Mark Dyson says highlight your essential skills when you’re seeking work

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Today’s return guest, Mark Anthony Dyson, is a respected career consultant, writer and podcaster. And he describes himself as “a job seeker advocate.” His robust website,, is packed with free advice, and this key message: “Job search is a lifestyle!” In this episode, we talk about 2023 trends in the world of work, and why a strong resume isn’t enough if you’re considering a career shift. Mark says employers are now interested in candidates’ “soft skills,” which should be called “essential skills.” He says the starting point for a search is an honest assessment of your skills and strengths. And he offers more tips for a thriving career in a year that’s bringing rapid change.

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