Tag: job search

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…

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…

Keeping Up Job Searches During the Holidays
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Keeping Up Job Searches During the Holidays

By Angela Copeland Now’s the time to get started on your resolution to find a new job in the New Year. The holidays are the perfect time to begin your search. Yes, many HR departments are on vacation and hiring appears to halt. But, it’s a great time for you to lay the foundation to…

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…

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