thevoiceofjobseekers's podcast (Career Advice)

Instagram stories is new and significant. In today’s day and age, social proof and timeliness are critical to standing out in the job market. To make the most of your job search, you want to put your skills and career acumen where they will be viewed by your network, potential new connections, recruiters, hiring managers, and companies.

People have been talking about ways to use Snapchat in your job search for a while, and now there is a new contender in the social media world: Instagram Stories, Instagram’s latest feature that is unashamedly similar to Snapchat. Employers saw Instagram as an opportunity already, and now they see Instagram Stories as one, too.

Read and listen to the full article at The Voice of Job Seekers

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT

For this last episode of the season, I am replaying my appearance on the "Repurpose Your Career" podcast. Here are the questions we're answering:
 
1. I am a 61-year-old floor installer. I have been doing this since I was a young man. I have worked in other parts of the industry like sales and distribution but I like to work by myself. I no longer install carpeting because of the weight.
 
I do not know much longer I can continue to do this. I am incredibly good at finding the best methods to install the ever-changing product offerings that the vinyl and wood flooring industry come up with every year.
 
What can I do? I cannot physically keep this up.
 
2. After years of corporate training, I took time off to raise my daughter. She is graduating from high school in two weeks and I am ready to get back into training. 
 
A few of my challenges:
 
I haven't used much of the new technologies since 2008
I haven't spoken in from an audience since 2009
I haven't worked since 2009
 
Not sure where to begin. 
 
Thanks for your help in advice. 
 
Name redacted. 
 
3. I am 65 years old and I have been an IT consultant/Interim CIO for the last 25 years.
 
I want to finish my career as a full-time employee as a CIO at a small to medium size business. I am completely unable to convince people that I am worth the risk. I have worked in so many industries that everyone says I do not have the necessary industry experience and I get passed over.
 
What should I do?
 

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

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– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

For the full show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers189.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:55pm CDT

 
Removing bias from the hiring process is quite a task considering those who are still asking why. My guest this episode is Melissa Dobbins, founder, and CEO of career.place, whose purpose is to remove bias from hiring. She states on her website that she is "...radically reshaping the hiring process through the synthesis of science and technology..." Her goal is to show hiring companies how to remove bias from the hiring process. 

 

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

– Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
– Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

 
Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers188.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

How to stand out to employers online is frequent question and subject. It's one of the hardest things to do on the Internet since there is so much noise competing to be heard. There are job seekers who want to be noticed but not sure how they can be heard. I bought Hanna Morgan back on the show to discuss the further.
 

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

– Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
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– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:02pm CDT

I was interview by James Parker of the Chicago Urban League Saturday, 4/14/2018. This was on WVON Saturday morning's program, "Let's Get to Work." 

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

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– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

How do the youth get jobs for the summer or anytime? I suggest these methods of helping them find jobs:

  • Start in October not March
  • Look at the opportunities available daily
  • Work together with other parents for those 16-18. Share information
  • Initiate a group and share information
  • McDonald's is not your only option even though it's not bad at all
  • Startups would be a great resource for job openings
Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers186.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:19pm CDT

LinkedIn is constantly changing their features and functionality to the point where new and old users lose sight of LinkedIn's value. Bob McIntosh is a purveyor of all things LinkedIn for job seekers. He is my guest as discuss what features are best for job seekers, and a couple of features not so much.
 

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

– Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
– Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Go here for show notes

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers184.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

Join us for a short episode at TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com this week.  

You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

– Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
– Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
– Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers183.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:05pm CDT

More job search tips for you in this episode. Although we had a goal to offer three job search tips each, there were more tips than we expected. Chris Fields, Janine Truitt, and I banter and expound offering as much value as possible. 
 
You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:
 
  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
  2. Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
  3. Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com
Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers182.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:56pm CDT

I decided to create an extensive resume advice show that offered many practical and actionable tactics and strategies. I invited Jessica Dillard back to the show to discuss personal branding aspects of resume writing and resume writing trends for 2018.

I will love it if you offer your struggles or tips for resume writing.

Here are three ways you can let us know:

  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
  • Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
  • Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

For full show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com!

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers180.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:11pm CDT

Tis the season for layoffs. Well, the talk or the occurrences lately include AFLACAllscriptsAllstateAIGAnadarkoArris, and  AT&T. Not to mention every company that hired seasonal workers recently. This is why I am welcoming back to the show Tom Spiggle of Spiggle Law. 
 
 

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

  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
  • Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
  • Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for the show notes. 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers179.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT