5 Items to Help Trumpet Your Value In an Interview By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else...
Today’s Job Interview: The Goldilocks Syndrome image: katinthecupboard (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Thank you to my recruiting friend, Recruiting Animal (@Animal) who introduced my latest US News post in a unique and compelling way: The Goldilocks Syndrome When a company has been through troubled times, they need just the right new engineer,...
How to “Think on Your Feet” During Oddball Interviews In the movie, Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith’s resilient character, Chris Gardner, was thrown into jail for unpaid parking tickets the night before a breakthrough job interview. The next morning, he sprinted to the interview donning the paint-stained T-shirt and slacks from the day before. Despite...
Careerist: Are You a Confident Salesperson? image via Bahman Farzad - Flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Careerist, are you fearful that in the current market you must sacrifice financial rewards (salary) to land a job? I think in many cases this fear that you are competing with lower salary competitors and thus must lower your salary bar can be...
A Diploma Is Not a Resume By Robert P. Poindexter Ah, college. That institute of higher learning where last year’s seniors are this year’s freshmen. Four years of all-night study groups and 20-page term papers. It is the first real taste of freedom for many an ambitious young person yearning to spread their wings and fly...
Uninspiring Inspiration By Robert P. Poindexter I spent 2.5 hours shoveling my driveway this morning. The entire time, I was hoping some inspirational thought would creep into my frozen cranium that was also dripping with sweat. No matter how frozen my toes became or how sore my back got, I simply was not inspired. Shovel full...
Bathrobe Chic image: en.fotolia.com By Robert P. Poindexter Scheduling my time has been a bit of an issue for me lately. In November, I cut my hours at my full-time job in order to be more available for Careertrend. The problem is, I have had a regular work schedule dictated by my employers for so long that I was unsure...
Your Job Search: A Love Story By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Four years ago this week, on December 8, 2006, after responding to a simple, virtual Match.com ‘wink’ from Rob (aka, mustangrodevot78@talkmatch.com), a life-changing relationship commenced. Amidst thousands of Match.com profiles, Rob selected my dating resume and lightly and...
The Aristotle Approach to Your Job Search By Robert Poindexter From the teachings of Greek Philosopher Aristotle came the three methods of persuasion we all rely upon. Around 300 B.C., while teaching at the Lyceum, he introduced them to us. They are as follows: Ethos (Credibility). Sometimes we believe something just because we trust the person...
Helpless, Defeated, Panic-Stricken In Your Current Job? Have you ever gotten sick to your stomach as you drove into work? A sickening feeling that actually started the night before? Do you sit in your car in the parking lot and wait until the last possible moment to head to your desk? Do you watch, with exaggerated anticipation, as the clock inches closer to...
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