Tag: opinion

Career Corner: More Work Means a Fair Process
Columns

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: Interviewing is Not Hazing
Columns

Career Corner: Interviewing is Not Hazing

By Angela Copeland When I was in college, I never joined a sorority. But, like you, I’ve heard some of the horror stories about what it can sometimes be like to become part of Greek life. For some (but not all) student led organizations hazing rituals are just a part of life. Looking back, it…

Lifeline for Pets: Tabby Tucker
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Lifeline for Pets: Tabby Tucker

One-year-old Tucker is friendly, lively and active. This gorgeous tabby boy almost looks like a Bengal. Tucker needs an active home and space to zoom around. At times he can get a bit too excited and rambunctious, playfully trying to wrestle or bounce on other cats, so if you have other cats they’d have to…

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…

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…

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…

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