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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 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.”

    • 35 min
    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
    Career Branding: It’s Personal and About Using Video

    Career Branding: It’s Personal and About Using Video

    In this week’s episode, I offer two perspectives about personal branding that are relevant to job seekers and today’s job search. Paris Cutler has helped hundreds of people reshape their career narratives to accentuate their strengths. My good friend, Marc Miller, offers video branding advice specifically for 50+ older workers, but I think applies to many others.

    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 Paris:

    Paris Cutler owned a global cake company and hosted a national television show until she pivoted into career and business coaching. Her superpowers are building relationships and “enterpreneuring” professionals who are making a pivot in their careers. She is a Blue Ocean Strategist working with job seekers and entrepreneurs.

    Highlights from our conversation:

    🔑 Toxic bosses or being in the wrong job can have on people’s identity



    🔑 People need to be reminded of their natural strengths



    🔑 When you’re inside, it’s difficult to see your genius and how special you are



    🔑 Paris shares how powerful word-of-mouth became the way she worked with Celine Dion



    🔑 She also demonstrates  power of treating pro bono client the same as a paying client



    🔑 We discuss serving being the top of mind



    🔑 We agreed unemployed job seekers should look for opportunities to add value



    🔑 Careerists can be #1 brands



    🔑 She helps entrepreneur careerists, helps them look at themselves as a business



    🔑 We discuss the importance of having a foundation in their branding and marketing



    🔑 Paris reminds people of their natural strengths: “You’re inflow.” “You’re in genius.”



    🔑 We discuss the challenges in marketing (she offers the introvert version)



    🔑 How can you be an introvert and build a big brand? (Paris says one-by-one)





    Paris’s YouTube video interview in its entirety.



    More about Marc

    His media features include CBS Money Watch, U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes.  His blog, Career Pivot, is a Forbes Top 1oo Best Career Website and has achieved several other best career website awards. Marc works with 40+ to help them pivot to a better job or as entrepreneurs.

    🔑 Marc says video presentations will be the norm and is here to stay, so there needs to be a change of mindset.

    🔑 You must exert the same energy for video than you do if you were in-person.

    🔑 He recommends stretching as one way to improve posture while sitting.

    🔑 The video experience you provide for your audience whether they are employers, recruiters, or coworkers matters.

    🔑 Even if your first encounter is via video, will count as an impression for or against your personal brand.

    🔑 Lighting is essential, but the sound is equally, if not, most important.

    🔑 People are forgiving of video anomalies, but the deal breaker is poor sound.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mastering the Job Search Through Networking

    Mastering the Job Search Through Networking

    Networking is the center of every modern job search strategy. Kenneth Johnson has been teaching this for years in his 20+ years as a recruiter, and founder of East Coast Executives, a diversity recruiting firm. We enjoyed sharing networking strategies and reminding listeners of the benefits of connecting with people.  He has mastered growing his connections to relationships—an example we all can learn from.

    You can watch the entire interview 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 Kenneth:

    Kenneth drives between New York and Philadelphia quite frequently and has vast experience working and coaching job seekers and recruiting companies. He has recently focused on helping job seekers through Indeed, Google, and the New York Urban League. He also hosts a weekly show on WPPM-FM in Philadelphia that focuses on helping local job seekers.

     

    👉🏾Here are the highlights of our discussion:

    👉🏾Each contact has meaning.

    👉🏾It’s up to you what they mean to you.

    👉🏾Failure to offer value takes away from the relationship.

    👉🏾What Kenneth does in networking to offer value.

    👉🏾Why connections are NOT JUST followers and what it means to your network.

    👉🏾How to make a connection with recruiters a meaningful experience.

    👉🏾How to turn a connection into a potential referral.

    Look out for three more episodes in the next two weeks. There will be a three-week break and then one show in December.

    • 43 min

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