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...
Why You Should Include Your Personal Email in Your LinkedIn Profile Image via Nan Palmero, Flickr By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter  Are you a professional or executive compelled to modernize your LinkedIn Profile with current strategies but concerned it will scream, ‘job seeker?’ Understandably, many people fear the implications of making a sudden and/or sweeping...
You, Inc.: Creating Integrated Career Positioning Messages Image via Rocky814 (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This post originally appeared on Bill Vick’s BoomersNextStep website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Navigating the unpredictable economic winds and stormy job search seas, today’s executive and professional career explorer must don the...
How Do You Make Your LinkedIn Profile Different From Your Resume? By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Is there a difference between what should be included on your LinkedIn profile and what you should weave into your resume? Absolutely! In fact, several nuances distinguish the two career messaging portals, and this is why content in one should not be directly duplicated into the...
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...
Smooth Transitions for Your Career By Rob Poindexter Tonight I will make the last of my seasonal trips to stay the night on “Sea’s the Day.” Author Ruing the Close of Sailing Season The day I dread the most every season has arrived, so tomorrow I will begin the task of putting our “weekend retreat,”  our...
Grow Your Career Networking Seeds Organically Introducing: my latest post contributing to the Career Collective, a community of careers bloggers who write monthly about a specific career topic. This month: Networking and how to ease the pain. In coordination with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am pleased to roll out our latest collaboration. For...
Resume Vs. LinkedIn: Either/Or? This post is in response to Hannah Morgan’s (@CareerSherpa’s) comment over at my post, “Resume Is Your Career Heartbeat,” where she queries: “Can’t one’s LinkedIn profile be their resume? Why would an employer need to look anywhere else?” I don’t think...
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