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Career Corner: Better Times Are Ahead
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Career Corner: Better Times Are Ahead

By Angela Copeland A friend said something to me this weekend that took me by surprise. They said, “Better times are ahead of us.” What took me by surprise was less the statement than my own reaction to it. In the moment that it was said, I had a realization as to just how tough…

Career Corner: How Much Do You Make?
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Career Corner: How Much Do You Make?

One of the hardest parts of the job interview process comes in the form of a very simple question: “How much do you make?” The question typically comes up in the first screening call with the human resources recruiter. It is also asked on the online job application. The problem is that answering the question…

Career Corner: BLM in the Workplace
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Career Corner: BLM in the Workplace

By Angela Copeland The last three months have been heavy, really heavy, and now, here we are. Things are heavier. But, unlike COVID-19, racial issues have been there all along. They aren’t new but some of us have had the luxury not to think about them every day. I saw a notable quote this week…

Career Corner: Remote Employee Monitoring
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Career Corner: Remote Employee Monitoring

Have you ever felt micromanaged at work? If your boss doesn’t know what you’re doing for every moment of the day, you might as well be nonexistent. You definitely couldn’t be working or making logical, sound decisions on your own, using your years of expertise. Having someone looking over your shoulder always seems to make…

Career Corner: Work from Anywhere
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Career Corner: Work from Anywhere

By Angela Copeland We can all agree: this pandemic has been horrific. Regardless of how much or how little you were impacted, you were impacted. You probably spent more time inside your own four walls at home than you ever imagined. And, you may have learned to work from home, while balancing your spouse, pets,…

Career Corner: Back to Work
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Career Corner: Back to Work

By Angela Copeland One of the hot topics around the virtual water cooler is when we’re going back to work. Some states are beginning to open up, while others continue to be locked down for what may be months. Recently, this question was posed to me: When should we all return to the office? Before…

You Really Are More Powerful Than You Think
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You Really Are More Powerful Than You Think

By Colette Whitaker, M.A., LMFT If you take an early morning walk in South Pasadena like I do, your senses are rewarded daily with the sweet scents of jasmine and orange blossom. You are greeted by violet bearded irises standing at attention in your neighbor’s front yard and lazy lavender wisteria draped over a fence….

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