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We are in an economy that has a four percent unemployment rate and now many people are looking and leaping to different job and careers. Are you looking for what you consider the best "fit" or are you taking the first job offer you get?
 
Mark Babbit, CEO of YouTern and WorkIQ says you have an opportunity to find work you care about. 
 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

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?
 

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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. 

 

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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.
 

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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." 

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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
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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.
 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

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

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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. 
 
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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.

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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:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

  • Thanks for joining us for the last show of the season. The next show will be on January 19, 2018. I want you to stick around for this show. Janine Truitt and Chris Fields are back to discuss Janine's recent article, "I Used To Love D&I: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love With Diversity and Inclusion." I wanted to Janine to share her perspective as she has worked with several companies to help roll out their initiatives and why it doesn't shape into an effective program.
     

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:55pm CDT

You've heard me say before small organizations should be on your list of target companies to research and get hired by. One of the premiere nonprofit job boards to use is idealist.org and get job advice from idealistcareers.org. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:26pm CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:33pm CDT

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.
 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:06pm CDT

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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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:21pm CDT

Welcome back to the podcast! I hope your last three weeks were as enjoyable as mine. I also continued volunteering for the "Aim to Work" Job Lab. For this show, I wanted to share a podcast interview as a guest on "Find Your Dream Job" podcast hosted by Mac Pritchard! It's one of the most popular podcasts I have been a guest on to date. I discuss the tremendous personal and professional value anyone gets by volunteering. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

 Let's face it, the lines between work and life continue to mesh. Many professionals trying to separate the two with 24-hour access to work product. According to Scott Behson, even executives are upfront about their need for work-life balance. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

The Beyonce Syndrome. Our definition of the show is about the career woman who has it all and does it all. Many feel it's not enough to achieve the recognition for women to gain the same opportunities as men. Janine Truitt and Chris Fields are back on the show to discuss why it affects people of color much more.

We would love your perspectives on this episode.

Here is how you can be a part of this conversation:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:16pm CDT

Job seekers should consider blogging as a way to increase your career success and choices. In the process, it will increase your career chances. I bought back my longtime friend Keith Townsend to talk about his journey.

Do you think blogging will increase your career success:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

Marc Miller is back on the show again to talk about his new book, "Repurposing Your Career: A Practical Guide For the 2nd Half of Life." He shares stories from his clients and helping them to align their interests and careers.  

Have you decided to make a career pivot in your career? Are you in your 2nd half of life? Let's discuss!  

Let me know what you in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:37pm CDT

We are recording this episode on April 3, 2017. This is a day before the "Don't Call it a Pay Gap" Facebook Live hosted by PayScale. I wanted to support this event because it's discussion about the issues faced daily by women. 

Cassidy Rush is a Campaign Marketing Manager for Payscale and my friend. We are reviewing the discussion at large tomorrow. 

Is there a double standard for women in the workplace? Let me know what you in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

Going into vacation mode, I wanted to offer some job search advice in what you can do in a pinch. Employers seem to ignore you lately. No call backs from employers, network contacts, or even seeing leads from anywhere.

Your job search  is in "code blue."

"Code blue" is a term used in hospitals when a patient is in distress. The heart has stopped. Resuscitation methods are in place. The team of residents, doctors, nurses et al deployed. This is critical, as it needs to be with your job search, and action is essential. 

What do you do during when your job search lacks a heartbeat? When nothing is happening, how do you respond? I'd love to know what your thoughts and how you handle a lack of responsiveness from your efforts. Here's how you can let me know:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:11am CDT

Lavie Margolin is back on the show to talk about his latest book Mastering the Job Interview. He is the author of several books about Negotiating Salary to Job Interviews. 

What have your interviewing experiences been like recently? I would love to hear from you in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:09pm CDT

Graduates undervalue communication and critical thinking. Employers want more of it. My guest today, Jeff Kavanaugh, explains how graduates can prepare for the job market.

How are you preparing for the job market?

I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

Finally, I read a career book with the mission to entertain while making serious points. Much of what NOT to do in your job search and workplace is in the boo, B.S. Incorporated. The authors, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss mix parody and non-fiction to bring us chaos. 

I would love to know some of your worse work experiences. Here are three ways to join in on the conversation:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:52pm CDT

As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators. We will need to remain in negotiating mode for the longevity of our careers. To help us embrace this role, Kwame Christian, an attorney will help. He is the host of the American Negotiation Institute and negotiation expert.

If you find negotiating hard, don't worry, I got you. Feel free to share your negotiating story. You can also share your thoughts about this episode in one of three ways:

I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

Today's job search requires you to keep both hands on the wheel. Any passive approach to finding opportunities fails. It doesn't work. You must remain engaged throughout your career or face significant challenges shifting gears.

My friend Hannah Morgan, is back to talk what is not working in your job search. We discuss her article from last fall and recently on her blog and solutions to help your job search efforts.

I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:52am CDT

Try different strategies to achieve different results. The same old strategies yield the same results. Most job seekers would rather do what is easy than what is challenging. It's easier to applying to 100 job board announcements in a month.  It's harder to have 15-20 meaningful person-to-person conversations in a month's time.

I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

  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
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

Facing Unconscious Bias in Your Career and Life

For a long time, I have wanted Tony Chatman to come on my show. We have talked about many ideas over the last two years, but finally, a topic both of us are passionate about made it easy to start finalizing. 

This was recorded live in front of an audience of three as well as a Facebook Live stream (more people engaged the conversation via Facebook). I would like to thank the First Christian Church of Chicago along with the Greater Ashburn Community Development Corporation for hosting us. Hundreds saw the event during and after the video was posted on Facebook. I also published it on my YouTube page.

 We would love your input. Here's how you can contribute to the conversation:

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Are You Over Educated? Why Does it Matter to Your Career?

Once again, Janine Truitt of talentthinkinnovations.com and Chris Fields of ResumeCrusade.com joins me for a roundtable discussion. We banter about a trend where many are getting more degrees than what's valued by employers. 

We would love your thoughts on the topic. Here are three ways you can participate in the discussion: 

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

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:24am CDT

Unconscious Bias:  Your Career and Workplace

Last week, I traveled to the University of North Georgia to present a talk about "Unconscious Bias."  I recorded it so I can share it with you at least a part of it. I talk about how it affects everyone in their career, life, and workplace. 

This is an important topic to me as it affects the job search. In the end, I hope we can create amicable and responsive dialogue to take out bias in the job search process. 

As always, I invite you to join the conversation. Here are three ways you can do so:

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

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobseekers.com! 

 

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:25pm CDT

How to have a Great Career Start

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Very few job seekers who are students, graduates, careerists, or career-changers get a great career start. This episode will be an exception as we dive deep in getting a great start or rebooting your career. I have two co-hosts this week: Janine Truitt of TalentThinkInnovations.com and Christ Fields of ResumeCrusade.com. Both of them bring their perspectives in working with young professionals to those in the executive c-suite.

What was some of the best career advice at the start of your career? We would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

  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

 

For show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:38pm CDT

Your Job Search Letters

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This new season of episodes will probably differ than all others to date. This episode features a book recommendation from Wendy Enelow (my guest this week), and co-founder Louis Kursmark, and 60 other presenters.  Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. Letter samples in the book such as, Cover letters and e-notes, recruiter letters, networking letters, thank-you letters inspire creativity and sound strategy to reach employers and recruiters.

How important are these documents to your career? Let’s talk about it. I would love your feedback in one of three ways:

  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

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

Job Search Myths

In this special edition, I am interviewed by Anthony Quinones of the podcast, "Your Point of Q." He was kind by inviting me to talk about the myths of job search and how it's holding job seekers back. 

As always, you can tell me what you think in this episode in one of three ways:

  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

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for complete show notes. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:35pm CDT

Eliminating the Unconscious Bias in Hiring

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I was fascinated by articles discussing the Blendoor app. It was developed and founded by Stephanie Lampkin was able to get venture capital funding for it. The Blendoor app is a blind recruiting tool  eliminating features used to screen candidates from “unconscious bias.” I consider this a game changer especially if it minimizes or eliminates discrimination.

Let me now what you think about the Blendoor app’s possibilities. Here’s how you can comment:

  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

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:44pm CDT

Trust in the Workplace

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Sean Leslie from Payscale is my guest this week to discuss the new Payscale report, “You’re not the Boss of Me – Trust in the Workplace.”  Sean is the Senior Content Strategist at Payscale who first report the survey results.

Love to hear your thoughts on the show. There are three ways to reach me:

  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

 

For the complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT

Disabilities and Pay Equity

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The more disability rights, and gender and race pay disparities are discussed, the better it is for all. Job seekers who are affected can achieve fair chances and equity to manage the full  arc of his or her career. Tom Spiggle, founder of Spiggle Law, focuses in on discrimination. He is my guest for the show today.

I will be doing even more show regarding these issues. I would love to hear your concerns and questions regarding disability or pay equity. Here are three ways we can have further discussion on these issues: 

  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

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:09pm CDT

Modern Networking Manners for Career Success

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We know networking is essential to success in business and career management. It should be a staple in your career strategy, but I know it’s not for everyone. I think the book, The Etiquette Edge; Modern Manners for Business Success by Dr. Beverly Langford is perfect for those who are struggling with networking as a thing rather than networking as a way of life.

How has networking helped you and your career? I would love to hear from you in one of three ways:

  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

 

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for complete show notes! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:50am CDT

Giving Women Courage in their Career Development

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Women desire to differentiate themselves through making an impact with their ideas. There are innate character traits women have keeping them from speaking up. Gia Ganesh is a  career strategist who help mid-career professionals discover and move into meaningful and fulfilling work.

What are you career development challenges? You can add your voice to the discussion in one of three ways:

  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

 

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:05am CDT

Second Chance for Job Seekers with Good Hire

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I started noticing then following Good Hire a while ago. I loved their voice on employment  discrimination and the ex-offenders reentering the workforce. If you have been listening to this podcast for awhile, you know I champion the “Ban The Box” campaign—very related to how Good Hire is helping ex-offenders having a second chance. More than 30,000 employers rely on their skilled compliance experts, helpful US-based customer service reps, and customizable technology to build teams based on trust, safety, and fairness.

Matt Monahan is the CEO of Good Hire. l would love to hear your thoughts about this episode in one of three ways:

  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 

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:18pm CDT

Get Ready for an Agile Job Search

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When I like a job search blog, I like to let you know about it. If you haven’t heard of Career Metis, then I encourage you to listen to this show and then head on over there. The blog founded by Nissar Ahamed is  likely to give your job search a boost.

I found Career Metis a long time ago, but in the last 15-16 months, he has published articles several times a week. Not only about resumes and cover letters, but also the workplace and productivity too. I’d be remiss if I did not mention his new podcast containing more than 20 episodes to date.

I would love to hear what you think about his blog. Share your thoughts with me in one of three ways:

  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

 

For complete show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:12pm CDT

Branding You in the New Job Search

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This week I decided to share with you my interview on Ryan Rhoten’s “Brand New You” show. I thought it was a great conversation and some  may have missed it, so I am republishing it this week.

Ryan was my guest last spring as we talked about Personal Branding. 

As always, I would love to hear from you in one of three ways:

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

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

This week we will tackle resume for those who are pursuing new opportunities and want to know  the current trends in resume writing. This is also “Update Your Resume” month so I thought this was a good time to publish a show about resumes.

I bring back my friend Melissa Cooley, a certified advance resume writer, who helps me dissect the resume trends and look back at some of the differences since 2009 and today.

Let’s talk about some of your resume challenges. Here’s how:

  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

Melissa has been writing resumes as a business since 2009, and her blog The Job Quest found at MelissaCooley.com is an award-winning blog. Her advice has been featured on Careerbuilder, Monster, and Dice.com.

For show notes go to : http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/update-your-resume-this-month/

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:22pm CDT

RIP the Resume with Torin Ellis

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It’s time to get your strategy ready for your graduate job search or your next opportunity. Need some guidance. I got you! Torin Ellis, winner of Top Recruiter (toprecruiter.tv) is back with his new book, Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep!

What are some of your resume and interview challenges? Let’s discuss. You can reach me in one of three ways:

  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

 

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for complete show notes. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

The Elements of Good Writing for Your Career and Personal Brand

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Some career organizations are celebrating, “ International Update Your Resume Month!” Since resumes are one of many documents needed for your career success, I thought this was a good time for a show on grammar. Emails, business letters of kinds, and social media updates require good grammar.

Today’s guest is Susan Rooks, aka “The Grammar Goddess.” Susan has taught business writing in many countries including the United States and on many other subjects. Susan executes a straight-forward approach to teaching and training others on grammar. She will also tell you she does not know every English grammar rule in existence.

How do you feel about the importance of grammar? Let me know what you think:

  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

 For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobseekers.com/ 138-good-grammar

 

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

How to Get Job Referrals Without a Large Network

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For this last summer episode, this is a recent interview with Margo Wickersham who has a Blab show. Originally, she was going to have Hannah Morgan on her show. However, at the last minute, Hannah couldn’t do it so Margo called me to fill in. It was a great decision because we had quite a robust conversation about getting the coveted external referral.

How important are referrals to your career? Let’s talk about it. I would love your feedback in one of three ways:

  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

 

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

Find Your Career Purpose

For this week’s episode, Stacie Parker is back to discuss how she job seekers discover find purpose. As a career practitioner, many people want help in finding a job, but don’t know his or her target career. Most of us rely on strategies requiring specific career intentions starting with what you want to do. Stacie provides some practical exercises to help you achieve career clarity.

I would love to hear what you think of the show. Are you clear of your career goals? Here’s how you can share with me:

  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
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Is Your MBA or JD Enough? Underemployment

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Two weeks ago, Payscale.com released survey results on underemployment. They report 46% of Americans feel they’re underemployed. I encourage you to go the site to read the survey for yourself as it breaks down the following:

  •  most common job titles of the underemployed
    • most common job titles of the underemployed
    • percentage of underemployed by degree level (from high school GED to MD)
    • percentage of underemployed by gender
    • percentage of underemployed by degree level + major
    • percentage of underemployed workers and a break down by reason for underemployment

Katie Bardaro is the Vice President Data & Analytics and Lead Economist at Payscale.com. 

For complete show notes, go to The Voice of Job Seekers

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Preparing Youth to be Job Ready

I’ve been wanting to do a show to prepare young people to be job ready for a while now. It is critical that teens learn the processes and skills to get a job. Youth unemployment last year increased to more than 20 million as the skill gap becomes more defined. Natascha Saunders is a Youth Career Coach who will help us understand how to prepare young people to be job ready.

Let me know your thoughts about this episode. Here’s how you can expand the conversation:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your thoughts 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

For complete show notes go to thevoiceofjobseekers.com/133-young-people-job-ready

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

Summer Fashion to Boost Your Personal Brand

It’s summer, and once again Aaja Corinne is back to share her summer fashion and brand advice. I always enjoy these shows as we provide some light-hearted commentary to help boost your personal brand.

To add your voice or comments to the show you can:

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

 

For complete show notes go to thevoiceofjobseekers.com/132-boost-your-personal-brand

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:56pm CDT

The New Job Search!

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Both Hannah and I agree today’s job search is much more than writing and obsessively tweaking your resume. The new job search is about disruption and agility in finding social platforms to stand out. I have had Hannah Morgan on the show twice, but we talk periodically via email. She was my guest on episode 23 and episode 57.

During a recent email conversation, she asked me to be on her Blab show. I gladly accepted her invite to talk about what’s new in the job search.

Let me know if you are using some of the new platforms such as Blab, Periscope, or Snapchat. You can let me know in one of three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your thoughts 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

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJoSeekers.com/131-new-job-search

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:07pm CDT

Graduates, the Skills Gap is Real

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We have been hearing about the skills gap for a long time and studies in the past address the lack of what employers want. Payscale released a skill gap study detailing the disconnect between managers and recent graduates regarding their preparedness for employment after entering the workforce, and which skills managers are most likely to consider absent or deficient. Please go to Payscale’s website to view and download their report!

I discussed this two months ago with Rich Thompson, Adecco North America Chief Human Resource Officer. He also said one of the biggest challenges employers have is the skills gap. It is evident according to the study and organizations; graduates are not ready to present themselves as proficient in business oral and written communication. Lydia Frank from Payscale is with me to discuss their skills gap study specifically as it relates to college grads. 

Have you been turned down for a position because you lacked skills? Talk to us. Here's how you can participate in the discussion: 

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your thoughts 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

 

 

For complete show notes go to: thevoiceofjobseekers.com/129-skills-gap

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:13pm CDT

Parents and their Job Ready College Student

 

Parents must participate in helping their son/daughter to be job-ready upon graduation. Millennials made up about 30 percent of the United States’ unemployment population.  Despite being college-educated, many recent graduates are ill-prepared for the workforce, leaving parents wondering how to get their kids from backpack to briefcase. Bill Holland is working with parents to have critical career conversations to help their son/daughter prepare to be job-ready.

Are you having career conversations with your college student?

As usual, your feedback is essential for this discussion.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
  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

Bill Holland and I have talked a few times over the last five years, and the last time on the show was on episode 47 when we talked about his last book. He is a career consultant, an executive in the Talent Management space for many years, and now Principal and Founder of College to Career Catalyst, LLC. He has been featured on NPR and USA Today, and 60 other media outlets.

For complete show notes go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/prepare-to-be-job-ready/

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:31pm CDT

Why Your Interview Skills Suck

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Older job seekers do many things well. One of the obstacles for many of them is presenting well in an interview. The lack of preparation. The lack of research. The application of relevant knowledge. All of those things can impede your chances. Jeff Altman has 40 years experience advising job seekers with interviews and helping them with their challenges.

What are your interview challenges? I would love to know your thoughts about today’s show in three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
  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

 

For complete show notes go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/127-interview-skills

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

Editor's note: Scott Bennett is the author of The Elements of Resume Style. He is often asked about resume writing and the importance in its brevity and clarity as Monster discusses with him in this interview. Scott is a friend and was kind enough to share this with me to share with you. 

 

Recorded shortly after the July 2005 launch of the first edition of The Elements of Resume Style (AMACOM, New York, NY), the freshness and continuing relevance of this podcast today help demonstrate: the more things change, the more they stay the same. As discussed in the second edition of the book, launched September 2014, successful candidates will discern between the rapid, plentiful changes in content delivery systems and the surprisingly fixed and enduring rules for developing error-free, clear, focused, targeted and compelling content. All active career seekers are urged to read and apply the strategies contained in the second edition -- in paperback, e-book, or audio format, based on learning style. Enjoy the interview

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT

Transgendered Employees and Company Culture

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Donn Levie (@DonnLevie) recently wrote a very helpful article for those who are transgenders and examples for employers in a similar situation he experienced. As we know, this is still new territory in many ways although it is more common now than 10 years ago. I think people who work with transgendered coworkers will benefit from this dialogue. We dive a little deeper than the article Donn offers in hopes this will offer addition value for those who need it.

Do you currently work with a transgendered coworker? How have you handled it? How has your company handle it? Share it with us. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/1215-Helping-Transgender-Workplace

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT

Personal Branding for College Graduates

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For college students, building, managing, and marketing his or her personal branding efforts can be quite complex. It’s possible that grads will  change jobs up to an average of 20 times during their career. But you know what, that is OK to experiment and try different things. My guest and fellow podcaster Ryan Rhoten as done it himself. Through the advice he shares, he tells his story of graduating from college with the intention of building and flying planes.

Are you clear and intention about your personal branding efforts? I would love to hear from you in one of three ways:

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

 

For full show notes: go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/125-personal-branding

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:43pm CDT

The View of Job Search from a Diversity Recruiter

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More and more, people are considering culture and value above other reasons for the job and career he or she desires. You can control the career choices based on factors you find more desirable. Some are choose companies where everyone doesn’t think like them or look like them. If that is what you want, then consider a diversity recruiter like Torin Ellis who offers 100% of his efforts to clients who want to create such a workplace.

How important is Diversity and Inclusion to you in your workplace? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. You can do it in three ways:

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

Let me share a little more about Torin Ellis. He’s been a recruiter for more than 2o years. Torin  is the founder of The Torin Ellis Brand, a Human Capital Strategist, Diversity Ambassador, Interview Architect, and soon-to-be-author! He is the recent winner of Winner of Top Recruiter - Reign of the Bosses - toprecruiter.tv! He’s appeared in Black Enterprise and is featured on SiriusXM 126 on the “Karen Hunter Show” as a career guest expert.

 

For complete show notes, go to: 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

The Go To Job Site for the Differently Abled

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Among the people who have disengaged themselves from the job search, I have decided to talk about the differently-abled who wait very late in life to find jobs. Dylan Rafaty, founder of DylanListed, LLC (DylanListed.com) and I engaged in a lengthy conversation with so much value, I consider this a special episode and one of the most important.

I am also asking you share this with someone with physical or non-visible disabilities, or a family member. I would love to hear your stories about your experiences with companies that hire and promote differently-abled people. Here’s how:

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

You can do this on your phone, right now, if you want. All of this is set up so you’ll have the most convenient access possible.

Let me tell you more about Dylan Rafaty. Dylan was inspired by Angies List to create an on and offline site of resources to help job seekers become more employable and find jobs. He also trains companies from how to find differently-abled job seekers, how to provide training for them, and creating a culture for them to thrive. He is very active in the community and is an enthusiastic advocate in educating and promoting job seekers who are challenged with disabilities.

For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/122-differently-abled

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:23am CDT

Personal Branding, Social Proof, and YouTern

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I want to share another great conversation with Mark Babbitt, CEO of YouTern about job search trends and the changes to YouTern coming this month.

Mark’s insight is consistently part of the larger conversation in the career spectrum, if anything, he has his hands on the pulse of what makes employers tick. Social proof and personal branding is at the center of attracting the eyes of employers. This conversation is essential in providing clarity in where you need to start or pivot.

Let me know how your personal branding is being shaped? Here’s how:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
  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

Mark is the CEO of YouTern, President of Switch and Shift, and co-author of A World Gone Social. This is our third recorded conversation and it’s always a template to further understand how to stand out to employers and recruiters.

 

For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/121-social-proof

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:43pm CDT

Adecco’s CEO for a Month Internship

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I am proud to help Adecco Group North America to promote their annual “CEO for a month” internship program in North America. This is the second year Rich Thompson (@rich18thompson), Chief Human Resources Officer, Adecco Group North America and I talk about this once in a lifetime program where one person will shadow and travel with Adecco’s senior leadership and executives. The winner will have a front seat global perspective of the world of work.

How would an internship like this help you? Let me know your thoughts:

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

 

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Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can go here for further topics and directions to submit.

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers120.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:04pm CDT

6 Hazardous Roads to an Unsuccessful Job Search

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Welcome back to “The Voice of Job Seekers” podcast, this is Mark, your host of the show. I’m grateful you decided to listen to this episode. This is a solo edition of the podcast where I will lend my views in some areas where your job search possibly needs help. I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on this show. Here’s how:

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

You can do this on your phone, right now, if you want. All of this is set up so you’ll have the most convenient access possible.

Announcements

I will be taking a short spring break and time to celebrate 25 years with my wife, so I won’t publish another show until March 29.

 

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1. The rough road
You are not finishing anything completely to anyone’s satisfaction. You read advice but rarely follow through completely. Then you go to someone who you respect saying you have tried everything. Your resume, cover letter, and other necessary marketing materials are done, but what about your social profiles, LinkedIn profile, or other efforts completing your branding? Why are they incomplete? LinkedIn picture? Other profiles incomplete? How about your networking efforts? Are you having great conversations? You get the point. You know what happens when you go down a road needing paving? Your car gets damaged in more ways than one. The same will happen in your job search when it’s incomplete.

2. The long unwinding road

Did you know your references can sabotage your job search efforts? Are you sure that the people you have listed as references can speak to your competencies? You must know there are areas that your references can speak in your favor. Do you know what they will say? A few months ago, a client got the interview, completed the entire process until her reference check process didn't pan out. The interviewer knew (or, at least, had familiarity) with her boss, and asked about her. Her boss replied, “She can’t be trusted!” Of course, my client was devastated but understand this could go on if you are not sure what your references will say. If they can’t speak positively, it will be viewed negatively. Know what your references will say and avoid this road that will never end.

 

For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/Job-Search-Hazards

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

Ex-Offenders Need Careers Too!

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Note: My side of the conversation this week has noise I could not filter out in post production. However, Alisa’s side of the conversation had perfect audio. I published this show because of the outstanding content Alisa provides about ex-offenders find careers. I apologize for the audio quality, but it is a worthwhile investment of your time.

It is important ex-offenders find work and be productive members of society. Like many of us, they need direction and inspiration from many sources. Alisa Smedley can relate to how important it is personally and professionally. She has taught and coached thousands how to find jobs and to be a money-earning, tax-paying citizen. All of us can learn and know how we can be a positive influence in their lives, jobs, and careers.

Are you an ex-offender who is working? I would love for you to contribute to this conversation. Here’s how:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

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    Alisa is a MCCF American Job Coordinator for the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. She has won several awards for her work such as the Excellence Award and a Human Rights Hall of Fame Nominee. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and Wall Street Journal as an expert in helping ex-offenders in transition to find jobs and careers to contribute to society.
    Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!
      I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info 
here
      For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can 
go here for further topics
    and directions to submit.
    For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseeers.com/118-ex-offenders-careers

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers118.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

Basics of Using Job Search Apps

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For this show, we have looked at some mobile apps and decided to give an overview of what to expect using it, and give some thoughts consider it as part of your job search. Staci Parker is a friend, a certified resume writer with a lot of experience helping job seekers. Her perspective is very valuable in this role.

Have you used a job search app yet? You can tell me about your experience in one of three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

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Let me tell you a little about Stacie Parker. She is a CPRW, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Certified Coach. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Philosophy in Organization Development Psychology.

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Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can go here for further topics and directions to submit.

 

 For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/117-job-search-app

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers117.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:55am CDT

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I think there are enough stories of the web where someone starts out volunteering, and because of the experience it provided a bridge for a new career. Or it enhanced their current career by adding value or inspired them to change from a corporation to a non-profit organization. Antonio Boyd has seen everything in his 20 years in leadership positions with HOPE Worldwide.

Here’s how you can participate in the discussion:

    1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
    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

Antonio is the CEO and President of The Think Tank Consulting Group, LLC. It is an international management, development, and public affairs company, specializing in the non-profit, government, and entertainment sectors. Antonio spent most of his career with HOPE worldwide Ltd. His last role as Vice President of Community Outreach, he supervised and trained 10 Headquarters staff, and 125 Volunteer Directors.  He was also responsible for the development and deployment of the AmeriCorps and other organizations. Direct and plan implementation and development of the programs for the 240 communities across the United States Canada, and the Caribbean utilizing of 33,031 faith-based volunteers from 157 churches.

 

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Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

 

For complete show notes: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/116-volunteer-career

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

Giving Women The Courage to Negotiate Salary

I am happy to continue this dialogue on the gender pay gap to empower women to be informed and inspired to seek better compensation. Whether you are a woman mustering the courage to ask for a raise or looking to negotiation for better pay this episode. I encourage both men and women to listen to this episode to universally make the most out of your career trajectory.

Have you ever asked an employer for more money?

Here’s how you can participate in the discussion:

    1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
    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

Aubrey Bach (@aubreybach) is the Senior Manager, Editorial and Marketing at PayScale and we are going to dive deep into Payscale's 2016 Salary Negotiation Report. Although we discussed a few points with Lydia Frank two three episodes ago, we will attempt to parse parts of the report to provide help women particularly make gains in their negotiation strategy.

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For complete show notes: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/114-negotiate-salary/

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers114.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:34pm CDT

Career Clarity for Military to Civilian Transitioners

This week’s show is special because we are digging deeper into the military to civilian career transition experience. Kevin Kermes was a lieutenant in the Army and worked as a headhunter for ten years before founding All Things Career.  Clarity is essential for your job search. Kevin’s advice and story is paramount to understanding why. I want to thank our mutual friend Michelle Lederman for introducing us and suggesting him as a potential guest.

I would love to hear about your military to civilian transition if this show resonates with you:

    1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
    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

Kevin founded All Things Career in 2008. He has also founded the sites Career Attraction,Every Veteran Hired, and CareerMeh. They have been featured in major sites such as Forbes, CareerBuilder, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For complete show notes: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/115-Military-Civilian

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers115.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

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Your first impression could result in your only chance to further your career. Aaja Corinne (@aajacorinne) and I discuss not only how you can impress in the winter, but also how your actions may impact your career.

What are a few of the goals you’re trying to achieve in your career. Can we talk? Here’s how you can participate in the discussion:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
  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.co

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:41pm CDT

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I’ve known Ileane Smith for several years now. She owns one of the largest blogs for basic blog tips in the world. If you are thinking about starting a blog, find solutions to your  questions at BasicBlogTips.com. For this episode, as I have done in the past, suggest that you blog to help find opportunities. To help me persuade you, Ileane and I will discuss the benefits and a few how-tos on blogging.

What is keeping you from blogging? What are a few of the goals you’re trying to achieve in your career. Can we talk? Here’s how you can participate in the discussion:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail or text me at 708-365-9822
  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

The Voice of Job Seekers - Unemployed, Underemployed, Unappreciated Job Seekers Welcomed!

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!

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

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

 

For complete show notes go to http:thevoiceofjobseekers.com/112-blog-job-search

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers112.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:55pm CDT

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

I invite you to learn and participate in today’s show today. The gender pay gap struggle is real and the disparity is wide-spread. This show is packed with practical and powerful advice to help women to level the salary playing field. Lydia Frank (@lydia_west)and Katie Donovan (@KDSalaryCoach,@Negoti8Pay) are experts in this field and two of the best.

I would love to hear what  you think? Here’s how you can let me know:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

Lydia Frank was on episode 68 last year. I bought her back to discuss the latest study conducted by Payscale.com. Lydia is the Senior Director of Marketing for Payscale and salary negotiation columnist for Money.com. Her media contributions include TechCrunch, Havard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and CBS News.

Katie Donovan is the founder of EqualPayNegotiations.com. She frequently consults with employers, employees, and policy makers. She has been seen in major media outlets such as CNBC, Forbes, NPR, and Mashable. Katie Donovan’s 360-degree background in employment, which includes working for a staffing firm, an applicant-tracking developer, and a trade association, brings a unique and pragmatic perspective to the work.

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!

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

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers111.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:40pm CDT

How to Use Tech in Your  Job Search

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She said I made her feel important, and Kris McDonald (@littletechgirl) is quite the savvy professional when it comes to tech. This episode is a job search light episode and focused more on productivity. You want to listen to this episode if you’re in-between tech usage and knowing the depth of the use of let’s say a smart phone. 

This is a special Christmas edition of the podcast. It is also the end of this season for the show. I will be publishing new episodes on January 12, 2016. You want to subscribe to the show as we talk about salary negotiation for women (although many of the same principles we discuss will apply to all). Don’t miss that episode.

I would love to hear what  you think? Here’s how you can let me know:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

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    Let me tell you a little about Kris, who is a Digital Lifestyle Expert. Her press mentions include CNN, Black Enterprise, Ebony, and Huffington Post. She partners with small to large corporation clients advising on tech.

Here’s a light outline of our discussion:

  • Smartphone usage and it’s usefulness
  • Data usage and phone plans, Wi-Fi to save on data
  • Travel
  • Ideas on using syncing info from phone to computer, backing your info, calendar, phone numbers
  • Here is a link to a post about keeping your contact list no matter what phone you upgrade to
  • Photos syncing and software
  • Evernote and it’s under utilization, freemium vs. premium
  • Fresh books use to connect to PayPal, loging travel miles and expenses
  • Square or PayPal if you’re consulting to take debit or credit cards
  • Scanning receipts and documents to Dropbox
  • Using Neat and Epson to scan
  • Here is a link to a post on business efficiency written by Kris
  • Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!

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

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

Again, join me and my guests on January 12 for the special salary negotiation episode!

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers110.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 1:34am CDT

Be Brave in Your Job Search

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Many job seekers or career changers don’t need more or better marketing materials (resume, cover letters, etc.). Most of them need something  he or she has already or that is intrinsically available to them. Margie Warrell (@margiewarrell) and I talked two years about courage. I am welcoming her back to the show to inspire you and talk about her book, Brave: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life.

What does courage mean to you today? I would love to hear what  you think? Here’s how you can let me know:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

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Margie Warrell is an international thought leader in human potential who is passionate about empowering people to take braver risks and lead more purpose driven lives.  She has been featured in leading media outlets such as The Today Show, FOX News, CNBC, Psychology Today and Wall Street Journal. She is also a regular contributor on Australia’s ABC News Breakfast and Sunrise.

 

For show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/109-Brave!

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers109.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

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I have presented several interview experts and books in this podcast including Michelle Lederman's last interview book for veterans, Heroes Get Hired. Her latest book focuses on reframing the limiting beliefs preventing a confident presentation and standing out. The book also details what needs to be done after the interview process.

What are your interview challenges? I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

If you are a career professional who advise job seekers and adds feedback whether it’s advice or a differing opinion, I will include a link in future show notes and read your comments on an upcoming show. Just let me know if it’s OK with you.

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Michelle Lederman is one of my favorite people and a friend of the blog. Michelle is founder of executiveessentials.org, and author of the new book, Nail The Interview Land the Job. Her book, The 11 Laws of Likability from four years ago is now a Rutgers class, and "Heroes Get Hired" is an interview book specifically for Military, military veterans, and their families. Her media credits include CBS, Fox, NPR, NY Times, Forbes & MSNBC).

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/108-nail-interview

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers108.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

Cold-Calling as a Job Search Tool

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Cold-calling sounds intimidating and most shy away from it but with the holidays coming up, it could be a passive strategy that Kimberly Robb Baker can work for you. There are few people in the office, who will have more time to open mail and actually read it (Mmmmm…)! In this day and age, you could stand out because people are still sending resumes instead of a brief letter as a tease to become interested in you.

Have you tried cold-calling before? Love to hear what you think! Here are a few ways you can provide feedback:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

The Voice of Job Seekers - Unemployed, Underemployed, Unappreciated Job Seekers Welcomed!

If you are a career professional who advise job seekers and adds feedback whether it’s advice or a differing opinion, I will include a link in future show notes and read your comments on an upcoming show. Just let me know if it’s OK with you.

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!I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:49pm CDT

What Veterans Need to Know for a Job Search

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Welcome to the 2nd annual Veteran’s Day edition. This episode is dedicated to veterans everywhere who are transitioning back to the civilian sector. We wish you (veterans) much success during your transition, and hopefully, this show will contribute to your needs in finding the right job for you.

I would love your feedback, especially if there are tools you need for your job search. Perhaps we can cover them in future episodes. Here’s how you can let me know:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

 

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If you are a career professional who advise job seekers and adds feedback whether it’s advice or a differing opinion, I will include a link in future show notes and read your comments on an upcoming show. Just let me know if it’s OK with you.

Sultan Camp is a military recruiter and headhunter who works for Orion International, a company  that finds civilian careers for Military Officers, Enlisted Technicians, and strong NCO leaders, as well as Veterans who have already transitioned but are seeking a career change. His contributions have included in media outlets such as Career Builder, Monster, Career Attraction, and Military Times.  Sultan’s company sources, screens, and guides veterans to civilian jobs (think eHarmony).

 

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Karin Durkee is the Director of Social Media for Corporate Gray. She is a military spouse, educator, technology consultant, and author of Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition, an ebook for members of Corporate Gray. Karin presents social media workshops to transitioning military members on installations in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a frequent participant in The Voice of Job Seekers Linkedin group. H

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

How Canadian Military Personnel Can Write His or Her Resume for Civilian Employers

I thought that people would benefit if I had Audrey Prenzel back on the show to talk about her approach to resume writing for her Canadian Armed Forces to Civilian clients. This show complements next week’s annual Veteran’s day show. Be sure that you have subscribed so you can hear that special edition.

Are you in the military looking for civilian careers? If so, let me know in one of three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
  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

If you are a career professional who advise job seekers and adds feedback whether it’s advice or a differing opinion, I will include a link in future show notes and read your comments on an upcoming show. Just let me know if it’s OK with you.

Audrey Prenzel of resumeresources.ca (@AudreyPrenzel) is a career transition strategist and an award-winning resume writer who specializes in writing and coaching for Canadian Military personnel. She has been published in multiple magazine, newspapers, and career publications.

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:50am CDT

What About Your Career Trajectory

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How far you will go in your career shouldn’t be determined by job titles. What are you learning that you can apply years from now? That’s a big part of managing your career trajectory. Job seekers are still thinking about the next job instead of their career path over time. Melissa Cooley and I discuss this as we hope you would think in terms of the longitudinal path of your career.

What are your career goals 90 days, six months, or a year from today? What will your career look like in five years? There are three ways you can share your thoughts with us:

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Melissa Cooley is  founder of the blog, The Job Quest. Her multiple career articles and mentions have appeared in The Daily Muse, The Savvy Intern Blog, and Under30Careers. She is a Certified Advance Resume Writer and an Interview Coach.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:39pm CDT

Remote Work Possibilities for Parents

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There are many studies that are pointing to remote careers as the norm not the exception over the next few years. There is even a shift in the way companies are looking and planning to provide remote work opportunities for its current staff. I brought back Scott Behson, the author of  The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, to further discuss how and where Fathers can search for opportunities, avoid a major common mistake, and work from home trends in the next few years.

Why would you work from home? What challenges have you found in finding work from home opportunities? Share your thoughts with me in one of three ways:

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

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT

Should You Use Blab or Periscope for Your Job Search

Just don’t think of Blab or Periscope only as a means of entertainment or to watch someone else use it to sell you stuff. Become an active participant to embellish your brand or as a strategic part of your job search. Jessica Miller-Merrell suggests that job seekers use it to connect with employers, share about your day, and even for informational interviews.

Have you started using Blab or Periscope yet? Would you use it to connect with employers? I would love to know what you think. As always, there are several ways to share your thoughts on the question or this show’s interview:

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
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Let me share a little bit about Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell). She is the founder of the Forbes 100 Top Career Website Blogging4Jobs (and podcast) and the publisher of The Recruiters Lounge. Her media features include Forbes, Fortune, and Entrepreneur Magazines as well as many other media outlets. She is the CEO and founder of Xceptional HR and writes a lot about HR technology.

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For the complete show notes to this episode go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/102.

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

The Best Job Search Advice

How could you not be interested in a book called, The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World? I’ve read more than 30 job search in the last four years, and yet to read as many actionable job search tips in one place than what Jim Stroud (@jimstroud) has provided.

What part of your job search needs help? I would love to hear what your thoughts. You can share your thoughts with me in three ways:

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

Let me tell you a little more about Jim. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. He is currently the RPO Sr. Recruitment Strategies and Support Director for Randstad Sourceright US. His latest book, The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World! offers so much value with tips and suggestion that covers a wide range of advice.

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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. 

 

For the complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/101

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

The Best Fall Fashion Advice and Job Search App

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Thanks for joining us for this double guest episode of the podcast. For segment one, I bring back Aaja Corrine, the show’s fashion expert and brand strategist. The second segment features Aaron Michel, co-founder of Path Source home of the app of the same name which helps you track your career interests, provides tools for you to find the career, and resources for your job search.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT

It's hard to be found or relevant if you don't have an online presence showing your capabilities, accomplishments, and achievements. Baby boomers are still evaluating the benefits of the how and why of having an online presence. Marc Miller (@CareerPivot), founder of the blog Career Pivot makes it clear: it is necessary to stamp your personal brand on the internet. The excuses are over. If you are looking for work or looking to transition another opportunity, a meaningful personal brand is a must. 

Baby boomers, what online presence do you have and why?  I would love to hear your thoughts in one of the several ways:

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.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.

How did you like the new segments of the show? Let me know in the comments or any of the ways stated above. I hope that they add value to the show!

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For complete show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/98

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Janine Truitt (@czarinaorhr) and Steve Levy (also my guest from episode 36) wrote an article calling for company HR departments to initiate and entertain race relations discussions internally. This article was picked up by College Recruiters, who decided to host the webinar, “ Honest Diversity Conversations: Race Relations & HR.” Janine Truitt and I discuss the webinar and why it should be important for today’s job seeker.

The free webinar will be aired Sept. 9, 16, and 23. I recommend for you to registered for it today. I feel that this is a must for job seekers everywhere (particularly in the U.S.) to help you choose future employers.

Are diversity and inclusion efforts from employers important to you? Why? I would love to hear from you about this discussion. Here are a few ways to make your opinion known:

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

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:32pm CDT

Standing Out in a Crowded Field of Job Seekers
Many career coaches, resume writers, and people who are helping you find jobs are telling you how important it is for you to stand out. Most advise becoming an expert and having a brand. You can google and find many success stories of how people won jobs and business using that strategy. Chandra Lee (@ChandraLee) of LeeIntergrations is my return guest to explain how her company helped a client make a living and thriving as a leadership consultant and thought leader. You can use the strategies that Chandra shares to apply to your job search or new business.
 
How are you planning to stand out from the crowd? How are you planning to continue that throughout your career? I would love to hear your thoughts in one of the several ways:
 
1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

The Value of the Baby Boomer Job Seeker

This is the first episode featuring the “baby-boomer” theme. That doesn’t mean that none of the advice that we’ve offered so far doesn’t apply to those of us 50 and over. But, I thought it was time to feature a conversation with an author, coach, blogger and podcaster Eileen Williams who talks about it constantly. She will offer a perspective of the value that 50 and over job seekers possess.

Are you over 50 and struggling with changing careers or finding a job? What are your unique struggles as an older job seeker? I would love to hear from you in one of three ways:

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

Eileen Williams is a career strategist and has been in the business more than 20 years. She is the founder of FeistysideofFifty.com and has appeared on media outlets such as ABC, CBS and Fox. She is the author of the book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50.

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.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:56pm CDT

Job Interviewing Advice from Experts

How could you not be curious about the title of this interview book? It was released on June 30, and it’s #1 on Amazon’s internship book list. Listen to this episode, get the book, and reap the benefits of the best practices for job interviewing. DeVay Campbell is a career coach and human resource professional, author of The Best Interview Advice Book, craves the success of job seekers. She wanted to help job seekers interview better and understand the entire process.

Another interview show? Yes, many of my clients over the years fail to interview well and often misguided in their approach before and after. This show has practical steps you can take right after listening. Let me know what your “interview faux-pas” is in one of three ways:

1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows
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For the full show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/94

DeVay Campbell, PHR is a certified Human Resources Partner and Career Coach, who bridges communication gaps, builds trust and manages change in Retail, Manufacturing, Government and Healthcare organizations with 150 -16,000 + employees. She is a 10-year veteran in Human Resources, but her heart is all about helping job seekers thrive in the interview process.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:31pm CDT

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:
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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:

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For complete show notes go to: 

 

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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. 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:33am CDT

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