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Mark Anthony Dyson

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The Voice of Job Seekers

The Voice of Job Seekers

Mark Anthony Dyson

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Award-winning career advice blog & podcast! ★Hacking and reimagining an easier job search process for you!

Latest Episodes

Modern Job Search Advice from Career Professionals

Today’s show will be a potpourri of job search advice coming from several different voices in the career space. People are not just struggling with getting advice. They comprise of audiences with various needs. I am hoping this will serve various types of people, stimulate some creative views and thinking, and of course, find more opportunities. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Those on the mailing list are offered the chance to participate in the Job Lab. If you want to join us on October 24, the last Job Lab for the year, sign upat the blog. Here’s the show flow: I will play my NPR podcast interview on “Jazzed About Work” from mid-August, discussing LinkedIn. More about ...

59 min1 w ago
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Modern Job Search Advice from Career Professionals

The Black Professional Job Search Experience and Why it’s Different

It is well documented Black names and culture are differentiating factors before the initial resume vetting process companies conduct is completed. More companies and organizations are focusing on diversifying their workforce. In today’s conversation with Jennifer Tardy, we are dissecting what black professionals may have experienced in their job search and how they could best navigate it. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Those on the mailing list are offered the chance to participate in the Job Lab. If you want to join us on October 24, the last Job Lab for the year, sign upat the blog. Show flow: 421 Modern Job Search Tips for 2021 (sign up on the blog) Reminders of the sho...

39 min3 w ago
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The Black Professional Job Search Experience and Why it’s Different

Reinventing Your Career Right Now and The Future

Welcome back to The Voice of Job Seekers podcast! This is year (or season) number 8! I’ve done 219 episodes of this show and will continue to present the most relevant and modern job search tips for you. Much has happened over the summer. And I have been doubling down on providing help to job seekers everywhere to turn around their results, answer questions, motivate others. This year’s “Job Lab” has been a great help to those who come with questions. Not only are attendees getting their questions answered, but they’re also drawing a blueprint for themselves as they hear others with similar problems and come away with breakthroughs. I would love to hear from you. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@...

39 minSEP 15
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Reinventing Your Career Right Now and The Future

5 Keys to Negotiate Salary as a Woman of Color

The last episode of the 2019-20 season offers guest Cynthia Pong, J.D., an opportunity to give women of color tips to negotiate salary more effectively. Payscale’s survey from 2016 shows salary for women of color are 54-90 cents per dollar of what a man earns. More about Cynthia: Cynthia is a Career Strategist for Women of Color. She also facilitates and presents on salary negotiation as well as offering generous portions of career advice. Cynthia was a recent recipient of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for Job Search and Careers. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are some highlights from our conversation: * It’s essential to negotiate, stand up—and ask for more because it makes it easier – and ra...

29 minMAY 19
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5 Keys to Negotiate Salary as a Woman of Color

How to Find a Remote Job—Fast!

I rarely talk about finding any kind of job fast, but I’m making an exception for this episode. Some people are in an abrupt unemployment situation. Many will need to find a new career because it’s their industry is facing a significant downturn. I invited fellow Payscale contributor and career coach Octavia Goredema to lend her thoughts in finding a job faster. More about Octavia: She is the founder of twentytengency.com and also OctaviaGoredema.com and has helped many with their career goals and aspirations. She has appeared in Black Enterprise, The Guardian, and Payscale. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are highlights from our conversation: -Get clear on your offerings -Ask your network...

19 minAPR 28
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How to Find a Remote Job—Fast!

Know Your Employment Rights During The Corona Virus Outbreak

If you need a one-stop short on the latest about unemployment benefits, you can listen to multiple times, and this is the show. My friend and return guest, employment law attorney Tom Spiggle, offers the basics of the expanded unemployment provisions (although most people will need to consult their state unemployment laws). More about Tom: Tom Spiggle is a former prosecutor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney. His website also has a very informative blog regarding these topics at SpiggleLaw.com. He is regularly quoted in the media often in publications such as The Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, and Huffington Post. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Highlights from our conversation: -Each state is adm...

20 minAPR 9
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Know Your Employment Rights During The Corona Virus Outbreak

Avoid relying on job boards! Do this instead.

Job boards are not evil. They are not the only way to find jobs. In fact, if you use the strategies mentioned in this show, you’ll experience its effectiveness without waiting for job boards and applications result. Austin Belcak, founder of CultivatedCulture.com gave me the rundown of how he applied, tweaked, and perfected strategies that landed him around 50 interviews. More about Austin: Austin is the creator of Cultivated Culture, a blog helping job seekers succeed with several strategies including: – Get a referral to companies where they previously knew no one – Network and get to know hiring managers resulting in receiving job offers – Ultimately land jobs without relying on a job board Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedbac...

40 minMAR 16
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Avoid relying on job boards! Do this instead.

The State of Job Search with Hannah Morgan

It’s time for a discuss the state of job search so far in 2020. Things are changing fast if you haven’t started. This week’s episode is a takeover. Hannah Morgan is the guest host, and I’m the guest. Confused? Don’t be – she’s interviewing me on my show. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Hannah Morgan is a first-time host for my show and was entirely enthusiastic about doing (listen to her intro of the show). She is the founder of CareerSherpa.netand 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 her being a nationally recognized expert. Here are highlights from our conversation: * Shout out Pre...

54 minMAR 3
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The State of Job Search with Hannah Morgan

Resume Trends of 2020 with Ashley Watkins

Welcome to our annual résumé trends show. It is the only show this year we focus solely on writing and preparing a résumé for your job search. This year, I chose Ashley Watkins to give the 411 on the latest trends in résumé writing. Let me introduce Ashley: She is a nationally certified résumé writer, job search and interview coach, and former recruiter. She is the founder of her company. Write Step Resumes. Her services help clients craft high-quality career documents (résumé and cover letter) and LinkedIn profiles to highlight their unique value offerings and communicate the distinct benefit to the target employer during interviews. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are highlights from our convers...

23 minFEB 14
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Resume Trends of 2020 with Ashley Watkins

Modern Job Search Trends of 2020 Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of “Modern Job Search Trends of 2020.” If you missed part 1, I encourage you to listen to the first show in this series. Let me reintroduce my guests on this panel: Sarah Johnston, founder of theBriefcase 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 ofAvenirCareers.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 ofCareerSherpa.netand loves helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. Her...

30 minJAN 28
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Modern Job Search Trends of 2020 Part 2

Latest Episodes

Modern Job Search Advice from Career Professionals

Today’s show will be a potpourri of job search advice coming from several different voices in the career space. People are not just struggling with getting advice. They comprise of audiences with various needs. I am hoping this will serve various types of people, stimulate some creative views and thinking, and of course, find more opportunities. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Those on the mailing list are offered the chance to participate in the Job Lab. If you want to join us on October 24, the last Job Lab for the year, sign upat the blog. Here’s the show flow: I will play my NPR podcast interview on “Jazzed About Work” from mid-August, discussing LinkedIn. More about ...

59 min1 w ago
Comments
Modern Job Search Advice from Career Professionals

The Black Professional Job Search Experience and Why it’s Different

It is well documented Black names and culture are differentiating factors before the initial resume vetting process companies conduct is completed. More companies and organizations are focusing on diversifying their workforce. In today’s conversation with Jennifer Tardy, we are dissecting what black professionals may have experienced in their job search and how they could best navigate it. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Those on the mailing list are offered the chance to participate in the Job Lab. If you want to join us on October 24, the last Job Lab for the year, sign upat the blog. Show flow: 421 Modern Job Search Tips for 2021 (sign up on the blog) Reminders of the sho...

39 min3 w ago
Comments
The Black Professional Job Search Experience and Why it’s Different

Reinventing Your Career Right Now and The Future

Welcome back to The Voice of Job Seekers podcast! This is year (or season) number 8! I’ve done 219 episodes of this show and will continue to present the most relevant and modern job search tips for you. Much has happened over the summer. And I have been doubling down on providing help to job seekers everywhere to turn around their results, answer questions, motivate others. This year’s “Job Lab” has been a great help to those who come with questions. Not only are attendees getting their questions answered, but they’re also drawing a blueprint for themselves as they hear others with similar problems and come away with breakthroughs. I would love to hear from you. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@...

39 minSEP 15
Comments
Reinventing Your Career Right Now and The Future

5 Keys to Negotiate Salary as a Woman of Color

The last episode of the 2019-20 season offers guest Cynthia Pong, J.D., an opportunity to give women of color tips to negotiate salary more effectively. Payscale’s survey from 2016 shows salary for women of color are 54-90 cents per dollar of what a man earns. More about Cynthia: Cynthia is a Career Strategist for Women of Color. She also facilitates and presents on salary negotiation as well as offering generous portions of career advice. Cynthia was a recent recipient of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for Job Search and Careers. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are some highlights from our conversation: * It’s essential to negotiate, stand up—and ask for more because it makes it easier – and ra...

29 minMAY 19
Comments
5 Keys to Negotiate Salary as a Woman of Color

How to Find a Remote Job—Fast!

I rarely talk about finding any kind of job fast, but I’m making an exception for this episode. Some people are in an abrupt unemployment situation. Many will need to find a new career because it’s their industry is facing a significant downturn. I invited fellow Payscale contributor and career coach Octavia Goredema to lend her thoughts in finding a job faster. More about Octavia: She is the founder of twentytengency.com and also OctaviaGoredema.com and has helped many with their career goals and aspirations. She has appeared in Black Enterprise, The Guardian, and Payscale. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are highlights from our conversation: -Get clear on your offerings -Ask your network...

19 minAPR 28
Comments
How to Find a Remote Job—Fast!

Know Your Employment Rights During The Corona Virus Outbreak

If you need a one-stop short on the latest about unemployment benefits, you can listen to multiple times, and this is the show. My friend and return guest, employment law attorney Tom Spiggle, offers the basics of the expanded unemployment provisions (although most people will need to consult their state unemployment laws). More about Tom: Tom Spiggle is a former prosecutor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney. His website also has a very informative blog regarding these topics at SpiggleLaw.com. He is regularly quoted in the media often in publications such as The Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, and Huffington Post. Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Highlights from our conversation: -Each state is adm...

20 minAPR 9
Comments
Know Your Employment Rights During The Corona Virus Outbreak

Avoid relying on job boards! Do this instead.

Job boards are not evil. They are not the only way to find jobs. In fact, if you use the strategies mentioned in this show, you’ll experience its effectiveness without waiting for job boards and applications result. Austin Belcak, founder of CultivatedCulture.com gave me the rundown of how he applied, tweaked, and perfected strategies that landed him around 50 interviews. More about Austin: Austin is the creator of Cultivated Culture, a blog helping job seekers succeed with several strategies including: – Get a referral to companies where they previously knew no one – Network and get to know hiring managers resulting in receiving job offers – Ultimately land jobs without relying on a job board Got something to say? Got a topic for the show? Disagree? – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number – Go toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedbac...

40 minMAR 16
Comments
Avoid relying on job boards! Do this instead.

The State of Job Search with Hannah Morgan

It’s time for a discuss the state of job search so far in 2020. Things are changing fast if you haven’t started. This week’s episode is a takeover. Hannah Morgan is the guest host, and I’m the guest. Confused? Don’t be – she’s interviewing me on my show. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Hannah Morgan is a first-time host for my show and was entirely enthusiastic about doing (listen to her intro of the show). She is the founder of CareerSherpa.netand 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 her being a nationally recognized expert. Here are highlights from our conversation: * Shout out Pre...

54 minMAR 3
Comments
The State of Job Search with Hannah Morgan

Resume Trends of 2020 with Ashley Watkins

Welcome to our annual résumé trends show. It is the only show this year we focus solely on writing and preparing a résumé for your job search. This year, I chose Ashley Watkins to give the 411 on the latest trends in résumé writing. Let me introduce Ashley: She is a nationally certified résumé writer, job search and interview coach, and former recruiter. She is the founder of her company. Write Step Resumes. Her services help clients craft high-quality career documents (résumé and cover letter) and LinkedIn profiles to highlight their unique value offerings and communicate the distinct benefit to the target employer during interviews. 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 toTheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message – Send email feedback tomark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Here are highlights from our convers...

23 minFEB 14
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Resume Trends of 2020 with Ashley Watkins

Modern Job Search Trends of 2020 Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of “Modern Job Search Trends of 2020.” If you missed part 1, I encourage you to listen to the first show in this series. Let me reintroduce my guests on this panel: Sarah Johnston, founder of theBriefcase 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 ofAvenirCareers.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 ofCareerSherpa.netand loves helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. Her...

30 minJAN 28
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Modern Job Search Trends of 2020 Part 2

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