I recently interviewed Anne Corley Baum for her new book, “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences, for Interviews: Hone your interviewing technique to present your best self and land your dream job.” Link to Amazon: https://amzn.to/3f5UVk9

In her original book, “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: Develop Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed (Amazon link:https://amzn.to/3gchlSa)”; she describes 16 quick tips to help keep you on track.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m a coach who helps people professionally in a number of different ways. And I interviewed a woman, Anne Corley Baum, spelled BAUM, yesterday. She has a book out called “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences. I’ll have a link in the show notes to you . . . For you on Amazon. And we were talking about her new book that's coming out September 1, 2020, “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences for Interviews.”

But her original one talks about developing soft skills that help you succeed and introduces a number of different personality types that you run into professionally and how to deal with them. It's a sweet little book. It's lighthearted. It makes its points.

At the end, she includes quick tips to help keep you on track. And I thought I would share them with you because I think they're good. Most of them, you know. Most of them, you forget.

So, number one is be a great listener. Number two. Empower your team. Number three be polished. Don't take the easy road. Number four. Excuse yourself. Number five. Be generous. Give more than you get. Number six. Be friendly. Introduce yourself always. Number seven. Be accountable for your actions. Number eight. Be present. Turn off your device. Number nine. Focus your attention on the eyes of the person with whom you are communicating. Number 10. Always act with integrity. Number 11 speak respectfully and listen to the opinions of others. 12. Stop gossip and don't be drawn in. 13. Deliver. 14. Practice your handshake. Number 15. This is a favorite of mine. Have courage and communicate. Number 16. Be yourself.

I always zero in on the “have the courage and communicate” because most people will bottle things up rather than have the courage to have the conversation with someone who's hurt them and is making a critical mistake, what have you. So, never hesitate to have the courage to have the conversation. It's one of the things that makes a leader, in my opinion.

Hope you found this helpful. Again, I’ll have a link to the little book in the show notes. I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Visit my website, NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. There's a lot there to help you professionally.

If you also want my job search material go to TheBigGameHunter.us. All the stuff from the no BS site is available at that one, as well as job search material. It’s almost 9000 . . . more than 9000 posts at this point. In addition, if you're interested in one on one coaching, you can schedule time for a free discovery call or schedule time for coaching. I love to help.

Lastly, I want to encourage you subscribe to my channel on Amazon. Download the Career Angles app. You can watch me there. Have a terrific day and be great! Take care!


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes, and is a Career Angles | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Huntermember of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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