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Career Challenge: What is Your Greatest Weakness

There are many articles you can find about answer the question, “What is your greatest weakness?” There are few that will break it down like we have in this episode. Answering this question could make a difference in how you’re perceived, and whether an employer likes you enough to hire you.

My guest today offers a unique view of how to answer this question. Chris Fields (@new_resource) is the founder of Resume Crusade and Cost of Work. He owns a Masters in Labor Human Resources (MLHR) and writes for several other sites. He has been quoted in Mashable, Oprah.com, and Monster.com.

How have you answered the “greatest weakness” question?

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:
1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows
2) Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com
3) Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com and press the “Send Voicemail” button to leave a message online

 

Those of you who are career professionals can receive the additional bonus by leaving your blog and I will link to it.

For the complete show notes: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/93

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers93.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:55pm CDT

How to Watch Your Budget and Career

This episode we are focusing on finances. Job seekers who survive the best during unemployment and underemployment understand the importance of controlling your expenses. If you need help in getting a better money perspective and motivation to getting your finances under control, this episode is for you. 

 

Tiffany Aliche  (@TheBudgetnista) aka, "The Budgetnista" is a popular financial adviser and money management expert. Tiffany is the bestselling author of the book, The One Week Budget (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice has been featured on: the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, and The New York.  She also blogs for the Huffington Post. Women can reach out to Tiffany as she has her Live Richer Challenge site where more than 12,000 women have accessed her money plans. 

 

What is one financial challenge that you would like to overcome?

 

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows

2) Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com
3) Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com and press the “Send Voicemail” button to leave a message online

Those of you who are career professionals can receive the additional bonus by leaving your blog and I will link to it.

 

For complete show notes go to: 

 

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

 

For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/92

Direct download: The_Budgetnist.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 1:37am CDT

How to Achieve Work Life Balance as a Career  Dad

 

This Sunday is Father's Day! To celebrate, we will discuss how working Dads can make progress in creating a career that allows them more time with their children and family.   My guest, Scott Behson, is The author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and Home. 

 

He is a work-life balance advocate and zealous forging discussions about Dads having work flexibility options for more face time with their families. I comment on the show that I wish this book were around ten years ago when my sons were younger. But more now than ever, this book is first of it's kind, timely, and needed. 

 

Scott Behson's day job is as an Associate Professor of Management at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has a doctorate in Organizational Studies, and blogs at Fathers Work and Family. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Good Men Project, and Salary.com. 

As a Dad, do you struggle with a lack of time for your family? What is one of your challenges in creating more time for family? 

 

We’d love for you to share your thoughts.

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows

2) Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

3) Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com and press the “Send Voicemail” button to leave a message online

 

Around 28:15, listen in as I tell you how to receive a free copy of the book. I'll announce the winner on Monday, June 22 on Facebook and Twitter. 

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros1

For show highlights go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/91

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers91.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:33am CDT

Why Trashing a Current Employer on Facebook Makes You Unhirable

Chandra Lee has loads of hiring nightmares, and she will share a few with me this summer. This episode, as well as the others Chandra and I will publish, are intended to help you intentionally build a strong online brand despite any past lapses in judgment. One of the easier things you can apply right now is to stop sharing negative stories about your employer, coworkers, or work products.

Chandra Lee (@ChandraLee) is the founder and managing partner of Lee Integrations, LLC. She has worked with many companies, brands, and clients including celebrities. She works to assist others to extend their brand and relationships worldwide with the goals of enhancing their business and personal networking.

What do you think about negative sharing about your work situation? We’d love for you to share you thoughts.

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows

2) Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com
3) Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com and press the “Send Voicemail” button to leave a message online

Those of you who are career professionals can receive the additional bonus by leaving your blog and I will link to it.

Chandra says that in her business, you have to be an avid user of the product to garner serious consideration

 

    • She regularly screens potential candidates through their social activity
    • One candidate that we highlight regularly complained about her current employer on Facebook
    • This person went into detail about work situations, bosses and coworkers and continually called them names
    • As Chandra viewed this person comments, she pictured herself being talked about in a couple of months if she hired her
    • As intense as the complaints continued especially around the holidays, the complainant (the now former candidate), posted that her boss gave a $5,000 and an iPad
    •  Employers like Chandra look for fit regardless of the resume quality, accomplishments and achievements
    • Although she continued to complain throughout her career changes on Facebook, she also continued to experience job search challenges
    • She is constantly committing career suicide primarily due to her derogative comments on social media. She doesn’t understand the full power of social media. He comments have caused her jobs and opportunities despite “high-level” skills
    • Chandra recommends showing your personality, volunteer work, and positive comments and resources to strengthen your brand

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

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