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Tools for the Gig-Resume Boot Camp 8/16/17

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Resume Workshop Presented by Angela Copeland August 11 in Central Library

Angela Copeland of Copeland Coaching will present a workshop on resumes this Friday August 11 in the Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue, Room L-50, from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

“Angela Copeland has coached job seekers for over 10 years, and is the founder of her coaching practice, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, author of syndicated newspaper column Career Corner, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.

Angela is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and is a frequent guest speaker for community organizations. She recently shared her own career journey in a TEDx Talk titled, “How I broke the rules & found my perfect job.” Angela has also been quoted as an industry expert in a number of national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Glassdoor.com, Forbes, Business Insider, Monster.com, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

Angela has received recognition for her work, including 10 Resume Writers We Love by Recruiter.com, Top Career Website by Career Igniter, Best Career Blog by Credit Donkey, and Top 25 Resume Builder and Top 25 Inspirational Career Advice Bloggers by PersonalIncome.org.

Angela provides job coaching at all stages of the job search process, including finding the right job, interviewing, and negotiating.

Angela’s areas of expertise include:

  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Personal branding
  • Creative job seeking
  • Networking
  • Interview skills
  • Post interview follow up
  • Negotiation strategy”

 

Source: Copeland Coaching. (2017). About Angela. Copeland Coaching. Retrieved from https://www.copelandcoaching.com/about-angela-copeland/

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Work Life Balance – 8/7/17

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Resume Trends for 2017

This file contains resume trends for 2017: Resume Trends

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Collecting Salary Information for Your Job Interviews

Some reliable websites for getting salary range information for your job interviews are glassdoor.com and salary.com.

Glassdoor allows you to get salary range information based on geographical area and job title.  You can enter a job title or company name and select a city to get a report of salary ranges for those jobs on the homepage of their website.

Salary.com works similarly to Glassdoor.  Users of their website can enter job title or keyword and location to determine salary ranges.

It is important for job seekers to determine a salary range before an interview, so that you know how much you are worth if and when a job offer is made to you.  When the offer is made to you and you believe the employer’s salary figure is low, you can counteroffer and say, ‘Based on my research, I found the salary range for this job is in the $35,000-$45,000 range.’  You do not have to tell the employer where you did your research.  You want to know the actual range for the job title based on the research you have done, and then go about $5000 above the low end of the range to start salary negotiations.  For example, if the actual salary range for a job is $35,000-$45,000, you can start the salary negotiation at $40,000-$45,000.

There are possible scenarios that can happen when you negotiate a salary.  First, if you name a salary figure that’s below the employer’s range, they will happily give you that salary because it saves them money.  Second, if you give a range that is too high, the employer may counteroffer by saying, ‘That salary range is too high.  We were thinking about $30,000-$35,000.’  At that point, you need to consider if you are willing to take a lower salary, and if you are, you can try to negotiate for more benefits.  However, don’t sell yourself short.  If you have at least one year of relevant work experience for the job for which you’re interviewing, you can negotiate for a higher salary.  You can walk away from a job offer if you have other job offers from companies who are willing to pay you more money.

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Using Action Verbs and Numbers on a Resume

When writing your resume to apply for a new job, using action verbs to start each bullet point of your accomplishments under each job will show to the prospective employer that you made strides in your past jobs.  Also, using numbers in your resume will show to the prospective employer how well you did your job.

When looking at the job description for the job to which you are applying, use the same keywords from the duties in the job description as you do in your resume, but in the form of action verbs.  For example, if the job description asks for coordination skills, you may write something along the lines of, “Coordinated 5 team members to successfully meet project goals of serving 250 customers.”

It is helpful to add numbers to any accomplishments you had in past jobs.  This is especially important in sales jobs, where dollar figures play a strong role.  If the job to which you’re applying is in sales and one its duties in the job description is to, ‘Manage an account of $1,000,000’, then you’ll want to write in your resume that you ‘Managed an account of $2,000,000″ if you indeed did manage such a large account.  That dollar amount shows that you exceed the needs of the potential employer.

Overall, writing your accomplishments with action verbs and using numbers in those accomplishments to emphasize to what degree you were successful in your past positions is likely to make you a candidate who receives a call for an interview.

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Today Copeland Coaching Will Present “Building Your Personal Brand” at Central Library

“BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND”

PRESENTED BY ANGELA COPELAND OF COPELAND COACHING

 

BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY

3030 POPLAR AVENUE

ROOM L-56

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

This presentation will help job seekers market their skills, abilities, and knowledge based on expert advice by Angela Copeland.

Angela Copeland has coached job seekers for over 10 years, and is the founder of her coaching practice, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, author of syndicated newspaper column Career Corner, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.

Angela is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and is a frequent guest speaker for community organizations. She recently shared her own career journey in a TEDx Talk titled, “How I broke the rules & found my perfect job.” Angela has also been quoted as an industry expert in a number of national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Glassdoor.com, Forbes, Business Insider, Monster.com, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

Angela has received recognition for her work, including 10 Resume Writers We Love by Recruiter.com, Top Career Website by Career Igniter, Best Career Blog by Credit Donkey, and Top 25 Resume Builder and Top 25 Inspirational Career Advice Bloggers by PersonalIncome.org.

 

Source: Copeland Coaching. (2017). About Angela. In About. Retrieved from https://www.copelandcoaching.com/about-angela-copeland/

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JobLINC-SHRM-WIN Career Fair 7/27/17

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Read More: http://www.memphislibrary.org/joblinc-career-fair_2017/

Participating Companies as of 7/21/17 5:00 pm

1 ABM/Airserv http://abm.com
2 Adecco https://www.adeccousa.com/
3 Alliance Services http://www.alliancesrvcs.com
5 Allied Universal Services http://www.aus.com/careers
6 AmeriCorps – City of Memphis http://www.memphistn.gov
10 Answering Advantage http://www.answeringadvantage.com
11 Apex CoVantage http://apexcovantage.com
12 AppleOne http://www.appleone.com
13 Aramark http://aramark.com
15 ASU Mid-South http://asumidsouth.edu
16 AutoZone, Inc. http://autozone.com
17 Bank on Memphis http://www.bankonmemphis.org
18 Bethel University http://www.bethelsuccess.net/
19 Big League Movers http://bigleaguemovers.com
20 C2 Communication http://www.crossroadshospice.com
23 Caesars Entertainment http://www.caesars.com
24 Career Academy CNA Training http://CareerAcademyMemphis.com
26 CAVO Broadband Communications http://www.cavocommunications.com/
27 Central Defense Security http://www.centdef.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=35
28 Central Defense Staffing http://centraldefensestaffing.com
29 Christ Community Health Services http://christcommunityhealth.org
30 City of Memphis http://www.cityofmemphis.org/Government/HumanResources/CareerOpportunities.aspx
31 Clarion Security http://www.clarionsecurity.com
32 Cognate BioServices, Inc. http://www.cognatebioservices.com
Concorde Career College https://www.concorde.edu/campus/memphis-tennessee
33 Consolidated Medical Staffing http://www.consolidatedmedicalstaffing.com
36 Crown Bolt/Division of the Home Depot http://careers.homedepot.com/supplychain
37 Crystal Steel Memphis http://crystalsteel.com
38 Dollar General http://www.dollargeneral.com
40 Drive-Train http://www.drive-train.org
41 Durham School Services http://www.durhamschoolservices.com
42 Elect Home Care http://www.electhomecare.com
43 Elvis Presley Enterprises http://www.graceland.com
45 Facilities Performance Group http://www.fpgmemphis.com
46 FedEx http://fedex.com
47 Fitzgeralds Casino http://fitzgeraldstunica.com
48 Fogelman Professional Development Center – The University of Memphis http://www.memphis.edu/fcbe
49 Fred’s Inc. http://fredsinc.com
53 Future Electronics http://www.futureelectronics.com
54 GMACWorkforce http://www.gmacworkforce.com
55 Golden Years goldenyearsllc.org
57 Graduate Memphis http://www.graduatememphis.org
63 Huey’s Restaurants http://hueyburger.com
64 JTEKT/Koyo Corporation http://www.JTEKT-NA.com
65 Kelly Services http://kellyservices.us
67 Kroger http://www.kroger.com
69 Lab Four Professional Development Center http://www.labfour.com
70 Lewis Mechanical Contractors http://Boilermakersinstitute.com
71 Mahaffey Fabric Structures http://www.mahaffeyusa.com
72 McKesson Corp http://mckesson.com
73 Memphis Area Transit Authority http://www.matatransit.com
74 Memphis College of Art http://mca.edu
75 Memphis Fire Department http://www.memphistn.gov/Government/FireServices.aspx
76 Memphis Light, Gas & Water http://www.mlgw.com
77 Memphis Police Department http://www.joinmpd.com/
78 Memphis Public Libraries http://www.memphislibrary.org
79 Memphis Ready Mix http://www.memphisreadymix.com/
80 Memphis Record Pressing http://memphisvinyl.com
82 Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Systems http://wwwmethodisthealth.org
83 Mid-South Area Residential Services, Inc. http://www.marsoftn.com
84 Millennium Search http://www.millenniumsearch.com
85 MINACT, INC.- Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center http://Minactjobs.com/
86 Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church http://www.theblvd.org
87 Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc http://www.meppi.com
88 Moore Tech http://www.williamrmoore.org/
91 MTC/Marshall County Correctional Facility http://www.mtctrains.com
92 National Guard Products, Inc. https://www.ngp.com
93 Nationwide Surplus er2.com
96 New Horizons Computer Learning Center http://www.nhmemphis.com/
97 Northwest Research, Inc. http://www.nwresearch.com/
98 Peabody Hotel-Memphis http://www.peabodymemphis.com
99 People Ready http://www.peopleready.com
100 Peoplemark Staffing http://aus.com/staffing
102 Phelps Security, Inc http://phelpssecurity.com
103 ProTech http://www.psgi.net
104 Regions Bank http://regions.com
105 Republic Services http://republicservices.jobs/
106 Roadmaster http://roadmaster.com
107 SEEDCO http://seedco.org
108 ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance http://www.servicemasterfm.com
111 Shelby County Schools http://choosescs.org
113 Shelby County Sheriff’s Office http://www.shelby-sheriff.org/le/ta.html
114 Sheraton Memphis Downtown http://sheraton.com/sheratonmemphisdowntown.com
115 Sherwin Williams http://www.sherwin-wlliams.com/memphis
118 SHRM-Memphis
119 SIMOS http://simossolutions.com
120 Smith-Nephew http://smith-nephew.com
121 SMX Staffing @ iQor http://apply.smjobs.com/
122 SODEXO http://Sodexo.BalanceTrak.com
124 SRVS http://WWW.SRVS.ORG
125 Staff Line http://www.staffline.com
126 Standard Construction Co., Inc. http://www.stdconst.com
128 Summerfield Associates, Inc. http://www.summerfield.net
129 Surface Dynamics http://www.sdbiocoatings.com
130 System One http://systemoneservices.com
131 Tech901 http://tech901.org
137 Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis https://tcatmemphis.edu/
138 Titan Transfer Inc http://www.titantransferinc.com
139 TMX Finance https://www.tmxfinancefamily.com
141 TN National Guard http://nationalguard.com
144 Town of Collierville http://collierville.com/
145 T-Shirt Champions
146 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Memphis District http://www.usajobs.gov
147 U.S. Customs & Border Protection https://www.cbp.gov/careers
148 Unistar-Sparco http://sparco.com
149 University of Tennessee Health Science Center http://www.uthsc.edu/
150 UPS http://ups.com
151 UTHSC – College of Nursing http://uthsc.edu/nursing
152 View, Inc. https://viewglass.com/
154 Volt Workforce Solutions http://JOBS.VOLT.COM
157 Wells Fargo http://www.wellsfargo.com
159 Workforce Investment Network www.workforceinvestmentnetwork.com
160 XPO Logistics http://www.xpo.com
161 Youth Villages http://www.youthvillages.org

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Sephora to Hire 400 Warehouse Workers

Sephora to Hire 400 for New Olive Branch Warehouse

Beauty retailer Sephora announced it will be looking to hire 400 workers at its distribution center in Olive Branch that is scheduled to open later this month, according to The Associated Press.

The subsidiary of French luxury goods house LVMH signed a lease for its 720,000-square-foot facility in the second quarter of 2016, according to real estate brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Q2 2016 Industrial Snapshot.

The company plans to integrate the new hires over the next five years and is working with Ability Works, a division of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation, to provide vocational assessment, job training and work experience for individuals with disabilities.

Apply Online at: https://jobs.sephora.com/search/

 

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Upgrade Your LinkedIn: 6/21/17 1 PM

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Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching is presenting the session: Upgrade Your LinkedIn. This session is designed for individuals to enhance and maximize their online presence on LinkedIn. LinkedIn may be used for networking, job seeking and researching trends and employers.

Upgrade Your LinkedIn

June 21, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room L50

This session is one of many workshops provided to job seekers and career changers this summer in preparation for the 2017 JobLINC Career Fair scheduled for 7/27/17 9:30-2:30 at the Pipkin Building.

For more information about Copeland Coaching visit: https://www.copelandcoaching.com/.

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Building Your Personal Brand 7/12/17

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Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching is presenting the session: Building Your Personal Brand. This session is designed for individuals ready to make a change in their career.

Building Your Personal Brand

July 12, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room L56

This session is one of many workshops provided to job seekers and career changers this summer in preparation for the 2017 JobLINC Career Fair scheduled for 7/27/17 9:30-2:30 at the Pipkin Building.

For more information about Copeland Coaching visit: https://www.copelandcoaching.com/

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Improving Your Skills for Better Job Opportunities

A job seeker can gain new skills in his or her industry.  Even for career changers, it is possible for job seekers to learn new skills that are marketable  You can achieve the results you want if you’re willing to put forth the time and effort.

Job seekers should try to build new soft skills and technical skills.  Soft skills include leadership, collaboration, and teamwork.  Technical skills should be in areas relevant to a job seekers industry.  For example, if your industry is telecommunications, you would want to learn about software programs by Oracle since it is heavily involved in telecommunications.

One way to understand what your industry requires in terms of soft and technical skills is to read job descriptions at the level at which you hope to work.  You can read these job descriptions on a range of employer websites.  These job descriptions usually state the technical knowledge required to do the job.  After reading these job descriptions, you can figure out ways to learn and work with software on your own.  And in terms of soft skills required by the job description, you can practice leadership, collaboration, and teamwork at your current workplace, or if you are not currently in the workforce, you can practice them with friends and family.  And when you get that job interview, you can tell the interviewer that you have been learning and practicing these skills.  This will show to the interviewer that you enjoy learning and that you take initiative.

Another way to learn of the required soft and technical skills in order to land a job is to network with people in your industry who are working for companies that use these skills.  These people usually have up-to-date knowledge about cutting edge skills they can share with you.

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MBK – Pathways to Success for Young Men 6/22/17

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A Networking Plan

A contributing writer to the Memphis Business Journal provides seven tips for networking that job-seekers can use when at a conference or an event.

The seven tips are:

  1. “Purpose
  2. Prepare
  3. Target list
  4. Navigating the conference
  5. Social activities
  6. Following up
  7. Networking is hard work”

The article has a wealth of advice on these seven tips.

 

Source and to read full article: Paper, C. (2017, May 8). Pack this 7 point networking plan before a conference or event. In Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/05/pack-this-7-point-networking-plan-before-a.html

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Work/Life Balance Seminar – 5/10/17

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For more information please call 901-415-2700.

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