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Employers want employees and new hires to good writing skills. If you find writing a challenge, this is a good show for you. Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess is back to revisit the value of good business writing.

I also mention it's National Punctuation Day and what better way and reason to celebrate it.

How important is good writing to you?Let’s discuss! You can do this in three ways:

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

 

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My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interviewcalled "Excellent" in a Forbes article. I love we discuss the importance of preparation, realness, and relaxed for an interview.

How do you prepare for interviews? What is your mindset?

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
  • Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button and leave a message
  • Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com
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Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. To do that, you have to stand out among the dozens of attendees to the event. In this episode, I discuss with Jessica Dillard, the founder of Dillard and Associates an old school solution to a current problem. Yes, business cards are definitely a must if you wish to differentiate yourself from others, but a handbill will place your contributions and potential at top of mind. 
 
How do you stand out at job fairs and networking events? Let's discuss! You can do this in three ways:
 
  • Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
  • Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
  • Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for the show notes. 

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Life Matters for Women Ex-Offender Job Seekers

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

I published a show a couple of months ago featuring how male ex-offenders in Montgomery County, MD transition back to society with Alisa Smedley. This week, Donna Rojas shares the significance of life and career training to women inmates. You should take note Montgomery County Correctional Job Facility is a model for the United States to help ex-offenders thrive in their transition back to life. We discuss how the White House has visited their facility to see how Montgomery County job program could benefit other inmate programs.

How important is it to society to see ex- offender's smooth transition? 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

 

For complete show notes go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/128-ex-offender-women

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An opportunity to tap into of former hiring manager is a terrible thing to waste. That is why this conversation is a MUST listen to. You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. Donn Levie is a speaker, trainer, author of the just-released book, Strategic Career Engagement, The Definitive Guide for Getting Hired and Promoted. His tips will provide value in getting you closer in presenting your best self before employers.

What is the toughest part of your job search? I would love to know! Here's how you can tell me:

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!

By the way, if you are a career pro that has written a self-published book or ebook, let me help you promote it. Find out more details here

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

Why Trashing a Current Employer on Facebook Makes You Unhirable

Chandra Lee has loads of hiring nightmares, and she will share a few with me this summer. This episode, as well as the others Chandra and I will publish, are intended to help you intentionally build a strong online brand despite any past lapses in judgment. One of the easier things you can apply right now is to stop sharing negative stories about your employer, coworkers, or work products.

Chandra Lee (@ChandraLee) is the founder and managing partner of Lee Integrations, LLC. She has worked with many companies, brands, and clients including celebrities. She works to assist others to extend their brand and relationships worldwide with the goals of enhancing their business and personal networking.

What do you think about negative sharing about your work situation? We’d love for you to share you 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

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

Chandra says that in her business, you have to be an avid user of the product to garner serious consideration

 

    • She regularly screens potential candidates through their social activity
    • One candidate that we highlight regularly complained about her current employer on Facebook
    • This person went into detail about work situations, bosses and coworkers and continually called them names
    • As Chandra viewed this person comments, she pictured herself being talked about in a couple of months if she hired her
    • As intense as the complaints continued especially around the holidays, the complainant (the now former candidate), posted that her boss gave a $5,000 and an iPad
    •  Employers like Chandra look for fit regardless of the resume quality, accomplishments and achievements
    • Although she continued to complain throughout her career changes on Facebook, she also continued to experience job search challenges
    • She is constantly committing career suicide primarily due to her derogative comments on social media. She doesn’t understand the full power of social media. He comments have caused her jobs and opportunities despite “high-level” skills
    • Chandra recommends showing your personality, volunteer work, and positive comments and resources to strengthen your brand

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!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm CST

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Under-employment is a major obstacle and epidemic in our country. More than before, unemployed job seekers are entering the new workplace with stresses such as lower salaries, and taking positions lower than their education or previous experience. This episode will help you with some strategies and mindset to help you adapt.

If you are currently under-employed, or unemployed, and expect to take pay cuts or a position that is lower than your last this is an episode for you. You may have graduated from college, and the position you accept doesn’t require a degree, this episode should be helpful. Let me know in the comments if you are challenged in any of the above scenarios.

I’d love your feedback in these three ways:

Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com (Use the send voicemail feature)

Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Voicemail: call skype logo How Can College Career Centers Thrive with Don Philabaum708.365.9822

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/59

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