Job Search 101: Career Change Advice

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Need help finding a job? Making a career transition? ePropelr's Career Coaches can help! Welcome to our Job Search 101 blog, a series of blog posts developed for great people like you who want to have a step up in their job search. Our Career Coaches have helped many people across the nation with their professional advice and now they are sharing their job search knowledge with you. Whether you need the best resume tips, Linkedin profile writing information, or advice on what color to wear to an interview you have come to the right place.

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4 Simple Tips to Get Your Resume Past the Robots

March 22, 2019

Robot at the computerDid you know that 98% of applicants don’t even make it to the interview stage? With odds as terrible as these, your job search isn’t going anywhere if you focus all of your time on online applications and then sit and wait to be called for an interview. Get your resume past the robots with these simple but effective tips:

Why Recruiters Are Assets, Not Obstacles

February 28, 2019

We tell our clients the best way to land a job is to utilize your existing network. But when your network is on the small side, it can be challenging to find people who can help. With a large portion of posted jobs being by outside search firms, working with a recruiter is a common part of the process these days. However, we often find that job seekers see recruiters as a barrier, not an asset. Here are 3 reasons why working with a recruiter is the missing link in your job search:

The Biggest Barrier to a Successful Job Search

January 31, 2019

January is the most popular time to think about making changes in your life and career growth is a top priority for many people this time of year. Life is too short to be unhappy every week, so if you find yourself with a regular case of the “Sunday Night Blues,” it might be time to make a change. When you know you’re ready, be mindful of one thing that can really stand in your way:

Job Searching in 2019: What to Expect

January 17, 2019

The job search landscape continues to evolve and though unemployment is low right now and more jobs are expected to be added to the workforce, employers are harder to impress than ever before and often have a rigorous screening process. How can you break through this barrier and emerge with an offer letter? Here are 3 tips for job searching successfully in 2019:

Avoid Cliché Responses to 4 Common Interview Questions

November 28, 2018

When it comes to interviewing, it’s important to set yourself apart from the competition. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure that your responses to common questions are thoughtful, unique, and memorable. Here are some robotic responses that you’ll want to avoid:

Ready to Change Jobs? Do 4 Things Before You Take the Plunge:

November 14, 2018

According to a new report from LinkedIn, people change jobs in January more than any other time of year. With 2019 quickly approaching, now is a great time to begin preparing yourself if you’ve been thinking about making a career change. Before you jump into a job search, here are 4 things you should do now to position yourself for success in the new year:


Monsters in the Workplace

October 30, 2018

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’m focused on spooks, monsters, and things that go bump in the night today. Here are some monsters you might encounter in the workplace tomorrow.

4 Ways to Grow Your Career Right Now

October 18, 2018

woman imagining creative ideas for successAre you looking for greater career satisfaction and upward mobility? The hardest part of making a change in your life is taking that first step. We're here to help you get motivated and move forward with confidence! Here are 4 ways to grow your career that will really work: 


3 Basic Things to Check Before You Apply to a Job

October 11, 2018

Your voicemail is full messageAs a Career Coach and HR Consultant, I conduct my share of interviews—about 500 a year to be exact. There are a few critical mistakes that I run into more than you’d expect, and it always amazes me how job seekers can overlook some really critical details at the beginning of their job search. If you’re in the job market, here are 3 things you’ll want to check before you submit your resume:


Has Your Style Evolved with Your Career?

September 28, 2018

style evolutionLike history, fashion usually repeats itself. However, we can all agree that some trends are best left in the past—like shoulder pads and mullets for example. Dressing appropriately is a big part of acquiring and maintaining respect and credibility as you progress in your career. Cultivating a wardrobe of professional basics is always a good idea, as is reevaluating whether the way you’re dressing is appropriate for where you are in your career. Here are 5 fashion tips that we think should apply throughout your career:

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