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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.

    Job Search Trends of 2022 with Robin Ryan, Hannah Morgan, and Jack Kelly

    Job Search Trends of 2022 with Robin Ryan, Hannah Morgan, and Jack Kelly

    Every year, I gather career experts who offer their take on the following year in the job search. Jack Kelly, Robin Ryan, Hannah Morgan, and I dive deep into trends that may change your approach to your efforts. This show will offer predictions, but more importantly, practical actions you can use.

    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 today’s guests:

    Hannah Morgan is the founder of CareerSherpa.net and loves helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. She is also a US News and World Report contributor and a nationally recognized expert.

    Robin Ryan is Wall Street Journal best-selling author and has contributed her expertise to media outlets more than 3,000 times. She is a current Forbes Career Contributor in addition to leading webinars and helping clients.

    Jack Kelly is a Compliance Recruiter, entrepreneur, CEO of WeCruitr.io, and Forbes Senior Careers Contributor. He talks a lot about the Future of Work, especially regarding job search. Jack and I co-host #JobSeekerNation, our live stream show.

    Show highlights:



    * Companies are declaring that they don’t want resumes anymore. Jack clarified that one company wants to get rid of resumes only to write it their way.

    * Some companies eliminated some of their criteria to hire quicker for the holiday rush.

    * Robin’s point: Although mastering how to come across on video is essential, many people, including C-Suite candidates, are terrible at it.

    * Hannah’s point: Recruiters are super overwhelmed. The hiring process is not getting faster but is slowing down. And if they have a lot of jobs to fill, they have to reinvent, make the process different.

    * Jack’s point: For job seekers and people who work, they’re going to gravitate to the ones I think most want to be respected, appreciated, and valued. And so they’re going to go in that direction.

    * Companies can no longer separate their management style from prioritizing connection with employees.

    * Listening is the operative word, and that’s the one thing companies should do and be responsive to. Don’t be passive on these things as you’re just trying to appease, to get people to open up. You think that’s going to be the magic wand, and it doesn’t work that way.



     

    • 59 min
    The Future of School and Careers With Dr. Antonio Boyd

    The Future of School and Careers With Dr. Antonio Boyd

    Some schools take the traditional education model and introduce a vision never seen before. Dr. Antonio Boyd’s teaching and writing are reshaping an antiquated narrative. He is sharing with me what it looks like in the years to come. He believes the future infuses education and careers.

    Before the featured interview, I included a segment from #JobSeekerNation, with my co-host Jack Kelly and our guest, Erica Reckamp.

    On my other live stream show, The Modern Job Search Checklist, with co-host Damian Birkel, Paula Christensen joins our panel.

    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 Antonio Boyd

    Antonio Boyd, Ed.D. has his doctorate from Northeastern and is currently an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and a columnist with Getting Smart. When we recorded the episode, he was Executive Vice President at the Future of School. Antonio is no longer with the school but offers a futuristic view of how education and careers will mesh, and he shares it with us in this episode.

    Highlights from our conversation:



    * Antonio describes the Future of School as a nonprofit that’s an education intermediary organization. Intermediaries work between an issue and the system to solve problems.

    * The board of directors at the FOS decided to change the organization from a foundation to a nonprofit.

    * College and career pathways are what everyone in education is talking about.

    * Companies are just going around the system—from their high school right to the company.

    * Companies are becoming like basketball coaches who go to the schools to recruit.

    * One of the other goals is to see the value of career pathways before they graduate from high school, predominantly black and brown students. They are creating a path from becoming a phlebotomist at $25 an hour and preparing his pathway to graduate from nursing school.



    Today’s episode is the last one of the year. New episodes will be published on January 11, 2022. Have a great holiday.

     

     

    • 55 min
    Strategies to Attract and Retain Diverse Talent with Sharon Smith-Akinsanya

    Strategies to Attract and Retain Diverse Talent with Sharon Smith-Akinsanya

    The featured interview for this show will be with the author and CEO of the Rae-McKinsey Group, Sharon Smith-Akinsanya. Her book, Colorfull: Competitive Strategies to Attract and Retain Diverse Talent of Color, shares how she’s helping companies hire people of color talent.

    In this episode, you’ll hear a clip from #JobSeekerNation, a live stream show Jack Kelly and I do every Wednesday. Chelsea Jay was our guest as we discussed how job-hopping had become a career strategy.

    Also, I’ll publish a clip from an episode later this winter with Melinda Emerson, America’s Small Business Lady. You can find the entire video conversation on my YouTube channel.

    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 Sharon:

    Sharon Smith-Akinsanya is the  CEO of Rae Mackenzie Group and is the author of Colorfull: Competitive Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent of Color. You may have seen her featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Blavity, Essence, and much more.



    Conversation highlights:



    “Getting it done,” Sharon says, starts at the top, C-Suite, VP level, and senior VP levels, to ensure they “walk the talk.”

    Sharon walks by their side to ensure executives have all the tips, tools, and resources they need.

    There is enough data to commit to diversity. Companies are asking for more data are not clients for her.

    Her company PeopleofColorCareers.com recently partnered with HBCU pride nation.

    Sharon says job seekers who desire to work for a diverse company should, “…take a look at the website, is the DEI information hidden? That’s the first thing. Can you find it if you can’t find it? Move on. That’s the first thing. So, because if it’s not, the CEO and the team have decided that this is important, that they don’t want you to know what’s happening.”

    She also shares, “We have to make sure that we understand the value of networking, the value of connecting, the value of following. We don’t want to be caught flat-footed, you know, I get a lot of calls from professionals who haven’t kept up on their networking.”

    Sharon shares her experience working for Prince.



    Join me in two weeks for my conversation with Dr. Antionio Boyd, the EVP of Future of School.

    • 47 min
    Job Searching From The Top Down With Luke Whitburn

    Job Searching From The Top Down With Luke Whitburn

    This week, Luke Whitburn offers his strategy to not only talk to hiring managers without first submitting a resume but how he builds those relationships to get job offers. Yes, this is networking from the top down. You start with leaders and get referred to the right person. This would be useful to those who are tired of constantly pressing the “apply” button. This advice is for the bold and confident.

    You’ll also hear a portion of a conversation I had with Damian Birkel and Sonal Bahl on the live stream show, “The Modern Job Search Checklist.”

    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 Luke: 

    Luke Whitburn has been a leader and executive in several staffing organizations in the last 20 years. He and I talk several times a year and often bounce ideas off of me. I have asked him to come on the podcast several times in the last six years because of his unique perspective on the job search. If you’re tired of the “grind” of the application process online, you’ll find lots of value in our conversation.

    Conversation highlights:



    * Luke’s approach, as he explains, is a little bit more aggressive, but it gets results

    * You can’t take rejection personally

    * He’s worked and coached people to use this approach–but it works

    * “I think at the end of the day is a reiterate it’s about stepping up and an approach that’s proactive forward-leaning. This mindset of clicking apply and just waiting you’re going to, you’re going to get so frustrated.”

    * “It’s having that time to share your story with them and why you like their company and what you’re passionate about, how that aligns with your back. Or aligns with a pivot you’re doing, so that’s my encouragement to everyone.”

    * Research or “due diligence” is critical.

    * Luke shares a recent story about he was hired at his latest job



    I will publish a transcript of our conversation on Thursday. Join us in two weeks for an extended version of the show.

     

    • 32 min
    Find Happy At Work with Beverly Jones

    Find Happy At Work with Beverly Jones

    console.debug('TRINITY_WP', 'Skip player from rendering', 'is single: , is main loop: 1, is main query: 1');console.debug('TRINITY_WP', 'trinity_content_filter');Beverly Jones, host of the NPR podcast, “Jazzed About Work,” brings a wealth of knowledge about work that’s refreshing to me in our featured conversation today. I talked to her about her latest book, Find Happy at Work, and she adds excellent insight and perspective to creating room for work and happiness to co-exist.

    I play a clip from my Friday live stream, “The Modern Job Search Checklist,” with my co-host, Damian Birkel, and our guest Loren Greiff, as we bantered about several job search topics. You can catch the show on my timelines on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

    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 Beverly:

    Beverly Jones, host of the NPR podcast, “Jazzed About Work,” brings a wealth of knowledge about work that’s refreshing to me in our featured conversation today. I talked to her about her latest book, Find Happy at Work, and she adds excellent insight and perspective to creating room for work and happiness to co-exist.



    Beverly is also an executive and coach who has appeared on Forbes, CNN, MarketWatch, and many other news outlets.

    Highlights from our conversation:



    * Beverly said the COVID experience has made people think about how life is short, and we only have one— we don’t want to defer happiness forever.

    * There are ways to act like an entrepreneur and continue to build a resilient career.

    * Beverly said,” You know, our ancient ancestors who are hunter-gatherers couldn’t thrive by themselves. They had to be in groups. And so we evolved to have the skills, like noticing emotion and empathy and those kinds of things.”

    * “Fundamentals of a meaningful career: Being productive, using your expertise, and contributing to the mission or values that are important to you. Careers can be long, and you can do a portfolio kind of career where you work a lot now, and maybe you’re going to work longer than you ever thought you would, but you’re going to have fun doing it.”

    * There are many alternatives now to obtain new learning or skills without getting a degree.

    * We get a hooked sense of being experts and our rank and, you know, that sense of security”.

    * “You’re in a learning mode, and everything changes. You become creative, and more opportunities open.”



    The next show will be published on Nov. 2. I will continue to publish articles on the blog and other places around the web.

    • 37 min
    Good Comes First with Mark S. Babbitt

    Good Comes First with Mark S. Babbitt

    console.debug('TRINITY_WP', 'Skip player from rendering', 'is single: , is main loop: 1, is main query: 1');console.debug('TRINITY_WP', 'trinity_content_filter');Mark Babbitt and his coauthor Chris Edmonds wrote their latest book, Good Comes First, to challenge companies to lead by doing what’s right for employees and not the status quo. You want to find a company that practices “good” ahead of the agenda as a job seeker, right? Mark is my featured guest on today’s show.

    And I share an episode of “#JobSeekerNation” and my co-host, Jack Kelly, and our guest, Nickquolette Barrett. We discuss the things we learned about employers and workers since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Included in this episode is a short clip of another podcast and web show where I was a guest called “Who Ya Know – Job Networking Show.” A big thanks to Trevor Houston, Foster Williams, and Mark Elder for hosting my appearance and asking great questions.

    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 Mark: 

    Mark Babbit, CEO of YouTern and President of WorkIQ, says you have an opportunity to find work you care about. Mark has been on the podcast several times over the years. He is constantly working on making the workplace better for everyone. He has been featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and many other news outlets.

    Conversation highlights: 



    * Company cultures haven’t changed. Mark and Chris became more frustrated that we were sending people out into the job market only to have them become disappointed and frustrated and, and they couldn’t find the right culture for them.

    * People are leaving good jobs because they’re not good for them or their souls or their values.

    * It’s good for job candidates to ask, “Why is this position open?” Companies often are not honest about their answer so the candidate can decide what’s best for them.

    * A quote from our conversation, “One of the things that we do and I, and we realize it’s risky given that I am. And so is my coauthor, an old white guy is we, we call today’s business leaders out on the carpet, and we say they are afflicted with “Boomer Male Syndrome (BMS), and that they’re leading how they led in 1979.”

    * Mark says that leaders need to start defining what their values are and not just saying, “…oh, well, one of our values is integrity.” Well, what does that mean? They’re 19 different answers to the define integrity question. Probably pretty important to define what that means.

    * He talks about how Human Resources hasn’t practiced or enforced diversity, inclusion, and equity. He says that “…HR has been guilty of this for decades.

    • 50 min

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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.

Anne426 ,

Yikes This Audio Is Horrendous

I was trying to listen to the episode featuring Thea Kelley but the audio levels make it impossible. If you turn it up to hear the host, Thea is screaming and if your turn it down to hear Thea at an appropriate volume you can’t even hear what the host is asking. I was interested in hearing the content but the audio quality is so bad you can’t get all the content.

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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