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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.

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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.

    Modern Job Search Trends for 2020 Part 1

    Modern Job Search Trends for 2020 Part 1

    I love doing annual job search trend shows because the changes are constant in this industry. Our conversation about job search trends offers people a chance to reset their mindset and take action at the beginning of the year. This year, I decided to go with a panel so everyone can hear how different views are often the same for a proactive job search.

    My guests:

    Sarah Johnston, founder of the Briefcase Coach, a company is helping many job seekers with their resume writing, LinkedIn strategy, job search strategy, and interview preparation. She recently was elected by LinkedIn editors as “LinkedIn Top Voice” for careers and job search.



    Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill is the founder of AvenirCareers.com. Before going full-time as a business owner, he was Ivy Exec’s Senior Content Manager & Career Adviser. In addition to networking/job search strategy, LinkedIn and resume writing, he uses his Psychology and Mental Health education as part of a holistic approach to career coaching.



    Hannah Morgan is a return guest (this is number five, I think). She is the founder of CareerSherpa.net and loves helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. Her popular site and her US News and World Report column is a large part of being a nationally recognized expert.





    Got comments about the show? Here’s how:

    – 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 highlights from our conversation





    Outdated resume advice and how to strategically position your resume and yourself to reach the right people.

    Career professionals – giving outdated resume advice – “Cut and Paste” keywords in resumes as white fonts.

    Expecting results from non-targeted job searches and the importance of keyword accuracy and usage.

    Mentioned Jobscan tool and its usefulness of matching keywords.

    Sarah said none of her successful clients had a 100% keyword match.

    Understanding the difference in writing a resume vs Linkedin profile creation.

    All of us agree the Linkedin profile must showcase authenticity – Nii Ato says, “…it’s a chance to show who YOU are.”



    We discuss common job search mistakes.







    Sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to receive free e-Guide, “320 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time.

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    How to Become The Ideal Job Candidate

    How to Become The Ideal Job Candidate

    My first guest is Austin Belcak, whose daily tips on Linkedin helps many job seekers to find and network with hiring managers to get the right position. He shares with us a 90-second networking tip.



    Kevin Davenport, the author of “The Ideal Candidate,” is my  second guest on this week’s episode. I got a chance to meet him on a radio show here in Chicago and kept in touch. Through his business and book, he has helped many young people between 16-24 learn job skills to help them prepare for interviews and get jobs.



    Got comments about the show? Here’s how:

    – 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 Austin:





    Austin is the creator of Cultivated Culture, a blog helping job seekers succeed with several strategies including:



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    Get a referral to companies where they previously knew no one



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    Network and get to know hiring managers resulting in receiving job offers



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    Ultimately land jobs without an online application







    More about Kevin:



    By day, Kevin is the Program Manager for the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Chicago Urban League. I went in to visit Kevin at the Urban League, who also has a Workforce Development program to help young people with job skills and interview preparation.



    He kindly gave me a tour of the Urban League building. Many young people not only come to learn, but they also found opportunities through Urban League programs for many years. I’ll leave the details for the show as you’ll hear about some of his strategy helping future professionals as “secret sauce.”



    Next show: January 14, 2020



    The first show of the year I will present three guests in a panel to talk about the job search trends for 2020.



    Sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to receive free e-Guide, “320 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time.

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    Virginia Franco Interviews Mark Anthony Dyson on the Resume Storyteller Podcast

    Virginia Franco Interviews Mark Anthony Dyson on the Resume Storyteller Podcast

    I wanted to share my guest spot on Virginia Franco’s podcast, Resume Storyteller from last Spring. We discuss several career advice, strategies, and job search tactics.

    Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:



    * 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



    Virginia is a five-time executive resume writer and been in business for the last nine years. She is also the host of her podcast, “Resume Storyteller” over the previous two years. She is also the current president of the National Association of Resume Writers.

    Visit her podcast page for more career advice episodes!

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    Compensation Negotiation Convo with Stacey Hawley

    Compensation Negotiation Convo with Stacey Hawley

    On this week’s show, I am discussion compensation negotiation with Stacey Hawley, a compensation and benefits negotiation expert. I wanted Stacey to share some of her advice she writes for job-hunt.org (a fellow contributor), and her clients at her Rise To The Top blog.

    Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:



    * 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 Stacey:

     

    Stacey is a career strategist and salary and compensation expert who has authored a book, Rise To The Top. She provides compensation and talent management services to both companies and individuals.

     

    Conversation Highlights: 



    * We discussed a few compensation trends for the last five years

    * Companies are becoming fair and competitive (equity, benefits)

    * The labor market is determining the offers of fair compensation – executive pay is determined by industry

    * More professionals are walking away from low-ball pay

    * Stacey says it might be best to have the conversation up front – give a range at best

    * Offer the detailed conversation after the interview process, but don’t finalize before then

    * We discuss whether salary discussion in the workplace is a good thing

    * We discuss whether negotiation is possible after being “fired” – Stacey says “Absolutely!”



     

    Sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to be on the first list of my free e-Guide, “300 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time. If you’re on the list, you’ll receive the tips at the beginning of November.

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    Trying to Change Careers? This is the Time

    Trying to Change Careers? This is the Time

    To change careers or jobs is the norm as it has been for some years now. One survey from Robert Half International shows 66% of professionals see changing jobs every few years as positive. Virginia Franco, the founder of Virginia Franco Resumes, wrote an interesting article about career change I wanted to feature.



    Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:

    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



    Let me share more about Virginia:

    Virginia is a five-time executive resume writer and been in business for the last nine years. She is also the host of her podcast, “Resume Storyteller” over the previous two years. She is also the current president of the National Association of Resume Writers.



    Here are highlights of our discussion:



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    Career change is a popular subject and the right market to do so



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    Changing also make it a very competitive market



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    Make your case in front of a human being rather than applying online and competing with an Applicant Tracking System



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    Applying online is a false sense of security – three of 100 successfully get interviews



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    Referrals get 10x the response



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    Using the limited space for emphasizing years of experience wastes that space



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    Being a perpetual learner is a critical attribute, and showing your learning aptitude



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    Enthusiastic about learning is what employers want to see



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    Build a bridge by identifying transferable skills







    You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to be on the first list of my free e-Guide, “300 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time. If you’re on the list, you’ll receive the tips at the beginning of November.

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    How Can a Headhunter Help Your Job Search

    How Can a Headhunter Help Your Job Search

    The headhunter is a good thing that could happen to job seekers these days. Christopher Taylor shares the difference between being recruited and headhunted. Chris is a former headhunter and now a job search strategist. 

     

    Let me know what you think in one of three ways:

    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 Chris:

    Christopher Taylor is a former recruiter who writes for The Muse and is also a career practitioner. His articles appeared in TIME, Business Insider, and Forbes. You can learn more about him and what he does at Occupation Optimist. 

     



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    Being approached by a headhunter is a good thing during your job search



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    Chris shares the headhunter is employed by the client while a recruiter works eternally



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    Headhunters are only as good as their client



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    Not many candidates took advantage of working with a headhunter



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    Headhunters can plug you into a network



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    Headhunter understands the culture, the salary, may know the interview questions, and how to stand out



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    Headhunters have multiple clients looking for various roles, but will take the time to offer some guidance



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    People should change their thinking about headhunters as they could advocate for you



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    More often job seekers will have a LinkedIn profile instead of a blog and LI profile



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    Since most don’t have a blog, it is the one thing to stand out





     

    You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to be on the first list of my free e-Guide, “300 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time. If you’re on the list, you’ll receive the tips first. 

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Customer Reviews

Mac Prichard ,

A Passion for Serving Job Seekers

Host Mark Anthony Dyson's passion for serving job seekers comes through loud and clear in this show. His questions focus on the concerns of job hunters and their concern. And the useful conversations that follow also show that Mark is a gracious and thoughtful interviewer.

IndyJazz59 ,

Job Seekers

Mark Anthony Dyson goes through, step by step to help his clients- present themselves, be better organized, know how to speak to employer and so on. It is a thorough document on how to present and represent yourself when looking for a career option. I rate this 5 stars.

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