Tag: opinion

Career Corner: Why Job Seekers Walk Away
Columns

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
Columns

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)…

Reader Responds to ‘Did You Know Millennials…’
Letters to the Editor

Reader Responds to ‘Did You Know Millennials…’

Religious folks must be surprised! For centuries they have held the belief that religion is the strongest (and perhaps the only) catalyst that inspires charity. Well, study after study has revealed that the young are less religious than previous generations and that the number of the faithful is diminishing. In fact, many millennials are not religious…

Career Corner: Pick a Number, Any Number
Columns

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 Tech Interview
Columns

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
Columns

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…

Crystal Clear Cruising
Opinion

Crystal Clear Cruising

By Jesse A. Cisneros Crystal Cruises, an American luxury cruise line, holds a sweet spot in my travel industry career as it is the first and only cruise company I’ve worked for and sailed on. I believe I was only 20 years old then and the world of travel was new to me. Still in…

Reader Responds to “Local Doctor and Musician…”
Letters to the Editor

Reader Responds to “Local Doctor and Musician…”

How very sad that Dr. Adam Kendall will no longer grace Old Town Monrovia’s weekly street festival with his  presence. Every Friday night, without fail and no matter the weather, he delighted his appreciative audience with beautiful classical music which he played on his violin and piano, while his faithful dog Barney sat by his side. And now…

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