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.
What’s Hot + What’s Not in Executive Resumes – 2017
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
What’s Hot: Focus In today’s go-go-go, over-stimulated world, readers will quickly abandon your rambling, circuitous story. Instead, you must capture their attention with a tailored, what’s-in-it-for-them hook that is easy to spot, and reinforced throughout the document.
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.
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.
Your Words: Career Lighthouse Beacons
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Email communications between a single sender and recipient can vary widely in quality, content and thoughtfulness.
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.
How To Network Naturally
MARCH 4, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This
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
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 […].
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.
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.
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 […].
Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths
DECEMBER 13, 2016
As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow.
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 […].
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 […].
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.”
When I started focusing on the right things
OCTOBER 26, 2015
” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.
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.
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
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Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes
JANUARY 20, 2013
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes.
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 […].
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.
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 […].
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
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.
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.
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.