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:
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– Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those on the mailing list are offered the chance to participate in the Job Lab. If you want to join us on September 26 for the next to last Job Lab, sign up at the blog.
I have done several interviews on different podcasts over the summer. You’ll hear some excerpts from those interviews, including ones I did for an NPR podcast and LinkedIn News.
Throughout the fall, you’ll hear guests from my video series you can find on YouTube. Excerpts of stellar job search advice will come from those interviews. We’ll also dig in the virtual crates and dig out relevant and past interviews.
This week, my guest is Jack Kelly, CEO of WeRecruitr.com, and my co-host of our weekly Wednesday Linkedin Live show. If you want to see it live and participate in the chat, find my LinkedIn page, you’ll find the show. Jack is a Forbes senior contributor writing career-related news and job-search advice several times a week.
Here are a few highlights from our conversation:
- There must be a plan to reinvent. It just doesn’t happen.
- Starting over is OK—Do over, start all over, and it’s hard to do
- We connect our identity to our careers.
- Reinvention or the lack of it affects your surrounding, family, etc.
- Most will likely pivot more often than generations before them.
- Jack’s article on positivity on Forbes
- What’s needed is more empathy and compassion and less hot takes for job seekers.
I am updating my free e-book entitled, “421 Modern Job Search Tips for 2021.” I plan to release it to my email list on October 30, before everyone else will be alerted on November 13. Want it early? Go to the blog to sign up.