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Career Corner: Cutting the Horn Off the Unicorn
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Career Corner: Cutting the Horn Off the Unicorn

By Angela Copeland I saw the perfect profile for a recruiter recently. It said, “I am not a ninja/purple squirrel/unicorn hunter, nor someone who hires ‘rock stars.’ I am a strategic and tactical recruiter, meaning I partner with leaders and we hire – at scale, for the niche skills required to make the difference to…

Career Corner: Hiring by Consensus
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Career Corner: Hiring by Consensus

By Angela Copeland The job market is the best it has been in 50 years. You’ve heard that on the news. And, companies are struggling to find good candidates. There aren’t as many people available for work as there used to be. In other words, because the market is doing well, companies are hiring more….

Career Corner: Step One
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Career Corner: Step One

By Angela Copeland If you’ve interviewed lately, you know the first step of a job interview is a phone screen. After you apply for a job, a recruiter from the company will reach out to you. They’ll ask to setup a time to meet. In the phone screen, the recruiter will ask predictable questions. They…

Career Corner: Ethical Interviewing
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Career Corner: Ethical Interviewing

By Angela Copeland When a company is looking to hire someone, finding the right candidate takes time. There are often multiple phone screens, multiple video interviews, and in person panel interviews. In some cases, there are homework assignments, IQ tests, personality tests, and drug tests. Typically, there are reference checks. Sometimes job seekers provide writing…

Career Corner: Emotional Rollercoaster
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Career Corner: Emotional Rollercoaster

By Angela Copeland Job searching is tough. But, what is really tough is job searching when you’re unemployed. Through my work with job seekers, I’ve noticed a trend. Those who are unemployed are much more distressed by the process of job searching then those who aren’t. When thinking through this issue, I looked up the…

Career Corner: Don’t Text and Hire
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Career Corner: Don’t Text and Hire

By Angela Copeland I recently learned about a new, shocking phenomenon. Maybe I’m getting old. In my world, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use text messages. The right way is to text people you actually know. Almost everything else falls into the wrong way category. Occasionally, companies I shop at will…

Career Corner: The Human Side of Interviewing
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Career Corner: The Human Side of Interviewing

By Angela Copeland Years ago, job interviewing was an event. During my first job post-college search, I flew to companies all around the U.S. There were phone interviews in the beginning. But, once you got to the in person interview, the company rolled out the red carpet. And keep in mind, my experience was as…

Career Corner: Interview Breakup Aftermath
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Career Corner: Interview Breakup Aftermath

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had a great job interview go south? If you were the job seeker, perhaps you weren’t picked right at the very end — after a lengthy interview process. Or, if you were the hiring manager, a candidate that you gave a great offer to turned you down. These things…

Career Corner: Labor Day Decisions
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Career Corner: Labor Day Decisions

By Angela Copeland Labor Day is a holiday that honors the American labor movement. It celebrates the development, productivity, and prosperity of the United States. And, it marks the unofficial end of summer. If you’re like most Americans, Labor Day is spent with loved ones and tasty food. But, the end of summer means one…

Career Corner: Who Do You Plan to Relocate?
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Career Corner: Who Do You Plan to Relocate?

By Angela Copeland Job interviews are full of bias. Very often, it’s unconscious. Companies want to be fair. They don’t often realize where they may be biased. That’s where rules around interviewing come in. There are certain laws in place to help minimize bias in the job search process. These laws are to protect the…

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