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(From the archives) Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers up one of those stupid job search mistakes that annoy employers that you should never do. NOTE: the free trial mentioned at the end of the show is no longer available.

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I want to talk with you about one of those job search mistakes that job hunters make way too often that just ticks people off. Here’s the one.  

You see an ad.  You respond to it. And your response says, “tell me more about the job.”Mistakes

Tell me more about the job? You’re applying for a position. I’m supposed to tell you more about the job. Helping understand how this works for me?  Other than you take up a lot of my time. 

Start by letting me know about how you’re qualified for the job and why I should invest my time in you to talk with you. 

“Tell me more about the job,” is a ridiculous question. No resume. For all I know you’re in Senegal and you’re curious because you want to come to America. I know nothing about you and I have to write a personal letter to you?  I don’t think so. 

Stop asking people to tell you about the job. Tell them about yourself first and then say, ” I’d love to know more. Can we schedule time to speak?” 

That’s the best way to do it.

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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. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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