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Want to Hire People With Drive? | No BS Hiring Advice


Cal Fussman is an American journalist and writer for Esquire’s, “What I’ve Learned” column. He shares a great insight from a remarkable and surprising source.

Summary

Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called the Big Game Hunter because I coach people I want to coach people to play their professional and personal games big.
Now, I was listening to a podcast this morning Tim Ferriss from the 4-Hour Work Week was interviewing Cal Fussman who's an American journalist and a writer for Esquire and the column that he writes is "What I've Learned." There was a great lesson that Cal shared from the interview he did with Dr. Dre. I know you're going to be surprised that I'm using dr. Dre as a reference and, if you are, too bad, it's a great lesson that he got.
Fussman asked him, " So, when you're working on a project and you're really into it, how long is it before you get some sleep?" And dr. Dre tells him. "Oh, man. When, I'm into something– – 72 hours. I can go without sleep."
If you're a startup and you want to hire some with a lot of juice, 72 hours. That's a great answer. If you're interviewing someone and you ask that question and reference, dr. Dre and they give you, "Oh, I need my eight hours," they may be a good hire but not for a project that really takes a lot of passion and drive and energy. They may be a good operational person but not the one that's going to be in the trenches driving things, who's going to be pushing to excel, who's going to be doing whatever it takes to deliver something on time within budget that is extraordinary.
If that's what you're looking for, if you’re a startup . . . Man, that's your question to ask. If you're working for a large firm, you may not want to hear 72 hours as the answer. You may want to hear something in the 20s or 30s or whatever the number is. But reference the Dr.Dre story.
Cal Fussman who's interviewed people like Mikhail Gorbachev and many other successful individuals swears by this question. If you look him up, visit Wikipedia Then look up where you like. As a matter of fact, go to Tim. Tim Ferriss' podcast and listen to it again. Cal Fussman is his name.

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He 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.

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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Should I Have a Web Site? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/06/05/should-i-have-a-web-site/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answer someone’s question about whether or not to have a website.

Summary

"I'm a university student and applying for jobs." Apparently they are graduating." Should I have a personal website? I have a Github and a Slideshare account already. Is it a good idea to make a personal website with the resume and all the links to Github and Slideshare and other sites?"

Here's my thought. You can do that and it is going to take time. You then have to think about SEO. There is a simpler way to go about doing it.

1. Get to a service like about.me or flavors.me and link all your sites through there. They have far more readily found discovery then your site will have.

2. Get a simple blog account like Blogger or a wix page. Put your resume there. Link everything to it from about.me or flavors.me. You will accomplish the same thing and it will take you a lot less time. Their results are going to be far more effective than what your website will probably draw.

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He 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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

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

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

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Does Posting Your Resume on Job Boards Work? | JobSearchTV

EP 1283 The definitive answer to this question.

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.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

What Are Direct Ways to Get a Job? | JobSearchTV.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/10/26/what-are-direct-ways-to-get-a-job-jobsearchradio-com/

What is one of the direct ways to actually get a job without the mambo jumbo stuff?

Summary

The question for today is what are direct ways to get a job without the mumbo-jumbo stuff. That's the way the question was phrased to me and I decided make the headline for this show an abbreviated version. So I will highlight two ways and invite you to add others to the list in the comments area.

The two ways I'm going to recommend are (number one) contact friends; maybe friend can hire you. Friends, obviously, who are in positions of authority, have the ability to hire people into jobs.

The second way, and this is the indirect why which isn't necessarily going to instantly result in you getting a job, is by being referred by a friend or former colleague who is able to say positive things about you to hiring manager. This requires, of course, that you have friends (number one), that they are working, that there working at firms that are hiring, and that they have a relationship with the hiring manager. Even if they don't have a relationship with the hiring manager, they can refer you and to the employee referral program. As a matter of fact, LinkedIn has a system in place where if a firm is advertising a job on their platform and the firm has engaged this service, the employee can recommend you if you're connected to them.

So what you are able to do is contact your friend through LinkedIn, say "I saw your firm is hiring someone. If your firm has an employee referral program, why don't you recommend me or submit me to the job on LinkedIn." They are able to do that. Now the mechanics of that, I don't know, but you can research that if you want to.

The idea becomes because you are referral, you are running with a certain amount of a halo around you as being someone qualified for the job. If you are qualified for the job! If you are a doorman at a building or lawnskeeper applying for software engineering job, obviousl you are not qualified and have no shot. But, assuming that you meet the basic qualifications of the role, your friend is able to recommend you, your former colleague is able to recommend you and the result winds up being, because you arrive with social proof of the fact that your qualified, your advantaged over the absolute stranger. So where possible, it is always better to be referred by someone who is known to the hiring manager, not HR, but the hiring manager so that they can recommend you versus coming in out of the cold. Coming in as just an ad response are filling in an application on applicant tracking system.

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 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.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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Why Am I Unemployable? | JobSearchTV.com

A college graduate is finding it difficult to find a job. I take a swing at helping them.

Summary

This is a question I read that I think a lot of new grads face. It reads, “I graduated about a year ago from a liberal arts college with a degree in philosophy and political science. I have been looking for job for about a year and 1/2. I've been unable to find a job anywhere at all. I apply to well-paying jobs, as well as jobs paying minimum wage including fast food. I modify my resume frequently and also cover letters. I’ve worked in libraries as well as fast food restaurants. All in all, I have 6 – 7 years of work experience. And, yet, since graduating from college, I have not received any real job offers. This includes minimum wage jobs that I got easily before I went to school.” He doesn't asked the question, but the title says, “why am I unemployable?”

I want to start by saying I'm not here to criticize decisions that you made but the market for philosophers or political science grads in business is pretty small. You probably didn't have internships or work experience between semesters or while you were in school that created value for you and your experience for business. You see, while you're in school part-time jobs go a long way toward establishing credentials and differentiating you from all the other grads. So, you are out there as BA in philosophy and political science and who cares? I know that sounds crass but looking at it from an employer’s standpoint. Their purpose in life is not to give you a job. They have a critical need or some version of need that needs to be addressed and they can’t figure out how you can do that.

Well, you have to do that for yourself. You have to figure out how you and your aptitude, you and your experiences translate for an employer. So that's issue number one. It's hard to rectify the school decision (that you didn't work while you were in school or have great internships, etc.). That's over.

So, the question becomes what can you do now? I don't know how you interview, but, often, new grads interview pretty badly. They do nothing to prepare. You know you have an interview with human resources and you go in there and you haven't practiced your answers. After a year, I'm sure you’ve had some interviews. You can see the questions that you are asked pretty predictably. You need to start practicing answers including now a new question – – “it's been a year since you graduated. We see that you haven't found a job. Why is that?” That’s because, implied in that question is, “what's wrong with you.”

You have to give them a good reason for why you have been out of work for a year. You may also be setting your sights too high for the nature the jobs that you're applying for. I get resumes from people who are recent grads want to be a vice president of some major functions with hundred million-dollar budgets and this is pure fantasy on their part. You may be doing much the same thing. Without skills, you might try and look for an entry-level program that will get you into a call center, sell insurance and, while you start rolling your eyes, look at what you qualified to do and you start to realize that, perhaps, this is what you qualified to do.

This isn’t on the job front, but I also want to address another idea because you are going to of wind up in with cubicle jobs one form or another. They are probably going to be unappealing to someone with a degree in political science and philosophy. What you can do is start a business. The web makes that a lot easier today than it ever has. So you need to go out there and be creative and start looking at ways that you can monetize your knowledge of being a grad and look for ways that you can teach people, help people, support people and, from that, earn a living.

There's lots of great material out there but don't think only in terms of a job. Even if you do it is a side hustle at the beginning to supplement your income. This is going to be the kind of work that's going to spur employers on to want to hire you, because they are going to be curious about this guy (I’m going to use an example here) who's in a call center and has a part-time business on the side that makes as much money as his call center work.

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

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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You Are Probably Doing Your Planning at EXACTLY The Wrong Time | JobSearchTV.com


When should you be doing it instead?

Summary

Let's talk today about career planning it period most people do career planning at exactly the wrong time. You do it when you're angry, freaked out desperate, pissed off, stressed out – – every quality you should not have when you're trying to plan a career. That's your mindset at those times.

You're angry at your boss. You stressed out from your work, from fear of making a career change, or you’ve been out of work for a while and you're asking yourself, “oh! Is there any future in this for me you?” Exactly the wrong time.

If you’re in that mode now, this video isn’t for you. That’s because you really shouldn't be thinking about career planning at these times. Yes, you can think about insofar as the choice that you make but I want you to think bigger picture. You see, in operating under these circumstances, you are in the wrong mindset. You can't do research because you're in survival mode, right? You have to land that next role that.

Instead, once you land that role, I want you to sit with yourself. I want you to think about where you want to go and how you get there. So the classic example I give is if you were driving from San Francisco to LA or Denver to Salt Lake City and you didn’t have a map, you might be able to figure it out but it might be by accident. You might have a vague idea of how to get there but you really wouldn't know how to get there (yes, I know. You can use your GPS on your phone. HA! HA! HA! But you know what I'm talking about).

You have to get concrete about these sorts of things and really, at the point where you or job hunting, this is exactly the wrong time. Instead start meeting with people in talking with them about the goals that you have, where you are now and start planning ahead. Thus, even if you land this role, I want to be thinking about what you prize is. What's the destination that you want to get to period where you want to be five years from now. No, I’m not thinking of this from the standpoint of an interview question. I am thinking about you. I want you to be thinking about your career period where you see yourself five years from now. Do you know how to get there?

You see, most people have this vague notion that “I want to be in the C suite,” or “I want to be an important individual.” They don't know how to get there. They just think that if you do your job well, you are going to get promoted and that's an industrial age mindset. It doesn't work that way.

Number one in career planning is you need information. Number two in career planning is you are probably going to have to change organizations with some regularity because the frequency with which someone rises from the mailroom (to use that classic industrial example that we’ve all been bred with) to the C suite – – let’s is start counting the number of people that we know who who's done this.

None, right?

It doesn’t work that way, but we will think that that's how it's can happen for us because we are different. We have been trained like chimps to believe this way.

So, start thinking ahead. Where do you need to go. Start doing informational interviews with people who've gotten there or are close to there or at the next wrong or the next two rungs up from you and start talking with them about their career progression. What has their journey been like? What have they been doing? We did they do to advance themselves so you can learn some of the strategies and operate from a big picture perspective, rather than in the weeds all the time.

What happens with most people is they start thinking about the job and executing their job well. That is important period but there's the bigger picture about looking out for you and thinking of yourself as the chairman of the board of your own organization with the stockholders being yourself, wife/husband or partner. You have kids there in the mix as well; minority shareholders as you will. You have to think of yourself as being a company of your own.

How can you deal with your assets best? If your significant other has an important career where they’re the dominant earner and has the dominant potential, then, you have to do things to support them with you in the secondary role, focusing on their needs. But not operating reactively. Operating proactively.

Do you need to go to grad school? Do you need to get supplemental training? Do you need to start getting involved with networking and business groups in order to build your network of relationships? Do you start needing to get together with consulting firms or accounting firms and their partners in order to to get known to them? That’s because, often, they are the recommending source for a lot of opportunities.

Again, think strategically here and start looking ahead to what you need to do in order to advance.

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
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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Why Are You Connecting? | JobSearchTV.com


It is bizarre to me what people do on LinkedIn.

Summary

This is a show where I want to do dealing with the goofy things that people do on LinkedIn that are absolutely bizarre to me. I got requested to connect on LinkedIn; most of the time, I'm not reaching out to connect. I’m doing sourcing and recruiting (as you can tell, this was previously recorded when I still did search) and I'm not really going out aggressively and say, “hey! Connect with me on LinkedIn!” But people do that with me. After all, I am a very recognized figure it and people want to connect with me.

There are two things that are absolute bizarre to me. The first one is the person who has a first name and last initial. Like if my profile read, “Jeff A.” Why? Are you embarrassed by your last name? Are you ashamed of your last name? Or are you trying to hide something from me?

I don't know which of the above it is but I would assume there is a fear of racism orientation. So, if you’ve got a long foreign name, your concerned that native US people are going to discriminate on the basis of your name. Okay. So, you think if there's a connection request and you try to build out the relationship, we’re not going to find out about your name? Like in the first phone call or first conversation.

“Jeff A? Hey Jeff, what is your last name?”

That is really my first question because I want to know who I’m talking with. I have gotten to the point where I don’t accept those requests. For me, that’s not my concern. My concern is getting to know someone. I don't want them holding out on me during my first interaction with them. So, I I delete those immediately.

The other thing that is absolutely bizarre to me is no contact information. I connect with you and there is no way to reach you. You want me to talk to through LinkedIn by messaging you? That isn’t a relationship to me. It's nothing to me. So, someone reaches out to connect with me today on LinkedIn and they seem like they’re a normal human being. I connect with them and there is no email address, no phone number, no way that I can reach out to them except through the system.

In case you haven't noticed, LinkedIn is pretty clumsy and, in addition, or you on LinkedIn every day you? Probably not, but you expected me to sit there waiting while I'm trying to do some networking, I’m trying to ask some questions, I’m trying to get an opinion, do some informational reach out and why did you reach out to me? Was this supposed to be a one-way street where I'm the one who supposed to give and you are the one who supposed to take period I'm not allowed to ask you anything?

So, right off the bat, I have a trepidation and recognize that if I do, and I'm a very open networker, what are you doing with other people? The answer is you or annoying them. There is no value to your connection if it's a one-way street.

So, I just pause for a second and say, “don't be foolish.” You are on LinkedIn, trying to connect with people in order to get some help. Don't be a mooch. Reach out. Connect. That's fine.

Be generous. Be gracious. Be helpful to people. Don't start hiding at the very beginning. After all, if you're looking for job, you want to make it easy for people reach out to you, right? Right?

So, be open with your information. Email address. Phone number. State your preference as to how you want to be contacted. People will respect that.

In terms of your name, put your damn name there. Don’t hide it. People will find out anyway and what have you accomplished? It's goofy and racism will occur if you have a 47 letter last name with no vowels in it that people can’t pronounce or they're going to wind up seeing a letter, “L” because you have your picture there, right?

Don’t be foolish about these things. Be generous, be gracious and recognize that, obviously, bigotry exists. I know I'm the target of bigotry at times and you’re going to experience the same thing. There's no hiding it’s. I wish it were different but putting the first initial of your last name there, doesn't do anything.

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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A Twitter Job Search Tip | JobSearchTV.com

Something simple you can do to prepare for that time when someone direct messages you asking for your resume or LinkedIn profile. 

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
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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Looking for Remote Work? | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter discusses something you should not be doing when you are looking for a job where you can work remote or telecommute.

Summary

I just had a flurry, and it happens from time to time, of people who have seen listings of mine on my website, or on the web and they send their resume in and it's very clear that (#1) this is a full-time position and (#2) that they are on-site. We’re having a conversation and are about five minutes in and they basically then tell me they want to work remote.

Now, in all candor, don't you think I would've put “remote is available” if that was the case? Do you think firms that information or do you think that becomes an attractive selling thing for firms?

So, for you job hunters who think you can finesse someone into talking to you for a few minutes and then saying, “hey, can I do this job remote,” all you've done is screw the other person. Do you hear me? You’ve wasted their time. You misrepresented yourself and you've wasted your own time.

As Bob Newhart says in his skit on YouTube, “STOP IT!” Stop wasting people’s time.

We don't have extra time for your nonsense. Be effective. Look for jobs that are clear about remote work or telecommuting. Target jobs that allow telecommuting. That’s fine. I filled many jobs that allow telecommuting.

But not the ones that don't refer to that. You follow? So, again, if you're looking for remote work, don’t waste people's time. Respond to jobs that are focused on remote.

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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Building Your Snowball | JobSearchTV.com

Most people think a quick burst of activity will land their job.

Summary

That starts off with the mistake many job hunters make that they act as though a quick flurry of activity at the very beginning of their job search and they're going to find work.

The notion that a quick burst of activity is going to help you find a job instantaneously is ridiculous. You heard the phrase, “it's a marathon, not a sprint?” Well, job hunting is very much that way except the way it works is you create a momentum snowball going down a hill.

Dave Ramsey, I think, coined the phrase “debt snowball” in his work in which he talks about paying off your smallest debts first (you always pay minimum is on the other stuff) but you put most of your savings, most of your money into the smaller debts to get rid of them. That starts to create a feeling of momentum that allows you to keep doing it on the larger items and the larger items and the larger items until you are without debt altogether. That's really the way to think of it here.

Think in terms of building up a momentum of activity that's all designed to yield results. I was interviewing someone for my “Job Search Radio” show last night and he's a guy that I coached in his job search. When he reached out to me, he was struggling something fierce. He had nothing going on. As it turned out, this journalist (he was an editor for publication. Written a couple books. Good at what he does. An award-winning guy) couldn’t write a resume save his life with the result being that his resume wasn't landing him any results whatsoever.

We deconstructed his behavior, rewrote his resume, I taught him about tailored resumes and cover letters for each individual role he applies to and then, from there, we started to build up momentum in his search.

Eventually, he got to the point where he got very close on one thing, was going to get brought back on a second and, ultimately, accepted a third thing. There were some other things in the wings as well, but these are the ones that are furthest along and he decided to accept an offer. All these little activity starts to build up and create that snowball effect of the snowball rolling down the hill and collecting snow and getting bigger and bigger and bigger until VOOM! That's what will happen in your search.

Build up the momentum. Build up the snowball. Don't think about the quick flurry of activity. Think in terms of small consistent efforts. It is kind of like making a change. It's not, “I’m suddenly going to lose 50 pounds!” You have to make small behavioral changes that, with time, build that momentum so you lose the weight. Same thing with job search. The small behavioral actions you take, suddenly one that having results that allow you to win the search.

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.