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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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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers163.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:01am CST

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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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers162.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:37pm CST

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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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers161.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:10pm CST

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:

  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
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Direct download: What20to20do20when20your20job20search20is20in20Code20Blue.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:11am CST

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:

  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
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Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for the complete show notes! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers160.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:09pm CST

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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Complete show notes: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers159.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:03pm CST

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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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers158.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:52pm CST

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:

  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
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For show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers157.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

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:

  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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For more, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com!

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers156.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:52am CST

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
  3. Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

For show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com!

Direct download: 320Ways20to20Manage20Your20Emotions20During20a20Job20Search20.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:35pm CST