thevoiceofjobseekers's podcast

thevoiceofjobseekers's podcast

I am the "The Voice of Job Seekers," career consultant, job seeker advocate, career writer, and founder of this award-winning blog. I help the employed, unemployed, underemployed, and under-appreciated find jobs using job search strategies to navigate the new job market. I aim to give a safe place online to those with different needs, cultures, and ethnicities to find their voice in the job market. Thousands have read my career advice throughout the web as I write about everything from job search strategies to the mobile job search. I have published more than 400 articles on this blog and some of the largest career sites such as Recruiter.com, YouTern, and Come Recommended. I've been quoted in major online publications such as Monster, TIME/Money, Fortune, Business Insider and MSN. FlexJobs, JobMonkey, Aerotek, Career Pivot, and CareerSherpa listed my podcast as one of the top podcasts to help your job search. Love for you to sign up for the weekly newsletter. I share the latest articles I've written, new podcast episodes, and answer any questions you may have. The new job search is scary and if you need help, I am here for it!... Show More

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May 17, 2020

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...

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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.c...
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If you need a one-stop short on the latest about unemployment benefits you can listen to multiple times, 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 ...
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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 a job board application 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 Cultu...

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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 to TheVoiceofJobS...
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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 clie...

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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. 

Sarah Johnston, founder of the Briefcase 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 At...
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I love doing job search trends because the changes are constant in this industry. This gives people a chance to reset their mindset and take action at the beginning of the year. This year, I decided to go with a panel so everyone can hear how different views are often the same for a proactive job search. My guests: Sarah Johnston, founder of the Briefcase Coach, a company helping many job seekers with their resume writing, Linkedin...
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My first guest is Austin Belcak, whose daily tips on Linkedin helps many job seekers to find and network with hiring managers to get the right position. He shares with us a 90-second networking tip.   Kevin Davenport, the author of "The Ideal Candidate," is my  second guest on this week's episode. I got a chance to meet him on a radio show here in Chicago and kept in touch. Through his business and book, he has helped m...
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I wanted to share my guest spot on Virginia Franco's podcast, Resume Storyteller from last Spring. We discuss several career advice, strategies, and job search tactics. 

Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:
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  • Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave ...
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    On this week's show, I am discussion compensation negotiation with Stacey Hawley, a compensation and benefits negotiation expert. I wanted Stacey to share some of her advice she writes for job-hunt.org (a fellow contributor), and her clients at her Rise To The Top blog.    Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways: Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number Go t...
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    Changing careers or jobs is the norm as it has been for some years now. One survey from Robert Half International shows 66% of professionals see changing jobs every few years as positive. Virginia Franco, the founder of Virginia Franco Resumes, wrote an interesting article about career change I wanted to feature.    Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways: Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or ...
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    Being headhunted is a good thing these days as Christopher Taylor shares the difference between being recruited and headhunted. Chris is a former headhunter and now a job search strategist.    Let me know what you think in one of three ways: 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...
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    Welcome back to the seventh year and season of my show! So many of you have listened since 2013! Thanks so much. 

    Marc Miller is back on the show again to talk about his new book, Repurpose Your Career: For the 2nd Half of Life, 3rd edition. He shares stories from his clients and helping them to align their interests and careers.

    This is the third edition of his book. His media features include CBS Money Watch, U.S. News and World ...

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    Underemployment can feel worse than unemployment because there are traps. Your mindset is more important than strategy. In this last episode, I discuss 5 ways to rethink your next moves out of underemployment.     Here’s how you can join the conversation: – 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 you...
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    Career burnout is real, and most professionals are not sure what the signs or symptoms are if they experience it. This could hinder how you come across in networking or workplace environments. Join my guest, Rachel Montanez, and I as we discuss what career burnout looks like, how it would affect your sleep, and what you can do about it. 

     Here’s how you can join the conversation: – Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or tex...
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        There are so many angles to explore while discussing institutional bias, and you can only talk about a few at a time. Lizette Ojeda, PhD. is my guest today to discuss research and strategies to overcome bias during a job search.     Here’s how you can join the conversation: – 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 o...
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      How is your financial footing? Is your job search financially ready? Are you taking on a new position and need to make sure you have the right benefits for you? I talked with Aja (ah-jah) McClanahan to discuss things you to consider preparing for a job search, during a job search, accepting an offer, and at the start of a new one.   Got comments about the show? Here’s how you can join the conversation: – Call and leave a voicemai...
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    My guest, Dr. Nichelle Manuel, says "data is the new currency." I believe she's right and today's show reflects the importance of a proactive role for your life and career.    Got comments about the show? Here’s to be a part of the discussion:  – 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 o...
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