Author Archives: Mark Anthony Dyson

4 Follow-up Tips Sure to Help You Impress a Potential Employer

potential employer

People who have significant roles in hiring for any potential employer are constantly busy; the pieces of their puzzle are constantly moving. Whether a networking contact, recruiter or hiring manager, their attention and interests are divided.

With so many responsibilities and open positions to fill, you are not their main point of focus…   

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Break the Job Search Rules: 5 Ways to Disrupt Employer Expectations

break the job search rules

Since you began looking for work, people have been telling you there are certain job search rules you must follow. How long your resume must be. What to post online. How a cover must look.

Well, I’m here to tell you: Break job search rules. That’s right, break all of ’em!   

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The Consultant Mindset: How to Win Today’s Job Search

consultant mindset

What is a “consultant mindset”? And what does it have to do with finding a new job? Some of my colleagues will boo me for this, but based on the success of some of my clients over the past year, presenting a resume first is not always the answer. Instead, find work by leveraging the mindset of a consultant. In other words: present solutions first, then your resume. In fact, if you have a clear, well thought-out approach, and present short and long-term solutions to employers, a resume will be an afterthought. (Look at your keyboard, and now look at   

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4 Ways to Reach Recruiters on Their Mobile (No Resume Required)

Reach Recruiters on Mobile

Reach Recruiters on MobileIn today’s marketplace, job seekers must be effective marketers. Yes, marketers.

That’s what today’s job search is about: marketing your services, expertise and personality effectively enough that you put yourself in a recruiter’s ears, eyes and brain.   

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5 Job Search Strategies You’ll Hate (But Results You’ll Love)

love hate

The 2014 job search requires you to be a near-expert at many contemporary job search strategies. This includes things that you love (and are easy) to do… and those things that make you more than a bit uncomfortable (in part because they are not easy to do).

And yet, once you sort through those emotions and apply these strategies, you’ll fall in love with the results…   

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps Shape Your Career

Volunteering and Your Career

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.

What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!   

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