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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: Learning is the New Loyalty
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Career Corner: Learning is the New Loyalty

By Angela Copeland I recently heard a saying that stuck with me: “Learning is the new loyalty.” Hearing this phrase, it felt like the record stopped. Everything was quiet for a moment while I contemplated just how much I agree. Often, I hear from young job seekers who are confused. Their parents have told them…

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: What Does Your Brand Say About You?
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Career Corner: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

By Angela Copeland I don’t know about you, but I was told that the person who’s the most qualified and the hardest working gets the job but, it turns out, at many companies it’s just not. I first learned this lesson in graduate school. I attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. You’ve probably heard of…

Career Corner: Annual Hiring Trends
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Career Corner: Annual Hiring Trends

By Angela Copeland You may be wondering if you have missed your chance to get a new job. After all, you had a New Year’s resolution to job search. And, you just didn’t get around to it. Or, maybe you did try but it didn’t work out the way you were expecting. Well, I have…

Career Corner: A Deeper Look at Ghosting
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Career Corner: A Deeper Look at Ghosting

By Angela Copeland There’s been a lot in the news about ghosting lately. Job seekers aren’t showing up to interviews. And, they’re not coming to work on their first day – all with no notice. At first look, it can be explained simply: companies have been treating job seekers badly for years, and now, it’s…

Career Corner: My New Pet Peeve
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Career Corner: My New Pet Peeve

By Angela Copeland There’s this thing that happens when you see something unexpected. You just can’t unsee it. Once you know, there’s no turning back. That happened for me one year ago. I’ve tried to push it out of my mind, but I just can’t any longer. Professionals on LinkedIn are posting some very unprofessional…

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