A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you are an experienced professional with many years in the workforce or just out of college, a resume is your passport to new and exciting fields of endeavor and should be regarded for the power it possesses. Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable...
How to Prevent a Career Nosedive image: flickr_wanderinghome By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being...
6 Key Traits of a ‘Good’ Resume Writer By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Beware hiring a resume writing amateur. A professional writer writes full-time and daily, and is well trained and experienced. Her words elicit a visceral reader response.” The above was a recent status update that I published on Facebook. It resonated with several...
A Focused Approach to Shaping Your Value Story By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The resume – so often misunderstood, yet so critical in helping lift a job search off the ground. As a professional resume writer, I am passionate about the value of this messaging vehicle. Unfortunately, careerists, in the thick of career transition, often become...
Resume Updates: How Often? notesinabook By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Maintaining an updated resume – or, transforming it — in this rapidly changing career environment is imperative at any time, and particularly now, when the buyers’ market prevails. Ensuring your value shines and each career assertion resonates with...
Winning the Job Search Lottery There’s an old joke about a woman who gets down on her knees one night and prays to God to let her win the lottery. A week later, she prays the same prayer, explaining that she just lost her job and could really use the help. Another week goes by, and she tells the Lord that her car is about to be...
Taking Palermo By Rob Poindexter During WW II, General George S. Patton rolled into Palermo, Italy. The people crowded the streets and hung out of nearby apartment windows, waving American flags, cheering and throwing flowers at the American soldiers who marched behind Patton’s motorcade. A local band played, “The...
Visit to Eye Dr. Clarifies Resume Vision Perched in the chair at the optometrist’s office, I eagerly awaited my new set of eyes. Actually, I was there to update my contacts prescription which I had garnered only one year before, and still being somewhat new to the world of contacts, I admit it felt akin to receiving new eyes when two of those...
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