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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.

    Podcast Interviews I Love (As a Guest)

    Podcast Interviews I Love (As a Guest)

    Podcast Interviews I Love (As a Guest) by Mark Anthony Dyson

    This episode contains clips from three podcasts where I was the guest interviewed.

    So, let me run down the shows, but not particularly in this order.



    * I was a part of the “Leading in Color with Sarah Morgan” podcast. You can catch the entire episode here.

    * I offer a clip from the “Jazzed About Work” podcast with Bev Jones. Here is the entire episode.

    * I talked with Mike Bird on his Career Builders podcast. You can catch the entire episode here.



    Enjoy the show.

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    Writing Your Way to a New Job Opportunity With Carla Bass

    Writing Your Way to a New Job Opportunity With Carla Bass

    I am grateful and honored to have Carla Bass, retired Air Force Colonel, now writer, author, and speaker, on the show. We’ll talk some about her book, “Write To Influence!” We’ll also talk about how writing can change and advance your career, as she did with thousands while in the service.

    For today’s episode, I had several discussions with some who were speakers and attendees at the CTL conference. The conversations include Kris McGuigan, Ken Diamond, Michele McCann Kelley, and Caroline Francis. All are career professionals helping job seekers to advance their careers.





    Listen and see what I’m talking about and get in on the conversation.



    You can also text me at 708 365 9822



    You can email me at mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com if you need help.



    You can tell me if you love or hate what you’ve heard on the Speakpipe button at the blog.







    At this time of year and point of the show, I usually tell you there’s one more show left which I’ll publish on May 10 until September. I am looking at some of the challenges of today’s job search, and although the number says low, many of you are out of work. I decided it may help if I didn’t ghost you for three months.



    What if I published one or two episodes each month of the summer? Would that help?



    Let me know what you think?





    More about Carla:

    Colonel Carla Bass has taught audiences how to write clear, concise, and compelling text for more than 20 years. Students of her workshops have won grants, jobs, and competitive awards. She shares how to write stand-out effective resumes to help you advance your career in her book.

    Enjoy the interview!

    Epilogue 

    I will periodically release shows through the summer—a minimum of three. You will get hour-long episodes of job search advice, conversations, tips, and special guests. I plan to include excerpts or full episodes of my live stream shows “The Modern Job Search Checklist” or “JobSeekerNation.” I will replay some guest appearances from other shows.



    So enjoy the rest of the show, and I’ll talk to you soon.



    I hope you enjoy what’s coming.

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    How Should Employers Lead From The Core With Jay Steinfeld

    How Should Employers Lead From The Core With Jay Steinfeld

    In my featured conversation, Jay Steinfeld, author of “How to Lead From The Core,” states why expressing yourself is a lead core value in his leadership, “I’m happy to express myself. It’s one of my three core values to express yourself. And that means to be honest and authentic and say exactly what’s on your mind as long as you are respectful.”

    Also, on today’s show, I’ll feature conversations I had with Jeff Altman on his podcast, “No B.S. Job Search Advice,” and with Rhona Barnett-Pierce on my 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

    Here’s more about Jay:

    Jay Steinfeld, the author of Lead From The Core: The 4 Principles for Profit and Prosperity, is joining me on “The Voice of Job Seekers LIVE.” His company Blinds.com was the world’s largest e-commerce site until he sold it to Home Depot. He’s an Inc. Magazine online contributor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.



    Here are highlights from our discussion:



    As long you’re respectful, self-expression is essential and part of Jay’s three core values

    “If they don’t give you that voice if they don’t give you the opportunity to say what you want. Then you’re going to look elsewhere because they don’t respect you. “

    If you’re transient and move from place to place, consider your network to help you find opportunities.

    You will have more fun working for an employer whose core values align with yours.

    “The missions can change the direction that you go can change. But the core values, don’t the core values stay true because they are core. That’s what drives your behavior.”

    Jay says that servant leadership is to make that decision and to provide whatever tools, money, support, technology, processes, and capital allocation to make sure that that happens. If you say you will but won’t, the work won’t happen.

    If you make emotional and trust deposits, you can make withdrawals as a leader.



    I will publish the last episode on May 10. The final episode for this season will be a montage of the best quotes, interviews, and job-search advice from the year.

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    The Value of Compassionate and Empathetic Leadership With Magalie Rene

    The Value of Compassionate and Empathetic Leadership With Magalie Rene

    The incidents of the last two years exposed a need for compassionate and empathetic leadership. This was grossly missing from leaders from all sectors. If you’re in a job search today and aspire to arrive higher on the leadership ladder, showing these attributes will get you noticed. I am talking with Magalie Rene to discuss how compassion and empathy are needs employers are looking for.

    In today’s show, you’ll also hear a clip from “The Modern Job Search Checklist” LinkedIn live stream. Damian Birkel and I talk to Sweta Regmi about preparing and responding to news of layoffs.

    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 Magalie:

    Transformational Business and Executive Coach, Author, CEO & Founder of Workplace Catalyst, a professional coaching and workplace training firm. She often shares teachable moments for leaders on compassionate leadership through workshops, coaching, and speaking. She is featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Business Insider, and more.

    Highlights from our conversation:



    * The racial awakening (George Floyd events), pandemic shutdown, burnout, and the vaccine controversy showed the need for compassionate and empathetic leadership.

    * Perception by many people is anything softer than the usual line leadership will lead to a lack of accomplishment and reaching your goals.

    * Magalie says there’s a “remote revolution.”

    * Leaders need to support in bridging compassionate leadership, wellbeing, and belonging.

    * Magalie states, “Instead of allowing it to keep you constricted and small and fit in a box, right? Use the fear as a catalyst to do something different, to step outside of your comfort zone and get excited about being uncomfortable, get excited about being afraid because that’s, that means it’s an opportunity for your next.”

    * She recommends personal development from any source.

    * Magalie recommends reading “You Can Heal Your Life,” by Louise Hayes.

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    Finding Jobs Using USAJobs.com with Robin Schlinger

    Finding Jobs Using USAJobs.com with Robin Schlinger

    A military follower asked me about federal resumes. I wrote federal resumes for a big client, but not recently. I asked colleagues in a Facebook group I’m a part of, and Robin Schlinger emerged as someone whose reputation and work proceeded her. I’ve known about Robin’s work for years through other colleagues and resume writers in the space. She was so generous in offering a mini-workshop hybrid with a conversation to introduce USAJobs.com, the primary site to find federal jobs. I published the video version a couple of months ago on my YouTube page. Today’s episode is the audio version of Robin’s presentation.

    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 Robin:

    Robin has been writing federal resumes for quite some time. She’s worked with various branches of the federal government providing tutorials, workshops, and coaching. Robin regularly speaks to job seekers and industry professionals on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Federal resumes, resume writing, LinkedIn profiles, and successful job search strategies.

    Robin’s presentation is nearly 1 hour and 40 minutes in this episode. And it’s a fraction of the entire workshop she does for her corporate clients. We focus on applying through USAJobs.com, the main site to find published federal jobs. She also offers federal resume tips.

    Presentation highlights:



    * Robin provides preliminary tips to do before starting the process.

    * It’s essential on USAJobs.com to create a USA jobs profile–anyone can create their own.

    * We discuss your security clearance status on your resume, and your application is vital.

    * If you are disabled, you want to listen to the job advice Robin offers at 22:40

    * “If you apply for a job that doesn’t match your experience and what you can do, you’re not going to get that job.”

    * It’s not a place to change careers. It’s a place to change job locations, doing what you’ve already done unless you’re disabled.



     

     

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    How to Become a Boss In 12 Months With Melinda Emerson

    How to Become a Boss In 12 Months With Melinda Emerson

    This week, my feature conversation is with Melinda Emerson, AKA Small Biz Lady, and author of How to Become a Boss In 12 Months. Near the beginning of our conversation, she told me, “…the future of work is going to be, um, part and parcel.” I never heard it put that way. She’ll explain it future as you listen to the conversation.

    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

    Show Lineup

    Here’s the show flow for this episode:



    * Clip from a recent episode of my appearance on the CareerBuilder’s podcast with Mike Bird and Lisa Plain. You can listen to the complete episode here. Leave them a review about what you think of the show.

    * Excerpt of my live stream show#JobSeekerNation with my co-host Jack Kelly and our guest Ruth Sternberg.

    * My featured interview with Melinda Emerson



    More about Melinda:

    Melinda’s book, How to Become a Boss In 12 Month is the second edition, is a manual on how to build a business before opening the doors. She should know as she is known as “Small Biz Lady” worldwide. No, I’m not exaggerating. If you were securing your Twitter account back in 2009-12, she was your first ten suggestions of people to follow. She also had a New York Times column, and her Twitter account showed she was a content machine!

    Conversation highlights:



    * Melinda believes the future of work will see businesses demand employees handle themselves as a whole or part-time business.

    * She says there’s a difference between doing something because you need money and building an actual business.

    * “And honestly, it takes 12 to 18 months on average to break even. That ain’t you collecting a check every week. That’s you covering the basic expenses of the business!”

    * Melinda created a quiz to see if you’re ready to build a business at BossQuiz.com.

    * “I want you to be a side hustler. I want you to work both jobs till. Until that second job is making real money, and do not cannibalize your paycheck because let’s not get it twisted–you got to make sure that if you have an opportunity, you need to keep that opportunity until you’re ready to walk away.”

    * She says that clearing debt is essential, as is your credit score must be above 700.

    * “What is the one fundamental difference between then and now for you? The biggest difference between starting a business 22 years ago and now is video mark. Video marketing has become so pervasive.”



     

     

     

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Customer Reviews

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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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