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In this interview series, we caught up with Erin K Moody from Career Designs, who shares her expertise and insights about a job search, career change, etc. in today’s marketplace.

Tell Us a Little Bit about Your Company

We provide Career Coaching to help clients reach their goals.

How Did You Get Started in This Path?

People always ask me for advice, so I decided to start a business helping people!

Is This Something You Decided Early on in Your Career?

I had a ton of people asking me for advice. I have always wanted to run my own business but hadn’t decided on career coaching until I had about 5 years in HR.

What Is the Best Career Advice You’ve Ever Received?

 If people like working with you that’s half the battle. If you are also good at your job, you are unstoppable. 

What Is the Most Exciting Part of Working in This Industry?


How You Stay Abreast of the Industry as an Expert?

I work full time in HR for a global company, so I live it every day. Also, I read a ton of articles and books.
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What Are Some of the Things That You See Job Seekers Struggle with the Most?

Getting past the initial job application process and having the opportunity to talk to someone.

What Are the Common Mistakes That You See Them Do?

Only applying to career sites and not networking.

How Should Job Seekers Approach Job Search Today?

Tap into your network. That is the best way to get an interview and bypass the application system.

What Is the Biggest Trend(s) You See That Job Seekers Will Face in the Next 2-3 Years?

I think we will continue to see roles transitioned to lower-cost locations and AI replaces lower-level roles.
People need to keep learning new skills to keep up with the job market.

What Is One Advice You Would Give Someone Just Out of College Today?

Take some time to think about what you want to do before you jump into a career.

What Is One Advice You Would Give Someone Who Is Switching Careers?

Prioritize what you want. Are you open to taking a pay-cut to move into a new industry?

How Should Job Seekers Get the Most Out of LinkedIn?

Make sure you have a professional profile picture and optimize your profile with keywords you want to be associated with.

This will help you show up in search results for the positions you want.

Unemployment Is at the Lowest Levels, Why Do You Think That Is?

I think that people are employed, but not necessarily in the jobs, they want to do.

What Is the Biggest Trend(s) You See That Hiring Managers Will Face in the Next 2-3 Years?

The new generation coming in who are very technical and want flexibility and reinforcement.

Erin, What Are You Currently Working on?

Working on an eBook dedicated to leveling up your career.

What Are the Best Resources You Recommend to Job Seekers?


What Is the Best Way for Our Audience to Reach You?

By Email – erin@careerdesigns.net  

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Erin K Moody and Career Designs have also been featured in our recent compilation of the most resourceful career experts and career blogs –  Top Career Advice Websites.  

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