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My name is Mark Anthony Dyson, and I am a career consultant who is always hacking and re-imagining the job search process for you! This podcast is for the unemployed, underemployed, and underappreciated job seekers who are looking employment. I bring you relatable and relevant voices to help bring you modern job search tactics. Go and download my free eGuide, "118 Job Search Tips for the Modern Job Seeker in 2018" at TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com. If you need help with your job search, feel free to call or text me at 708-362-9822! Please leave an honest review here about the show! Let me know what you think.

The Voice of Job Seeker‪s‬ Mark Anthony Dyson

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My name is Mark Anthony Dyson, and I am a career consultant who is always hacking and re-imagining the job search process for you! This podcast is for the unemployed, underemployed, and underappreciated job seekers who are looking employment. I bring you relatable and relevant voices to help bring you modern job search tactics. Go and download my free eGuide, "118 Job Search Tips for the Modern Job Seeker in 2018" at TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com. If you need help with your job search, feel free to call or text me at 708-362-9822! Please leave an honest review here about the show! Let me know what you think.

    The Future of Job Search Are Switchers

    The Future of Job Search Are Switchers

    Many of you know I co-host a weekly LinkedIn Livestream show on Wednesdays. We were fortunate to have author Dr. Dawn Graham as a guest as we tackled career change questions (or as Dawn says, “Switchers.”).

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

     

    Jack Kelly, CEO of WeRecruitr.com, and my co-host of our weekly Wednesday Linkedin Live show. If you want to see it live and participate in the chat, find my LinkedIn page, you’ll find the show. Jack is a Forbes senior contributor writing career-related news and job-search advice several times a week.

    Dr. Dawn Graham is the author of “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success.” She is the host of the national Sirius XM show, “Dr. Dawn on Careers.” She is also currently a Careers Contributor at Forbes and Wharton Business School Career Director at the University of Pennsylvania. Oh yeah, she’s also a licensed psychotherapist.

    Here are highlights of our discussion: 

    2020 was a wake-up call and had a stark realization being a star performer isn’t enough.

    Dawn said that taking baby-steps each day rather than taking big leaps leads to pivot success.

    Job seekers need to hear advice and investigate rather than force apply strategies, not effective for them.

    Shift away from being reactive and be proactive. Create your own opportunities.

    The best routes to changing careers take time.

    Small steps ensure clarity, but missteps are inevitable.

    Creating a demand for your work through contract or part-time opportunities is a catalyst for “switching.”

    Mental health is important more than ever and noticeably beneficial when it’s addressed

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Resume Trends of 2021 with Ashley Watkins

    Resume Trends of 2021 with Ashley Watkins

    The most downloaded show last year was my conversation with Ashley Watkins. I hope you don’t mind me bringing her back. It’s evident from our conversation (plus I see her LinkedIn content regularly) she knows what is trending upward, and understands what employers want in this remote work environment.

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    More about Ashley:

    She is a nationally certified résumé writer, job search and interview coach, and former recruiter. She is the founder of her company Write Step Resumes. Her services help clients craft high-quality career documents (résumé and cover letter) and LinkedIn profiles to highlight their unique value offerings and communicate the distinct benefit to the target employer during interviews.

    Ashley is a 2019 LinkedIn Top Voice and has been quoted in many publications including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

     

    Some of the highlights of our discussion:



    * More people want their résumé to have a modern format

    * Video résumés and coaching on video interview has been on the rise

    * ATS allows for live links now to go to work on the web

    * “Cut the fat, get to the point!”

    * Ashley walks us through the differences between career levels and what employers want to see on a résumé.

    * Knowing the market and understanding who you’re serving is essential.

    * Project management, leadership, collaboration, shift priorities, show proactive abilities are attractive to employers hiring for remote work.

    * Great stories told succinctly –continually document success.

    * No performance review? Then review yourself!

    * Learn to translate unique experiences into stories that resonate with employers.

    • 52 min
    Job Search Trends of 2021

    Job Search Trends of 2021

    Welcome to The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. This is the ninth year of this show as we’ve reached more than 40 countries over the years. The advice here is universally useful, and we hope you can take away strategies you can use in your job search. I’m happy to have Hannah Morgan and Jack Kelly in this discussion of job search trends you can use in 2021.

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    Here are short bios of both guests:

    Hannah Morgan is the Career Sherpa, a weekly contributor to U.S. News and World Report, and author of three books. She is a nationally recognized career expert who has been featured in many news outlets.

    Jack Kelly is the founder and CEO of WeCruitr.io and an entrepreneur who runs several other companies. He uses his 25+ years of recruiting experience to help as many as possible with their job search. He is also a Senior Contributor in careers at Forbes.com.

    Highlights of our discussion:



    * Remote work will have a hybrid of employees’ work-from-home and to come into the office.

    * For employers and recruiters will have a broader pool of talent because of remote work.

    * Rarely will there will be a local or regional job search for many industries. International students graduating from American schools can go back to their country and still find U.S. opportunities (with correct documentation).

    * Salary will differentiate to their local areas.

    * The job seekers who will win in 2021 are the ones who do the research and target companies.

    * Learning what’s comfortable and uncomfortable and to adapt what’s best.

    * Can you ask for a raise in 2021? What are some things you should consider?

    * Stepping up and getting and notice is positioning yourself. Is it appropriate since we’re in a pandemic?

    * What will be effective job search strategies for college students in 2021?



    I look forward to bringing you another Resume Trends series with Ashley Watkins in two weeks.

     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Immigrants Conduct a Successful Canadian Job Search

    How Immigrants Conduct a Successful Canadian Job Search

    I get this question quite often: How do I, as an immigrant, find a Canadian Job?

    John Ribero and Connel Valentine lead CanadianJobSearchAcademy.com and host the Zero2Hire podcast. They help newcomers to Canada start the perfect life with online on-demand videos that shows you how to convert job applications to job offers. They act as advocates, but, by no means are immigration experts. They want to help guide Canadian immigrants to find jobs they love.

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    Here’s more about John Ribero and Connel Valentine:

    He is a Career Coach, Certified Leadership Coach, and a Speaker. John is a Career and Job Search Coach.

    Here’s more from our conversation: 

    🇨🇦 You must apply for immigration first before the job

    🇨🇦 Points are necessary to position yourself for a successful immigration

    🇨🇦 Connel shares some of the professionals that scores higher to qualify for immigration

    🇨🇦 Older workers will find applying for immigration and points more challenging

    🇨🇦 Marry your experience and value to increase your chance for immigration

    🇨🇦 Communicate what you contribute to your community and how it would add value in Canada

    🇨🇦 Canada immigrants find more success for entry through specialization and not generalization

    🇨🇦 I ask them both if there is gender bias although it helps if you’re married

    🇨🇦 One spouse can leverage one or the other’s most prominent experience

    I am  happy to announce my free and updated “421 Modern Job Search Tips for 2021!” This is a fourth edition and 150 pages of tips to help job seekers get started with their career change or the career start. There are more than 100+ tips and pieces of advice you’ll find useful and meaningful in a long or short job search.



    I wrote most of the book but I had some help from career pros I respect and also learn from. From the 2020 updates, I included advice from Cynthia Pong and others, posts articles I’ve written. It’s not a perfect document and the corrections will occur throughout the year.



    That’s not a promise, by the way.





    I also include special advice on remote work, for Black professionals, and for women (Cynthia Pong) as well as other customized advice.



    I am also happy to note my E-book is part of the FREE resources provided on Inc.com and Fast Company sites.

    • 24 min
    Brilliant Interviewing Strategies From a World Class Career Expert

    Brilliant Interviewing Strategies From a World Class Career Expert

    The little things could turn your interviewing skills around, no matter your professional level, including the C-Suite. Lisa Rangel is back on the show to discuss how to take your interviewing skills to the next level even if you’re interviewing remotely.

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    More about Lisa:

    She is the founder and Managing Partner of Chameleon Resumes.  Her blog is a Forbes top 100 website for your Career. She is also a 10-time Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), former 13-year recruiter, and Job Search Expert.

     

    Highlights from our conversation:

    Lisa notices no set pattern to the hiring process as it’s “all over the place.”

    Listen to the story she tells about a client going in for the 14th interview

    Lisa has seen clients interview up to four times over 10 days.

    We discussed the mind shift that needs to take place when interviewing remotely.

    “…people go into interviews and they subliminally or consciously wait for somebody to lead the show and wait to see what they should be mimicking or what they should be mirroring back…”

    We discussed the importance of making the interviewer feel comfortable in conversation mode, or as Lisa analogies it as, “…if someone came into your home…”

    Offensive mindset (How to)

    Explaining gaps questions gracefully Not everyone wants to go remote, and although all jobs are not remote, what does that say about the worker or candidate who is not willing?

    Recruiters are hearing and accepting how employment is affected by the pandemic so it’s OK to “…latch on to that.”

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    Employment, COVID-19, Civil Rights and What’s Next

    Employment, COVID-19, Civil Rights and What’s Next

    Phillis Rambsy of Rambsy Law comes on the show to discuss how the law may factor in remote work and COVID-19.

    You are more than welcome to join the discussion. Here are three ways you can:

    – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

    – Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

    – Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    More about Phillis:

    Phillis is the founder and owner of RAMBSY LAW PC—a law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee and serves clients in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan areas.

    Highlights from our conversation: 



    * Employers can lower your salary should you move to a smaller market. Long as the employer give you notice and cannot do it retro to cut your salary because you move to a smaller market.

    * We discussed whether or not Phillis thought it would be employer liability for someone catching a virus from work.

    * She does feel likely there will be cases of employees suing employers because of their knowledge of exposure.

    * Whether or not virus victims taking 6+ weeks to be considered as disability, possible shifts in-laws.

    * Phillis says if certain conditions are eligible for a reasonable request for protection in the workplace.

    * Although COVID affects Black and Brown communities at a higher rate, employers cannot ignore employment discrimination laws.

    * Phillis says you cannot ignore the race angle to the impact of the virus.



    Look for one more episode to be published this month and one more December before my holiday hiatus.

    • 42 min

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Terrible Audio

I’m sorry to leave a negative review here as everyone on the show seems very nice. But it has the worst audio I have ever heard….well if you could hear it. The host would speak so quiet I could barely hear and then the guests will speak 10 times louder. It makes it impossible to sit back and enjoy the show. The word ‘um’ is also spoken quite a lot which is aggravating; especially when listening to a show about how to do interviews.

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