The Voice of Job Seekers

Mark Anthony Dyson ★ Career Writer ★ Speaker ★ Thinker ★ Award-winning Blog & Podcast! ★ I hack and reimagine the modern job search!

35:15 2022-05-18
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...
22:10:07 2022-04-19
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 s...
44:18 2022-04-05
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 tha...
41:42 2022-03-09
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 a...
22:39:09 2022-02-23
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 ...
53:13 2022-02-10
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 ...
44:49 2022-01-26
Every year, I have an expert résumé writer on the show to discuss the upcoming year and trends you should know to make a positive difference in your job search. Amanda Augustine of Top Resume joins us to discuss the upcoming trends for 2022. You are mo...
59:55 2022-01-11
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 ...
55:40 2021-12-14
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 fut...
47:03 2021-12-01
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 pe...
32:32 2021-11-16
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 ...
37:21 2021-10-12
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 insigh...
50:16 2021-10-04
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...
49:41 2021-09-28
This year, besides the audio through the podcast, and the video on my YouTube channel, I will provide the transcript for those I mentioned and their featured conversation. This week, Jack Kelly and I talk about what he sees as the future of work. Also, I ...
25:05 2021-09-14
Welcome to the ninth year of “The Voice of Job Seekers.” Thank you for making this podcast a staple in your career and life, and many career professionals use it as a resource for their clients and students. What company matches your values? What comp...
22:06:29 2021-05-17
Throughout the pandemic, I did a few guest podcast appearances, spoke a few times at events, co-host two live stream shows (well over 30 shows), and a lot of writing. My mission is clear: Help as many job seekers find jobs. I want to share part of this jo...
22:07:08 2021-05-04
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 wit...
56:29 2021-04-20
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...
31:32 2021-04-07
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 ...
55:17 2021-03-10
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 fo...
50:09 2021-03-04
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 ...
22:04:23 2021-02-09
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 discus...
52:58 2021-01-26
The most downloaded show last year was my conversation with Ashley Watkins. I hope you don’t mind me bringing her back. It’s evident from our conversation (plus I see her LinkedIn content regularly) she knows what is trending upward, and understands w...
22:11:05 2021-01-14
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’...
24:38 2020-12-08
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 ...
35:25 2020-11-23
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 remotel...
42:12 2020-11-18
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 comme...
22:12:51 2020-11-17
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,...
43:05 2020-11-08
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...
39:06 2020-10-27
Your core values, like most, eventually means everything in your desired career choice. You’ll hear Nii-Ato Enchill-Bentsi, and I discuss in depth what you’ll need to know about using your values to guide your job search. And you’ll also hear an exc...
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