EP 1799 I thought this quote from defensive coach, Joe Whitt, formerly of the Green Bay Packers was terrific.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and I do one-on-one coaching around job search and career issues. I do leadership coaching once people are in new roles or while they're running an existing role and struggling with different things.
I was listening to a podcast this morning. I listen to one podcast that's a sports show– – Simms and Lefcoe. They mentioned the quote from a guy named Joe Whitt. He's a coach who handles the defensive pass game and quarterbacks for the Green Bay Packers. Now, I want to talk with you in the context of this quote about what its meaning is for you as a job hunter.
Understand football is a violent game. We all know that. People hit one another at incredible speed. He said, "you can't tell the difference between a confused player and a coward because they both move slowly."
Wow, because you move slowly, you look like a coward. Now, let me translate that. When you don't know what you're doing, when you don't know the plays, you don't go all out. The result winds up being that you kind of look tentative, like a coward might under the similar circumstances.
They both appear from the outside like the same type of person but ,in one case, it's from fear. inthe other case,It's I just don't quite know what I'm doing.
Let's fast-forward to you as a job hunter. You're going on an interview and you're not prepared. You haven't looked at the LinkedIn profile of the person that you're meeting with.
You haven't done anything to rehearse answers to predictable questions that you're going to get on the interview. You haven't looked at the job description since the appointment was scheduled for you so it's not fresh in your mind. You haven't watched my video about the best question to ask on any interview ()I think it might be called the single best question.you should ask on any interview. () You don't know anything other than how to talk about what you've done. And, in that regard, you could appear no different than every other person walking in. How do you stand out on those circumstances? You're not prepared! You don't know the plays!
So, I want to encourage you that before you go on. Interviews, you have to rehearse answers to the predictable questions. You can be asking so that this way you don't look like every other person who's walked in the door winging it trying to figure things out as they go along you have great preparation under your belt and you can deliver and perform at a high level.
Now if you want to see more videos of mine, you can go to JobSearchTV.com which takes you directly to my YouTube channel. I've got thousands of videos there about different elements of job search. You can also sign up for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and, there, you'll have curated material, the best of my stuff, that's going to help you find work. And, more importantly, if you contact me for coaching I can get you well prepared.
We can do mock interviews whether those are standard interviews or case interviews that will help you perform well. So, don't appear unprepared.Don't appear unsure of what your knowledge is because you're just not prepared for it. Rehearsal time is so important. Practice time is so important. You have to do it or else you're making it harder on yourself.
So, high hope you found this helpful. Again,, Jeff Altman, and, if your interested in my coaching you, connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw the video. I just like knowing that people watch the stuff and, once we're connected message me about coaching.
Hope you have a great day. Take care.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff 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, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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