Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?
MARCH 9, 2017
“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated.
I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose
MARCH 27, 2017
A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!”
Jump on your career surfboard + ride the wave
MARCH 17, 2017
A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy.
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!
Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice
AUGUST 1, 2014
In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume.
My 3 Words for 2015
JANUARY 1, 2015
I finished the book in just two days, completing the final chapter at the unusual-for-me hour of 3 a.m.
How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize
AUGUST 13, 2015
There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly.
Melding Words With Passion + Hopeful Determination in 2016
JANUARY 21, 2016
I feel words. Sometimes, a thought will bubble up and linger, lightly. The palpability of language is both soothing and overwhelming.
How To Network Naturally
MARCH 4, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” If only networking were under the guise of a different name.
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.
Your Words: Career Lighthouse Beacons
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Email communications between a single sender and recipient can vary widely in quality, content and thoughtfulness.
Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma
MAY 4, 2014
A mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of […].
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?
In Your Job Search, Embrace the Struggle!
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Rather than wrestling with career change and growth, embrace the empowering gains you achieve by diligently exercising that muscle. executive resumes
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.
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.
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. The post My 3 Words – 2017 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. 3 Words My Three Words New Year Goals
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 […].
Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction
JULY 13, 2015
Does the following sound like something you’ve said? I want to change jobs or industries but I don’t want to take a cut in pay.
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 […].
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 […].
Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths
DECEMBER 13, 2016
As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow.
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 [.]
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.
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.
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.
When I started focusing on the right things
OCTOBER 26, 2015
” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.
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 […].
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.
Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
JANUARY 20, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes.
New Grad: Beware of These Resume Assumptions
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Recent grads or soon-to-be graduating students face an exhilarating next chapter.
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 […].
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.
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
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.
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 […].