In Job Search, Comparison Is the Thief of Joy You know that saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy?” Well, it can apply to job search. So many people get swept up in comparing themselves and their job search to others that it bogs them down until they are buried in frustration, cynicism and even anger. Don’t let this be...
Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity How to Write Who You Are Marjorie Liebert, a former dancer, said, “We dance who we are.” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” As who you are evolves, so does your story. While being authentic in expressing who you are is important, it is...
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...
Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain Everything that you’ve done up to this point leads to this single sweet spot; and it is here that you … become the strongest version of yourself.  via The Transcendent Rep  *** While many career bloggers wring their hands about resume length, fonts and keywords, I get all ‘jazz...
Going Public: Why You Should Get Purposefully Uncomfortable in Job Search It almost goes without saying that job seekers should be more visible online than in the past. However, for many people that openness is at odds with their naturally private personality. While lighthearted personal use of social media such as occasional Facebook or Instagram updates may now feel the norm,...
How to Open Up All Corners of Your Soul by Hiring the Right Resume Writer By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Choosing a resume strategist with whom to partner is no easy task. Ask anyone who has ever gone from self-sufficient executive to incredulous career student, the path to the right writer often is not simple. Today’s post is a side-by-side comparison of the differences...
Why Writing Resumes for Short Attention Spans Devalues Your Experience By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With all the hubbub about short and sweet writing in this attention-deficit disordered culture, shorter isn’t always better when it comes to resumes. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. Context matters. While lean and mean rules when it comes to copywriting, muscle still matters....
How to “Get Over Yourself” By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently, after submitting to a series of niggly life and business annoyances and aggravations my grumbly, ‘whiny’ behavior mounted. I was becoming, as they say, insufferable. As a result, my husband (Rob) lovingly suggested, “Why don’t you just get over...
How to Wrangle Down Anxiety and Empower Yourself After Job Loss By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Losing your job often comes on suddenly. Even if you had seen signs of your job’s demise and were planning an escape hatch, the actual dissolution of your job still can feel like a smack in the face. In many cases, losing a job is like a death. As such, many people find...
Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don’t like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are...
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