Friday, April 18, 2014

Memphis Daily News: Unconventional Career Advice

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Unconventional Career Advice.”

In it, I give tips on trying something a little different in your job search - to hopefully help you to avoid burnout.

Conventional wisdom seems to indicate that the steps to finding a new job are writing a resume, and then applying to job postings online. Soon after, every company will contact you for an interview and after one meeting, you’ll get a great offer and start just a few weeks later. Months after trying this method, jobseekers feel frustrated and confused.

To read my entire article, and learn about how you can avoid burnout and be more creative in your job search, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Copeland Coaching Presents at Multicultural Job Fair in Memphis

Thanks to Alex Matlock and Contigo Creative for inviting me to be a part of the Multicultural Job Fair!

Thanks too to those who sent me messages after seeing me on the news at the fair. WMC-TV News Channel 5 featured Alex discussing the importance of the fair, and me teaching.

Below is a clip of me presenting on Building Your Personal Brand.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make More Money: Supercharge Your Income Now

My latest newsletter is out, "Make More Money: Supercharge Your Income Now."


What would you buy if you had more money? A new car, a beefed up retirement account, or a vacation home perhaps? I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to make a little more money.

I've talked about the concept of negotiating for more money in my newsletter, "The 10 Minute Conversation That Will Change Your Life." The concept is that if you stay at the same job and receive 2% raises each year, it will take you over 10 years to grow your salary by 25%. When you switch jobs, you have the potential to increase your salary overnight.

But, when you really get down to it, most people have never negotiated before. It's a dirty little thing that many people don't feel comfortable discussing at all. Those who don't negotiate often can't picture themselves asking for more. Something bad might happen. On the flip side, those who do negotiate are surprised that anyone would ever accept a first offer without negotiating. They've personally experienced the power of negotiation, and aren't going to turn back.

To learn how to make more money now, check out my latest newsletter here.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Grey Ceiling: Beating Ageism

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “The Grey Ceiling: Beating Ageism.” In it, I give tips on looking for a job if you're feeling worried about how your age may impact your search.

The unfortunate truth of today’s job searching climate is that applying for jobs is competitive – very competitive. Employers can be picky about who they hire and how much they’re willing to pay. For many job seekers over 50, the search process is a longer, harder road than they remember from years past.

Many companies view an older employee as a big risk. They’re typically more expensive, and more likely to quit since they’re creeping up on retirement. An older applicant may be looked at as less flexible, and behind the times when it comes to technology.

I’ve worked with many clients who share the same story. They want to switch jobs, but they feel trapped. They’re certain another company won’t take a risk to hire them. The interesting thing is, the age someone guesses you as is largely determined by signals you send and have control over.

To learn about how you can beat ageism in your job search, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Business School Shifts Your Career Into High Gear

Today's a great day! Pepperdine University invited me to write a guest column for their blog, the Graziadio Voice. The title of the column is, "Business School Shifts Your Career Into High Gear."

In it, I encourage those in business school to take advantage of the many opportunities available - including making career transitions.

I earned my MBA from Pepperdine University, so the school holds a special place for me. Check out the entire column here.


Photo courtesy of Pepperdine, taken at the beautiful campus in Malibu, CA.

Monday, April 07, 2014

How long should my job search take?

My latest newsletter is out, "How long should my job search take?"

Remember back to a simpler time. A time when you had more hair, less wrinkles, and were just graduating from college. The entire world seemed full of options.

You were more open to suggestions back then. You would consider jobs in different industries, and various departments. You were open to moving to a new city, and were willing to take very little money just to "get your foot in the door." You may have even taken a job for free in exchange for the title of Intern.

To learn more about why your job search is taking too long, check out my latest newsletter here.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Going Back to Graduate School

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, "Going Back to Graduate School." In it, I provide my perspective and guidance on going back to grad school after you've started working. 
“Should I go back to graduate school?” This is a question many professionals wonder about each day. If you’ve struggled to find a new job in the difficult economy, you may be seriously considering it.

I challenge you to carefully weigh the pros and cons of graduate school before enrolling. It’s both expensive and time-consuming, so if you’re going to go, you want it to be for the right reasons. 
To read my entire article, and get feedback on whether or not school's for you, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.

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