Mark Anthony Dyson

Mark Anthony Dyson is a career consultant, the host and producer of “The Voice of Job Seekers" podcast, and founder of the blog by the same name. Download the podcast on iTunes and many other podcatchers. We are helping the unemployed, underemployed, and underappreciated job seekers find and create a voice through this platform. Follow Mark on: @MarkADyson

Get Hired February 15, 2019
5 Easy Ways Stand Out to Employers

Last summer, Geoffrey Owens, once a regular on the legendary Cosby Show, was seen working a — *gulp* — regular job at Trader Joe's. The press quickly ran with the story, and people around the world began making negative comments about Owens's situation. Owens ended up quitting his job because of all the unwanted attention. However, there was a silver lining in all of this: Tyler...

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Get Hired October 24, 2018
14 Tips to Help You Find Your Next Job

As of September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports unemployment is below four percent. Job market competition is fierce, as people are more confident about their chances of landing new positions under these conditions. The modern job search is full of twists, turns, and turbulence. There is no magic pill to guarantee success. Instead, job seekers need a variety of strategies to...

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Get Hired August 29, 2018
How to Breathe Life Into a Dead Job Search

I once had a neighbor who loved his cat as much as his girlfriend, if not more. He carried this cat around everywhere he went. Phil Collins was practically attached to him! (Yes, the cat's name was really Phil Collins.) The cat wasn't fighting the affection, either. He honored his owner's obsession with complete submission and purrs. That happy motor ran continuously, and it was...

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Get Hired August 16, 2018
7 Tips on Being the Ultimate Professional

Recently, I've been hearing about candidates "ghosting" employers — that is, not showing up for interviews or first-day onboarding without notice. Similarly, recruiters are ghosting job candidates — and have been for quite some time. In fact, some argue that candidates have only started ghosting employers because employers have been ghosting them for years. Regardless of the...

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Get Hired July 2, 2018
14 Essential Components of the Modern Job Search

One of the most significant differences between the job market of the past and the job market of today is the need to sell yourself. If you're on the hunt for a new job, you must not only promote yourself in interviews, but to everyone who matters — which, generally speaking, is everyone in your network. Those who ignore this aspect of the modern job hunt are likely to find themselves...

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Get Hired June 8, 2018
Correct These 9 Social Media Disasters Right Now

Assuming you care about your personal branding efforts, you should know that everything you do online is subject to scrutiny. Today, recruiters look at every candidate's social media presence when making decisions about who should advance and who should not. In part, they're looking to see how creative and impressive candidates are on social media — but they're also looking for bad...

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Get Hired May 29, 2018
5 Things You Should Learn From Your Job Search Competitors

After I explain to a group of people how much work is involved in today's job search, at least one of those people, consistently, responds with, "But I don't want to do all of that." My eyes then roll several times. These people forget that dozens if not hundreds of other job seekers are applying for the same jobs. No matter the state of the economy, you'll always be competing with...

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Get Hired May 21, 2018
Are You Impressing Employers?

You want career fulfillment, but with minimum effort. That's the message I get when there's nothing in your resume, social profiles, or interview answers that clearly demonstrates your value. Where there's no differentiation between you and the competition, someone else who does stand out will get the job. A young client once told me a story about his first job at Walmart. He was fired...

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Success April 24, 2018
5 Ways Sentimentality Is Killing Your Career

I have a Spotify playlist called "Endorphins." As of today, it contains more than 200 soft rock love songs/somebody-done-somebody-wrong songs. These songs take me somewhere pleasant and calming. I'm sure you have a playlist that does the same for you. Similarly, you may also look back on a previous workplace the same way I look at my playlist. Perhaps you remember an office where you once...

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Get Hired April 16, 2018
5 Things Consultants Do That Job Seekers Should Imitate

Many job seekers approach their job searches as if they were waiting for someone to tell them what to do. I have seen professionals of all levels behave this way. People naturally take the path of least resistance. They want to write a resume quickly and toss it to the turbulent winds of job boards. With luck, maybe 2 out of every 100 applications leads to a loose employment...

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Get Hired March 27, 2018
5 Lessons on Job Search Success I Learned in College

For mass communications majors at the university I attended, getting a television or radio reporting gig was a major career stepping stone. I was not one of those mass communications majors, but when I saw a job posting for a reporter position with a radio program, I decided to apply. I knew the competition would be substantial, and that I would be at a disadvantage. I was a...

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Get Hired March 9, 2018
5 Ways Your Job Search Can Capture the Spirit of March Madness

Not everyone enjoys college basketball, but the NCAA's March Madness tournament is an exciting thing to watch. I, personally, get hooked on the enthusiasm of the fans. I also love those last-minute game-winning shots, especially when the home crowd rushes the court to celebrate. In stark contrast to the spirit of March Madness, your average job search is rarely a celebratory affair. The...

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