Friday, January 31, 2014

Applying Dinner Party Etiquette to Your Job Search

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, "Apply Dinner Party Etiquette to Job Search."

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.

Much like a dinner party, you never know who you might be introduced to when you’re searching for a job. When you go for an interview, it’s important to be friendly to each person you meet – whether they’re the intern or the CEO. Look each person in the eye and greet them with a firm handshake. And, above all – do your best to remember their names.

To read the entire article, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Copeland Coaching on “An Education That Works” Radio Show

Great news! Yesterday morning, you may have heard me on Kenneth Kinney's radio show, "An Education That Works," on KWAM 990.

Kenneth produces the show for Victory University to help educate the students and community members on career skills, and related topics.

Tuesday, Kenneth interviewed me, along with Alex Matlock and Brian Lowe from Contigo Creative.  We discussed career advice, interview tips, and the upcoming Memphis Multicultural Job Fair.

My interview begins at 27 minutes, 30 seconds.

Copeland Coaching featured on

Thanks to Pepperdine University for your vote for Copeland Coaching. Copeland Coaching is featured on the Graziadio Business School website.  

"Angela is competing in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest to win $25,000. The winner is determined by online vote, and people can vote once a day. Cast your vote for Angela today.  

Angela recently launched her own practice, Copeland Coaching, based in Memphis, after nine years of informally providing career-coaching services. Copeland Coaching provides assistance at all stages of the job-search process; including networking, interviewing and negotiation, and is available for those seeking a career change at all levels."

 To read the entire article, visit the Pepperdine website here.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Copeland Coaching on WMC-TV

Thanks to those folks who've reached out to me since yesterday. Yes, that was me talking about Copeland Coaching you saw on the Sunday morning news.

 Big thank you to all of the folks at WMC-TV, including Kontji Anthony, who invited me and made this interview possible!

If you missed the interview, click the video below to play it back.

Your Business Card: don't leave home without it

My latest newsletter is out today. In it, I encourage you to revise your resume with a few simple tips. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Your Calling Card

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out: "Your Calling Card."

These days, the way in which you present yourself has become more complicated. It’s no longer just about being well groomed with a firm handshake. Your Facebook page, LinkedIn account, email address, business cards and phone number all say something about you. They are all pieces of your personal brand.

One important thing to consider when you’re looking for a job is business cards. If you have a current job, you may already have business cards. If so, that’s great. Use them. If you don’t have business cards with your current job, if you’re a student or if you’re unemployed, this is the time to get them.

To read the entire article, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Copeland Coaching on the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club Radio Show

Exciting news!  Last weekend, I had the opportunity to be on the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club Radio with Jeremy Park to talk about my business, Copeland Coaching.

I appeared, along with Caissa Public Strategy, & Gestalt Community Schools! I owe a huge thanks to Jeremy for the invitation to be on his show!

It was the first time I've ever done a radio interview in a studio before!  It was exciting to see the Clear Channel studios, and to meet Jeremy in person.

We talked about New Year's resolutions, and tips for finding a job in today's competitive environment.

You can play my Copeland Coaching segment here, or listen to the entire show by clicking the link below.

Here's the full show:

Copeland Coaching STILL needs your vote!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been voting for me & Copeland Coaching in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.  So far, things are going well, but I need your help to stay in the competition.

The prize is $25K.  Voting is daily.  It's fast, and just takes one click. 

Help me help others in the community find better, more fulfilling careers. Vote for Copeland Coaching in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

Thanks for your vote!

Vote here:


Friday, January 17, 2014

What's in a Name?

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out: What's in a Name?

The name we go by with our friends and family can be a very personal thing.

In a professional environment, I go by Angela Copeland. At home, I go by Angie, Angie Dawn, Sister and Aunt Angie. So often, our name reflects our role or status, whether its doctor or dad. We have an emotional tie to the names we choose to go by. It’s such a strong tie that, in fact, it can often cause internal conflict when we attempt to adjust it. Our name is our identity and part of our personal brand.

To read the entire article, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.


Copeland Coaching needs your vote!

Dear friends, 

I’ve been nominated for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. My small business, Copeland Coaching, is eligible to win up to $25,000.  

But, I need your help!  The winner will be decided through online voting.  You can vote once EVERY day between now and February 23rd:
January 16th - February 23rd

As you know, I empower my clients to transform their careers through mentoring for goal setting, networking, interviewing, & offer negotiation. 

Please help me transform my business with your vote (every day between January 16th  February 23rd)!  It would also be wonderful if you could help me spread the word using your own social media.

Link to vote, daily:

Thank you in advance for your help.  Feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Copeland Coaching on My Fox Memphis

Great news!  I was invited onto My Fox Memphis this morning to talk about looking for a job in the New Year, Copeland Coaching, and my e-book, Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.

A big thank you goes out to the whole team at Fox, including Ernie Freeman & Sarah Bleau!

Get more interviews with your best resume ever

My latest newsletter is out today. In it, I encourage you to revise your resume with a few simple tips. 

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Standing out from the pack: Memphis Daily News

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out: Learning to Stand Out From the Pack.

Many people think they know what it is that makes one candidate stand out from another. Some think it’s an expensive graduate degree. Others say it’s the ability to take on loads of student debt, or being born into the right family. Although a pedigree from a good school and being in the right social circle never hurts, it usually won’t be the deciding factor between you and another candidate.

The difference boils down to something called “sticktoitiveness.” Sticktoitiveness can be observed in a person who doesn’t give up. It’s someone who sees projects through to the end. Someone who perseveres. Someone who is tenacious. This is someone who really believes in themselves and their mission.

 To read more, visit the Memphis Daily News website here.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Recycling Returns to South Main Neighborhood!

EXCITING NEWS: Recycling has returned to South Main.   And the best part is you don't have to sort anymore! All the items can go into one bin together.  Recycling downtown is now fast, easy, and convenient!

How this all got started:
Early last year, downtown Memphis residents used recycling bins that were sponsored by the City's Office of Sustainability.  Unfortunately, funding for the bins ran out and they were removed. Rather than lose them for good, a small group of downtowners including me, Sharon Leicham, and Bob Lundy worked together to come up with a plan to bring recycling back to South Main. And, the Office of Sustainability helped to connect us with the right resources to get started.  

We toured the single stream facility at ReCommunity, and put together a campaign to raise awareness and funds.  Thank you to the generous donations of our friends and neighbors downtown, we were able to raise over $1,200.  Then, the Downtown Memphis Commission stood up and matched that $1,200!

The South Main Association has also jumped in to to help out.  They are now our non-profit sponsor, helping us manage the relationship with recycling pickup company, Waste Management, and recycling facility, ReCommunity. 
Where we are now: 
You can drop off your recycling at the bins located next to the Memphis Farmer’s Market at Front Street and G.E. Patterson.   You can recycle the following items: 
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Plastic containers
  • Cans
The "single stream" bins allow you to quickly and easily throw all of your recyclables into one container.  No more sorting will be necessary. 

Recycling has just gotten faster, easier, and more local thanks to generous donations by the Downtown Memphis community.  THANK YOU to everyone for all of your donations, and for spreading the word about our project.  

But, to keep recycling in South Main for good, we will continue need your support.  To learn more or to make a donation to this exciting initiative, visit us at or

Please help us spread the word that RECYCLING IS BACK IN SOUTH MAIN!

Thank you again for your generous support!

Photo courtesy of Dirk Scholvin

Monday, January 06, 2014

14 mistakes you should avoid in your job search this New Year

Happy 2014! My latest newsletter is out today. In it, I outline 14 things you should stop doing during your job search this year.

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Copeland Coaching Newsletter Sign-up

If you haven't had a chance, sign up for my Copeland Coaching newsletter here:

The next issue on Monday outlines 14 mistakes to STOP making in your job search this New Year.

Friday, January 03, 2014

New Year, New You - Memphis Daily News

Happy New Year! My second Memphis Daily News column is out today: New Year, New You

In it, I encourage you to begin working on your 2014 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 or field altogether, this is the perfect time.

To read the entire column on the Daily News website, click here.