Be Cautious About Accepting This Job Search Advice By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many well-meaning friends and family are all too happy to share advice about your job search that may or may not be beneficial to you. You can’t blame them, really. After all, they usually have your best interest at heart. When respected professionals share erroneous advice,...
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...
3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For college students or recent grads applying for internships, the sea of interview rules often appears murky. However, whether meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager or human resources professional, and whether meeting face to face, by Skype or phone, there are three things...
Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with...
How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...
When Not To Let People Poke Holes In Your Resume By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When faced with a job search, after years of being nose-down in your day-to-day work, it is natural to feel vulnerable and uncertain. And when you feel vulnerable, it is normal to reach out for reassurance to make sure you are doing the right things. After all, “you don’t...
How Action + Graciousness Can Be Gateways to a New Job By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Recruiter.com’s recent article on why you can’t find a job and what you can do about it, Tony Beshara poignantly points out job searchers’ impediments to progress. His tips are must-reads.  For example, he says most job seekers “don’t know what to do,” and...
Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search? By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. The economy is uncertain, bad attitudes are ablaze and the competition is fiercer than ever. No wonder job seekers struggle with maintaining poise, hope and focus. With that said, targeted, positive and actionable...
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...
Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Life As We Live It Now Winnowing our waistlines and nourishing our marriage, we forge ahead, rooted in strength and hope. Our landscape includes tree-lined, winding roads punctuated with eclectic cabins, tiki huts, grazing horses, cattle and chickens. Pelican’s Landing is...
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