Tag: opinion

Career Corner: What Will You Be Relocating When You Move?
Columns

Career Corner: What Will You Be Relocating When You Move?

By Angela Copeland When it comes to job interviews, there are certain questions that are off limits. Not only are they a faux pas, they are against the law. One illegal question is around a person’s family status. Employers are not allowed to ask a candidate if they are married. They are also not allowed…

Career Corner: Seeking Digital Natives
Columns

Career Corner: Seeking Digital Natives

By Angela Copeland I’ve noticed something on job postings lately. Companies are seeking “digital natives.” “Digital native” is used on digital marketing jobs. My corporate career is as a digital marketer. These words are often used on job postings for anything from a search engine optimization manager to a vice president of digital marketing. This…

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day
opinion

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day

By Dr. Edward C. Ortell Citrus College Governing Board Member It’s difficult to imagine the impact on a family when they lose a loved one in combat. For those of us who lived in America’s heartland during WWII, sight of two Casualty Assistance Officers (CAOs) in dress uniform coming down a country lane meant only…

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect
opinion

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect

By U. S. Army Chaplain and PhD Nathan Graeser One year ago, I sat in a large field on Camp Bondsteel in what used to be Serbia, but now considered south Kosovo. My infantry brigade had deployed there as part of a NATO alliance. Most days were filled with counselings, services and briefings, but this day…

Career Corner: Salary Laws – Are They Helping?
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Career Corner: Salary Laws – Are They Helping?

By Angela Copeland I hope you’ve heard the exciting news! Many states and some cities have updated their hiring laws. In many places, employers can no longer ask your current salary. And, in some, the laws are even more specific. In California, if a candidate asks for the salary range for a job, the company…

Career Corner: Culture Fit – The Lie We’re Telling Ourselves
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Career Corner: Culture Fit – The Lie We’re Telling Ourselves

By Angela Copeland There’s this thing in the hiring world that’s considered important. It’s called “culture fit.” Often, companies consider it to be one of the most important factors in hiring a candidate. If you aren’t a culture fit, the company won’t hire you. It doesn’t matter how good you are or how much experience…

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