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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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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:

  • 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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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:

  • 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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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
  • 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 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
  3. Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

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!

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 2:35pm CST

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