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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.

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

Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros1

For show highlights go to http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/91

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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

Those of you who are career professionals can receive the additional bonus by leaving your blog and I will link to it.

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.

Also, join our Linkedin community! You’ll enjoy some of the insights shared by community members and other career pros!

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Under-employment is a major obstacle and epidemic in our country. More than before, unemployed job seekers are entering the new workplace with stresses such as lower salaries, and taking positions lower than their education or previous experience. This episode will help you with some strategies and mindset to help you adapt.

If you are currently under-employed, or unemployed, and expect to take pay cuts or a position that is lower than your last this is an episode for you. You may have graduated from college, and the position you accept doesn’t require a degree, this episode should be helpful. Let me know in the comments if you are challenged in any of the above scenarios.

I’d love your feedback in these three ways:

Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com (Use the send voicemail feature)

Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

Voicemail: call skype logo How Can College Career Centers Thrive with Don Philabaum708.365.9822

For complete show notes go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/59

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How to Proofread and Edit Your Resume

With all of the advice on the internet warning everyone that your resume is likely tossed with one typo, employers report there are too many errors of all sorts. Today, Lauren Milligan and offer advice to prepare your resume for perfection (although, we throw in a caveat with this point).

If you struggle with proofreading and editing your career documents. This episode will help you with what kinds of things to consider, and why. 

Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/49/

Phone: 708.365.9822

 

Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

I met Lauren Milligan about 5 years ago on a career panel. We kept in touch throughout the years and landed here on the show. Her career expert advice is featured on Time, Yahoo, or CareerBuilder. Back in the day, she was a co-host on a weekly podcast so you will hear how comfortable she is in our conversation. She founded the extremely successful ResuMAYDAY company located here in the Chicago area.

Here are the highlights of our discussion:

 

  • We stated at the beginning that who helps edit a resume is critical to a quality resume.
  • Common errors are spelling, typos, and grammar. Lauren notes inconsistencies in putting periods at the end of bullet points is problematic
  • Lauren stated  have to assume that employers will be strict about grammar on your resume, especially in the smaller details. Stating how you are detailed and then your resume failing to exhibit grammar detail will likely disqualify your candidacy
  • Another anomaly in writing is when job seekers write resume summaries the same way they do bullet points. Lauren recommends full sentences in the summary, which sets up the context for the job, and highlighted fragments in the bullets but she emphasizes consistency
  • She uses “I,” “Me,” and “My” in the summary part, but NOT in the bullet points. Her clients say that employers comment how well they connect to the candidate
  • Lauren recommends reading your resume backwards is best to focus on each word instead of a stream of words. She emphasizes that she does not trust spellcheckers.

Don’t forget to sign up for our updates at The Voice of Job Seekers blog. The next one will be on Aug. 13. 

 

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