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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…

Career Corner: No Side Work Allowed
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Career Corner: No Side Work Allowed

By Angela Copeland Lately, I’ve seen something new. Or, maybe it’s just resurfacing. Hiring managers are asking job seekers about their hobbies but they’re not asking in the normal friendly way. They’re not simply trying to get to know the job seeker better. No. Now, they’re asking about hobbies because they want to let the…

Career Corner: Parents’ Role in the Job Search
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Career Corner: Parents’ Role in the Job Search

By Angela Copeland I run into many questions surrounding parents. And, I’m not talking about the parents of young children. I’m talking about the parents of full grown adults. Both the parents and the children don’t seem to know where the boundaries are in the job search world. A similar issue was magnified for us…

Career Corner: It’s Not the Search That’s Hard
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Career Corner: It’s Not the Search That’s Hard

By Angela Copeland If you’re in the middle of a job search, you know: it’s not the searching that’s hard. If you have a loved one who’s looking for a job, you may wonder what has gone wrong in their life. They’re moody and they doubt their abilities. You wonder what’s taking them so long….

Career Corner: Meeting the Minimum Requirements
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Career Corner: Meeting the Minimum Requirements

By Angela Copeland If you’re like most people, there was a time when you were under-qualified for a job. This is typically the case when you apply for your first job or when you make a big career change midstream. At some point, you didn’t meet all of the requirements of a job description you…

Career Corner: Job Offers Are Like Busses
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Career Corner: Job Offers Are Like Busses

By Angela Copeland The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own career mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job. Occasionally, one would pop up that would seem almost right. It would…

Career Corner: Trouble Finding Candidates? Try This
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Career Corner: Trouble Finding Candidates? Try This

By Angela Copeland I read articles about candidates who are ghosting employers. They’re not showing up to interviews. They’re not showing up on their first day. They’re disappearing and employers are frustrated. On top of the ghosting phenomenon, employers can’t seem to find enough qualified candidates. It’s like there just aren’t any good people left….

Career Corner: It’s Not Personal
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Career Corner: It’s Not Personal

By Angela Copeland Job searching is one of the most personal impersonal experiences there is. As a job seeker, you pour your heart into your cover letter. You customize your resume. You sit in agony at each step of the process, which can drag out for many months. Along the way, you may encounter many…

Career Corner: Cutting The Cord
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Career Corner: Cutting The Cord

By Angela Copeland I could write a book about the information I’m about to share. If you’re a parent with an adult child, this is for you. Before I go too far, let me say this: I know you love your child. I know you want them to do well and when they’re struggling you…

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