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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…

Job Offers Are Like Buses
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Job Offers Are Like Buses

By Angela Copeland The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school in California, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job. I would go to job fairs and networking events as if…

Career Corner: The Illegal Question in the Room
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Career Corner: The Illegal Question in the Room

By Angela Copeland The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions. Did you know that in 2018, people are still being asked illegal questions…

Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now
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Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now

By Angela Copeland For years, the job market has been tight. I’ve spoken to many job seekers who are suffering through work each day. They aren’t sure what their alternatives are, and they’re not prepared to be unemployed for any length of time. If you can relate, there’s good news for you. All signs indicate…

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