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Run Your Race! | JobSearchTV.com


What do I mean by, “run your race,” in the context of job hunting and your career?

Summary

When I think of job hunting, frankly, it is like walking into a casino for most of you and sitting there the tables. You don't really know the rules. Thus, you are easy pickings for the casino. Even if you do know the rules and how to play the game, most of the time, the casino is going to make money on you no matter what.

Understand that the way job is stacked right now, you're playing a game that is rigged against you. What can you do?

Obviously, you can refuse to comply, but eventually you'll be chewed up by the system. You can refuse to comply by refusing to apply for job through an applicant tracking system until you spoken to hiring manager. It's an easy way to do it on your room.

The real thing though is about attitude. You see, the Attitude that you have been instilled with is the one being the compliant employee. And fitting in. And doing what is demanded of you every step along the way to the point where you are a little cube you're being fitting amongst other cubes. In job hunting, Ideally from your vantage point, it is best to learn what the rules are and play your own game. Let me give you an example from sports.

Football teams. Basketball teams. Baseball teams There are lots of set plays That are involved. There are also lots of situations that they practice in order to put themselves in the position to put themselves in a position to execute the basic game plan, right? There is a lot of creativity and originality within those frameworks. You need to find the place for organizations respect you and your unique way of doing things.

If you want to be a drone, by all means… Do it. You can have messages piped into your head all day about being compliant doing what is demanded of you. Shut up. Do we tell you to do and don't have any original thoughts. Or, you can do things in your particular way and be sought out by firms. You see, LinkedIn is 1 of the greatest tools that we have in our modern times because it allows firms to reach out to you and for you to call more shots.

Remember, they are hunting for talent. If they want a person to fit into a box, that doesn't mean that you want to fit into a box, does it? I want to think in terms of a race. The race has a finish line – – the end of your career. How do you want to run the race? Do you know what could happen along the way? Do you know how to get you from where you are now and how to get to the finish line?

If you don't, you need to learn quickly. Let me give you an example. I was doing online coaching call I blab.im on the platform was still up. It is on YouTube as "No BS Coaching: Play Your Game Big!" At the end of the day, this person wants to move in the direction for their career a little bit differently than the obvious path. I spoke about informational interviews and you said, "Yeah, I have one scheduled." I asked him, "How about 5? How about 10? You can't just take one person's viewpoint for how to get to the finish line. And, even if the viewpoint is right, maybe it is right for you."

One thing I've learned over the course of the years in recruiting is that everything works in job search. It never works as well as we would like or as often as we would like but, at the end of the day, everything works. You may be turned down for a bunch of jobs but, eventually, you will find one that fits you. If it's your drive. It fits your ambition. If it's the kind of career goals that you have. Run the race in your particular way. Don't worry about what recruiters might tell you because a lot of them will tell you that you doing it all wrong. "It is a terrible mistake you're making! GROAN!"

Your job is to make a work recruiter a fee. YYour job is to make the corporate recruiter happy. Your job is to make yourself happy. Don't sell out your own ambitions for what the company wants.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what 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 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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It’s Hard to Avoid This Interview Mistake| JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/09/20/its-hard-to-avoid-this-interview-mistake-jobsearchradio-com/

I point to one of the mistakes job hunters make when interviewing in person or doing a video interview.

Summary

I see a lot of mistakes that people make and this 1 is geared toward job hunters. It can occur in an in person interview and they can occur in a video interview. What you're doing when you make this mistake is tipping offices of nerves that you have that you want to disguise for better.

What I'm doing as I record this is sitting in a swivel chair and rocking from side to side. I'm actually feeling calm this morning, so this is quite a bit of an act for many people I talk with by Skype, some version of video interviewing whether it's FaceTime or some other way our talk to a person, I see them rocking in the chair a little bit. You not disguising you nerves. It's really that simple.

If you are doing a video interview, you want to have a basic chair. No swivel to it. If the role, if you are nervous. I don't want to be revealed this way. I would rather have you use you nerves with your hands so that you use your hands to emphasize things as you speak.

If you are sitting with me, my hands to be about waist high as I'm talking. But when were talking now, when speaking with your hands you want to use them to illustrate going point by point by point. You can illustrate that with your hands and I am flicking them as I would an interview.

You never want to cross your hands across her face. You may want to frame your face at times, or frame your body at times with your hands. Never EVER block your face because there was a signal and that about hiding... At least that the signal the people are trained to believe that the behavior indicate (I think it's a case of nervous energy, but this is again how people are trained).

At the end of the day, you always ALWAYS want to demonstrate being firm, certain, confident and rocking chair turns you back in the being a little boy your little girl back in public school sitting at a desk, maybe being brought up in front of the teacher... All that sort of nonsense. You don't need that.

ABOUT 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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Millennials & Management | JobSearchRadio


Complaints about millennials are legion yet, the fact of the matter is, millennial’s are entering the workforce in numbers that exceed those of the baby boomers.

In this interview with Lee Caraher, the author of “Millennials and Management,” http://amzn.to/1Xmgpei
we discuss managing millennial’s and hiring millennial’s and come to the conclusion that there are not bad at all.

 

ABOUT 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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Preparing to Job Search: Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Right | JobSearchTV.com


This advice focuses on your profile.

Summary

Now, I want you to understand that LinkedIn… resumes our used when you are hunting for a job. LinkedIn is designed to draw people into you, to allow people to hunt for you when they have a position to fill. The chief magnet, the chief bait that you are setting is your LinkedIn profile. So, your profile has to be good in order to attract people because more and more agency and corporate recruiters, usually LinkedIn as the play pen for finding people

So, what do you do? How do you go about doing this? The answer is simply creating a great profile. So, starting off with a great professional photo, even if you have to pay for head shot, do it. Dress properly for it you don't have to be in a suit and tie, but certainly not the tuxedo shot from the wedding or the ballroom dress from a wedding. Those are not good.

The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. Yes, you might say accountant, but. From there, let's say, SOXS or compliance or risk an audit. Do things that will attract people to you and the nature of the work that you do

Then, from there, the second most important piece of real estate is the summary area. There's a lot of text that you can use there to write about yourself. Don't use that hokey kind of “I'm a team player who will do whatever it takes to get a job done.

It doesn’t work and it is just fluff. Go into a lot of detail about what your capabilities are. At the end of it, put your Email address and phone number there to make it easy for recruiters to reach you. Why? Because you want them to reach you, right? You want them to reach out and contact you about opportunities. Even if you're not aggressively looking for a job, you want that to happen so that you hear about choices?

Because, at the end of the day, people who get ahead are not the ones who work the hardest, and they're certainly not the smartest. The ones who get a head remain alert to opportunity. So, why are you putting roadblocks in the way?

So, this one is number two. This one's a subtle one. The job title under your company name. So, company name. As you start the type it in except So, for example, if you use JPMorgan Chase, if you're working there, for example, the correct way of spelling it on LinkedIn is the one that will auto populate the field. Use it. Don't use the incorrect way. Same thing with job title. You want to use a uniform title with the way LinkedIn describes people. So, if you type in “executive” LinkedIn may not recognize that term.

If you type in “g m” but it wants “general manager,” you ought to use general manager. However LinkedIn suggests you fill in that title area given watch with typing. Hello there, the auto suggests that you fill in that title area, you want to demonstrate uniformity with the way that LinkedIn describes people when they are searching for someone like you to be found found.

If you're out of work, do not have a completion date for when you stopped working for the firm. Keep it to present. Why? Because in the LinkedIn search engine, they will push you down lower down the pantheon of search results by being out of work than those who are working. So, use that little deception but, at the same time when you talk to people, make sure that it's obvious when you finish up.

Lastly, people are going to respond to you. Check in on your LinkedIn profile at least daily at a minimum, if not multiple times a day. People our reaching out to you because they have jobs, you will have jobs available, and you're looking for one. Don't keep them waiting.

So if they don't choose the contact you directly, if they are messaging you through LinkedIn, you want to be able to respond quickly.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what 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 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Can A Positive Attitude Beat Experience in Interviewing? | JobSearchRadio.com­­


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/08/16/can-a-positive-attitude-beat-experience-in-interviewing-jobsearchradio-com%c2%ad%c2%ad-this-is-an-interesting-question-from-someone-the-answer-i-gave-may-surprise-you-about-jeff-altman-t/

This is an interesting question from someone.  The answer I gave may surprise you.

Summary

The question I received from someone basically translates into can positive attitude basically beat experience in interviewing? The question overall reads, "I professionally network, done informational interviews, and that feedback from interviewing, cover letters,, resumes,, research target companies, really practice interviewing for any flaws.. Basically, Jeff, can a positive attitude beat experience? The prior was setting the stage for an interview; I was just curious if you have ever seen it?"

It is my answer: yes. The reason I say that is when I look at how firms evaluate there are different criteria that they use. Competence is the 1st 1. Self-confidence. Character. Chemistry. Charisma.. All of these lead to personal leadership.

I know from personal experience that when people report to me, sometimes they tell me about individuals that they are working with who are absolutely incompetent. They are awful at what they do.. It begs the question how did this individual got hired in the 1st place! Someone like them. Someone really like them and was willing to give them a chance. Why did they like them? There are a million reasons. It doesn't matter. Ultimately, personality one out.

I also want to say bad personality loses out. No one wants to hire a depressed individual. No one wants to hire an antagonistic arrogant person.. There are a lot of negative personality types as well. Personality is an attribute that firms pay attention to.

I also want to say that I'm not a supporter of companies interviewing for fit.. My bugaboo about this historically has been no one is measuring internal staff using objective measures to identify their personality characteristics and trying to use objective measures to blend the personality of an external resource with their existing internal staff. I'm not a big believer in fit. I'm a believer that most interviewers make surface level comparisons.

"They kind of remind me of…"

"I like them!"

Nonsensical things like that and they take action based upon it. It's why statistically, firms/hiring managers have buyers remorse certainly after 18 months of someone joining more than (I believe the number that I saw was) more than 65% of the time. From that statistic you can tell that they are certainly doing something wrong. Part of that is projecting personal attributes onto people who are on their best behavior. They are doing it while they themselves are on their best behavior.. As a result, no one is being real with one another. Most of the time. Almost all of the time.

As a result, each of you is presenting affection and making decisions based upon it. How could this possibly ever work out?

Again, I am not a big believer in fit , but your question is, can a positive attitude beat experience in interviewing. I'll answer that question with,, "Absolutely!"

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what 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 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

 

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Coaching: Doing Something Different | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


Listen to the full episode here:
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EP 83 This weekend, I watched a basketball game between two teams of boys when one of them received some great coaching! How does this apply to you? That’s today’s show.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at [email protected] and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Subscribe to the “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast.”

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Middle class income

Middle-class income rose above $61,000 for the first time last year, U.S. Census Bureau says

Originally published in The Washington Post

By Heather Long and Jeff Stein

 

Middle-class income rose to the highest recorded levels in 2017 and the national poverty rate declined as the benefits of the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday.

Median Income

The median U.S. household earned $61,372 last year, meaning half of the families in the country brought in more income than this and half earned less.

Crossing the $61,000 mark signals the American middle-class may have finally earned more than it did in 1999, although the Census Bureau cautions that median income last year was not statistically different from 1999 or 2007, the last year before the recession. A change in methodology in 2013 makes precise comparisons difficult. All the income figures have been adjusted for inflation and are reported in 2017 dollars.

Middle-class household income has been rising steadily for the past several years as the economy has rebounded from the deep recession and millions of Americans have found jobs again. The extra pay from having another person in the home employed again or working additional hours is the largest factor contributing to rising income, the Census Bureau said.

 

 

Continued

 

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An Easy Upgrade to Your Executive Resume| JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/09/19/an-easy-upgrade-to-your-executive-resume-jobsearchradio-com/

There is an easy upgrade to your executive resume that will help you get more interviews.

Summary

This is a tip can be used by anyone but I’m going to focus in on executives because it’s an easier implementation for you.

If you're working with a resume, most of you are sending out a pretty flat looking document. It's boring. Everyone says the same thing. But we’re living in a more visual age and, yes, I could be talking with you about fonts and how your fonts look on a page. It’s really a screen because no one is really working with paper anymore, right?

If you are asked to submit a resume, here is a small change I want you to make and that is graphics. It can be as simple as a chart demonstrating the impact of what you’ve done in the organization.

So, for example, you reduced costs. Have a chart that indicates a graph of previous costs and let them see the downward trajectory of costs. Increased revenue. Ideal for salespeople, C-level professionals. Show how would you increased revenue over a couple of years.

If you're not in a role where you are helping a firm make or save money but you can measure it in terms of improved performance, show the previous performance levels and metrics in a graphical format and then demonstrate the improvement that you afforded the organization.

The visual goes a long way toward helping people see your impact. It doesn't have to be a big thing period it doesn't have to be real elaborate. It just has to make it obvious to people by using a chart inserted into your resume to show the impact of what you’ve done.

Again, this can be used by anyone but clearly it's an ideal tool for a senior level professional who's trying to show that they affect change.

ABOUT 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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Your Biggest Mistake When Interviewing Someone | No BS Hiring Advice


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter Speaks about the biggest mistake HR professionals hiring managers and small business owners make when hiring someone.

 

ABOUT 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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

 

The Problem With Contract to Hire Assignments | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/09/19/the-problem-with-contract-to-hire-assignments-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1231 I speak about the problem with contract to hire or temp to perm assignments.

Summary

I was meeting with a coaching client yesterday who I had helped land… I coached her into a job. I wasn’t the recruiter. I was the coach who supported her in her job search. The position she was working for really highlights the dilemma and the lie of contract to hire and temp to perm. Let me give you the scenario.

I want to preface this by saying sometimes it works out. But no one ever talks about the other times, the times where that the conversion doesn't happen. So I just want to kinda lay it out for you.

In her case, first, they talked with her about a full-time job and then, she arrived, and it was suddenly a contract to hire. Red flag number one. She had been out of work for a while, decided, “okay. Let me try it.”

“We are waiting for a new budget to go into effect. It will going to affect with the new year. There will be no problem converting you then.” I am paraphrasing, but you get the point.

So, as the contract is start to run out, they are going through the whole “We just have to get this approval. Yes, it's a go.”

“No, we can’t get this approval. We are going to try to work it a different way.”

They go back and forth with her five or six times over one aspect or another, and eventually it gets to a point where, I think, there are three of them were working on contracts there with the proviso of a hire at the backend. One of them comes to her and tells her “I don’t want you finding about this back channel but they are talking with me about a full-time position.”

Sometimes, you in a “bake-off situation” where you're competing with others except they are not telling you. Sometimes, they just can't get budget to bring you want to full time staff because, although it looks like less money that they are spending, it is coming from a different budget pocket. It’s kind of like, “we can only take it out our left pocket for full-time but if it's a contract we can take out the right pocket.” The result is a lot of people, this person certainly was burned by the experience, and no one ever talks about this dilemma. The emotional side of the roller coaster-- we can. We can’t. We can. We can’t. This person eventually got to the point of the “Screw its.” This is the will sort itself out. I don’t really care what they tell me because they don't know what they are talking about. I’m on this emotional roller coaster. It doesn't really work for me so if it's going to be what it will be, I’m going to do my do my best, and so be it.”

If you can’t handle that kind of scenario, contract to hire isn't for you because, often, it has little to do with the competence of the individual. Ultimately, may just come down to money or the contract they signed with the consulting firm that they have to pay out a certain amount of money to convert you on to full time staff with this firm when they can get the person for free.

I want to repeat because it is really important.

The consulting agency you work for has a contract with the potential employer, the firm that is bringing you on as a consultant. That contract may specify a conversion fee at the end of the assignment. So, if they hire you, they have to pay X number of thousands of dollars to that consulting firm. That has nothing to do with you. That has to do with a consulting firm wanting what it believes is its fair share. Frankly, I believe they do deserve additional money but some firms don't or they are working directly with the consultant who just wants to be on staff and there is no conversion fee in the deal. So, it's cheaper for them to pick one person over another.

You don't know that. You don't know whether there's a conversion fee as part of the deal. You just know that you are on this roller coaster and one day they say, “okay. That's it.” That’s really, that’s what happens. “Okay, that's it.”

If you can’t handle that possibility, this is not for you. If you can or if you have been out of work for a long time, it's okay. You have to take the gamble and don't consider this permanent. Don't seduce yourself or trick yourself into believing that this is anything more than a contract or temp assignment and that at the end you can be dismissed. .
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Keep looking. Keep trying to find something else. Don't suddenly pull in your reigns and not explore other options because, at the end of the assignment, it can very readily be “adios.”

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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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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