How to Strip Your Resume of Kitsch   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In Jessica Ann Media’s recent article, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” one of the ways she defined the word,” kitsch,” was “content that lacks context.” She also continued by describing how “content (can become) clutter,” an untidy mess if not...
5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness. Ways to positively channel this...
3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether...
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...
Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own...
How to Compare & Select a Resume Service to Ensure a High-Value Investment By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Today’s post is blatantly self promotional; at the same time, I am aspiring to provide value in identifying critical traits, experiences and qualifications you should look for when setting about to hire a resume writer. Revamping my website home page with a value-focused...
Resumes With a Little Flair :: Filtering Out the Hype   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone...
Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume. However, since a resume is a personal marketing document masterfully written to ignite the reader’s interest, you must focus fully on THEIR (hiring decision maker’s,...
Unraveling the Resume Keyword-Packing Myth By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Analyzing applicant tracking systems and stuffing your resume full of keywords are popular activities right now. In reality, the purported “science of resumes” and the idea you must perform a hairsplitting task of gaming your resume to meet algorithmic settings are...
How to Redeem Yourself and Get Your Old Job Back By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever quit a job for greener pastures only to discover the pasture you were grazing in looks pretty good from the other side of the fence? Some departures are well thought out, while others are decided in a fit of emotional turmoil. If you have ever left a job under the...
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