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An opportunity to tap into of former hiring manager is a terrible thing to waste. That is why this conversation is a MUST listen to. You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. Donn Levie is a speaker, trainer, author of the just-released book, Strategic Career Engagement, The Definitive Guide for Getting Hired and Promoted. His tips will provide value in getting you closer in presenting your best self before employers.

What is the toughest part of your job search? I would love to know! Here's how you can tell me:

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

It's hard to be found or relevant if you don't have an online presence showing your capabilities, accomplishments, and achievements. Baby boomers are still evaluating the benefits of the how and why of having an online presence. Marc Miller (@CareerPivot), founder of the blog Career Pivot makes it clear: it is necessary to stamp your personal brand on the internet. The excuses are over. If you are looking for work or looking to transition another opportunity, a meaningful personal brand is a must. 

Baby boomers, what online presence do you have and why?  I would love to hear your thoughts in one of the several 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

Those of you who are career professionals can receive the additional bonus by leaving your blog, and I will link to it.Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show.

Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

How did you like the new segments of the show? Let me know in the comments or any of the ways stated above. I hope that they add value to the show!

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

Janine Truitt (@czarinaorhr) and Steve Levy (also my guest from episode 36) wrote an article calling for company HR departments to initiate and entertain race relations discussions internally. This article was picked up by College Recruiters, who decided to host the webinar, “ Honest Diversity Conversations: Race Relations & HR.” Janine Truitt and I discuss the webinar and why it should be important for today’s job seeker.

The free webinar will be aired Sept. 9, 16, and 23. I recommend for you to registered for it today. I feel that this is a must for job seekers everywhere (particularly in the U.S.) to help you choose future employers.

Are diversity and inclusion efforts from employers important to you? Why? I would love to hear from you about this discussion. Here are a few ways to make your opinion known:

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

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

Standing Out in a Crowded Field of Job Seekers
Many career coaches, resume writers, and people who are helping you find jobs are telling you how important it is for you to stand out. Most advise becoming an expert and having a brand. You can google and find many success stories of how people won jobs and business using that strategy. Chandra Lee (@ChandraLee) of LeeIntergrations is my return guest to explain how her company helped a client make a living and thriving as a leadership consultant and thought leader. You can use the strategies that Chandra shares to apply to your job search or new business.
 
How are you planning to stand out from the crowd? How are you planning to continue that throughout your career? I would love to hear your thoughts in one of the several ways:
 
1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows
3) Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com and press the “Send Voicemail” button to leave a message online
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:07pm CST

The Value of the Baby Boomer Job Seeker

This is the first episode featuring the “baby-boomer” theme. That doesn’t mean that none of the advice that we’ve offered so far doesn’t apply to those of us 50 and over. But, I thought it was time to feature a conversation with an author, coach, blogger and podcaster Eileen Williams who talks about it constantly. She will offer a perspective of the value that 50 and over job seekers possess.

Are you over 50 and struggling with changing careers or finding a job? What are your unique struggles as an older job seeker? 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

Eileen Williams is a career strategist and has been in the business more than 20 years. She is the founder of FeistysideofFifty.com and has appeared on media outlets such as ABC, CBS and Fox. She is the author of the book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50.

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

 

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For complete show notes, go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/95

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

Job Interviewing Advice from Experts

How could you not be curious about the title of this interview book? It was released on June 30, and it’s #1 on Amazon’s internship book list. Listen to this episode, get the book, and reap the benefits of the best practices for job interviewing. DeVay Campbell is a career coach and human resource professional, author of The Best Interview Advice Book, craves the success of job seekers. She wanted to help job seekers interview better and understand the entire process.

Another interview show? Yes, many of my clients over the years fail to interview well and often misguided in their approach before and after. This show has practical steps you can take right after listening. Let me know what your “interview faux-pas” is 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 full show notes go to: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/94

DeVay Campbell, PHR is a certified Human Resources Partner and Career Coach, who bridges communication gaps, builds trust and manages change in Retail, Manufacturing, Government and Healthcare organizations with 150 -16,000 + employees. She is a 10-year veteran in Human Resources, but her heart is all about helping job seekers thrive in the interview process.

 

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 6:31pm CST

Career Challenge: What is Your Greatest Weakness

There are many articles you can find about answer the question, “What is your greatest weakness?” There are few that will break it down like we have in this episode. Answering this question could make a difference in how you’re perceived, and whether an employer likes you enough to hire you.

My guest today offers a unique view of how to answer this question. Chris Fields (@new_resource) is the founder of Resume Crusade and Cost of Work. He owns a Masters in Labor Human Resources (MLHR) and writes for several other sites. He has been quoted in Mashable, Oprah.com, and Monster.com.

How have you answered the “greatest weakness” question?

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 4:55pm CST

How to Watch Your Budget and Career

This episode we are focusing on finances. Job seekers who survive the best during unemployment and underemployment understand the importance of controlling your expenses. If you need help in getting a better money perspective and motivation to getting your finances under control, this episode is for you. 

 

Tiffany Aliche  (@TheBudgetnista) aka, "The Budgetnista" is a popular financial adviser and money management expert. Tiffany is the bestselling author of the book, The One Week Budget (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice has been featured on: the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, and The New York.  She also blogs for the Huffington Post. Women can reach out to Tiffany as she has her Live Richer Challenge site where more than 12,000 women have accessed her money plans. 

 

What is one financial challenge that you would like to overcome?

 

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

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
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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 1:37am CST

How to Achieve Work Life Balance as a Career  Dad

 

This Sunday is Father's Day! To celebrate, we will discuss how working Dads can make progress in creating a career that allows them more time with their children and family.   My guest, Scott Behson, is The author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and Home. 

 

He is a work-life balance advocate and zealous forging discussions about Dads having work flexibility options for more face time with their families. I comment on the show that I wish this book were around ten years ago when my sons were younger. But more now than ever, this book is first of it's kind, timely, and needed. 

 

Scott Behson's day job is as an Associate Professor of Management at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has a doctorate in Organizational Studies, and blogs at Fathers Work and Family. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Good Men Project, and Salary.com. 

As a Dad, do you struggle with a lack of time for your family? What is one of your challenges in creating more time for family? 

 

We’d love for you to share your thoughts.

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

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

 

Around 28:15, listen in as I tell you how to receive a free copy of the book. I'll announce the winner on Monday, June 22 on Facebook and Twitter. 

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

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Category:Career Advice -- posted at: 11:33am CST

Why Trashing a Current Employer on Facebook Makes You Unhirable

Chandra Lee has loads of hiring nightmares, and she will share a few with me this summer. This episode, as well as the others Chandra and I will publish, are intended to help you intentionally build a strong online brand despite any past lapses in judgment. One of the easier things you can apply right now is to stop sharing negative stories about your employer, coworkers, or work products.

Chandra Lee (@ChandraLee) is the founder and managing partner of Lee Integrations, LLC. She has worked with many companies, brands, and clients including celebrities. She works to assist others to extend their brand and relationships worldwide with the goals of enhancing their business and personal networking.

What do you think about negative sharing about your work situation? We’d love for you to share you thoughts.

Here are three ways you can add value to our conversation:

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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Chandra says that in her business, you have to be an avid user of the product to garner serious consideration

 

    • She regularly screens potential candidates through their social activity
    • One candidate that we highlight regularly complained about her current employer on Facebook
    • This person went into detail about work situations, bosses and coworkers and continually called them names
    • As Chandra viewed this person comments, she pictured herself being talked about in a couple of months if she hired her
    • As intense as the complaints continued especially around the holidays, the complainant (the now former candidate), posted that her boss gave a $5,000 and an iPad
    •  Employers like Chandra look for fit regardless of the resume quality, accomplishments and achievements
    • Although she continued to complain throughout her career changes on Facebook, she also continued to experience job search challenges
    • She is constantly committing career suicide primarily due to her derogative comments on social media. She doesn’t understand the full power of social media. He comments have caused her jobs and opportunities despite “high-level” skills
    • Chandra recommends showing your personality, volunteer work, and positive comments and resources to strengthen your brand

Have you subscribed to this show on iTunes? If you haven’t, please do so. iTunes is a great place to write an honest review and increase the show’s visibility. Enjoy listening to the show. Let us know what you think.

Do you need help with resume writing or career direction? Do you need coaching or instruction?I can help.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm CST