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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Effective job search shares many characteristics of weight loss. For one, both require patience, sacrifice, time and rigorous, focused effort. Naturally, we resist taking the needed steps to start–and persist in–the strategic action steps to complete the marathon. I hope to debunk some excuses that may be holding you back in my […]

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  Weaving a colorful, yet pragmatic and decipherable career story is a creative process at the center of most successful career transitions. However, the introspective, intellectually laborious course that guides your word-story knitting is one that requires deep thought and focus. My recent post on this subject was inspired by a career colleague who shared […]

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Whether navigating the passageways of career change, life change … or both, you will need to map deliberate processes to effectively (and sanely) achieve your destination goal. My own (and my husband’s) recent adventure transforming our careers as well as physical location (we moved from Missouri to Texas) spurred ideas for this recent post on […]

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Though some would assert otherwise, your resume is not (just) a collection of online blog posts, Google profiles, Facebook posts, LinkedIn commentaries and other social site navigations. In fact, according to many who review resumes, expecting hiring decision makers, recruiters and human resource professionals to parse through your collection of online messages and profiles in […]

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Does your resume create the buzz that has hiring managers and recruiters standing in line to see what you have to offer? Akin to the Tickle-Me-Elmo craze that many witnessed in the ’90s, a marketing-focused resume will likely have people clamoring for you! To read more, click HERE, via CareerTrend.net.

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When Sharlyn Lauby, SHPHR, CPLP, founder of Top 50 Business Blog HR Bartender, invited Resume Chicks Dawn Bugni and Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter to reply to a comment from one of her readers regarding “Should a pro write your resume?” they both were happy to oblige. As Sharlyn pointed out, the question was timely, as “Seth Godin (aka marketing guy) […]

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Whether or not you have watched Bridget Jones’s Diary, I can share this key takeaway with you: Bridget Jones is an optimistic lady who, despite the struggles of her personal and work life, succeeds in her endeavors. Hope, it seems, fuels her even when the world about her seems to be crumbling. As such, I encourage my […]

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Are you distinguishing yourself from other top-shelf career candidates in your job search? Do you describe the nuances of your career value, describing not only what you do and the results, but HOW you jump over hurdles, solving people, process and other specific challenges? Writing rich, flavorful resume stories may be key to unlocking doors […]

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Cutting-edge job search and career change strategies to support you in achieving your career goals.

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The resume value premise often drowns in a sea of conversation surrounding the vehicle in which a resume should be transported. LinkedIn is one way (of several) to convey one’s career message. Bottom line to a high performance resume is the weaving of the tailored and enticing word stories to map to the target companies’ […]

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