Happy March! The weather is finally beginning to warm up. It’s the perfect time to keep moving your search forward.
February was a big month. I released four new episodes of the podcast, and was featured in a number of articles on sites including Glassdoor, Forbes, Girlboss, and The Montley Fool. Below is a recap in case you missed anything.
I’m excited to report that the Copeland Coaching Podcast was also selected as a “Best Podcast to Boost Your Career” by Career Tree! If you haven’t already, please be sure to subscribe to the Copeland Coaching Podcast on Apple Podcasts. It makes the show easier for other job seekers to find.
And with that, I hope you enjoy these tips from the past month! Have a wonderful week!
Best Podcasts to Boost Your Career
As I mentioned, I’m excited to share that the Copeland Coaching Podcast was selected by Career Tree as one of the Best Podcasts to Boost Your Career.
To check out the entire list of podcasts, visit the Career Tree website.
10 Career Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Job Search Advice
I am thankful to be included in this piece by Glassdoor. You may be able to guess the advice I gave.
One you announce that you’re looking for a new gig, unsolicited job search advice is inescapable: “Video resumes are the future!” “Go back to school!” “Talk to my cousin’s best friend’s son, he knows someone who used to intern there!”
“Sites like Glassdoor provide so much great information about job postings, salaries and company reviews. We’ve never had more good information at our fingertips. But, don’t rely on the internet [entirely]. Hiring managers are bombarded with hundreds of resumes that come in through the internet. When you’re searching, apply online. But, then think about what you can also do offline. For example, do you have contacts at the company that you could network with? Could you reach out to the hiring manager directly? When you connect to the company offline, you become a real person… These straightforward offline steps will put you in the fast lane when it comes to hiring.” —Angela Copeland, career coach
To check out all of the advice about job searching, read the entire article on the Glassdoor website.
Six Key Things To Remember When Using Analytics for Team Performance
Forbes included me in this great piece about the place that analytics has for measuring team performance in today’s workforce.
From customer chatbots to virtual assistants, it seems that artificial intelligence is everywhere in the business world today. One important application of AI is workforce optimization – analyzing team data to track productivity and automate certain tasks and decisions, with the end goal of making staff members more efficient.
In theory, analytics and artificial intelligence should make workers more productive. AI should help to minimize routine tasks, freeing up time, so workers can focus in on more complex issues. Analytics will help to measure productivity and provide more real-time feedback on long-term goals. – Angela Copeland, Copeland Coaching
To get more advice on using analytics to measure team performance, check out the entire Forbes piece here.
Copeland Coaching Podcast
I had the honor of interviewing four great guests this month for the Copeland Coaching Podcast. You can check out all of the episodes on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. If you haven’t already, please also be sure to subscribe to the Copeland Coaching Podcast in Apple Podcasts. It makes the show easier for others to find it.
Bart Cleveland, Job Propulsion Lab – Bart spent over 30 years growing brands like The Ritz-Carlton, Coca-Cola and CNN. Now, he helps creative professionals plan and execute successful career through Job Propulsion Lab. Bart is also a contributing author of the book, “The Get A Job Workshop, How To Find Your Way To A Creative Career In Advertising.”
Kathryn Gates, Gates Therapy – Kathryn is a psychotherapist and fitness specialist who works with adults, teens, couples and families. Kathryn’s mission is to support her clients in healing their pasts and embracing their creativity to find their unique life purpose.
Alex Smith, City of Memphis – Alex is the Chief HR Officer for the City of Memphis. She also served on the HR teams at Brightstar Device Protection, Target Corporation, and Microsoft. Alex will be speaking this year at SXSW on a panel called, “Dear HR: Ditch the pool table and pay student loans.”
Christine Laird, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce – Christine is the Manager of Talent and Business Growth at the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was a Senior Recruiter for Kelly Services where she was consistently recognized as a top performer both regionally and nationally.
Career Corner Column
February included a number of exciting topics on job searching, and the value of college.
Treating employees with dignity – Part of my job is to work with professionals who have recently become unemployed. Layoffs are a part of life. Heartbreak doesn’t have to be.
The Value of College – College is expensive. Private college is even more. What can colleges do now to increase the value of the education they’re providing?
Love Your Job – February is the month of love.. It always happens just after we create our latest New Year’s resolutions. All these goals bring up an important question. Do you love your job?
Diversity in Today’s Workplace – LinkedIn released its report on 2018 Global Recruiting Trends. They surveyed 9,000 recruiters and hiring managers from around the world on the state of hiring. Their research found that the biggest game changer in the hiring space is diversity. Learn more about their findings.