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Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid
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Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had someone tell you that it’s a good idea to get your foot in the door at a company? The theory is that if you get your foot in the door, you can work your way up over time. I understand the reasoning. It’s a career outlook that has…

Lifeline for Pets: Cute as Bugs
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Lifeline for Pets: Cute as Bugs

Meet this beautiful set of all white twins (born May 1, 2017) – affectionately called “the Buggsies,” since theirmother was named June Bug. The gorgeous male is named Hopper and his sister is named Lady Bug. Lady Bug is sweet and delicate. Sometimes she can be a little shy but she does like to play….

Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist
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Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist

By Angela Copeland Dear Hiring Manager, You’re amazing. You’re the gatekeeper to new jobs, and the person who will later help us to get a promotion that will help our careers. But, we have to talk. The last eighteen years have been great. Unemployment was high. You’ve been able to be picky. You could create…

Career Corner: Getting a Job is a Job
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Career Corner: Getting a Job is a Job

It’s official. It’s less than sixty days until Thanksgiving. Although you shouldn’t stop your job search when the turkey has been served, hiring will slow down as the holidays heat up. It’s just a fact of life. If you’ve been thinking of finding a new job, this is the time. But, finding a job isn’t…

Lifeline for Pets: Two’s Company
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Lifeline for Pets: Two’s Company

Are you looking for the sweetest, cutest twosome ever? Look no further than our brother/sister duo, Parker and Charlotte, who are about one year old. They were first adopted several months ago, but were recently returned to Lifeline for Pets due to on-going travel plans of the owner. They are almost identical tabbies, with snow…

Job Offers Are Like Buses
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Job Offers Are Like Buses

By Angela Copeland The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school in California, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job. I would go to job fairs and networking events as if…

Career Corner: The Illegal Question in the Room
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Career Corner: The Illegal Question in the Room

By Angela Copeland The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions. Did you know that in 2018, people are still being asked illegal questions…

Career Corner: Sitting in Judgment
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Career Corner: Sitting in Judgment

By Angela Copeland If you’re looking for a new job and if you’re actively interviewing, I want to encourage you to hang in there. It’s going to work out. I’m sure of it. Job searching is like dating; it’s really tough until you find “the one.” And, it just takes one. You only need one…

Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now
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Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now

By Angela Copeland For years, the job market has been tight. I’ve spoken to many job seekers who are suffering through work each day. They aren’t sure what their alternatives are, and they’re not prepared to be unemployed for any length of time. If you can relate, there’s good news for you. All signs indicate…

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