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Career Corner: Panel Interview Fears
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Career Corner: Panel Interview Fears

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had a panel interview? It’s one of those job interviews where you show up and instead of one person interviewing you, three do. Or, if you’re really lucky, five or six will. I’m not talking about a situation where you have one interview after another. I’m talking about a…

Career Corner: Should I Be Facebook Friends With My Boss?
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Career Corner: Should I Be Facebook Friends With My Boss?

By Angela Copeland A reader recently wrote in with what is clearly an issue on the minds of professionals: social media in the workplace. In other words, should I be Facebook friends with my boss? Today’s workforce is more casual than generations in the past. Many companies allow employees to wear jeans and tennis shoes…

Career Corner: The Currency of Anger
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Career Corner: The Currency of Anger

By Angela Copeland I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately. It’s not new, but it certainly seems to be increasing. When you are a customer and something goes wrong at a company, the company doesn’t resolve the issue until you get angry. Can you relate to this experience? You have a problem with a product or…

Career Corner: Defining Failure
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Career Corner: Defining Failure

By Angela Copeland Job searching can truly be gut-wrenching. It’s probably like having children. After the pain of the birth is over, it can be largely forgotten. The job search is the same way, especially if you haven’t looked in a while. But when you’re in it, it’s like you can taste it. Every time…

Career Corner: Generations and Communications
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Career Corner: Generations and Communications

By Angela Copeland Today, there are many ways to communicate. There’s old fashioned in person talking. There’s talking on a landline at home or work, and talking on a cell phone. Then, there’s email and cell phone texting. If you keep going, you’ll find things like messaging on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and so many more….

Career Corner: Headhunters Explained
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Career Corner: Headhunters Explained

By Angela Copeland One of the most common questions I receive from job seekers is, “What is a headhunter and should I use one?” I hope I can break it down for you here and demystify this profession. When you’re job searching, you’ll hear a number of terms to describe people who will help you…

Career Corner: Achieving 2020 Resolutions
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Career Corner: Achieving 2020 Resolutions

By Angela Copeland January is finally here. The start of this New Year seems to be hitting many people hard. It’s the beginning of a new decade. Even the year, 2020, gives us some pressure to find our way and see the future more clearly. Over the holidays, you may have taken a little time…

Career Corner: Seeing 2020 Clearly
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Career Corner: Seeing 2020 Clearly

By Angela Copeland This is the perfect time to work on your 2020 plan. As you prioritize your New Year’s resolutions, consider a career cleanup along with your plans to go to the gym more often. If you’ve been thinking of a career change, whether it’s an internal promotion or moving to a new company…

Career Corner: Job Search Dinner Party Etiquette
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Career Corner: Job Search Dinner Party Etiquette

By Angela Copeland The title of this column may sound funny. After all, you’re looking for a new job, not a steak and baked potato. On the surface, you’re right, but there are lessons you can carry over from your dinner tonight to your job interview tomorrow morning. Like a dinner party, you never know…

Career Corner: What We Can All Learn from Techies
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Career Corner: What We Can All Learn from Techies

By Angela Copeland I received a text from a friend a few years ago. It said, “I spent some time today figuring out a new video software.” And, it had a link to a fun short video. This friend doesn’t use video at work, but he and two other IT guys are creating a YouTube…

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