I hope your October is off to a fantastic start! This September was the most exciting one on record. It’s been an honor to be involved in so many things that help job seekers! In case you missed it, here are the highlights from September. I hope you enjoy them!
Will your job be taken over by robots?
According to a new study by the University of Oxford, your job may be impacted by automation. In fact, the study shows that 47% of U.S. jobs are likely to be impacted! I recently visited Live @ 9 on WREG News Channel 3 to discuss the findings. To watch the interview, and to learn whether or not your job is at risk, check it out here.
15 Perks That Benefit Both Employees And Your Company
Company perks and benefits can make all the difference for employees, especially creative or particularly valuable ones. The opportunity to continue education, do volunteer work, get local discounts or even participate in a forum to share personal interests is a powerful draw. It helps your company’s community and creates a broader sense of who’s sitting around you, or in other departments, rather than just a half-remembered name and a face. Check out this article on Forbes to find out which perks I think every company should offer.
Your Working Life Podcast
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Caroline Dowd-Higgins on her podcast “Your Working Life.” We discussed tips for networking, LinkedIn, and career reinvention. We also talked about my book, Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. You can listen to the entire episode here on Apple Podcasts.
7 Tricks to Transform Your Personal Brand After Unemployment
If you’re unemployed, your number one focus is probably on finding a job. Why, you might think, should you even bother thinking about your “personal brand” at a time like this? Well, “when it comes to job searching, personal brand is everything!” says Career Coach Angela Copeland. If you’re going to find a job, you want to project your best self, which is what your personal brand is all about. Read more tips on transforming your personal brand after unemployment here.
Episode 144 | Social Media Career – Austin Graff, The Washington Post
In Episode 144 of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, we talk with Austin Graff in Washington, DC. Austin is the Talent Marketing and Branding Specialist for The Washington Post. Austin shares his tips for starting a career in social media, and how to find a company that aligns to your personal values. Austin also shares his thoughts on being on the other side of the hiring table, as he manages The Post’s talent branding and messaging strategy. Check out the entire episode with Austin here.
What can you offer us that someone else cannot?
I recently had the opportunity to write my first piece for LiveCareer. Here’s a preview! When an interviewer asks you what you have to offer that no one else does, don’t panic. It’s not a test. This is a common interview question. A very common interview question. And since it’s so common, it’s one you can prepare an answer for way in advance. Check out my entire article to get tips on how to best answer this common question.
Episode 147 | Dr. Shirley Raines, University of Memphis
On Episode 147 of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, we talk with Dr. Shirley Raines in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Raines was the first woman President of the University of Memphis, and successfully served for 12 years. We discuss how to succeed in your job search when you’re different than the competition, how to reinvent yourself, and how parents can help adult children with their job search. Dr. Raines also answers your listener questions! Click here to listen to the entire episode with Dr. Raines.