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Great Indeed Resume Hack

What Contact Information Should I Put on My Resume? | JobSearchTV.com

I answer a common question and correct mistaken advice people are given.

Summary

There seems to be a popular style with resume headers that people use – – they just put their name and phone numbers on the resume header. Sometimes, most of the time, they put an email address, but not always. Sometimes they don’t even put their last name on the resume. They just an initial or nothing there. So, I am expected to know that Jeff is me. But let me deal with the most important thing there.

The first thing is always put city, State and ZIP Code on your resume. In days of old, people put their address on the resume. They did that because firms would mail things to them. Obviously, no one is mailing anything anymore; they are emailing. But you want to put city, State and ZIP Code on it for a reason that benefits.

Your resume can wind up in some database whether it's with an agency or a corporation. A new job opens up. Here's how the search is run. They look for someone with particular skills and experiences using keywords. Then, from there, they try to look by geography. Where is this person located? If you don't have your ZIP Code on the resume, there is no way to find you. After all, if I live in New Jersey and they are doing the search by New York because the job is there, they can’t find you. If they try an area code search, well, let's say I was doing a 212 search and all the related area codes around New York (which is quite a lot but I will play with the idea).

So I put in the 15 or so area codes around New York. Let’s say, you moved and you took your cell phone with you. You will come up in that search. So, you've moved to Chicago and you are getting a call about New York. Doesn't work.

ZIP Code is the easiest way for people to find you. And if you don't put ZIP Code on your resume, no one will locate you in the future. If you don't provide it, it's a blank field; you are not coming up.

“Why don’t they just search for everyone? You know, I don’t want people …”

Act the end the day, we don't. We search initially by geography, people closest because most people are not mobile and are not willing to move nor are recruiters willing to make 500 phone calls and talk to people who in different parts of the country with no interest in moving. So city, State and ZIP Code on your resume.

Also, put your full name on it. Don’t try to hide by last name initial or just your first name. It’s annoying. There are a lot of people with your first name in my system. I have 280,000 plus resumes in their and if I'm doing a search for you by first name, I'm finding way too many people. Make it easy for me, okay?

So, the most important thing is city, State and zip code. Second, is put your full name on the resume. If you're concerned about discrimination, you are going to get discriminated against any way! But minimally city, state, ZIP Code and your full name.

LinkedIn profiles is optional. If you work in a professional category, try including it as long as the resume the LinkedIn profile are congruent. You have to take a look at that first.

But, assuming that they are put the LinkedIn profile there. More and more firms will look at it to look at the recommendations and in order to look for congruence. Make it easy for them.

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 1400 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

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Two Months of Looking. No Interviews. Just Criticism. | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/04/16/two-months-of-looking-no-interviews-just-criticism

Ep. 717. Day in and day out, I am searching for jobs through various job boards.. I have been working with 8 different recruiters to assist me in my job search and not one has sent me on an interview. Instead, I’ve had numerous agencies rip me to shreds in regards to my last job, compensation and reasoning for termination, not return my phone calls nor my emails and just make disparaging remarks. 

Summary

There is an interesting message that someone left that I thought would make for a great show.

"As of today, I have been unemployed for 2 months. Day in and day out, I'm searching for jobs through various job boards hitting the pavement with resumes in hand, cold calling companies and trying to arrange interviews I have been working with 8 different recruiters to assist me with my job search and not one has sent me on an interview. Instead, I've had numerous agencies rip me to shreds with regard to my last job, compensation and reasoning for termination., Not returning my calls or my emails and just making disparaging remarks. For some reason this may put a damper on their spirit but not for me. I am more determined, driven and motivated now than I have ever been."

When I read this, I want to address the recruiters for second and just say that recruiters are unable to create interviews for people. Employers tell them about jobs open, skills required, the salary they are willing to pay for someone. Those 8 different recruiters representing 8 different recruiting firms that you've reached out to, they don't have anything for you. Their job is not to respond to your emails or to your phone calls for the heck of it because you want them to check in with you. They are there to deliver for their client who is PAYING THEM. These recruiters don't have a job for you. They are not out there pounding the pavement as you are because they are hired by corporations to fill jobs, not by individuals to work for free.

I'm glad your spirits haven't been dampened yet , but I must also say that you haven't been learning the lesson from the recruiter behavior. The lesson MAY BE (I have to said as "msy be" ) that perhaps your skills and perhaps are interviewing and the impact of the decision that you made (you say termination. I'll consider it as resignation) to resign your job may not suggest to them that you are a superior candidate.

You may be asking for too much money. You may be interviewing poorly. Your decision as to why you quit your last job may indicate immaturity. Or, if you were terminated, it's a story that suggests that you really weren't good at your job and that your employer fired you for cause.

What I want to encourage you to do is to take a little bit of time to reflect on the message. If they are wrong, if you have done a check as to the value that you bring to the job market and it's in line, not necessarily with the high range, but within the range in some way shape or form, but you just keep going out there and applying for jobs, pounding the pavement in doing what you're always doing.

I must also say that you're looking for job boards and recruiters and that those 2 together, statistically, fill approximately 30% of positions. The rest of filter networking. That's not what I'm reading that you're doing. When I'm reading that you're doing is spending time with a little bit less than one third of how jobs are filled and not mentioning all the networking that you are doing. As a result, I suspect you're not doing much.

Start doing some networking. Start to create relationships that allow you to present yourself to former colleagues, people that you know, people who attended the same university as you, and see if they can help you. If they can't help you, then you definitely have to adapt. But, recognize today, that it is important for you to (1) reevaluate to see whether or not the recruiters might be right. You can do that in a variety of ways. And (2) if they are not right, start adding networking to your repertoire. As a matter of fact, start adding networking via repertoire, whether they're right or not. This way, you have access to more positions than you're getting access to now

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.

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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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Took The Wrong Job? | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I describe what to do if your new dream job turns into a nightmare.

Summary

It happens way too often, but sometimes there's a job that you're interested in, it seems so exciting to you and then you get on board and discover it's not what it was cracked up to be. That's what happened to someone I was representing a while back who declined going on a final interview for me and, instead, accepted a position that she called “her dream job.” Perfectly understandable that she would do this. The show has nothing I’m going to complain about. But the issue is now her dream job as turned into a nightmare. What you do?
So, when you are put in the position of having to deal with this, I think there are couple of simple steps to take that will help you figure out whether this is just a temporary occurrence or something that you need to take action about.
The first thing is just talk with your colleagues to see whether the circumstances you're in or normal or unusual. Sometimes, a firm, sometimes a department or group, is dealing with a crisis of some sort. As such, it's “all hands on deck.” People are scrambling around and all that well-planned, well organized stuff that your future boss was talking with you about is out the window. You may find out that this is going to be a one-week or two-week occurrence every six months or so and that's something that you can tolerate. Or, maybe it’s a one-time thing that they’ve never had happen before and, thus, you can breathe a sigh of relief.
I had one person, years ago, who called me up and, when they followed this advice, learned that they were the fifth person in that seat in the last eight months? 9 months? I don't remember exactly but some short period of time and thus there was a signal in that quite obviously. So, often it's a temporary occurrence and it’s important to find that out.
So, once you know that, from there, meet with your boss and talk about the circumstances and see how long he or she expects this to go on. Sometimes, this change is permanent, like when there is a reorg that is putting the department in a different role and that's happened in the two or three weeks before you started or in some period of time after your conversations with firm have ceased and they’ve gotten into the offer phase and no one has communicated the change to you.
So, if this is a permanent change, then you have a decision to make. Frankly, obviously dust off the resume and start looking for new position. Don't lie about where you're working or speak bitterly. Speak in matter of fact terms that allow people to understand your circumstances.
If some people are going to be horrified about what you've you decided to do, that's fine. More often than not, you're going to get an empathetic response. . . As long as you don't act angry, as long as you don’t go ballistic here. I must, in all candor say, sometimes, employers exaggerate the good qualities of a job without doing a good enough job of describing the difficult parts of it. The result is employees are frequently shocked about what their stepping into. It's unfair and it happens. The question is, what you do about it? I’ve given you two preliminary steps before dusting off your resume-- speaking to colleagues to see if this is atypical and, then from there, speaking to your boss to understand clearly speaking (in speaking to your boss, I’m not about talking about attacking your boss. I’m just trying to understand what's going on because you had a particular impression of the role based upon what he or she said), you just want to understand.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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. 

JobSearchTV.com
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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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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.” 

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.

Selling the opportunity

Selling Your Opportunity | No BS Hiring Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nobshiringadvice/2016/02/03/selling-your-opportunity

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the importance of preparing how to sell your organization and its opportunities to job hunters.  

Summary

This video is really for employers to help you be more effective in selling your organization. I don't care if you're a startup or a large organization, talent is in short supply. I'm not going to go into the reasons for this but I'll just reaffirm talent is in short supply.
Most of you go into interviews, ill-prepared to sell opportunities. Yes, you have your basic questions to ask, and qualify people with. But, once you have that person that you're interested in, how are you selling the opportunity? What are you saying? Are you prepared to sell an opportunity?
If you are like most employers, you do it in a half-assed kind of way, kind of winging it, and, as a result, are far less effective than you should be. The difference between your first choice and second choice in terms of efficacy for your organization can be enormous. Thus, it's important for you to be prepared to sell.
I want to be clear selling is not lying. I never believe in that. I'm sure you don't either. As a result, practice what you're going to say, rehearse it, do it with others. Talk to your colleagues about how they sell the organization. If they go, "yeah, you know, I just kind of talking about the firm," that's not good enough. You need to be prepared to talk about investment possibilities, opportunities to learn things, training that's available to people, you know, what's going to make it good for the employee or potential employee to join the organization, what's in it for them.
I'm sure you're not going to take (I'm just picking numbers at random) a hundred thousand dollar a year person and give them 150. Very few organizations will do that. I get it.
But once you're not doing that, once you're doing more, "modest raises," what's in it for the employee? And that's all the secondary stuff, whether its benefits, career opportunities, training, training potential, what the organization is going to pay for in the way of benefits and training. Stuff along those lines go a long way.
It's also talking about the group, the business, what's going to be interesting to them. Remember, you need to put yourself into the employee's seat and talk about the job from their vantage point, and not just simply from yours.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.

No BS Hiring Advice Radio
No BS Hiring Advice 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. 

Being Foolish with a Recruiter | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses one of the foolish things people do when they are interviewed by a recruiter.

Summary

It happens so often that I have to mention it..

I'm interviewing someone over the phone, and I'm asking questions about the work. Eventually I am asked something that translates into, "Didn't you read my resume?"

Well, don't you understand what a recruiter does? Recruiters pay to evaluate and assess people on behalf of their institutional customers. We may have read, skimmed or not read your resume. Anything is possible.. But what we are trying to do is get an idea of how well you will interview. How you present your ideas. How cogently you discuss them. Whether your voice sounds flat or animated.

Are you someone that we would risk putting in from the client, knowing that at the end of the day if you do a terrible job it affects our relationship with the firm. When we evaluate and assess, we want to know how you are telling your story.

Thus, when you ask that question, "Didn't you read my resume," you are showing that you are a moron. You are showing that you don't know how the system works. Although I encourage people to make the system work for them, think about it for 2nd. This person is going to be paid somewhere between $20,000 and $100,000 to refer you and you are being argumentative with them.. They have a point to doing everything that they do.

Why would you be confrontational? It makes no sense. Understand, again, they are being paid to evaluate and assess people and refer someone who is going to be hired by the client. They just want this to work like clockwork.

Act like a jerk, you show your jerk. Don't do it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.

JobSearchTV.com
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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.” 

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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A Federal Resume What the Heck Is a Federal Resume? | JobSearchTV.com


Believe or not, the US federal government requires a different type of resume than the private sector does.

LeTonya F. Moore and I discuss some of the differences between the two styles and what you should be doing differently when applying for US government jobs.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.

 

JobSearchTV.com
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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.” 

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.

Choosing What to Order

Choosing What to Order | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers advice about how to figure out what to order if you are taken to lunch or dinner for an interview.

Summary

The lunch or dinner interview-- I've done several videos on this subject but forgot to cover one detail on the subject. I think it'd be very helpful.
Now, I think you know, and if you don't, you're going to find out, don't order drinks. If they do, keep it nonalcoholic. If they insist that you order a drink, okay? Order one. Sip at it. Leave the glass half full.
If you're ordering the meal, always go for the things that aren't sloppy to eat. Keep it simple, because there's nothing worse than them watching you devour and have slop all over your face.
But, the simplest and most subtle approach to take is as you start to stare at the menu look for a little bit and you go, "you know, the menu looks terrific. I assume you've been here before. What do you like on the menu?" Now using the benchmark of the non- sloppy item, listen to the choices offered.
"Appetizer, I'll have such and such. I tend to order. . . " and they'll give you two or three choices. Don't go for the most expensive items on the menu. Even if they do, go for something more modest. I didn't say the cheapest one, go for something more modest.
So, for example, if there's a boneless chicken breast, I would prefer that over the bone-in chicken breast. Piece of fish, boneless because you don't want to be suddenly going-- pulling that fish bone from your mouth.
So, just try and keep it very simple along the way so that this way, food doesn't become a distraction for you and your behaviors is if something uncomfortable happens with the food, it doesn't become a distraction for them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.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.” 

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.

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Reading Beneath the Surface | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter says that there is something extra firms communicate beyond job requirements and duties in those job ads that you need to know.

Summary

Hey, I want to talk with you about job descriptions. And the third thing that you need to look at in a job description, the one that no one really does.
Now, when most people read a job description, they look at two basic facts, they're looking at the description of the position, they're looking at the qualifications of the job, and deciding whether or not to submit a resume.
But there's a third factor that no one really considers. And that is, when you look at the style of the writing in the description, it's telling you something about the corporate culture of the firm. Is this a huge, what we call in the business, laundry list of job requirements? Is it written in a particular style? Is it a thin description? Is it overly fat?
Are they going through such meticulous detail in describing the requirements of the job or the duties of the job that you realize that these are bunch of bureaucrats who work at this firm? Are they talking to you with a degree of humanity to it. This is the sort of thing that's useful for you as a job hunter.
Now, sometimes these descriptions are written by HR organizations that, you know, no disrespect to HR, others, there are a lot of very, very good people in HR. Frankly, I worked with and have tremendous people in that business. However, some HR organizations are detached from the line and they write these things horribly, that in no way, shape or form really reflect the corporate culture. And often it does reflect the culture.
Even if you're not sure, and you submit your resume, it's something to be alert to in your communication style with the people from this firm because, often, what HR is trying to do in how they communicate, not what they communicate, but how they communicate, is express themselves in way that reflects that particular business unit, or that group, or that manager as a way of trying to attract someone who will work well with that person.
So, don't just simply read the qualifications and the responsibilities. Look at the writing style as well. That can be very useful to you if and when you interview

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 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. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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.”

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

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.

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Make Your Résumé Stand Out | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers a simple suggestion to make your résumé stand out from others.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about updating your resume. Now, I'm not talking about changing fonts or things like that. But think in terms of what would be attractive to someone looking at your credentials that would cause you to stand out.
Now, if you think of some of the things that are available on LinkedIn, for example, you have the ability to connect SlideShare presentations, you can refer to books you've written or read, even refer to a whole host of additional places where you have a digital footprint, why not include a link to SlideShare presentations on your resume? Why not reference your YouTube videos and your channel on your resumes? You have a footprint that allows people to get a clearer picture of you and your credentials than any sort of two-page resume can do.
Now what to do with it, you might just simply, at the end of your resume, have a section that talks about your digital footprint. You can refer to it as I hadn't really thought about this, you can refer to this as "More Information." I think that's a simple way to do it. "For more information, go to my channel on YouTube, and then, have a URL that takes people there for "View My SlideShare presentations," and they obviously have to be good or else who's sending them to your death.
So, recognize that there's more that you can be doing with your resume at this time that's going to give people a sense of what your real capabilities are.
Have you ever spoken at a conference? You can have a copy of the speech there. You can also have a link to your website, where there is a portfolio of your work available. Think creatively about the things that you're doing online. They're useful for an employer or recruiter to find out about you, and then have links on your website that is going to direct people there so they can have that "aha moment" about you and your credentials.

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

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

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.

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.”

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

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.