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.
Are you looking for greater career satisfaction and upward mobility? 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 with confidence! Here are 4 ways to grow your career that will really work:
As a Career Coach and HR Consultant, I conduct my share of interviews—about 500 a year to be exact. There are a few critical mistakes that I run into more than you’d expect, and it always amazes me how job seekers can overlook some really critical details at the beginning of their job search. If you’re in the job market, here are 3 things you’ll want to check before you submit your resume:
Like history, fashion usually repeats itself. However, we can all agree that some trends are best left in the past—like shoulder pads and mullets for example. Dressing appropriately is a big part of acquiring and maintaining respect and credibility as you progress in your career. Cultivating a wardrobe of professional basics is always a good idea, as is reevaluating whether the way you’re dressing is appropriate for where you are in your career. Here are 5 fashion tips that we think should apply throughout your career:
Impromptu phone interviews and job-related calls happen when you least expect them. If you’re in the middle of a job search and in the habit of answering calls from numbers that you don’t recognize—be prepared to graciously let callers know if it’s not a good time to talk. Why is this important? Read on to find out:
The main goal of a resume is to land you a job interview. Maximizing your resume “real estate” is critical, and so is conveying relevant skills and experience in a simple and direct way. Here are 5 resume tips that will help you get a call back.
We’re seeing fewer thank you notes these days and we feel this is attributed both to millennials who aren’t being taught that this is still part of a formal interview process, and also to the increase in laid back office environments that give the impression that thank you notes aren’t necessary. We urge our clients to go the extra mile and believe that sending a note of appreciation still makes a difference. Here are 3 tips for sending a 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.
The 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:
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:
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