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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
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 on the message, and I will link to it.

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.

    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.

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

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers102.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:30pm CST

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.

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

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

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers101.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

The Best Fall Fashion Advice and Job Search App

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

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.

 

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.

    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 TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/100

 

 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers100.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:01pm CST

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!

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

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

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers98_1.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

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

 

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.

 

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

Direct download: what_does_a_lack_of_diversity_mean_f.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

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
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.
Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!
 
For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/96
Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers96.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:07pm CST

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.

 

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

For complete show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/95

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers95.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

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

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.

 

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

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

 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers94.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:31pm CST

Career Challenge: What is Your Greatest Weakness

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

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

How have you answered the “greatest weakness” question?

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

 

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

For the complete show notes: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/93

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

How to Watch Your Budget and Career

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

For complete show notes go to: 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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