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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What Matters Most to You in a Career?

October 24, 2019

Passion and interest in your work matter more than ever when it comes to job satisfaction, but what isn’t discussed often enough is the importance we all place on other things like marketability, flexibility, status, earning potential, and meaningful work. Whether you’re a recent graduate struggling to settle into the right career, or a working professional who isn’t feeling satisfied in your existing role, it’s time to ask yourself this question: What matters most in your career?

Didn't Finish College? Here are 3 Ways to Address Education in Interviews

October 17, 2019

We receive countless questions from job seekers and career changers asking how to talk about tricky educational situations. Whether you never went to college, never finished your degree, or want to know if choosing a “for profit” university will hurt your chances of getting a call back, we have some advice that will help you navigate through the murky waters that surround the education section on your resume. Here are 3 commonly asked questions (and answers) about how to address awkward educational issues during interviews:

5 Ways to Bore Hiring Managers

October 09, 2019

There are many different kinds of interviews, but most employers still seem to ask the same basic questions. Set yourself apart from your competition by offering unique, specific, and well-researched responses. Make sure you DON’T respond to standard interview questions in a way that puts the interviewer to sleep:

Think You’re Not Looking for a Job? Guess Again….

September 05, 2019

networking meetingAfter several years of low unemployment, job seekers have forgotten what it was like ten years ago to look for a job. Regardless of how happy we are in our current roles or how secure we think our positions are, job security is always an illusion—whether unemployment is low or not. A false sense of job security can cause people to neglect to forge valuable professional contacts, both in and out of their industry, because they feel networking isn’t necessary. But networking is always a good idea! Here are 5 ways you can network while employed and improve your career prospects now and down the road:

Is College Still Worth It?

April 26, 2019

We’re seeing so many college graduates entering the workforce without direction and plenty of mid-level professionals who are unhappy at work, but find the process of a career change both scary and expensive. College degrees as status symbols still exist, but how far does that really carry us these days? This topic has come up for us a lot lately—is a bachelor’s degree still worth the cost?

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:

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