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Career Corner: What Does Your Brand Say About You?
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Career Corner: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

By Angela Copeland I don’t know about you, but I was told that the person who’s the most qualified and the hardest working gets the job but, it turns out, at many companies it’s just not. I first learned this lesson in graduate school. I attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. You’ve probably heard of…

Career Corner: Annual Hiring Trends
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Career Corner: Annual Hiring Trends

By Angela Copeland You may be wondering if you have missed your chance to get a new job. After all, you had a New Year’s resolution to job search. And, you just didn’t get around to it. Or, maybe you did try but it didn’t work out the way you were expecting. Well, I have…

Career Corner: The Salary Riddle
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Career Corner: The Salary Riddle

By Angela Copeland There’s a riddle hidden at the end of job interviews. As a candidate, you show up to an interview believing you’ll be talking about fit. And, you do – at first. You go through your work background. You give your elevator pitch. You explain why you want the job, why you’re looking…

Career Corner: What Will You Be Relocating When You Move?
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Career Corner: What Will You Be Relocating When You Move?

By Angela Copeland When it comes to job interviews, there are certain questions that are off limits. Not only are they a faux pas, they are against the law. One illegal question is around a person’s family status. Employers are not allowed to ask a candidate if they are married. They are also not allowed…

Career Corner: Seeking Digital Natives
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Career Corner: Seeking Digital Natives

By Angela Copeland I’ve noticed something on job postings lately. Companies are seeking “digital natives.” “Digital native” is used on digital marketing jobs. My corporate career is as a digital marketer. These words are often used on job postings for anything from a search engine optimization manager to a vice president of digital marketing. This…

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…

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