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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Mealtime Interview Etiquette

June 20, 2018

dinner tableThe goal of a mealtime interview is to test your behavior, personality, and social graces. There are certain behaviors that your potential boss will be evaluating. Some will be a red flag against you and others will score you big points! If you’ve been invited to an interview that will take place over a meal, there are several things you’ll want to think about ahead of time. Here is a list of major do’s and don’ts for mealtime interviews:

Is Job-Hopping Becoming More Acceptable?

June 07, 2018

time for change?A recent Forbes article called, “Millennials, Stop Apologizing for Job-Hopping” just suggested that job-hopping is losing its stigma. Job seekers beware! While it is true that people are changing jobs more frequently, this doesn’t mean that hiring managers overlook this—and in fact, it’s a major red flag for most employers. Here are a few things we still find to be true about job-hopping:

When is it Appropriate to Follow Up on an Application or Interview?

May 31, 2018

woman wondering when to follow upWhen you’re in job search mode, demonstrating enthusiasm and a sense of urgency is important because it helps you show employers that you really want to work for them. While enthusiasm is a good thing, there is a fine line between enthusiastic and annoying. How do you avoid falling into the latter category? Here are 2 examples to help you:

5 Resume Tips for Veterans Starting a Civilian Job Search

May 25, 2018

soldierWe talk to a lot of amazing men and women who have recently separated from the military and many struggle with translating military experience into terms employers and hiring managers will understand. How you market yourself on your resume is so important! It’s critical that you know how to break down the skills and training you’ve had in the military and paint a picture of the value you can add to an organization. We’ve created a short list of suggestions to help you do just that! Here are 5 tips to help you market your military experience to employers: 

How to Negotiate a Raise

May 18, 2018

woman getting a raiseTalking about money is hard and asking for more of it is even harder. The good news is that the economy is strong right now and unemployment is low, and that’s typically an ideal time to ask for a raise. But before you start crunching numbers and adding seats to your Netflix subscription, there are a few things you want to consider. Here are 3 tips to help you successfully negotiate a raise:

7 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Accept a New Job

May 03, 2018

excited man getting an offer letterJob offers are exciting and they can also be overwhelming—especially if you’ve been in the market for a while. Here are a few important questions to get answered before you sign that offer letter!

How to Nail a Phone Interview

April 18, 2018

Woman smiling during a phone interviewMaking a great impression over the phone is a critical part of getting hired. In this blog we’re exploring some common issues job seekers face during phone interviews and offering 5 tips to help you be more successful:

Spring Cleaning Your Online Presence

April 06, 2018

Spring is officially here! Most of us think of spring cleaning as organizing cabinets and closets, but one area often overlooked is our online presence. With many people now passing the 10-year mark on Facebook and LinkedIn, there is a lot of content about us online that is out-of-date. How long has it been since you cleaned up your social media pages? Networking is the best way to land a new job, so use this checklist to help you present a professional and career-driven presence to your network.

6 Tips to Help You Be Proactive on LinkedIn

March 27, 2018

You’re probably used to using LinkedIn to search for jobs and talk with recruiters, but LinkedIn has so much more to offer! Most job seekers use LinkedIn in a very reactive manner—namely to respond to messages or accept invites to connect. This is great, but an even better approach is to proactively use LinkedIn to start a conversation and build a professional presence online. In this blog, we’re passing along 6 tips to help you see better results on LinkedIn...rather than waiting for things to happen on their own:

Q & A With a Recruiter

March 01, 2018

man shaking hands with a recruiterNo matter where you are in your career, working with a recruiting firm is often a foreign process to job seekers, but it can really help improve your chances of landing a job. In this blog, we’re interviewing Robyn Wassman, the Director of Recruiting for Peoplr, to find out what the deal is with recruiters and how to prepare to work with one.

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