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Thanks so much for your interest in this particular episode. Since bias has many different faces, sizes, complexities, and issues, it's hard to talk about them in one episode. Sheila Caldwell, Ed. D. is the Advisor to the President on Diversity at the University of North Georgia.

She is the eyes and ears for the University on all things for diversity and inclusion and reports directly to the President of the University. I was happy she agreed to come on and share her journey in mitigating bias as well as the university students.

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers175.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

Parental Leave and its nuances may change and possibly alter your career in some way. Who knows, maybe parental leave benefits will wane? We can't say until we know for sure the stance our government will take. My return guest, Scott Behson parses some of what we know to date, and how parental leave is a viable option for America. Will it affect your career aspirations, plans, and goals? Probably. Listen how you can make sense of it for your career.

I hope you enjoyed the introduction this episode. I wanted to surprise you a little.

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers174a.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:33pm CST

Still conflicted with building your brand online. Have you tried defensive googling, yet? Concerned the data or the lack of data about you on Google it's vital to your job search? Did you know the 40-hour work week is obsolete? We address all three of these questions in today's episode.
 
We have two segments today I hope will improve your career. You'll learn more about finding yourself and strengths can guide you to positive career outcomes. You should also stop looking for a 40-hour job. More on this in the show. Finally, You'll also learn practical steps in using Google to correct, protect, and build your online presence to make yourself attracted to employers.
 

Join in on the conversation. Here's how:

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers173.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Employers want employees and new hires to good writing skills. If you find writing a challenge, this is a good show for you. Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess is back to revisit the value of good business writing.

I also mention it's National Punctuation Day and what better way and reason to celebrate it.

How important is good writing to you?Let’s discuss! You can do this in three ways:

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers172b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interviewcalled "Excellent" in a Forbes article. I love we discuss the importance of preparation, realness, and relaxed for an interview.

How do you prepare for interviews? What is your mindset?

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm CST

Welcome back to the last show of the Summer season, and boy is this an informative one! Listen to this great show with Mac Pritchard, founder of Mac's List  (Careers) and President of Prichard Communications (Public Relations firm). Mac recently published a new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere: The Complete Mac's List Guide to Finding Work You Can Love. In our conversation, we discuss the benefits of a portfolio career. 

Love to hear your thoughts about how a portfolio career would help you:

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers170.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

Today, I am sharing with my conversation with Kristen Pressner. This show is a slight departure from straight job search advice or should any of this show have practicals to apply to your job search. You'll glean a few things, but this is to self-examine and become more self-aware of your own biases. I hope you'll consider looking at yourself, remember we're not navigating hiring barriers. My guest, Kristen Pressner (@KPressner), Global Head Human Resources Roche Diagnostics, is sharing her story of how she was biased toward other women while making a business decision.

You know we've discussed unconscious bias several times this year. This show adds to the discussion.

I want to hear from you of how this episode resonates with you. Here are places you can add to the conversation at large:

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers169.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:30am CST

This week's episode is a republishing of an interview done by Marc Miller, host of the Repurposing Your Career podcast, and the mega huge CareerPivot.com. The basis of our interview was the article I wrote for Career Pivot, "8 Ways Older Job Seekers Invite Age Unconscious Bias on Social Media." 

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As you know, Marc was on this show several weeks ago and as always quite enjoyable. His new podcast focuses on the person who is experiencing the 2nd half of life. Since Marc has written detailed show notes for our discussion, I will just provide the link for you to check it our here. 

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I will not publish a podcast next week (for the week of July 4) and no shows between July 19-Sept 11. I will post articles throughout the summer at least twice a week. Love to hear from you about your challenges and how I can help.

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers168.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:06pm CST

Glad to have my friend Ryan Rhoten back on the show to discuss his first book, CareerKred: 4 Simple Steps to Build Your Digital Brand & Boos Credibility In Your Career. We discuss in depth the importance of brand building in 2017 and how critical it is to establish credibility online.

Do you think it's important to build credibility online? Let us know what you think:

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Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for show notes! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers167.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:21pm CST

Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. To do that, you have to stand out among the dozens of attendees to the event. In this episode, I discuss with Jessica Dillard, the founder of Dillard and Associates an old school solution to a current problem. Yes, business cards are definitely a must if you wish to differentiate yourself from others, but a handbill will place your contributions and potential at top of mind. 
 
How do you stand out at job fairs and networking events? Let's discuss! You can do this in three ways:
 
  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm CST