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Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?

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“Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated.

2017 74

I disagree with career experts who claim the resume has just one purpose

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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!”

2017 53

Jump on your career surfboard + ride the wave

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A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy.

2017 55

Is your head in the sand?

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Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Seneca Most of us have been guilty of the “they’re so lucky” assertions.

2016 105

CareerTrend Site Rebrand

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Thank you to Kim Woodbridge of (Anti)Social Development for partnering with me to transform the website. ” It’s true!

2016 103

Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

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In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume.

2014 128

My 3 Words for 2015

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I finished the book in just two days, completing the final chapter at the unusual-for-me hour of 3 a.m.

2015 116

How to Keep Your Eye on Your Career Destination Prize

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There are times in your career that job search may seem like boot camp, where you follow your sergeant’s orders unquestioningly.

2015 98

Melding Words With Passion + Hopeful Determination in 2016

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I feel words. Sometimes, a thought will bubble up and linger, lightly. The palpability of language is both soothing and overwhelming.

2016 81

How To Network Naturally

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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

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For those people knee-deep in daily social media chatter, it may seem that everyone else is similarly active.

Your Words: Career Lighthouse Beacons

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Email communications between a single sender and recipient can vary widely in quality, content and thoughtfulness.

2017 40

Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma

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A mature home, really. Built in 1962, this little cabin gives us the slice of […].

2014 101

How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves?

2014 95

In Your Job Search, Embrace the Struggle!

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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?

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter RATTLED BY CAREER CRISIS? You don’t know what to do. appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2013 106

The Value to Employees in Working From Home

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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

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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

2017 43

Weave Your Resume With Relatable Stories

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Your Resume Should be Written as a Story What does this mean, really, to write a story? ’ Well, yes, sort of. But what […].

2016 63

Career Change: 3 Tips to Get Traction

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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.

2015 73

Why Rushing Your Job Search Can Derail Results

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Feelings of angst and urgency often define job search, even for employed careerists. In doing so, you rush ahead hoping the finish […].

2016 53

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening.

2014 91

3 Resume Missteps to Avoid

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” With this somewhat broad definition in mind, job seekers often get consumed by understanding the details of what to do when […].

2015 67

Storytelling Strategy for Winding Career Paths

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As my career clients emerge from our in-depth introspective process, invaluable insights inevitably flow.

Without Words, Stories Will Wither

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Throughout her weighty article, Neicole addresses the image-crazy digital world we live in, with social sites like Facebook and [.]

2013 97

Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be

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Yesterday, for a short while, I felt a little glum for no particular reason.

2015 74

Get Over Yourself When Writing Your Resume

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It may seem counterintuitive to take the focus off of YOU when writing a value-packed resume.

2013 104

Why Legislating Resume Writing Is Wrong

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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

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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.

2015 66

When I started focusing on the right things

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” I cling to this, as I pursue a new phase in my journey.

2015 61

50 Years’ Worth of Lessons

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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 […].

2014 78

The Value of Your Why

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful.

2014 70

Pink Tennis Shoes and Resumes

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I recently bought a pair of (hot-pink) Nike tennis shoes.

2013 92

New Grad: Beware of These Resume Assumptions

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Recent grads or soon-to-be graduating students face an exhilarating next chapter.

2016 51

Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain

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The post Transcendent Resume :: Beyond Your Threshold of Pain appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2015 60

Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume

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5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform. Resumes are strategic […].

2015 59

Are You Steering Your Career Ship?

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The wife of a prospective client called me this week. appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2013 78

The Pertinence of More Affectionate, Real Conversations

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Email communication is an art + a science that if done well results in straightforward, yet diplomatic messages. Email Communications

2015 60

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter 1. Waiting until you have “time” before you reshape your resume story.

2015 63

A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current

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Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable document. DO keep your resume […].

2014 64