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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 Modern Mindset to Get More Job interviews

    The Modern Mindset to Get More Job interviews

    Many of you want to do more interviews than one every now and then or every few months. If you’re scarcely getting interviews, this show provides a few strategies to do so as well as finding remote work. As many of you know I co-host a LinkedIn Live with friend and mentor, Damian Birkel. He had an emergency this week so I recruited Claudia Miller to be a guest co-host for an episode.

    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 Claudia Miller:

    She is the host of Roadmap to the Executive Suite, a show for Driven professional women who want to learn how to accelerate in their careers and be in leadership positions (Director, Sr. Director, VP, C-Suite, etc) and want to learn how to navigate the space both professionally and personally. You can download her podcast from all major podcast directories.

    Here are some highlights from our discussion:

    Here are a few highlights of the show:

    🤓 How to find remote work jobs without them being advertised as such

    🤓 We helped one of our listeners, Debria, with some interview advice

    🤓 Job search and the mobile experience. Being able to job search only using the phone

    🤓 The importance of updating your resume and customizing it to positions

    🤓 Is a visual resume necessary? Is it the future? Both Claudia and I weighed in.

    You can also watch the show on YouTube or if you want to see more than one of  “The Moder Job Search Checklist” LinkedIn.

    The last show will live on May 18 as a montage of a few of my guest appearances on other podcasts since last September. Those of you who subscribe to the newsletter will also have access to the Job Lab this summer and the live sessions. If you want to catch the LinkedIn live stream shows, be sure to connect with my profile.

    The new series of podcasts will begin on September 14.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Job Seeker Nation Report 2021 by Jobvite

    The Job Seeker Nation Report 2021 by Jobvite

    I know some of you enjoy reading the “Job Seeker Nation” yearly reports from Jobvite. The report will help job seekers with their selection of tools to use to reach employers and appeal to recruiters and employers among other intel to inform their job search.



    I hosted on behalf of my LinkedIn live stream show, “#JobSeekerNation”  the two people who worked on the report on my LinkedIn live stream Amber Ferrari, Marketing Manager, Communications and Sales Support, and Kerry Gilliam, VP of Marketing at Jobvite, as guests to talk about the 2021 report released last week.







    I encourage you to download the report.  You can watch the video on LinkedIn or 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





    The report covers many areas.



    A few of them you might find interest in:



    How job seekers shifted and pivoted to find jobs

    Why were some job seekers were unsuccessful and their challenges

    The new job search includes remote working and those who are ready to go back to the office

    How are recruiters working with potential candidates

    How more job seekers are desiring to work for companies truly promoting and changing to a diverse working culture







    Here a few results of their survey that interested me:



    Nearly 1 in every 3 workers report that they or someone in their immediate family have gone without food for 24 hours in the past month due to a lack of food or money.

    Workers with children (49%) are most concerned with losing a job.

    53% of surveyed workers have or plan to have a second source of income outside of their current job, compared to 36% in February 2020.

    Employers need to embrace COVID-19 safety measures and diversity initiatives, as both significantly influence workers’ decisions to accept or reject a job.

    The pandemic has led to longer workdays, with signs showing it’s affecting employees’ well-being.

    Recruiters should consider how lack of access to adequate technology or Wi-Fi negatively impacts a worker’s participation in a video interview.

    42% would reject a job offer if the company lacked diversity or clear goals for improving diversity in hiring.







    These were very eye-opening and concerning stats as we as career professionals need to understand the conditions of the people who seek us out for help. While some or mildly affected or unaffected by the economic impact, many more are affected by the mental health concerns exposed by the pandemic.





    Two more shows left in this season of the podcast. I will continue to bring you help on LinkedIn with my shows, the bi-weekly newsletter (and the Job Lab for newsletter subscribers only), and the articles.



    On May 4, my guest will be Claudia T. Miller, career coach, and May 18 will be a montage of my guest appearances on other podcasts since last September. The new series of podcasts will begin on September 14.

    • 56 min
    Betting On You with Laurie Ruettimann

    Betting On You with Laurie Ruettimann

    You’ve heard many of my guests, and I advise you to take control of your career. Laurie Ruettimann tells you how to in her latest book, “Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career.”

    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 Laurie:

    Laurie is a consultant and advisor to CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs who want to fix work. She speaks around the country on all things HR (Human Resources). She is also a podcaster and a writer.

    Highlights from our conversation: 

    😎COVID has exposed broken systems but shone a light on what was going on in the marketplace

    😎We talk about how we can’t go back to the things that we wrong

    😎People can live on less social and money.

    😎Professionals will ask in an interview, “How did you treat people during the pandemic?”

    😎Control your career by creating more choices: Time, attention, and attitude.

    😎Laurie describes “professional detachment” as treating their job like a client.

    😎Being scared doesn’t help to make the best decision. Take small steps rather than large ones.

    😎”Practice in the small moments.”

     

    Three more episodes until my summer hiatus.

    April 20

    May 4

    May 18

    The new episode of the podcast will start on Sept. 14. But since you know me, content is constant writing on a few career platforms, new videos on my YouTube channel, and two LinkedIn Live streams.

    I will continue the newsletter on a once-a-month basis during the summer after May 18. Or, if there is something major, I will send out a special one.

     

    • 31 min
    What Changed in Job Search in the Last Few Years

    What Changed in Job Search in the Last Few Years

    Well, this was a show takeover.



    That’s right. For the first time since I published the show, you will not hear my voice. Not even in the intro.



    It’s just one episode. It’s not a mistake.



    Job Search Secret Weapon has taken over one episode. I’ll forgo the usual jargon for this show only. Let me introduce these women who are fervently at work serving job seekers with high-quality services and content. They will offer solid job search advice while parsing the trends of the times.



    Job Search Secret Weapon: 



    Virginia Franco is the founder of Virginia Franco Resumes and a five-time award-winning executive resume writer.  She is also the host of her podcast, “Resume Storyteller.” She is also a past president of the National Association of Resume Writers.



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



    Adrienne Tom is the founder of Career Impressions: Executive Resume Writing and Job Search Strategies and is a 31x award-winning resume writer and “LinkedIn Top Voice 2020” for careers and job search.



    Highlights from their conversation: 



    Build on a target list. Doing 20 to 40 hours of market research to set up for success. Think thoroughly about every possibility.



    Different is better than better. What can you differently from your competition?



    6 of 10 users use LinkedIn for industry insights.



    Job search is a muscle you’ll need to work on and strengthen constantly.



    Professionals are now changing jobs every two to four years.



    Soft skills and transferable jobs are critical right now in changing industries.



    Bridge jobs are also used to help transition to your next career change. It helps you stay fresh and meet people.



    Consider how you position your story around your bridge job and how you’ll use it to change.



    Clubhouse is evolving and useful to meet people.



    Customization of your resume is no longer an option. “It’s a must.”



    Be ready to address how you did during the pandemic. Show you were resilient and persevered.

    • 55 min
    How Black Professionals Overcome Their Job Search Challenges

    How Black Professionals Overcome Their Job Search Challenges

    I am fortunate to have Tristan Layfield on the show to talk more about today’s job search and how it is experienced through Black Professionals’ lives. Many of the long-standing challenges for Black professionals are exacerbated by the COVID pandemic and the civil uprising last summer. This is one way to keep the momentum and exposure of equality issues resolved in the new workplace.





    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





    Let me tell you more about Tristan:



    He is the founder of LayfieldResume.com, a service helping professionals with resumes, cover letters, career coaching, and the like. He is a LinkedIn Top Voice for 2020 in job search and careers and featured in Black Enterprise and The Muse.



    Here are a few of our discussion highlights: 



    ✊🏾 A large percentage of Black workers are essential workers and at greater risk of exposure.



    ✊🏾 1 of 5 Black workers can work from home, much lower than other groups



    ✊🏾 Black people will need to strategize differently when it comes to finding a diverse company.



    ✊🏾 Understand better at applying effective strategies so it will feel like progress



    ✊🏾 Developing networks, mentors, boosters, and sponsors can optimize a job search.



    ✊🏾 Many times Black people are not connected well to corporate connections.



    ✊🏾 Relationships are essential to creating resources from networking.



    ✊🏾 We discuss whether or not if it’s worth working for companies that exclude Black or Brown people.



    ✊🏾 Employers should spend more money recruiting Black by going where Blacks are, such as HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).



    If you haven’t read my Medium column exclusively about the plight of the black professional job search experience, go here to read.

    • 50 min
    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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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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