Be Picky

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

What Every Company Looks for When They Hire

Job hunters should be more selective in their job search. After all, applying for every job that you are not qualified for is a waste of time and energy. You are more likely to be successful if you focus on a few jobs that you are a good fit for.

Old manJob seekers start by making a list of their dream employers. Once you have a list of dream employers, you can start researching them and learning more about their culture, values, and hiring process. You can also reach out to people who work at your dream companies and ask for informational interviews. Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about a company and to get your foot in the door.

Job seekers should focus on developing their skills and experience. The more skills and experience you have, the more competitive you will be in the job market. You can develop your skills by taking courses, attending workshops, and volunteering. You can also gain experience by working part-time or freelance jobs.

Finally, be persistent. The job search process can be long and frustrating, but it is important to keep trying. The more effort you put into your job search, the more likely you are to find a job that you love.

Here are some additional tips for being a picky job seeker:

  • Do your research. Before you apply for a job, make sure you understand the company and the position. Read the job description carefully, and research the company’s website and social media pages.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for. Don’t just send out the same generic resume and cover letter to every job. Take the time to highlight the skills and experience that are relevant to each position.
  • Practice your interviewing skills. The more you practice, the more confident you will be during your interviews.
  • Follow up after your interviews. Send a thank-you note to the interviewer, and reiterate your interest in the position.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of finding a job that you love.

How You Speak on Job Interviews Matters


People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ career easier. Those thingsJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues. 

Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2600 episodes.

Website: (schedule a paid coaching session, a free discovery call or ask questions using my Trusted Adviser Services)



Books and Guides:

Resume & LinkedIn Profile critiques

We grant permission for this post and others to be used on your website as long as a backlink is included to and notice is provided that it is provided by Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter as an author or creator.


About the author

Leave a Comment, Thought, Opinion. Speak like you're speaking with someone you love.

%d bloggers like this: