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Career Corner: Risky Business
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Career Corner: Risky Business

By Angela Copeland If you’re like many people, you may be nervous about job searching right now. The market feels completely unstable. If you have a job, this doesn’t feel like the time to take a risk to switch. Although this is a very solid argument, I would encourage you to keep your eyes open….

Career Corner: Returning to Corporate
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Career Corner: Returning to Corporate

Small businesses are a special thing in our country. Being able to start something from a vision and grow it is a gift. But the pandemic is taking a toll on small business owners. Many are reconsidering the idea of being self-employed. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things to…

Career Corner: Empathy, Why We Need It
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Career Corner: Empathy, Why We Need It

“He’s just not paying attention in meetings!” “She’s just not the same person right now.” “It’s like he doesn’t care anymore about his work!” “She missed her deadline.” These are all things people are saying about their colleagues right now. I get it. You’re frustrated at work. Not everyone is carrying their weight in the…

Career Corner: Career Pivot
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Career Corner: Career Pivot

The unexpected pandemic of 2020 has decimated many jobs, and some industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment for June was at 11.1 percent. If you’re one of the millions of people who has been impacted at work by COVID, you are likely trying to decide what’s next. And, I don’t blame you….

Career Corner: Money for Moving
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Career Corner: Money for Moving

It’s becoming more and more common. While we’re stuck at home, corporate employees are starting to find alternative working locations. For some, it’s been their vacation home. For others, out of state family has been a good option. But, a third option is emerging. Some employees are moving to a new city or state altogether….

Career Corner: Career Change During COVID-19
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Career Corner: Career Change During COVID-19

If you’ve found yourself out of work because of COVID-19, you are likely searching for something new. You may be doing some soul searching. You want to figure out what you should have been, or what you’d like to be in the future. You may even wonder if you’re living in the right city. I’m…

Career Corner: Military Transitions
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Career Corner: Military Transitions

By Angela Copeland One question I hear often from readers is about military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first 20 years of their career to the U.S. Military. Around age 40, they’ll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world. I receive questions about how to successfully make this change. …

Career Corner: Controlling Forces
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Career Corner: Controlling Forces

By Angela Copeland One of the most frustrating feelings can be a loss of control. There are things you wish you could influence. You try. You go out of your way to plan for everything that could go wrong. This can feel especially true at work, where there are so many things that can impact…

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…

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