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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7 Digital Interview Tips You Need to Know

January 12, 2018

woman taking a digital interviewThe interview landscape has changed dramatically in the past couple of years and digital interviews are here to stay. While they're no longer considered unusual, they are still awkward--especially if you're not prepared. Employers are looking for technological savviness, confidence, polish, and adaptability. How do you come across that way? It’s easy: practice. Here are 7 tips to help you ace your next video interview.

4 Ways to Grow Your Career in 2018

January 05, 2018

woman imagining creative ideas for successAre you looking for greater career satisfaction and upward mobility in 2018? 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! Here are 4 ways to grow your career that will really work:


Career Wisdom for 2018

December 13, 2017

office staff cheering for someone being promotedAs 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to share some inspiring words of wisdom from a few successful thought-leaders and industry shakers. Our hope is that their advice will inspire you to seek greater career satisfaction and personal success in the coming year—whether it’s going for a promotion, making a career change, or even going back to school. The possibilities are endless. Here’s to 2018! We hope it’s your best year so far!


4 Subtle Ways to Network at Your Next Holiday Party

November 17, 2017

holiday feastHoliday dinners, parties, and recitals are a great way to advance job search or career prospects. Events like these offer multiple ways to network with friends, relatives, and other professionals who work for companies that may be hiring. They're also a great way to share your career goals and create relationships that can lead to new business partnerships. Here are 4 subtle ways to network at your next holiday party:


Spotting Red Flags in a Company’s Culture

October 20, 2017

Red escape buttonDetermining whether a company is a “fit” for you from a cultural perspective is more difficult today than it was 10 years ago. Many companies hide a poor culture under layers of flashy décor, fancy websites, and free snacks. But how important is a free snack when it comes to deciding between one company or another? Don’t let superficial perks cloud your judgement! Here are some key questions to ask yourself when trying to figure out whether the companies you’re interviewing with have a good culture:


Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile in 5 Easy Steps

October 05, 2017

LinkedIn Mobile DeviceCompelling content that encourages recruiters and HR managers to reach out is especially critical for job seekers because it helps solidify that you’re a match for an open position. Even if you’re not currently in the job market, having a strong and up-to-date LinkedIn profile adds power and credibility to your resume. If your LinkedIn profile has been sitting there gathering dust for the past year or more, here are 5 quick tips to help you bring it back to life:


Ask a Career Coach

August 30, 2017

Career Coaches

 Welcome to another blog in our series called, “Ask a Career Coach” where a member of our Career Coaching team will answer one of your most pressing job search and/or career related questions. Today’s question comes from David Z. in Chicago, IL.

David: I’ve been on two interviews recently and both asked me about weaknesses. I’ve never been sure how to respond to this question, but I know I’m not supposed to say anything that is going to be too “honest.” I know you’re supposed to turn your weakness into something that’s positive, but what kind of strategy do you recommend?


Common Career Myths Exposed

August 25, 2017

Woman with surprised expressionOne thing that recent graduates and job changers have in common is a tendency to seek out the best career advice they can find. And there is no shortage of advice to be found. Whether you’re trying to figure out what kind of career is the right fit, or you’re not feeling satisfied in your current role, be very careful about the advice you heed. In this blog, we’re examining some job search and career myths that you’d be better off NOT to listen to…

No Second Chances for First Impressions

July 26, 2017

Man adjusting his tieOne of the most valuable pieces of advice we can give job seekers is to recognize that the interview process begins long before you come into the office to meet with the hiring manager. Many candidates underestimate the importance of organization and professionalism before even applying for a position. Put your best foot forward during any preliminary interaction or communication that you have with recruiters, networking contacts, HR managers, and business owners. You’re being evaluated each time you engage with someone about a job. This can seem intimidating, but don’t panic! Here are 4 tips to make sure that you’re ready to make a great first impression—during each stage of the hiring process.


5 Job Search 'Best Practices'

July 20, 2017

Woman at desk looking for a jobWe know the job search process can be overwhelming. Whether you’re in the job market for the first time, or you’re in a job that you’re not happy with, we’re here to help! You may think that that skipping a few steps is ok, but before you jump in, make sure you understand some of the key steps of a successful job search. Here are 5 basic things you should do when you’re in the job market:

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