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Get Ready for an Agile Job Search

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

When I like a job search blog, I like to let you know about it. If you haven’t heard of Career Metis, then I encourage you to listen to this show and then head on over there. The blog founded by Nissar Ahamed is  likely to give your job search a boost.

I found Career Metis a long time ago, but in the last 15-16 months, he has published articles several times a week. Not only about resumes and cover letters, but also the workplace and productivity too. I’d be remiss if I did not mention his new podcast containing more than 20 episodes to date.

I would love to hear what you think about his blog. Share your thoughts with me 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

 

For complete show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com! 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers141.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:12pm CDT

Branding You in the New Job Search

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

This week I decided to share with you my interview on Ryan Rhoten’s “Brand New You” show. I thought it was a great conversation and some  may have missed it, so I am republishing it this week.

Ryan was my guest last spring as we talked about Personal Branding. 

As always, 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

 For the complete show notes and show subscribe in iTunes

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers140.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

This week we will tackle resume for those who are pursuing new opportunities and want to know  the current trends in resume writing. This is also “Update Your Resume” month so I thought this was a good time to publish a show about resumes.

I bring back my friend Melissa Cooley, a certified advance resume writer, who helps me dissect the resume trends and look back at some of the differences since 2009 and today.

Let’s talk about some of your resume challenges. Here’s how:

  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

Melissa has been writing resumes as a business since 2009, and her blog The Job Quest found at MelissaCooley.com is an award-winning blog. Her advice has been featured on Careerbuilder, Monster, and Dice.com.

For show notes go to : http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/update-your-resume-this-month/

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers137.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:22pm CDT

RIP the Resume with Torin Ellis

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

It’s time to get your strategy ready for your graduate job search or your next opportunity. Need some guidance. I got you! Torin Ellis, winner of Top Recruiter (toprecruiter.tv) is back with his new book, Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep!

What are some of your resume and interview challenges? Let’s discuss. You can reach me 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: thevoiceofjobseekers139.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

The Elements of Good Writing for Your Career and Personal Brand

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

Some career organizations are celebrating, “ International Update Your Resume Month!” Since resumes are one of many documents needed for your career success, I thought this was a good time for a show on grammar. Emails, business letters of kinds, and social media updates require good grammar.

Today’s guest is Susan Rooks, aka “The Grammar Goddess.” Susan has taught business writing in many countries including the United States and on many other subjects. Susan executes a straight-forward approach to teaching and training others on grammar. She will also tell you she does not know every English grammar rule in existence.

How do you feel about the importance of grammar? Let me know what you think:

  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/ 138-good-grammar

 

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers138.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

How to Get Job Referrals Without a Large Network

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

For this last summer episode, this is a recent interview with Margo Wickersham who has a Blab show. Originally, she was going to have Hannah Morgan on her show. However, at the last minute, Hannah couldn’t do it so Margo called me to fill in. It was a great decision because we had quite a robust conversation about getting the coveted external referral.

How important are referrals 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: thevoiceofjobseekers136.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

Find Your Career Purpose

For this week’s episode, Stacie Parker is back to discuss how she job seekers discover find purpose. As a career practitioner, many people want help in finding a job, but don’t know his or her target career. Most of us rely on strategies requiring specific career intentions starting with what you want to do. Stacie provides some practical exercises to help you achieve career clarity.

I would love to hear what you think of the show. Are you clear of your career goals? Here’s how you can share with 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
Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers135.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Is Your MBA or JD Enough? Underemployment

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

Two weeks ago, Payscale.com released survey results on underemployment. They report 46% of Americans feel they’re underemployed. I encourage you to go the site to read the survey for yourself as it breaks down the following:

  •  most common job titles of the underemployed
    • most common job titles of the underemployed
    • percentage of underemployed by degree level (from high school GED to MD)
    • percentage of underemployed by gender
    • percentage of underemployed by degree level + major
    • percentage of underemployed workers and a break down by reason for underemployment

Katie Bardaro is the Vice President Data & Analytics and Lead Economist at Payscale.com. 

For complete show notes, go to The Voice of Job Seekers

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers134.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Preparing Youth to be Job Ready

I’ve been wanting to do a show to prepare young people to be job ready for a while now. It is critical that teens learn the processes and skills to get a job. Youth unemployment last year increased to more than 20 million as the skill gap becomes more defined. Natascha Saunders is a Youth Career Coach who will help us understand how to prepare young people to be job ready.

Let me know your thoughts about this episode. Here’s how you can expand the conversation:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your thoughts 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/133-young-people-job-ready

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers133.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

Summer Fashion to Boost Your Personal Brand

It’s summer, and once again Aaja Corinne is back to share her summer fashion and brand advice. I always enjoy these shows as we provide some light-hearted commentary to help boost your personal brand.

To add your voice or comments to the show you can:

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 complete show notes go to thevoiceofjobseekers.com/132-boost-your-personal-brand

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers132.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:56pm CDT