Angela Copeland

Career Corner: Should I Be Facebook Friends With My Boss?
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Career Corner: Should I Be Facebook Friends With My Boss?

By Angela Copeland A reader recently wrote in with what is clearly an issue on the minds of professionals: social media in the workplace. In other words, should I be Facebook friends with my boss? Today’s workforce is more casual than generations in the past. Many companies allow employees to wear jeans and tennis shoes…

Career Corner: The Currency of Anger
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Career Corner: The Currency of Anger

By Angela Copeland I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately. It’s not new, but it certainly seems to be increasing. When you are a customer and something goes wrong at a company, the company doesn’t resolve the issue until you get angry. Can you relate to this experience? You have a problem with a product or…

Career Corner: Defining Failure
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Career Corner: Defining Failure

By Angela Copeland Job searching can truly be gut-wrenching. It’s probably like having children. After the pain of the birth is over, it can be largely forgotten. The job search is the same way, especially if you haven’t looked in a while. But when you’re in it, it’s like you can taste it. Every time…

Career Corner: Generations and Communications
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Career Corner: Generations and Communications

By Angela Copeland Today, there are many ways to communicate. There’s old fashioned in person talking. There’s talking on a landline at home or work, and talking on a cell phone. Then, there’s email and cell phone texting. If you keep going, you’ll find things like messaging on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and so many more….

Career Corner: Headhunters Explained
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Career Corner: Headhunters Explained

By Angela Copeland One of the most common questions I receive from job seekers is, “What is a headhunter and should I use one?” I hope I can break it down for you here and demystify this profession. When you’re job searching, you’ll hear a number of terms to describe people who will help you…

Career Corner: Achieving 2020 Resolutions
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Career Corner: Achieving 2020 Resolutions

By Angela Copeland January is finally here. The start of this New Year seems to be hitting many people hard. It’s the beginning of a new decade. Even the year, 2020, gives us some pressure to find our way and see the future more clearly. Over the holidays, you may have taken a little time…

Career Corner: Seeing 2020 Clearly
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Career Corner: Seeing 2020 Clearly

By Angela Copeland This is the perfect time to work on your 2020 plan. As you prioritize your New Year’s resolutions, consider a career cleanup along with your plans to go to the gym more often. If you’ve been thinking of a career change, whether it’s an internal promotion or moving to a new company…

Career Corner: Job Search Dinner Party Etiquette
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Career Corner: Job Search Dinner Party Etiquette

By Angela Copeland The title of this column may sound funny. After all, you’re looking for a new job, not a steak and baked potato. On the surface, you’re right, but there are lessons you can carry over from your dinner tonight to your job interview tomorrow morning. Like a dinner party, you never know…

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