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(From the archives) Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers up one of those stupid job search mistakes that annoys 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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Hi, this is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and welcome to Episode 290. of Job Search Radio. This is a quick show I did today about one of those annoying things that job hunters do way too often that ticks off employers, ticks off recruiters, is just a colossal waste of time. I hope this isn't you. But if it is, stop it. Okay?Stop it!. Anyway, I hope you find it helpful and that you connect with me on LinkedIn at Now let's get going

You see an ad; You respond to it and your response says, "Tell me more about the job."

Tell me more about the job? You're applying for a position. I'm supposed to tell you more about the job? Help me understand how this works for me? Other than it takes up a lot of my time. So, start by letting me know about how you're qualified for the job and why I should invest my time in you o talk with you. Tellme more about the job is a ridiculous question. No resume? for all you 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 scheduled time to speak?" That's the best way to do it.

So, that's today's show, I hope you found it helpful.


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 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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