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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: Location, Location, Location
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Career Corner: Location, Location, Location

By Angela Copeland In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a time where we were more divided as a nation. Oddly, the job search has also become geographically divided. It is becoming increasingly common for certain jobs to cluster in large cities within the U.S. You probably noticed it when Amazon picked their new headquarters. The…

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: 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: 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: More Work Means a Fair Process
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Career Corner: More Work Means a Fair Process

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had to do extra work in a job interview? One of my most intense interviews ever was at Target. I interviewed there after graduate school for a project management role. The process was unlike one I had ever seen up to then. Target flew me into Minneapolis one evening,…

Career Corner: The Interview Feedback Loop
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Career Corner: The Interview Feedback Loop

By Angela Copeland I’ve been talking to a number of job seekers lately about illegal interview questions. They keep coming up, and I keep asking myself why that is. When you’re a job seeker, you may not realize how common illegal questions are because you’re interviewing for only one or two jobs at a time….

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