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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

Disabilities and Pay Equity

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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 CDT

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 CDT

Giving Women Courage in their Career Development

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

Women desire to differentiate themselves through making an impact with their ideas. There are innate character traits women have keeping them from speaking up. Gia Ganesh is a  career strategist who help mid-career professionals discover and move into meaningful and fulfilling work.

What are you career development challenges? You can add your voice to the discussion 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

 

 

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Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers143.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:05am CDT

Second Chance for Job Seekers with Good Hire

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

I started noticing then following Good Hire a while ago. I loved their voice on employment  discrimination and the ex-offenders reentering the workforce. If you have been listening to this podcast for awhile, you know I champion the “Ban The Box” campaign—very related to how Good Hire is helping ex-offenders having a second chance. More than 30,000 employers rely on their skilled compliance experts, helpful US-based customer service reps, and customizable technology to build teams based on trust, safety, and fairness.

Matt Monahan is the CEO of Good Hire. l would love to hear your thoughts about 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 

 

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

Direct download: thevoiceojobseekers142.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:18pm CDT