thevoiceofjobseekers's podcast

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." 

As always, you can share your thoughts about the show:

– 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

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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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers168.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:06pm CST

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:

- 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 show notes! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers167.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:21pm CST

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. 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm CST

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. 

I would love to hear your thoughts about volunteering 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 on the right side of your screen and leave a message
  • Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com for the full show notes! 

Direct download: How_Volunteering_Adds_Value_to_Your_Job_Search.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:39pm CST

 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. 

If you want to contribute to the discussion, there are three ways you can do so:

  • 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 for show notes. 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers165.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

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:

  • 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 show notes! 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers164.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

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:

  • 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

 

For full show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

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:

  • 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 complete show notes!

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:

  • 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 full show notes! 

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
  • 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

 

Direct download: What20to20do20when20your20job20search20is20in20Code20Blue.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:11am CST