Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to make quality changes to your resume when you were asked to make them.

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Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and let's talk about working with recruiters again.

You sent the resume to a recruiter and had a phone interview. They made a suggestion for you to tweak your resume in a particular way. You send back a resume where you've changed 2 words. Why did you do that? The recruiter is tell you exactly what he or she needs there telling you that, not to waste your time, but because the client is communicated exactly what they need to say. Let me give you an example.

I was doing a search for client for a C level position with the firm. They have changed directions on what they are looking for and now want someone who is come up through the technology ranks, can still do some technology work, but has managed resources for a firm of the particular size. They are clear now about what they want. I can handle that they change directions. I'm not happy that waste a bunch of time up until this point but I can deal with it. I got back to 1 of the candidates I represented and told them that I thought they change directions in a way that suits you better. "I am looking at your resume and needs a few tweaks. Can you get back to me later today or tomorrow?" He said back a resume with one sentence changed and addressed none of the concerns about size and scope of the firms that he had worked for, did make clear is technology expertise currently… He wasted everyone's time.

Don't be a fool. Do what you are being coached to do as long is it is not a lie. . I want to be clear about this. Do what you are being coached to do as long as it is not a lie. I don't believe in lying. I know you don't as well. When lies occur, BUT the recruiter is telling you something when they are asking you through revision to your resume. If you tell them, "You can make the change," know they can't. They can change a few words. You know the depth of your skill far better than they. Put in the resume when they ask for it. It takes 5 to 10 minutes for you and an hour for them because they don't know you. Then, they're going to send it back to you for approval and you're going to say it is not exactly right. Save everyone some time and changed a few words to make it different and correct.

This is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and if you are watching on YouTube, share it, leave a comment, click the like button… Just do something that lets people know that it was worthwhile. Then, go over to There's a lot more content there that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly. Then, you can also search positions. I am still recruiting for (since recording this, I am no longer recruiter; I am a career coach, coaching people into their new roles).

Finally, if we are not connected on LinkedIn, send the connection request to me at I accept connection requests worldwide, except if you look like a spammer or a scammer.

This is Jeff Altman. I hope you have a great day. Take care!


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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