Office hours were open on August 17 at 12 noon Eastern. If you have a question for me, email it to TheBigGameHunter(at) In the subject line, put the words, “Office Hours.”

If you have a question for me, email it to TheBigGameHunter(at) In the subject line, put the words, “Office Hours.”

How often do potential employers personally call previous employers or references?

As a hiring manager, would you rather see a plain and simple resume or two columns and an artfully designed layout?

Can I re-apply for a job if there are vacancies/spots still open after my application have been turned down?

I’m not smart, but I work extremely hard. Will I be able to succeed? I’m almost done with college, have a near-perfect GPA because I tried extremely hard. No one’s going to hire me. I lack confidence and fear it will take me forever to learn work.

What happens after I have cleared all the interviews in a company?

What is the best way to recruit employees?

How do you find out if someone is a jerk before you hire them?

I want someone who isn’t too abrasive, competitive without being cutthroat, and who is able to represent the company well. What characteristics do you look for when hiring?

Why is there a need for top-level managers when engineers do all the work?



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 1500 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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