Control Your Career Narrative in a Way That Sets You Apart by Mark Anthony Dyson
It was almost a year ago I was ousted by Facebook and IG. They claimed I posted “against community standards.” When I emailed them three times to contest it and asked what standards I broke, they said they would get back to me. People told me I needed to get back as soon as possible. I have an audience. A small audience. But I needed to be urgent.
They disabled my account instead.
After attempting to reach Facebook for a few weeks, I decided to double down on Twitter and LinkedIn. In a way, life got more manageable.
I’m sorry, I don’t have a sexy I gained tens of thousands of followers on either platform.
I didn’t crack anybody’s algorithm.
Well, tomorrow’s here, and I’m not hooked; I didn’t spend my last dime tryin’ and don’t miss it. I’m NOT feenin’ (for Facebook or IG). I didn’t create second accounts for either.
I got a blog with hundreds of articles.
I got an email list of almost 3,000 people (more than that, but I purge regularly).
Not to mention I create tons of other content. There’s more to come.
Lesson learned: Never rely on one platform to send your message.
Any platform could take a dive at any time.
This is how job seekers can set themselves apart from their competition. Most don’t have a website. It’s the best place to control your career narrative without distractions, algorithm changes, or any attempts to thwart your goal: To be seen by employers and recruiters.
About Mark Anthony Dyson
I am the "The Voice of Job Seekers!" I offer compassionate career and job search advice as I hack and re-imagine the job search process. You need to be "the prescription to an employer's job description." You must be solution-oriented and work in positions in companies where you are the remedy. Your job search must be a lifestyle, and your career must be in front of you constantly. You can no longer shed your aspirations at the change seasons. There are strengths you have that need constant use and development. Be sure you sign up to download my E-Book, "421 Modern Job Search Tips 2021!" You can find my career advice and work in media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, and many other outlets.