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Career Corner: Let Go of Your Fear and Find Yourself
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Career Corner: Let Go of Your Fear and Find Yourself

By Angela Copeland As we approach the New Year, there’s a lot of talk about setting goals. They may be related to career, family, fitness or other personal pursuits. It’s interesting to think about which goals will be achieved and which will eventually be shelved. Is success always related to the particular goal – or…

Career Corner: Holiday Party Time
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Career Corner: Holiday Party Time

By Angela Copeland It’s party time! Chances are you may have a holiday party coming up for work or with friends that you just can’t avoid. Whatever the occasion, these parties can be draining. This is especially true for those of us who are introverts or who have other commitments. It can feel like there’s…

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: 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…

Lifeline for Pets: Two’s Company
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Lifeline for Pets: Two’s Company

Meet two-year-old sisters Ava and Lola. These bonded siblings are known for their sweet and loving nature. They are easily held, and love to be pet and sweet-talked. They will look at you with the most beautiful eyes, willing you to love them. Ava and Lola are being fostered at The Cats Pajamas. Call (626)…

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…

Lifeline for Pets: Cinnamon is Sweeter Than Sugar
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Lifeline for Pets: Cinnamon is Sweeter Than Sugar

This sweetheart needs a home as soon as possible. The owner passed away and the husband is in the hospital and can no longer care for Cinnamon. Cinnamon has a sweet disposition but she is scared right now because she has lost her home and her loving people. Cinnamon is very loving and is a…

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…

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