Angela Copeland

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: Interviewing is Not Hazing
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Career Corner: Interviewing is Not Hazing

By Angela Copeland When I was in college, I never joined a sorority. But, like you, I’ve heard some of the horror stories about what it can sometimes be like to become part of Greek life. For some (but not all) student led organizations hazing rituals are just a part of life. Looking back, it…

Career Corner: LinkedIn Focuses on Employee Engagement
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Career Corner: LinkedIn Focuses on Employee Engagement

By Angela Copeland I recently had the opportunity to attend LinkedIn’s annual human resources event: Talent Connect. Held in Anaheim, California, the event showcased everything LinkedIn’s been working on in 2018 and their plans for the future. It’s always a great educational event. The information presented ranged from what they’re doing for job seekers with…

Career Corner: Why Job Seekers Walk Away
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Career Corner: Why Job Seekers Walk Away

By Angela Copeland If you’re a hiring manager, there’s a good chance you’re finding it harder to hire this year than one year ago. The unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level since 1969, so the competition is fierce for good workers. In fact, it’s taking 82 percent longer to fill open jobs than…

Career Corner: Pick a Number, Any Number
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Career Corner: Pick a Number, Any Number

By Angela Copeland Sometimes, you want to feel like your work means something. You want to feel like a person who is performing a craft. You want to feel like a professional. Somehow, looking for a job can make you feel like a discount item on a shelf at a big box store. The salary…

Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid
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Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had someone tell you that it’s a good idea to get your foot in the door at a company? The theory is that if you get your foot in the door, you can work your way up over time. I understand the reasoning. It’s a career outlook that has…

Career Corner: The Tech Interview
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Career Corner: The Tech Interview

By Angela Copeland You know, I love tech companies. With a computer engineering undergrad, I’ve spent my entire career working in the world of technology in one way or another. I’ve recently met a number of job seekers who have had job interviews at tech companies. They’re the kind of companies with only a few…

Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist
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Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist

By Angela Copeland Dear Hiring Manager, You’re amazing. You’re the gatekeeper to new jobs, and the person who will later help us to get a promotion that will help our careers. But, we have to talk. The last eighteen years have been great. Unemployment was high. You’ve been able to be picky. You could create…

Career Corner: Getting a Job is a Job
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Career Corner: Getting a Job is a Job

It’s official. It’s less than sixty days until Thanksgiving. Although you shouldn’t stop your job search when the turkey has been served, hiring will slow down as the holidays heat up. It’s just a fact of life. If you’ve been thinking of finding a new job, this is the time. But, finding a job isn’t…

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