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Below are a number of guest columns, television interviews, and articles Angela was quoted in on various topics including job coaching, career coaching, resume writing, and interview preparation. For press and media inquires, please contact Angela by e-mail at Press(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.


Check out Angela’s press below. This includes radio and podcast interviews, and quotes in online and print publications. Looking for Angela’s weekly Career Corner column? You can read all of Angela’s columns here. Looking for Angela’s TV interviews? You can view all of Angela’s TV interviews here.

13 words you should include on your résumé, according to a panel of experts, (web) – We’ve all read about what not to include in a résumé.

13 Must-Have Words to Include In Your Resume, (web) – Steer clear of overused clichés. Misspelled words are immediate grounds for denial. Words like “rockstar” and “synergy” are so 2015.

15 phrases never to include in a cover letter, Business Insider (web) – While many job applications have the word “optional” next to the field that asks for a cover letter, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter, (web) – While many job applications have the word “optional” next to the field that asks for a cover letter, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

How To Answer 8 Interview Questions You Should Never Be Asked In the First Place, Fast Company (web) – Not every hiring manager knows which questions are off limits. Here’s how to answer them with tact and finesse.

6 inappropriate job interview questions and how to answer them, BusinessTech (web) – As if the interview process wasn’t anxiety-ridden enough, job seekers must stay vigilant for the occasional inappropriate question.

8 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How To Tackle Them Like a Pro, (web) – As if the interview process wasn’t anxiety-ridden enough, job seekers must stay vigilant for the occasional inappropriate question.

50 Career Experts Reveal Their Best Salary Negotiation and Resume Writing Tips, Investment Zen (web) – Advancing your career and increasing your salary can be an important part of building your financial independence. We talked to 50 career experts to get their best salary negotiation and resume writing tips to help you earn more.

How to Negotiate a Better Severance Package, AARP (web) – If you’ve lost your job, keep your head and get your best deal on your way out.

In the Money with Daniel Dent – Getting a New Job or Starting a New Career, Germantown Municipal Television (video) – This month’s focus is on how to get a new job or start a new career. Angela Copeland, CEO & Career Coach at Copeland Coaching and Author of the book entitled, “Breaking the Rules and Getting the Job” talks about the best ways for searching and getting your dream job.

Best Career Blogs for 2017, (web) – Copeland Coaching’s blog features plenty of practical advice for job seekers, and they even have a podcast for those who prefer to get their career advice through a pair of headphones.

Talent Acquisition In The New Year: Are You Ready?, (web) – We just started 2017, but it’s clear we need to prepare for a lot of changes coming this year.

Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job, WMC-TV Action News 5 (web) – If you’re thinking about finding a new job for the new year, you’re not alone.

23 Memphis neighborhoods get grant money to fight crime, WREG News Channel 3 (web) – While senseless crime seems to be never-ending, nearly two dozen neighborhood watch groups are saying enough.

Memphis neighborhoods receive grants for crime prevention, WMC-TV Action News 5 (web) – The largest amount of money ever awarded by the Neighborhood Crime Prevention grant program, which gives Memphis neighborhoods the opportunity to create crime prevention efforts, was handed out Monday.

American Coach Angela Copeland: Australia and Australian leaders are open to outsiders, Australian Leadership (web) – Angela Copeland talks to Victor Perton about Australian leadership.

The Top Job Search Articles of 2016, JobMob (web) – The most popular job search blog posts in 2016 from the top job search experts and bloggers around the world, categorized.

30 Pieces of Advice, StyleBlueprint (web) – Every year, we feature successful, brilliant and fascinating women for our FACES of Memphis series.

CityCURRENT Radio Program, WREC 600 (radio) – Angela talks with Jeremy Park about networking, finding a job in the New Year, and her book, “Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.”

What to Do With a Year-End Bonus?, The Street (web) – There are good problems to have and bad ones. Figuring out what to do with your year-end bonus falls into the former category.

31 Experts Share Predictions for Job Search in 2017, Career Sherpa (web) – What do you need to know in order to manage your career and  job search effectively in 2017? I invited resume writers, recruiters and job search coaches to share their predictions for 2017.

6 Smart Negotiation Strategies Every Woman Should Know, Brit + Co (web) – “Negotiation is all about setting boundaries and deciding what you will and will not accept,” says Angela Copeland, Career Coach at Copeland Coaching.

Being the CEO of Your Own Career, How to Be Awesome at Your Job (podcast) – Career coach Angela Copeland shows how to take charge and proactively, intentionally manage your career.

The Importance of Having an Opinion at Work, Fox Business (web) – In school, we’re taught to understand both sides of every issue. If you can argue for and against a point, you’re more likely to truly understand all dimensions of the problem at hand.

Bonus Episode: Mac Prichard on Copeland Coaching, Mac’s List (podcast) – On August 30, 2016 Mac Prichard, founder and publisher of Mac’s List, talked with Angela Copeland, career coach and founder of Coaching Copeland.

Interview with Angela Copeland, Neil Thompson Speaks! (podcast) – “How did you go from Engineering school to being a career coach?” That’s my burning question for Angela Copeland, founder of Copeland Coaching.

Ep. 053: How to Make the Most of a Networking Event, with Angela Copeland, Mac’s List (podcast) – If the purpose of networking is to build relationships, then why would you only network when you are job hunting?

Recruiter Top 10: Books to Drive Your Professional Success, (web) – “Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job” made’s list! “Breaking the Rules is particularly useful for those who want to improve the outcomes of their job searches. It focuses on practical steps you can take to catch the eyes of interviewers and really wow potential employers. If you’re tired of being at the mercy of job boards and unresponsive hiring managers, start here.”

Best Cities for New Graduates, ValuePenguin (web) – Every year, a new batch of college graduates dust off their suits, write their resumes and prepare to enter the workforce.

9 Qualities Recruiters Want to See in Every Single Candidate, (web) – Though some jobs call for an endless combination of skills, the most sought-after employee traits are often universal, whether you’re a aerospace engineer, sales associate or mailroom worker.

Summertime Decisions, Memphis Daily News (web) – More high school students are focusing on their resumes instead of the money that comes with traditional summer jobs

Get Hired: 130+ Tips for Job Seekers from the Experts, (e-book) – Angela’s career advice is incorporated into the e-book, “Get Hired.”

Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club (web) – As I mentioned last week, I’ve recently met with many people who either were looking for job search advice or tips on climbing the corporate ladder.

Top 25 Resume Building and Career Blogs, (web) – You might wonder why you write a resume, nowadays, most companies provide you with an application.

5 Ways to Pull Off a Successful Career Switch, CommonBond (web) – Maybe you’ve found your true passion, maybe you want a bigger paycheck or maybe you just dislike your current industry.

Events, Memphis Daily News (web) – Copeland Coaching will host a Building Your Personal Brand Workshop on Friday, July 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Emerge Memphis

5 Ways To Pull Off A Successful Career Switch, Forbes (web) – Maybe you’ve found your true passion, maybe you want a bigger paycheck or maybe you just dislike your current industry.

10 Resume Experts We Love, (web) – We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite resume experts.

Half of the Highest-Paying Jobs in America Now Require You to Know How to Code, Heat Street (web) – If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you.

Tips for Americans Working Overseas Who Want to find a Job in the U.S., Career Cloud (web) – A reader sent in a question about how she could find a job back in America after working overseas teaching English.

Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require this skills, Market Watch (web) – If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you.

Social Media Success: A Guide for Job Seekers, Business News Daily (web) – Advancing your career or changing jobs comes with numerous challenges.

Tips to break the rules and land a job, NWI Times (web) – When it comes to breaking rules during a job search, career coach Angela Copeland has long practiced what she preaches.

Fellows News: Gazing into Memphis’ Future, New Memphis (newsletter) – In the news: Fellow Angela Copeland sits down with Style Blueprint to chat about career coaching, choosing Memphis, and the glove box on the Chevy Malibu.

Angela Copeland: FACES of Memphis, StyleBlueprint (web) – Memphis entrepreneur Angela Copeland has spent over a decade coaching job seekers while building her own impressive resume with a career that has taken her from FedEx to ServiceMaster to General Motors and First Tennessee.

How to Kill It in Your First Three Months at a New Job, The Fiscal Times (web) – Whether you’ve just graduated and have never worked in an office before, or you’re a seasoned worker who’s just landed a new role, making the best possible impression in your first few months on the job is crucial to your future success.

Why Hard Work Isn’t Enough to Succeed, Project Community (web) – One of the most common messages I received as a child was, “Work hard, and you will be rewarded.” This sentiment was echoed by loved ones, teachers, and mentors. There’s a good chance you, too, heard the same rumor about life being fair and equitable.

How to Decline the Wrong Job Applicant, (web) – Selecting the best candidate for a position means turning down dozens of other applicants that you interviewed or spoke to about the job. What, if anything, do you owe the ones you don’t select

Should You Apply for the Same Job Twice?, (web) – Let’s say you apply for a particular job, and you never hear back. What do you have to lose by reapplying for the position?

10 Ways Your Workplace Will Change in 2016, The Fiscal Times (web) – While worker pay remains stubbornly stagnant, it’s not all bad news for American employees in 2016.

The best New Year’s career resolutions for people in their 30s, (web) – Your 30s are an excellent time to try new things, get aggressive and lay the foundation for the next step in your career, experts say.

8 Red Flags That Will Kill Your Chances of Landing a Job, (web) – When you’re hunting for a new hire, what are some of the red flags that will disqualify a candidate immediately?

The Business Writing Mistake That’s Making You Look Bad, (web) – There’s something you may be doing every day that’s making you look old and out of touch — and, you probably have no idea what it is.

8 tips to land that dream job, when you don’t have the dream resume, Today (web) – Looking for a new job can be stressful and discouraging. Often, the jobs we want feel just beyond our reach.

Should You Pay Someone to Write Your Résumé? CheatSheet (web) –  A killer résumé is a ticket to a great job, yet writing a good one is one of the hardest tasks on a job seeker’s to-do list.

This job-interview nightmare story is downright chilling, Monster (web) – What would you do if you arrived for an out-of-town job interview and realized you’d left your suit pants at home?

Use Digital Marketing to Get More Phone Calls, Computan (audio) – Angela discusses the next steps in effectively digitally marketing the most important product in a job search, yourself.

Design within Reach: Cool Offices to Inspire Your Workspace, Moo (web) – Angela Copeland took on the role of workspace design lead, transforming a 600-square foot office within a Memphis incubator into a multifunctional space.

Don’t Expect a Big Bump in That Paycheck Next Year, The Street (web) – Anyone thinking 2016 could be their year for that big jump in pay likely should temper any excitement. New numbers show employers are expected to reward employees with the same 3% increase in pay in 2016 that they received this year.

Your Raise May Be Meager, but You Need to Negotiate it Now, MainStreet (web) – Anyone thinking 2016 could be their year for that big jump in pay likely should temper any excitement.

Local, National Fourth- Quarter Jobs Outlook Rises, Memphis Daily News (web) – It’s been a long road to economic recovery since the Great Recession struck seven years ago.

How To Craft A Resume When You Have No Experience Outside of Academia, Fast Company (web) – A guide to translating years of academic experience into a resume for the business world.

Workplace stress is just as dangerous as secondhand smoke, Wreg (video) – A recent study at Harvard and Stanford found stress at work can predict health problems as much as secondhand smoke.

What Not To Ask During an Informational Interview, (web) – You’ve had your eye on a company for a while. And after doing some LinkedIn reconnaissance, you realize that a connection of a connection works in HR.

What To Ask In An Informational Interview, Fast Company (web) – If you handle it right, this could lead to your dream job—if you ask the right questions.

Why Your Job Ads Aren’t Attracting the Right Talent, (web) – Did you know that one in three U.S. employers report a difficulty filling their positions? Most HR departments blame this on what appears to be a growing skills gap in the job market.

Your personality and the potential for employment, WREG (video) – Certain personality types are more or less likely to be unemployed, and to stay unemployed for long periods of time.

Exclusive: How to Land a Job in STEM, from Women Who Have Done It, GoodCall (web) – Tips on getting ahead in the workplace

Management in Training, Greater Memphis Chamber (web) – Angela’s advice on taking your career to the next level

Career Experts Spill: 4 Questions You Do (and Don’t) Want to Ask in an Informational Interview, LearnVest (web) – The dos and don’ts of informational interviewing

5 reasons you hate LinkedIn so much, MarketWatch (web) – Many of the reasons LinkedIn can be frustrating for professionals.

Being an Entrepreneur is Stressful. Here’s How to Cope. Huffington Post (web) – What you can do to cope with the stress of being an entrepreneur.

Trouble Fitting In? 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work, Business News Daily (web) – Do you have friends at work? If not, you may want to start reaching out to your peers.

6 Career Missteps You’ll Live to Regret, U.S. News & World Report (web) – Angela’s feedback on why you shouldn’t stay at the wrong job for too long.

3 Ways Your Company Can Prepare for Generation Z, TalentSpace Blog (web) – Angela’s tips on how companies can recruit the best young talent.

Being The CEO Of Your Career, Career Igniter (web) – Angela’s advice on how to take charge of your career and job search.

7 Signs You’re at a Dead-End Job, GoBankingRates (web) – Angela’s advice on what to do if you find yourself stuck in a job that’s going nowhere.

How to write your professional elevator pitch, (web) – Angela gives her tips on how to put your best foot forward when writing your elevator pitch.

How Many Team-Building Hiking Trips Can Your Marriage Take?, Wall Street Journal (web) – Angela gives her perspective on what happens when work becomes your social life.

Million Dollar Monday, KWAM 990 (audio) – Angela talks with Marybeth Conley and Larry Tolbert about Copeland Coaching, and finding just the right job on the Million Dollar Monday show.

Best and Worst Jobs for New Grads, WREG (video) – Angela discusses a Wallet Hub study and the best and worst jobs for recent college graduates o Live @ 9 with Marybeth Conley and Alex Coleman.

Long-Term Unemployment, WREG (video) – Angela discusses the emotional impact of long-term unemployment with Marybeth Conley and Alex Coleman on Live @ 9.

Mike Steinerd,, Copeland Coaching Podcast (audio) – Angela interviews Director of Recruiting, Mike Steinerd.

Scott Dobroski,, Copeland Coaching Podcast (audio) – Angela interviews Career Trends Analyst Scott Dobroski.

Multicultural Career Expo, Local 24 Memphis (video) – Angela Copeland and Alex Matlock discuss the Multicultural Career Expo with Yvette Whiteside and Lauren Raymer on Local Memphis Live.

Career Expo, WMC-TV (video) – Angela Copeland and Alex Matlock share the Multicultural Career Expo with Kendall Kirkham.

Copeland Coaching presents at Multicultural Job Fair in Memphis, WMC-TV (video) – Angela Copeland presented on the topic of “Building Your Personal Brand” at the 1st annual Multicultural Job Fair in Memphis, TN.

Business School Shifts Your Career Into High Gear, Pepperdine University (web) – When professionals make the move to go to business school, they often have big plans for the future. After all, you’re investing a lot of time, energy and financial resources into the program. It ought to be for a good reason, right?

Improving Your Luck, Local 24 Memphis (video) – Joy Lambert from ABC Local 24 Memphis interviews Angela Copeland of Copeland Coaching about how to improve your job searching luck this St. Patrick’s Day

An Education That Works, Victory University, Local 24 (video) – Kenneth Kinney of Victory University interviews Angela Copeland of Copeland Coaching and Alex Matlock of ContigoCreative about the 1st Annual Multicultural Job Fair.

Memphis To Moore Update, Local 24 News (video), Sean Parker of Local 24 interviews Angela Copeland regarding the status of Moore, Oklahoma’s recovery efforts after the May 2013 tornado.

South Main Recycles, Local 24 News (video), Sean Parker of Local 24 interviews Angela Copeland and Bob Lundy about the South Main Recycles project.  Angela, Bob, and Sharon Leicham started a grassroots effort that has raised enough money for two years of funding for recycling bins in this downtown Memphis neighborhood.

Unemployed learn resume building, branding skills, WMC-TV (video) – Several companies have layoffs in the past few months, leaving people of all experience levels suddenly looking for work. But the jobs are not necessarily out there, which means the unemployed are having to work harder to get their resumes noticed.

10 Steps To Career Professionalism, Caissa Public Strategy – 21 Words Blog (web) – In today’s competitive work environment, your reputation matters more than ever.  Employees no longer retire from a job after 30 years of service with a great pension and excellent healthcare.

Tues. Update: Career Coaching, Paul Ryburn (web) – If you’ve ever wondered what a career coach can do for you, check out this interview on Action News 5. My friend Angela Copeland talked about her coaching service. I was just talking to her the other day about some of the consulting she does, and believe me, if you want to jump-start your career, you should talk to her.

“An Education That Works” Radio Interview, Victory University on KWAM 990 with Kenneth Kinney (audio) – Guests were Alex Matlock and Brian Lowe from Contigo Creative and Angela Copeland from Copeland Coaching. Topics include career advice, interview tips, and the Memphis Multicultural Job Fair.

Angela Copeland, MBA 05, Pepperdine University (web) – 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.

Interviewing Tips, WMC-TV (video) – Career Coach Angela Copeland talks with Kontji Anthony about interview tips, what’s changed in the job seeking process, and her e-book, Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.

Wednesday Update: Vote for Copeland Coaching, Paul Ryburn (web) – I’ve been forgetting to ask my readers to vote for Copeland Coaching to receive a $25,000 small business grant.

New Year’s Resolution to Find a Job, Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club Radio Show with Jeremy Park (audio) – Guests this week were Hardy Farrow with Gestalt Community Schools, Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching, and Brian Stephens with Caissa Public Strategy.

Finding a New Job in 2014, My Fox Memphis (video) – Career coach Angela Copeland discusses tips to fulfill your New Year’s resolution to find a new job.

Friday Update: Career Advice, Paul Ryburn’s Journal (web) – My friend Angela Copeland, CEO of Copeland Coaching, has a new article on the Daily News site: A New Year, A New You. Great advice on a career cleanup to get yourself looking great to prospective employers. You can follow her at @CopelandCoach on Twitter, where she has been posting some fantastic job leads at some of Memphis’ best companies.

A New Resource for Job Seekers in a Down Economy, (PDF) – Angela Copeland launches Copeland Coaching, offering expert advice and solutions

Copeland Coaching offering web-based job hunting services, Commercial Appeal (web) -Entrepreneur Angela Copeland has launched Copeland Coaching, a career counseling and training firm that offers services including interviewing, negotiating and networking.

Copeland Launches Career-Coaching Venture, Memphis Daily News (web) – Memphian Angela Copeland is launching a career-coaching practice called Copeland Coaching.

Copeland Coaching Launches, Paul Ryburn’s Journal (web) – My good friend Angela Copeland is launching her new business, Copeland Coaching.

Winners named in MBJ’s 15th Annual Top 40 Under 40 Awards, Memphis Business Journal (web) – Angela named to Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40

Pepperdine Pair Pitch Employers, Graziadio Business Connection (PDF) – Angela received recognition for her own creative job search

Memphians donate delivery for Moore gym equipment, My Fox Memphis (web) – Angela helped raise $34,000 to rebuild the schools in her hometown

From Memphis To Moore… Rebuilding Schools in the Tornado Ravaged Town, WREG News Channel 3 (web) – Angela raises money for the schools in Moore, Oklahoma