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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:

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

For complete show notes go the TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com!

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers154.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

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! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers153.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:24am CST

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! 

 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers152.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:25pm CST

How to have a Great Career Start

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

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

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers151.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:38pm CST

Your Job Search Letters

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

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! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers150.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:07pm CST

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. 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers149.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:35pm CST

Eliminating the Unconscious Bias in Hiring

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

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! 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers148.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:44pm CST

Trust in the Workplace

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

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! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers146a.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Disabilities and Pay Equity

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

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! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers1445.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

Modern Networking Manners for Career Success

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

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! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers144.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:50am CST