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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Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates

June 17, 2024

Landing a job right after earning that diploma is usually the goal for most college graduates, and for quite a while it's been pretty easy to do that. But we're starting to see a little bit of a shift in the amount of time its taking graduates (and job seekers in general) to secure a full time role, and for many it's starting to take longer. If you know someone who is graduating in 2024, here are a few tips to help them maximize their job search efforts and reduce their time in the job market: 


4 Tips for Following Up on Applications

May 29, 2024

We're seeing the amount of time it takes to land a new job lengthen slightly as we head into the last half of 2024. The average job search in a good hiring market usually takes 3-6 months, but multiple factors influence this like the level of job you're targeting, the industry, the economy, and the overall demand for your skills. If you’ve been sending a high volume of applications and you're not getting many bites, there are a few steps you can take to change that. Here are 4 tips to help you follow-up on your applications, network, and make connections at companies you're targeting: 


4 Tips to Help Introverts Ace Interviews

April 25, 2024

The addition of AI and increase in remote work mean we’re not talking with people as much as we used to. Interviewing is stressful for most of us already, but it can be especially hard for introverts which can make landing your next job a little harder. If interviewing, expressing yourself, and connecting with others are difficult for you, you’re not alone! Here are 4 tips to help you feel more prepared and have an easier time acing your interview.  


Using AI in Your Job Search

March 28, 2024

Using AI in a Job Search

AI is everywhere these days and people are rightfully approaching it with equal amounts of delight and suspicion. Both are warranted. Finding ways to work smarter, not harder has always been a goal for individuals and businesses alike, but not at the expense of quality, results, service, or security. If you’re in a job search and struggling to get started, here are a few ways you can safely and effectively use AI to give you a boost in a productive way:


Jobs in Demand for 2024

February 29, 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: 

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