3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies...
Being Respectfully Visible + Other Tips on Ramping Up Your Career By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In my latest post at Glassdoor.com, I speak to the topic of focusing inward on your career now that summer has relinquished its baton to fall. Your kids back to school, it’s time to expend your energies on your next career opportunity. With that said, words of caution come...
Is Your Resume a “Marketing Animal?” photo: shinyshiny.tv By Robert P. Poindexter It was around 5 o’clock in the morning, cold and blustery, the way you would expect it to be in Southwestern Pennsylvania the day after Thanksgiving. Snow drifts that had started gathering several weeks ago were now 4 to 5 feet deep, and the prevailing...
Career Strategies: Being Brilliantly Visible Resume and social media issues abound: grabbing at cliches (e.g., “I’m a people person”), mirroring your colleagues’  content, shying away from touches of color, graphics, charts or graphs, avoiding the personal exposure you fear will occur if you sign up for social media accounts...
MATCH(.COM) YOUR WAY TO A NEW JOB! FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER First impressions matter in dating and job search. I know this all too well as I have moved through dozens of first-date impressions during the seven years following my divorce and before I remarried in 2008. My husband, Rob, and I met online via Match.com. Besides the...
Navigating the Mistletoe of Job Search As co-coordinator with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am pleased to participate in our third round of posts from our community of expert career advisors and resume writing professionals called the Career Collective. This month’s articles address the topic of Job Search Strategy During the...
Does your job currency stand out like a shiny coin? According to Altan Khendup, senior technology leader, strategist and advocate in Silicon Valley, California, when people think you’re interesting, they start listening; they become engaged, and then you can inject your pitch and your value. I’ve had the pleasure of keeping in touch with this...
They Shoot Muffins, Don’t They? A few months ago, I stood looking at myself in the full length mirror in my dressing room as I struggled to fit 45 years of bad eating habits and a total disregard for exercise into the waist of my dress slacks. I knew it was happening; I just enjoyed the status quo to the point that I would simply blame the...
You can thrive in, not just survive, an economic slogging! As co-coordinator with my colleague Miriam Salpeter, I am pleased to participate in our second round of posts from our community of expert career advisors and resume writing professionals called the Career Collective. This month’s articles are in response to Quintessential Careers Job Action Day. I...
Don’t Be a “People Person” In Your Job Search I understand the impulse to flesh out one’s career value with sweeping generalities: I’m a people person (or, I’m really good with people; or, I like people). I’m very strategic. I’m attentive to detail. I’m very organized. I’m results oriented. I’m innovative. I think outside the...
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