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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Jobs in Demand for 2024

January 15, 2024

 

Jobs in Demand 2024

 

Whether you’re a student trying to choose a major, a stay-at-home parent rejoining the workforce, or a professional wanting to make a job change—the choices we have these days can seem overwhelming. How savvy are you on which career fields are truly in demand? And what do you do if you’re not interested in those jobs? Here’s our breakdown of jobs with a bright and secure outlook for 2024 and beyond: 


Questions to Expect During Job Interviews in 2024

January 11, 2024

A lot has changed in the workplace over the past few years, and interviews reflect that. Employers have learned a lot about what they need from employees after navigating Covid-19, The Great Resignation, and The Great Reshuffle with varying degrees of success. Millennials are the dominant generation in the workforce, with Gen Z close behind. Employers are looking for authenticity, adaptability, communication, initiative, and problem-solving abilities. Here’s an updated look at some commonly asked interview questions you’ll see in 2023 and beyond, along with strategies to answer them effectively.   


Short & Sincere 'Thank You' Note Templates

January 11, 2024

Thank You Note

Here are two sample thank you notes that are a good example of how to write a short, sincere, and customized message after your interview. Swap out some or all the underlined portions of each note to suit your individual circumstances, and to represent the details and information that you discussed in your interview.


Is Being Late a Dealbreaker?

March 11, 2021

Arriving on time is rule number one of a successful job interview. If you’re late, many employers will cut the interview short, or refuse to meet with you. But what about arriving too early—is that just as bad? The truth is, everything you’re doing as part of the interview process is being judged and each move you make should be calculated. Your arrival is the beginning of your first impression. Here are answers to 4 questions about punctuality that you’ve always wanted to ask an HR professional:

Pros & Cons of Answering Calls You Don't Recognize When in a Job Search

December 03, 2020

2020 has brought a lot of change and has put many people into the job market unexpectedly. And as another year comes to a close, many students are graduating and entering the job market for the first time. With spam calls at an all time high this year, many of us are letting calls we don't recognize go straight to voicemail. But for those of us who are less discerning about answering the phone, it's important to remember that it only takes seconds to make a poor first impression on a potential employer. Should you answer calls you don't recognize or let them to to voicemail? Here are the pros and cons you need to know about both approaches: 


Should You Include a Photo on Your Resume?

September 18, 2020

If you’ve updated your resume recently then you probably did a Google search for “Resume Writing Tips” and were overwhelmed by the amount of information, advice, and opinions. There isn’t one right way to write a resume, but one question that we still get with surprising frequency is: Should I include a photo on my resume? Read on to find out what we think: 


5 Great Careers That Don't Require College Degrees

August 11, 2020

Many people assume that not having a college degree limits your career prospects significantly—but that’s not really true. It is true that you’ll need a degree to break into certain fields, but there are quite a few career paths that are in-demand that don’t require a college education (and they’re not all in sales). Whether you went to college but didn’t finish, or never went at all—here are 5 careers with strong earning potential that don’t require college degrees:

How to Follow Up on Applications: 4 Easy Tips

July 31, 2020

If you’ve found yourself in a job search in 2020, it may take you a bit longer to land your next role. The average job search takes 6 months under normal conditions, and 2020 has been anything but “normal.” If you’ve been sending off tons of applications and struggling to get results, you’re not alone. Following up on submitted applications is an important part of the process, but this can be difficult when you don’t know who to follow-up with. Here are 4 tips to help you make connections at companies and follow-up on your applications

5 Interview Tips for Introverts

May 21, 2020

Interviewing is difficult for everyone, but it’s particularly challenging for introverts. For many people, this can create a real barrier between you and your dream job. If it's stressful for you—don’t worry, 99% of people (introverts or not) feel the same way. But, if you struggle to talk to people in general or feel you’re not able to easily connect with people you don’t know, then you’re going to need some help. Here are 5 interview tips to help you come out of your shell and have an easier time talking about yourself:


7 Digital Interview Tips You Need to Know

April 17, 2020

Digital interviews are more common than ever these days as we all navigate through Covid-19. While no longer considered unusual, they are still awkward—especially if you're not prepared. Employers are looking for technical savviness, confidence, polish, and adaptability. Demonstrating these key skills virtually takes a little finesse and a great sense of humor. What's the best way to prepare? Check out these 7 tips for acing your next video interview. 

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