Author: markanthonydyson

Mark Anthony Dyson is the Founder of The Voice of Job Seekers, the award-winning blog and podcast. He is a career consultant and career-advice writer, and a passionate advocate for job seekers. Mark loves helping the unemployed, underemployed and underappreciated find jobs, and his career advice has been featured in Fast Company, Money, TIME, and Fox Business.

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5 Ways to Beat Underemployment and Finally Find a Job That Uses Your Skills

The unemployment rate is 3.5%, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that number doesn’t provide a full picture of the U.S. job market. The BLS also provides “alternative measures of labor underutilization” — in
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6 Reasons You Can’t Find the Job You Really Want

The unemployment rate is currently 3.5% — a 50-year low. That should mean that finding a new job is easy, right? Not necessarily. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 32% of employees said that they are ready to find new employment. Yet, after months of...
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6 Ways You Can Use Collaboration to Drive Career Change

If you want to build a career that makes you happy and fulfilled, as well as financially successful, you’ll need to do things a little differently. Your parents’ model of working for the same company until retirement is outdated and unrealistic. On the oth
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7 False Narratives About Being Fired to Reject Today

I’ve been fired a few times in my career — but I bounced back, in part because I rejected the narrative that termination from one job means an end to an entire career path. The first time it happens to you, getting fired feels...
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6 Changes in Your Mindset Will Invigorate Your Resume

The resume won’t crumple up and roll away anytime soon. If you want to get past the scrutiny of the company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the best thing to do is to find someone in the company to refer you. Studies show referrals increase...
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How to Make Employers Want You and Only You, the Kyler Murray Way

At 5’10”, Kyler Murray will be the shortest quarterback to enter the draft in the history of the National Football League. He might also be the highest drafted player this year. The Heisman-winning Oklahoma Sooners quarterback was previously drafte
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Beyond the Resume: 14 Strategies to Get Hired in 2019

A good resume shows hiring managers why you’re qualified for the job, whether you’re applying to be the janitor or the CEO. The best resume sets you apart from the competition and makes the case that you’re the right person to solve the company’s...
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3 Career Lessons We Can Learn From Legendary Performers

Years of reading publications like Rolling Stone and Billboard made me fall in love with the stories behind legendary musicians’ careers and songs. In fact, it’s hard to say whether it’s the songs or the story behind them that intrigues me the most. We..
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5 Career Lessons From San Francisco’s Leaning Millennium Tower

What is a substantial career worth today? It depends on your foundation. If you offer marketable skills, evergreen value and a great personality, you will be in demand. Although it takes time to build a solid foundation and earn respect, people will know that.
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12 Potential Job Search Roadblocks (and How to Overcome Them)

Life is full of struggle, which is why we cheer so hard when one of us overcomes adversity and succeeds. You know how hard it is to navigate a job search or other professional challenges when personal issues come up. Relationship problems, for example,...
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8 Ways to Pursue a Professional Education Outside the Classroom

Before you enroll in another graduate degree program to advance your career, consider some of these time- and cost-effective professional educational alternatives. These days, certifications and degrees don’t always lead to the promised land of secure, h
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What Not to Do When Negotiating Severance or Separation Compensation

Let’s learn how not to negotiate severance or separation compensation when it’s time to leave a job by examining a classic sketch by legendary comedians Abbott and Costello. Who knew they were career coaches, too? We can all make the case that we
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I Dare You to Employ One of These Bold Job-Search Tactics Today

Be bold and ask, because nobody’s going to simply hand you the job you want. Job search tools and tactics are evolving all the time. Not only do you need to stay up to date, but you should always have staples in your job search...