48 episodes

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 I Survived Working in Big Law as an Immigrant, with Yeve Sibanda

    How I Survived Working in Big Law as an Immigrant, with Yeve Sibanda

    On today's episode, we hear from Yeve Sibanda - a Zimbabwean Black woman immigrant who worked in "Big Law" for many years. "Big Law" refers to firms on the AmLaw 200 List, and they tend to employ thousands of lawyers worldwide. One of the reasons law grads covet working at a Big Law firm is that the compensation packages are huge (the average starting salary is around 190K base for fresh law school graduates).  Yeve tells us how she broke into a Big Law firm a few years after graduating from American University with her J.D. and how she held onto her Big Law job for over 6 years - as a Black woman, immigrant, and mom. If you've ever been the "only person who looks like you" in a corporate space, this episode will surely resonate with you.
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    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 chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 24 min
    What It's Like To Work In Climate Change as a Latina, with Phoebe Romero

    What It's Like To Work In Climate Change as a Latina, with Phoebe Romero

    Are you passionate about climate change and interested in using your career path to literally make the world a better place? Then you can't miss Phoebe Romero's story - Phoebe is a "fronterista" - a woman who grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and made her way to Brown University in Rhode Island. Phoebe walks us through her journey breaking into the environmental justice space as a Latina and how she's been able to advocate for BIPOC folks within this space from both the private and public sector. Today, Phoebe works at the City of Austin within the Office of Sustainability advancing climate change and air quality policies. 
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    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 chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 29 min
    The Five Essential Mindsets You Need to Adopt for a Stress-Free and Successful Career Change (Solo Episode)

    The Five Essential Mindsets You Need to Adopt for a Stress-Free and Successful Career Change (Solo Episode)

    Are you ready to get your job search / career change journey started in 2022? Well, hold your horses for just 25 minutes....
    On today's episode, Priscilla shares the benefits of spending some intentional time programming your brain to make your journey SO. MUCH. EASIER. Get rid of the overwhelm, perfectionism, and harsh inner critic and embrace the fun, curiosity and learnings that await you on your next career change.
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    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 chat with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 27 min
    Announcement: Out of Office Until January 7, 2022!

    Announcement: Out of Office Until January 7, 2022!

    PSA: The ECM Podcast will not be releasing new episodes for the remainder of 2021, but we will be back with fresh content on January 7, 2022! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! xo, Priscilla

    • 48 sec
    What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

    What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

    When you're the first person in your family to graduate from college with a liberal arts degree, that initial job search can take you by surprise. Today we hear Edgar Galindo's story and what he learned about what NOT to do in your first job search as a first-gen college grad. As the son of Mexican immigrants and recent Pomona College grad in 2013, Edgar was in for a rude awakening when it came time to figure out what exactly to do with his career. Luckily, his passion for problem solving and building relationships with others have served him well as he worked to connect the dots. Today, Edgar is a successful Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting and has his MBA from UT Austin - McCombs School of Business. 
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    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 Consult Call with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 27 min
    How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

    How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

    Can you imagine getting rejected from your dream job at NASA 12 different times, but still trying again one more time? Well, that's exactly what Joan Melendez Misner did before landing her job as aerospace engineer at NASA. On this episode, Joan tells us how to break into the Space industry and thrive as a woman of color in STEM. She also shoots down common misconceptions that people have about what it takes to work at NASA. This is exactly the episode you need if you want to get past your excuses! 
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    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 Consult Call with me to find out if coaching is for you!

    • 38 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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