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130 | Being on a Board – Lisa Skeete Tatum, New York, NY

April 25, 2017 | Posted in Advice, Podcast | By

Episode 130 is live! This week, we talk with Lisa Skeete Tatum in New York, New York.

Lisa is the Founder and CEO of Landit, the personalized playbook for women seeking to move their career forward. Lisa was previously a General Partner at Cardinal Partners, and held leadership positions at Proctor & Gamble. She holds a BS in engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from Harvard University.

On today’s episode, Lisa shares how to create a personal board of directors, and how to land a board position at a non-profit, or a for-profit. She also shares her career app, Landit.

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

To learn more about Lisa and the Landit app, visit her website at https://landit.com/.

Thanks to everyone for listening! And, thank you to those who sent me questions. You can send your questions to Angela@CopelandCoaching.com. You can also send me questions via Twitter. I’m @CopelandCoach. And, on Facebook, I am Copeland Coaching. Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on iTunes and leave me a review!

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You’re making yourself look old. And, you don’t even know it.

April 24, 2017 | Posted in Advice, Cover Letter Writing, Media, Podcast, Resume Writing | By

Today, I want to share with you a column I wrote in 2015 for my Career Corner Column. It’s been two years since it was first published, but the message still holds true today. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

There’s something you may be doing every day that’s making you look old. And you probably have no idea what it is. It’s not your clothes, your hairstyle or the AOL email address you’re using (although those aren’t helping either).

What you’re doing is subtle, and worst of all, it’s what you were taught in school. How could someone teach you to do something incorrectly? Times have changed, possibly without you.

Before I get on a high horse, let me share – I learned this lesson the hard way. I want to keep you from learning it the hard way too. Because it’s possible nobody else will point it out to you. They’ll just talk about you when you’re not around or wonder to themselves about your intelligence.

This sounds like a big deal, doesn’t it?

This is how I learned my lesson the hard way. When I wrote my book, Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job, I used an editor who read the draft pages in detail. When she finished, I asked for feedback on my writing style. She said something I never expected to hear. “The one thing you need to stop doing is using two spaces after your periods.”

Wait, what? Nothing about my writing style? Two periods instead of one? But, teachers in school drilled two spaces into my head. “This must be a minor creative difference,” I thought. I left the e-book with double spaces and never looked back.

About six months later, I met with another group of editors who review my newspaper column. I asked the same question.

One editor cringed. He said, “Your writing style is good. But, there’s one thing that would be great if you could stop doing. You use two periods at the ends of your sentences. We always delete them.”

This stopped me in my tracks. How in the world was this a thing? How was it a big deal? How was it a pet peeve of writers? Where did I go wrong?

From the best I can gather, using two spaces was taught for years in school. At some point, the standard changed and one space became the norm. Unless you write for a living, you probably weren’t told about the change.

Simply put – your two spaces are dating you. I suspect you’re like me and don’t know. Anytime I tell a client about this standard, they’re always surprised.

Recently, I read an article that began, “Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong.” The author goes on to say, “What galls me about two-spacers is…”

What I’m getting at is one space versus two spaces is apparently a controversial issue. And, we’re all being judged. If you’re out there applying for jobs, take my advice: Switch to one space. Don’t overthink it. Just do it. After some practice, it will become more natural. And you’ll look that much better, and younger, in job interviews.

I hope these tips have helped you. Visit CopelandCoaching.com to find more tips to improve your job search. If I can be of assistance to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to me here.

Also, be sure to subscribe to my Copeland Coaching Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher where I discuss career advice every Tuesday! If you’ve already heard the podcast and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review in iTunes or Stitcher.

Happy hunting!

Angela Copeland
@CopelandCoach

 

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129 | Same Side Selling – Ian Altman, Washington, DC

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Advice, Podcast, Sales | By

Episode 129 is live! This week, we talk with Ian Altman in Washington, DC.

Ian is a business leader who started, sold, and grew his companies worldwide to values of more than one billion dollars. Seth Godin recommends Ian’s latest book, Same Side Selling, as one of two books to read on B2B selling. And, you can read his columns each week in Forbes and Inc. Ian is also the host of the Grow My Revenue Business Cast on iTunes.

On today’s episode, Ian shares the trick we should take from athletes, how to stand out and sell yourself in a job interview, and how to be authentic during a job interview.

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

To learn more about Ian, visit his website at http://www.ianaltman.com/. Or, check out his book, Same Side Selling, here on Amazon.

Thanks to everyone for listening! And, thank you to those who sent me questions. You can send your questions to Angela@CopelandCoaching.com. You can also send me questions via Twitter. I’m @CopelandCoach. And, on Facebook, I am Copeland Coaching. Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on iTunes and leave me a review!

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128 | Best Company Culture – Jennifer Garrison, Elite SEM in Houston, TX

April 11, 2017 | Posted in Advice, Company Culture, Podcast | By

Episode 128 is live! This week, we talk with Jennifer Garrison in Houston, TX.

Jennifer is the Director of Human Resources at Elite SEM. Elite SEM is a New York based digital marketing agency. They have received a number of awards for their business, including: Ad Age – Small Agency of the Year, US Search Awards – Best Search Agency, Mashable – #1 Best Tech Company To Work For, Crain’s New York Business – #1 Place To Work, Entrepreneur – Best Company Culture, and Bing – Independent Agency of the Year. They were also recognized by the Inc. 5000 for year over year as one of the fastest growing search engine marketing agencies in the country.

On today’s episode, Jennifer shares her tips on finding and cultivating a great company culture. She also provides suggestions on how to land an internal promotion at your current company.

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

To learn more about Jennifer and Elite SEM, check out the Elite SEM website at www.elitesem.com.

Thanks to everyone for listening! And, thank you to those who sent me questions. You can send your questions to Angela@CopelandCoaching.com. You can also send me questions via Twitter. I’m @CopelandCoach. And, on Facebook, I am Copeland Coaching. Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on iTunes and leave me a review!

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127 | Moving Abroad – Greg Taff, Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research in Oslo, Norway

April 4, 2017 | Posted in Advice, Podcast, Relocation, Working Abroad | By

Episode 127 is live! This week, we talk with Greg Taff in Oslo, Norway.

Greg is a Research Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research in Oslo, Norway. He conducts land use change research in northern areas, primarily in the Artic, great Scandinavia, and the Baltics. Greg’s specialties include GIS, remote sensing, and statistics.

On today’s episode, Greg shares his tips to moving abroad. He covers how to go about finding a job, the jobs easiest to land in other countries, and trips for your move. If you’ve dreamed of moving to another country, you need to hear this episode!

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

To learn more about Greg’s work, check out the NIBIO website here: http://www.nibio.no/en.

Thanks to everyone for listening! And, thank you to those who sent me questions. You can send your questions to Angela@CopelandCoaching.com. You can also send me questions via Twitter. I’m @CopelandCoach. And, on Facebook, I am Copeland Coaching. Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on iTunes and leave me a review!

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