Opinion

Angela Copeland September 14, 2019

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had a great job interview go south? If you were the job seeker, perhaps you weren’t picked right at the very end — after a lengthy interview process. Or, if you were the hiring manager, a candidate that you gave a great offer to turned you down.  These things […]

Terry Miller September 12, 2019

‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones’ By Terry Miller I was surprised to read recently in the Psychological Bulletin a rather unexpected research result of an overvalued research project on humor and its effects on one’s health. “There is evidence of stress-moderating effects of humor on […]

Angela Copeland September 10, 2019

By Angela Copeland Labor Day is a holiday that honors the American labor movement. It celebrates the development, productivity, and prosperity of the United States. And, it marks the unofficial end of summer. If you’re like most Americans, Labor Day is spent with loved ones and tasty food. But, the end of summer means one […]

Terry Miller September 5, 2019

Freedom to read celebration Sept. 22-28 By Terry Miller This past week a story caught my attention and therefore spawned this article. A Catholic school in Nashville, Tenn. decided to remove the Harry Potter series of books from the school library’s shelves. “These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true,” […]

Angela Copeland August 29, 2019

By Angela Copeland Job interviews are full of bias. Very often, it’s unconscious. Companies want to be fair. They don’t often realize where they may be biased. That’s where rules around interviewing come in. There are certain laws in place to help minimize bias in the job search process. These laws are to protect the […]

Angela Copeland August 23, 2019

By Angela Copeland There’s a new question emerging in the world of job seeking. It’s something I never expected. It doesn’t happen in every interview but it happens enough that it’s worth mentioning. As you grow in your career, companies expect more. More senior roles require more experience. Job descriptions will ask for 10 or […]

August 21, 2019

Did you know that in 2019, a black woman has to work for 598 days to make the same amount a man makes in 365 days? On average, Black women are paid 39% less than white men and 21% less than white women. That is why #BlackWomensEqualPayDay is Thursday, Aug. 22. It is important to […]