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Early Career Moves is a BIPOC-focused career strategy podcast that empowers listeners to make their next career move with confidence and joy. Hosted by Priscilla Esquivel Bulcha, Latinx Career Coach, Human Capital Consultant, ex-recruiter, and first-gen professional. Each week we drop guest and solo episodes brimming with BIPOC friendly career knowledge. Find out more at ecmpodcast.com!

The Early Career Moves Podcast Priscilla Esquivel Bulcha

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    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Early Career Moves is a BIPOC-focused career strategy podcast that empowers listeners to make their next career move with confidence and joy. Hosted by Priscilla Esquivel Bulcha, Latinx Career Coach, Human Capital Consultant, ex-recruiter, and first-gen professional. Each week we drop guest and solo episodes brimming with BIPOC friendly career knowledge. Find out more at ecmpodcast.com!

    How to Negotiate Salary, Ask For A Raise, and Ace Your First 90 Days, with Larnell Vickers

    How to Negotiate Salary, Ask For A Raise, and Ace Your First 90 Days, with Larnell Vickers

    On this #careercoach spotlight, Larnell Vickers comes on the show to chat about all things salary negotiation, asking for a raise at work, and building relationships at work. Larnell is helping countless folks win at their careers, and he doesn't hold back on this special episode. 
    Want more of this podcast? Make sure to hit follow and tune in for new episode drops on Fridays!
    Ready to switch jobs? Check out my FREE 20-page guide to help get started on your career transition journey and I spill all of my ex-recruiter secrets. 
    Ready to get 1-1 career coaching? Sign up for a FREE 30-minute chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 33 min
    How to Become a Software Engineer without a CS Degree, with Noel Mendoza

    How to Become a Software Engineer without a CS Degree, with Noel Mendoza

    Have you ever felt so disengaged in your job that you actually end up becoming a "performance flag"? As Noel was navigating his career in his mid-20's, jumping from sales job to sales job, he realized he was totally disengaged with his career trajectory. It wasn't until a rude awakening - getting fired - that he realized it was time to commit to something new: becoming a software engineer in tech. On this special episode, Noel walks us through his journey going through a prestigious coding bootcamp to become a software engineering apprentice at Microsoft, beating out hundreds of candidates. 
    Want more of this podcast? Make sure to hit follow and tune in for new episode drops on Fridays!
    Ready to switch jobs? Check out my FREE 20-page guide to help get started on your career transition journey and I spill all of my ex-recruiter secrets. 
    Ready to get 1-1 career coaching? Sign up for a FREE 30-minute chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 44 min
    Why I Advocate For Marijuana Legalization on Capitol Hill, with Maritza Perez

    Why I Advocate For Marijuana Legalization on Capitol Hill, with Maritza Perez

    If it hadn't been for her high school secretary's encouragement, Maritza might have never applied to a 4-year university or college. Growing up as the eldest sibling of a Mexican-American family in Nevada, Maritza didn't always think college was in the cards for her - fast forward years later, Maritza is now a UC Berkeley law grad and fierce political advocate in Washington, D.C. - advocating for marginalized communities and fighting to end the war on drugs. Talk about #goals! 
    Want more of this podcast? Make sure to hit follow and tune in for new episode drops on Fridays!
    Ready to switch jobs? Check out my FREE 20-page guide to help get started on your career transition journey and I spill all of my ex-recruiter secrets. 
    Ready to get 1-1 career coaching? Sign up for a FREE 30-minute chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 27 min
    How to Persevere Through the CPA Exam When You Feel Like Giving Up, with Priscilla Suggs

    How to Persevere Through the CPA Exam When You Feel Like Giving Up, with Priscilla Suggs

    Do you have a big goal that feels "unattainable" for you? On this episode, Priscilla Suggs tells us what it was like to finally reach a goal that she almost gave up on: passing the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam. We talk about what it was like to be one of the few Black women in her accounting major at UT Austin, how she shifted her mindset to achieve this monumental goal, and the many pathways that the CPA opens up for her as a budding entrepreneur. 

    • 30 min
    My Top 3 Career Gems for BIPOC from Season 1 (Solo Episode)

    My Top 3 Career Gems for BIPOC from Season 1 (Solo Episode)

    On this special season 1 finale, Priscilla talks through her Top 3 Career Gems from Season 1, synthesized from all of the amazing guests on the show. These career gems are specifically tailored for BIPOC, First-Gen folks from historically excluded groups. Also, don't miss 2 very special announcements: 1) Priscilla is taking on private career coaching clients and 2) Priscilla will come back with a new last name for Season 2! 
    Interested in applying for private coaching? Head over to ecmpodcast.com and click on "Work with Priscilla"
    The ECM Podcast will return for Season 2 on October 1st, 2021.
    Follow us on Instagram: @ecmpodcast 

    • 24 min
    What It’s Like To Be a UX Designer, with Lia Napolitano

    What It’s Like To Be a UX Designer, with Lia Napolitano

    Have you ever wondered who exactly designs all of the wonderful tech at the tip of your fingers? Meet Lia Napolitano - an incredible experience designer who's been Design Lead for Siri at Apple, Oculus Quest at Facebook and now leads design at Caffeine. On this episode, Lia breaks down what it was like to break into design at Apple - the "holy grail" of design - coming from a liberal arts background. She talks about what it means to be a designer and what it was like to get into the "room where it happens" - pitching winning ideas to senior executives as a young twenty-something. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

cocolapopo ,

Like a coffee date with your brilliant, successful, authentic friend

On the Early Career Moves podcast, Priscilla does an excellent job explaining the research or theory behind big ideas that she talks about. She easily weaves in research and theory with her own personal experience and challenges us listeners to do the same. She invites you to be introspective, not in a judgmental way but a “how do I use this knowledge to further my career and make myself more effective at work” way. Her guests are interesting and from diverse backgrounds and they give great insight into how to market and grow yourself personally and professionally. The advice that Priscilla gives to listeners are techniques that she has tried herself, and she has examples to back them up. A total joy to listen to.

stephanie_said ,

A great listen for young professionals!

As a Latina, I found this podcast to be very inspirational while offering helpful advice for anyone starting out in their career! The host asks great questions and has guests from diverse backgrounds and career paths! I’m so happy to know that there’s a resource like Early Career Moves offering guidance to young professionals of color!

CrischelleNB ,

Relevant and applicable!

Loved the lessons and advice (take-aways) shared in this blog. Priscilla makes a compelling case for folks to use their voice, and intentionally celebrating wins and accomplishments! This is relevant and applicable for folks who want to thrive and survive in our current world.

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