Is your head in the sand?
APRIL 15, 2016
Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Seneca Most of us have been guilty of the “they’re so lucky” assertions.
CareerTrend Site Rebrand
MAY 3, 2016
Thank you to Kim Woodbridge of (Anti)Social Development for partnering with me to transform the CareerTrend.net website. ” It’s true!
Why Career Storytelling Is an Art
JANUARY 10, 2016
An executive’s story is organic, ever-changing and courageous. Or not. Writing about yourself is like trying to capture […].
Executives: Beware Substituting Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Resume
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
While it is popular for some people to refer to their LinkedIn profile as their resume, this simply is not so.
My 3 Words for 2015
JANUARY 1, 2015
finished the book in just two days, completing the final chapter at the unusual-for-me hour of 3 a.m.
How to Overcome Resistance to Social Media + Enhance Your Career
MAY 2, 2016
For those people knee-deep in daily social media chatter, it may seem that everyone else is similarly active.
Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths
DECEMBER 13, 2016
As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow.
How To Network Naturally
MARCH 4, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This
The Value to Employees in Working From Home
MAY 12, 2016
Working from home is more common than ever, with technology continually disrupting the landscape of how and where we can do our jobs.
How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves?
Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma
MAY 4, 2014
mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of […].
My 3 Words – 2017
DECEMBER 28, 2016
My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah The post My 3 Words – 2017 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Words My Three Words New Year Goals
Why Rushing Your Job Search Can Derail Results
JULY 20, 2016
Feelings of angst and urgency often define job search, even for employed careerists. In doing so, you rush ahead hoping the finish […].
Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Your Resume Should be Written as a Story What does this mean, really, to write a story? ’ Well, yes, sort of. But what […].
Frazzled by All the Resume Advice?
OCTOBER 20, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter RATTLED BY CAREER CRISIS? You don’t know what to do. appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction
JULY 13, 2015
Does the following sound like something you’ve said? want to change jobs or industries but I don’t want to take a cut in pay.
5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search
APRIL 11, 2014
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening.
3 Resume Missteps to Avoid
OCTOBER 13, 2015
” With this somewhat broad definition in mind, job seekers often get consumed by understanding the details of what to do when […].
Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
Yesterday, for a short while, I felt a little glum for no particular reason.
Without Words, Stories Will Wither
AUGUST 25, 2013
Throughout her weighty article, Neicole addresses the image-crazy digital world we live in, with social sites like Facebook and [.]
When I started focusing on the right things
OCTOBER 26, 2015
” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.
Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong
JULY 13, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I write resumes for a living, I realize (and prefer) that it isn’t “my way or the highway.”
Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity
JUNE 16, 2015
How to Write Who You Are Marjorie Liebert, a former dancer, said, “We dance who we are.” ” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” ” As who you are evolves, so does your story. The post Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume
JANUARY 17, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume.
50 Years’ Worth of Lessons
JULY 27, 2014
By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will […].
New Grad: Beware of These Resume Assumptions
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Recent grads or soon-to-be graduating students face an exhilarating next chapter.
The Value of Your Why
OCTOBER 6, 2014
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful.
Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain
JUNE 1, 2015
The post Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume
JUNE 9, 2015
5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform. Resumes are strategic […].
Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
JANUARY 20, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes.
The Pertinence of More Affectionate, Real Conversations
MAY 5, 2015
Email communication is an art + a science that if done well results in straightforward, yet diplomatic messages. Email Communications
Are You Steering Your Career Ship?
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The wife of a prospective client called me this week. appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls
JANUARY 27, 2015
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter 1. Waiting until you have “time” before you reshape your resume story.
4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here
A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable document. DO keep your resume […].
Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
Connect Your Career Pitch With the Listener’s Thoughts
JUNE 13, 2016
Careerists seeking to invest career capital into the next opportunity and / or breakthrough role have a primary goal – communicate fit between their value proposition and the hiring decision maker’s needs. Fulfilling the requirements of the audience, however, often delves deeper than meets the eye.
How to Strip Your Resume of Kitsch
MAY 20, 2014
She also continued by describing how “content (can become) clutter,” an untidy mess if not curated properly.
3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
MARCH 22, 2013
Her article spurred me to think about the other side of the [.]
What to Do When an Employer Slings an Oddball Interview Question
JANUARY 20, 2014
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your hair and clothes are pristine. You conduct a final run-through of common interview questions. Calm descends upon you. You are confident and cool as you enter the job interview. That is, until your prospective boss slings a question like those listed on Glassdoor’s annual Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions list.