as spelling, punctuation and keywords. While these three elements are important, if they become the central focus, your resume efforts could be derailed. Of course, a misspelled or improperly...
Bringing (vs. Following) Your Passion By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A fan questioned Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” on why he said that “follow your passion” was the worst advice he’d ever received. A snippet of Rowe’s response follows: “… I would never advise anyone to ‘follow their passion’...
The Value of Your Why   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful. Arm in arm, my husband and I walk closely, planning, commiserating, scheming, doing, hoping and achieving. The path is not always clear, the vision oft blurry, but...
6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Anyone who says they are 100 percent satisfied with their job in many cases is either being dishonest or their boss is standing nearby. Anyone who says they are zero percent satisfied, on the other hand, can most probably be believed and really should be looking for...
How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves? Or, do you pump your fists, shed a few tears and then continue life and job search strategy as usual? Lethargy and frustration infect our bodies and our minds when we realize our fitness...
Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Searching for a job is wrought with misleading ideas. You may go years without conducting a job search, and then all of a sudden, you are smack dab in the middle of the job search desert, wondering which way to turn! Mirages create false hope, and you become weary in the search...
Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions...
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...
How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Elite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face...
Disrupt Your Resume Beyond LinkedIn’s Borders By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter As happens in the circle of forward thinkers and futurists, predicting the next trend is inevitable. In the careers environment, many experts feel that LinkedIn is surpassing the resume in value, and in some cases, replacing it altogether. This likely will never happen. For...
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