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Editor's note: Scott Bennett is the author of The Elements of Resume Style. He is often asked about resume writing and the importance in its brevity and clarity as Monster discusses with him in this interview. Scott is a friend and was kind enough to share this with me to share with you. 

 

Recorded shortly after the July 2005 launch of the first edition of The Elements of Resume Style (AMACOM, New York, NY), the freshness and continuing relevance of this podcast today help demonstrate: the more things change, the more they stay the same. As discussed in the second edition of the book, launched September 2014, successful candidates will discern between the rapid, plentiful changes in content delivery systems and the surprisingly fixed and enduring rules for developing error-free, clear, focused, targeted and compelling content. All active career seekers are urged to read and apply the strategies contained in the second edition -- in paperback, e-book, or audio format, based on learning style. Enjoy the interview

Direct download: resumepodcast.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:14pm CST

Transgendered Employees and Company Culture

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Donn Levie (@DonnLevie) recently wrote a very helpful article for those who are transgenders and examples for employers in a similar situation he experienced. As we know, this is still new territory in many ways although it is more common now than 10 years ago. I think people who work with transgendered coworkers will benefit from this dialogue. We dive a little deeper than the article Donn offers in hopes this will offer addition value for those who need it.

Do you currently work with a transgendered coworker? How have you handled it? How has your company handle it? Share it with us. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail 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/1215-Helping-Transgender-Workplace

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers1215.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:01pm CST

Personal Branding for College Graduates

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For college students, building, managing, and marketing his or her personal branding efforts can be quite complex. It’s possible that grads will  change jobs up to an average of 20 times during their career. But you know what, that is OK to experiment and try different things. My guest and fellow podcaster Ryan Rhoten as done it himself. Through the advice he shares, he tells his story of graduating from college with the intention of building and flying planes.

Are you clear and intention about your personal branding efforts? 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 full show notes: go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/125-personal-branding

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers125.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

The View of Job Search from a Diversity Recruiter

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More and more, people are considering culture and value above other reasons for the job and career he or she desires. You can control the career choices based on factors you find more desirable. Some are choose companies where everyone doesn’t think like them or look like them. If that is what you want, then consider a diversity recruiter like Torin Ellis who offers 100% of his efforts to clients who want to create such a workplace.

How important is Diversity and Inclusion to you in your workplace? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. You can do it in 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

Let me share a little more about Torin Ellis. He’s been a recruiter for more than 2o years. Torin  is the founder of The Torin Ellis Brand, a Human Capital Strategist, Diversity Ambassador, Interview Architect, and soon-to-be-author! He is the recent winner of Winner of Top Recruiter - Reign of the Bosses - toprecruiter.tv! He’s appeared in Black Enterprise and is featured on SiriusXM 126 on the “Karen Hunter Show” as a career guest expert.

 

For complete show notes, go to: 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers123.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

The Go To Job Site for the Differently Abled

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Among the people who have disengaged themselves from the job search, I have decided to talk about the differently-abled who wait very late in life to find jobs. Dylan Rafaty, founder of DylanListed, LLC (DylanListed.com) and I engaged in a lengthy conversation with so much value, I consider this a special episode and one of the most important.

I am also asking you share this with someone with physical or non-visible disabilities, or a family member. I would love to hear your stories about your experiences with companies that hire and promote differently-abled people. Here’s how:

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

You can do this on your phone, right now, if you want. All of this is set up so you’ll have the most convenient access possible.

Let me tell you more about Dylan Rafaty. Dylan was inspired by Angies List to create an on and offline site of resources to help job seekers become more employable and find jobs. He also trains companies from how to find differently-abled job seekers, how to provide training for them, and creating a culture for them to thrive. He is very active in the community and is an enthusiastic advocate in educating and promoting job seekers who are challenged with disabilities.

For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/122-differently-abled

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers122.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:23am CST

Personal Branding, Social Proof, and YouTern

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I want to share another great conversation with Mark Babbitt, CEO of YouTern about job search trends and the changes to YouTern coming this month.

Mark’s insight is consistently part of the larger conversation in the career spectrum, if anything, he has his hands on the pulse of what makes employers tick. Social proof and personal branding is at the center of attracting the eyes of employers. This conversation is essential in providing clarity in where you need to start or pivot.

Let me know how your personal branding is being shaped? Here’s how:

  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

Mark is the CEO of YouTern, President of Switch and Shift, and co-author of A World Gone Social. This is our third recorded conversation and it’s always a template to further understand how to stand out to employers and recruiters.

 

For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/121-social-proof

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers121.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:43pm CST

Adecco’s CEO for a Month Internship

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I am proud to help Adecco Group North America to promote their annual “CEO for a month” internship program in North America. This is the second year Rich Thompson (@rich18thompson), Chief Human Resources Officer, Adecco Group North America and I talk about this once in a lifetime program where one person will shadow and travel with Adecco’s senior leadership and executives. The winner will have a front seat global perspective of the world of work.

How would an internship like this help you? Let me know your thoughts:

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

 

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Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can go here for further topics and directions to submit.

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers120.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 3:04pm CST

6 Hazardous Roads to an Unsuccessful Job Search

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Welcome back to “The Voice of Job Seekers” podcast, this is Mark, your host of the show. I’m grateful you decided to listen to this episode. This is a solo edition of the podcast where I will lend my views in some areas where your job search possibly needs help. I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on this show. Here’s how:

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

You can do this on your phone, right now, if you want. All of this is set up so you’ll have the most convenient access possible.

Announcements

I will be taking a short spring break and time to celebrate 25 years with my wife, so I won’t publish another show until March 29.

 

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

1. The rough road
You are not finishing anything completely to anyone’s satisfaction. You read advice but rarely follow through completely. Then you go to someone who you respect saying you have tried everything. Your resume, cover letter, and other necessary marketing materials are done, but what about your social profiles, LinkedIn profile, or other efforts completing your branding? Why are they incomplete? LinkedIn picture? Other profiles incomplete? How about your networking efforts? Are you having great conversations? You get the point. You know what happens when you go down a road needing paving? Your car gets damaged in more ways than one. The same will happen in your job search when it’s incomplete.

2. The long unwinding road

Did you know your references can sabotage your job search efforts? Are you sure that the people you have listed as references can speak to your competencies? You must know there are areas that your references can speak in your favor. Do you know what they will say? A few months ago, a client got the interview, completed the entire process until her reference check process didn't pan out. The interviewer knew (or, at least, had familiarity) with her boss, and asked about her. Her boss replied, “She can’t be trusted!” Of course, my client was devastated but understand this could go on if you are not sure what your references will say. If they can’t speak positively, it will be viewed negatively. Know what your references will say and avoid this road that will never end.

 

For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/Job-Search-Hazards

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers119.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:06pm CST

Ex-Offenders Need Careers Too!

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Note: My side of the conversation this week has noise I could not filter out in post production. However, Alisa’s side of the conversation had perfect audio. I published this show because of the outstanding content Alisa provides about ex-offenders find careers. I apologize for the audio quality, but it is a worthwhile investment of your time.

It is important ex-offenders find work and be productive members of society. Like many of us, they need direction and inspiration from many sources. Alisa Smedley can relate to how important it is personally and professionally. She has taught and coached thousands how to find jobs and to be a money-earning, tax-paying citizen. All of us can learn and know how we can be a positive influence in their lives, jobs, and careers.

Are you an ex-offender who is working? I would love for you to contribute to this conversation. Here’s how:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail 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

 

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    Alisa is a MCCF American Job Coordinator for the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. She has won several awards for her work such as the Excellence Award and a Human Rights Hall of Fame Nominee. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and Wall Street Journal as an expert in helping ex-offenders in transition to find jobs and careers to contribute to society.
    Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!
      I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info 
here
      For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can 
go here for further topics
    and directions to submit.
    For complete show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseeers.com/118-ex-offenders-careers

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers118.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Basics of Using Job Search Apps

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For this show, we have looked at some mobile apps and decided to give an overview of what to expect using it, and give some thoughts consider it as part of your job search. Staci Parker is a friend, a certified resume writer with a lot of experience helping job seekers. Her perspective is very valuable in this role.

Have you used a job search app yet? You can tell me about your experience in one of three ways:

  1. Call and leave a voicemail 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

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

Let me tell you a little about Stacie Parker. She is a CPRW, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Certified Coach. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Philosophy in Organization Development Psychology.

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

Need help with your career goals, directions, or efforts? Do you need coaching or instruction? I am here for it!Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

I would still like to help self-published career professionals promote their books. If you’re interested, find more info here.

For the first time in 1 1/2 years, I am opening to career professionals to write guest articles. If you’re interested, you can go here for further topics and directions to submit.

 

 For complete show notes go to: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/117-job-search-app

 

Direct download: thevoiceofjobseekers117.mp3
Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 9:55am CST