Mark Anthony Dyson

I hack & reimagine the modern job search | E-Book “421 Modern Job Search Tips 2021!” ✍️🏾 Freelance Career Writer | Award-winning blog 🏆 Podcast 🏆 Features: Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Fast Company, LI News LIVE

What Are Bad Recommendations You Hear In Your Profession Or Area Of Expertise?

The emphasis on building a “personal brand” without understanding they have one already. The other is building an audience without creating a demand for your work.

In The Last Five Years, What New Belief, Behavior, Or Habit Has Most Improved Your Life?

Daily writing and editing have transformed my ability to articulate ideas. A well-written and edited two-sentence update on Twitter or LinkedIn can catch a lot of attention from those who follow you and refer you.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

The best investment is a personal editor. As a writer, it’s my bread and butter. If I can’t use my regular editor, I will use the app “editorr. “

Do several paid internships. This gives you important work experience.

Mark Anthony Dyson

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”?

The pandemic has taken away the randomness and intimacy of human contact but exposed professional’s inability to use tech. Since college students today are comfortable with tech, that they can use the video conferencing tools to conduct informational interviews. In fact, I would recommend each student doing a dozen or more during each academic year. They will build a network, find and engage mentors, and increase the possibility of getting referrals.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Broadcasting. I’m getting practice already but I love the process.

What Careers Advice Would You Give To Your 21-Year Old Self?

Do several paid internships. This gives you important work experience.

Where do you see your industry in the next 5 years?

It’s hard to say. I would like to see professionals with a more personable approach.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

My mentor Damian Birkel’s organization, Professionals in Transition has helped more than 10, 000 job seekers find jobs. He’s endured many trials and has set a great example of serving.

What is a 'hack' you have for careers or interviews that most people don't know about?

If your job search is a lifestyle, you will be acutely aware of job, networking, and intel opportunities. We’ve learned how the job market can change so fast it can erase years of relevant experience in a single industry.

Are Resume's Dead?

As long as recruiters and employers can shorten their workflow through resumes, they’ll be required.

How has Covid-19 changed your industry?

Like other industries, those who do not pivot their business mindset, their job seeker advice will appear irrelevant. How can a career professional have a static presence on LinkedIn?