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Career Tip #6: The First In Line Theory

It’s more important to get your job application in quickly than to perfect it. Watch my video to learn why, and what you should do.

I’d love to hear from you – Have you ever lost a job to someone less qualified just because they were faster than you? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.

Career Tip #5: Why your e-mail of choice matters

Did you know that when you’re interviewing for a job, your e-mail address can actually influence a company’s opinion of you? Watch my video to learn more, and what you can do.

I’d love to hear from you – Has your e-mail choice hurt you in your job search? Or, are you a hiring manager that’s seen it all? What did you do about it, if anything? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.

Career Tip #4: Hiring managers are Googling you!

Did you know that when you apply for a job, hiring managers are actually searching for you on Google? It’s true! Watch my video to learn what this means for you, and what you can do about it!

I’d love to hear from you – Has a hiring manager Googled you, or have you Googled a candidate? What happened? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.

Career Tip #3: How your credit score can keep you from getting a job

Did you know that employers use more than just your resume when they’re deciding whether or not to hire you? It’s true! But, when you think of what else they might use, you’re probably thinking of things like your references, your LinkedIn profile, or maybe your Facebook account.

What you may not know is that they’re also using your credit score. Today, you can be denied employment due to a poor credit score. And, unfortunately, your credit history looks at more than just your credit cards. It looks at things like medical bills and student loans.

Check out my latest career tip video for advice on what you can do about it!

I’d love to hear from you – Has a poor credit score ever kept you from getting a job? What did you do about it, if anything? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.

Career Tip #2: What to do when a headhunter calls you

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at your desk at work and the phone rings. You pick up and on the other end is a recruiter – more specifically, a headhunter.

They tell you about a great job they’re trying to fill, and then ask you if you know anyone who would be a good fit for the role. You feel like a deer in headlights. You’re at work, and you aren’t even sure what they’re asking.

Check out my tips on what to say if this happens to you, and what a headhunter really means when they ask, “Do you know someone who would be a good fit for this great job?”

I’d love to hear from you – has a headhunter called you before to see if you “knew someone” who was interested in a job? What did you do? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.

Career Tip #1: What hiring managers wish you knew

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You have a phone interview with a hiring manager. It goes so well, that you’re asked to do a second interview. Then an in-person interview. Then a panel interview. Then…crickets.

This happens to all of us at some point in our job search. The interview process seems to go great, then all of a sudden we hear nothing from the hiring manager who has usually been contacting you very regularly up until this point. I talked to a few hiring managers to find out what’s really going on and what they wish you knew about the process (spoiler alert: it’s often as frustrating for them as it is for you).

I’d love to hear from you – what’s the most frustrating part of the job process for you as a job seeker? E-mail me at Angela(at)CopelandCoaching(dot)com.