Designed for the overwhelmed college graduate, the recently unemployed, or the aspiring entrepreneur, Prosper can help coach you through any step of your career, beginning or advanced, and motivate you when you need a little encouragement.
To set up an account, you’ll be asked to select a goal. For instance: Discover my career. Get a new job. Develop as a leader. Score a promotion. Build my own business.
Once you enter your name, email, and phone number, you’ll be matched with a coach to suit your goal. On the Home tab, book your first session, a 15-minute video chat to meet your coach live—don’t worry, this initial session is on the house. For any sessions to follow, expect to pay about $45, though if you buy, say, 10 sessions at once, the price is reduced. And you can use much of the app without paying a dime. Inside you’ll find prerecorded Pep Talks with coaches on discovery, job searching, leadership, and entrepreneurship, so if you’re not feeling like speaking to someone face-to-face—or rather, camera-to-camera—you can select a five-to-10-minute pep talk related to your needs.
Under the Job Search section of Pep Talks, you’ll also find practice interview questions. Pick from categories like Leadership, the Company, Teamwork, and Communication. Next to the Home tab, you’ll find the Chat tab. This is where your personal coach will check in, chat with you, and share the action plan you’ve created together to achieve your goal. If (or when!) you achieve your current goal, you can head to the Profile tab to change your goal and work to advance your career even more. You’re able to switch coaches here if you find you need a different form of guidance. Even if you think you’ve achieved all you can in your career, Prosper can be your cheerleader to take your success just one step further.