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Career Corner: Preparing for January
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Career Corner: Preparing for January

By Angela Copeland In less than three weeks, the race will be on. Are you ready? You may wonder what race I’m talking about. It’s time for one of the most important races of your life: the race to your dream job. Over the holidays, hiring slows down. Although it doesn’t completely stop, some companies…

Career Corner: Broken Promises
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Career Corner: Broken Promises

By Angela Copeland For years, one of the hardest challenges I’ve seen with the job search is what I’ll call broken promises. These broken promises can happen anywhere along the job search journey. And honestly, they have the ability to be pretty upsetting to job seekers at every point of the process. Let me give…

Career Corner: Dropping Off Your Baggage
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Career Corner: Dropping Off Your Baggage

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had a date with someone who had recently been through a bad breakup? There’s a good chance they were nervous to go through the same thing again. You can practically see the fear in their eyes. In relationships, we call this sort of thing emotional baggage and it can…

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…

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