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Preparing to Job Search: Do This Before Submitting Your Resume | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter demands that you do this before you send out any resume.

Summary

You are responding to an ad that you heard about. You heard something about a position open at a networking event you went to. Now you're going to send your resume in.

Before you send it out, read your resume carefully and look for this – – how is my resume actually demonstrate that I fit this role?

What in my background will come across In the resume that is going to cause them to say, "Ah! . This person can do the job!"

If you cannot answer the question, your resume needs a rewrite for this job. Otherwise, all you are doing is sending out spam. You know,, the broken watch is right twice a day-- maybe a work sometimes, maybe it doesn't. Most of the time it doesn't.

For you, just ask yourself the question. Don't give yourself a BS answer. Be forthright with yourself. How is your resume actually show that you fit the job and how far does someone have to read in order to find it? if you think it is on page 2, move it on to page 1.You have to use your cover letter to draw attention to it so that they know to read there.

Otherwise, it is a waste of time.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter demands that you do this before you send out any resume.

Summary

You are responding to an ad that you heard about. You heard something about a position open at a networking event you went to. Now you're going to send your resume in.

Before you send it out, read your resume carefully and look for this – – how is my resume actually demonstrate that I fit this role?

What in my background will come across In the resume that is going to cause them to say, "Ah! . This person can do the job!"

If you cannot answer the question, your resume needs a rewrite for this job. Otherwise, all you are doing is sending out spam. You know,, the broken watch is right twice a day-- maybe a work sometimes, maybe it doesn't. Most of the time it doesn't.

For you, just ask yourself the question. Don't give yourself a BS answer. Be forthright with yourself. How is your resume actually show that you fit the job and how far does someone have to read in order to find it? if you think it is on page 2, move it on to page 1.You have to use your cover letter to draw attention to it so that they know to read there.

Otherwise, it is a waste of time.

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

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

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

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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.

Should I Apply for a Job At Half My Previous Salary? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/10/26/job-search-radio-should-i-apply-for-a-job-at-half-my-previous-salary/

Should I apply for a job at half the salary I once earned given I”m almost 60 and the options are slim?

Summary

Here's a question I received through quora.   I want to read the full question..

"Should apply for job at half the salary I once earned, given that I'm almost 60 and the options are slim?"

We don't know what this person does professionally;  we just know that they don't have choices.

So I get a look at a few scenarios.  You make $150,000 per year And want to look at a job paying $75,000 per year.  You are a $200,000 a year person  looking at a job paying $100,000 per year.  You are a $100,000 a year person looking at a job paying  50.

Here's the reality to it.  In most of these scenarios, you're not qualified to do the job  at a lower level, nor firm is going to hire you because they are not going to trust whether or not  you are going to jump ship when the market for what you do gets better.

I want to help you and, I have said this in videos that I've done, if you are not getting interviews, the problem is your resume.  If you are getting interviews and not invited back, the problem is you don't interview as well as you think you do.  If you are being invited back for 2nd interviews but not getting job offers, you don't have good relationship skills with senior professionals.  Lastly,  if the situation  is that you are getting offers are coming in  lower than what you wanted, you may not be the 1st choice and they are basically saying, "Screw it.  Let's give him a shot and see if he will come in at a lesser price."

It's easy to blame the market Again, we don't know what you do..  Perhaps, you don't have skills that are particularly viable. After all, you may be a $50,000 a year person looking at jobs paying $25,000 per year. That's possible, for example, in social work where you may be a manager at an agency, and are now looking at positions as a caseworker.  You can do that.  You will probably need some refresher because you have been doing oversight for people and haven't been sitting opposite someone Doing case management for a long time.

Recognize that, as a more experienced person, you may no longer have the qualifications  to do the staff level position and you are going to need to be proactive to get the skills up to speed in order to be effective.

So, again, you can do it, but it is not likely to work.

You also say that the opportunities are relatively slim..  I am going to work with another assumption here.

You are passively bringing age discrimination into the conversation and you are using that as the excuse for why you are not getting hired.   It is certainly possible, but, more than likely,, you are not selling yourself real well when you are meeting with the younger manager, either male or female. You are looking across the desk and thinking, "Shit!  They are 30 years old.  They are not going to be interested in me." That's going on in your subconscious and, unfortunately, that's a mistake. There are ways to deal with that issue  but you are not going  into the interview "all in."

That's what you need to be.  All in in these situations.

Hear me out.  Try it.   Go all in.  Push yourself. Don't cop to the belief that it's 60 you're not employable.  I speak from the perspective of  being older than you are and  have worked in search for more than 40 years.  People  would hire me in a heartbeat because they know how talented and successful I am. On an interview, you have to make sure they learn how talented you are.

So get out there  and raise some cane on your interviews and don't use excuses.

Now there was one other phrase that you used – – "options are slim."

You may only be looking on job boards.   When you only look at job boards, there are a finite number of jobs.  You are not out there doing network.  You are staring at the same things coming up over and over again  and saying to yourself, "the options are slim."

In fact, job boards fill, depending upon the statistics you look at, 3 to 6% of all positions..  Recruiters fill another 20 to 25%..  Between the 2, they fill between 30 and 32% of all positions.  The rest are filled by networking.   Of those, approximately 70%, The statistics also say 70% of the 70%  are filled as a result of introductions to people That you didn't know at the beginning of the job search.

You have to go network. You need to talk to people and be referred  to absolute strangers and practice doing informational interviews and practice networking. Get out there.  No excuses.  Don't surrendering to this,, "oh woe is me,," attitude that is implicit in your question. Get hungry again.

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 1300 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? 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.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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.

Job Search Radio

Applying for Two Different Types of Jobs at the Same Company | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/10/03/job-search-radio-applying-for-two-different-types-of-jobs-at-the-same-company/

EP 1263 Does applying to two different kinds of jobs at one company lower your chances of getting either one? 

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 and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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.

Job Search Radio

Applying for a Job From Your Phone? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/03/20/applying-for-a-job-from-your-phone/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the best way to apply for a job from your phone.

Summary

A lot of websites allow you to use LinkedIn or a profile from all from indeed or from another site in order to apply for a position. Not the best way to do it. Why? Because at the end of the day, your resume needs to be customized and I have seen enough LinkedIn profiles submitted to me that I know most of them don't do a good enough job of selling the person's credentials.

Here's what you do instead.

Set up a dropbox account, set up a Google drive account. When it comes time to apply, submit your resume from dropbox or Google drive. Send them a link to either one. Other way will work fine. Don't just send the profile.

As I said on another video, the easiest way to do something often isn't the best way for you or for them. Don't waste your time by sending an inadequate document to 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 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.

Job Search Radio

Do This Before Submitting Your Resume | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/04/19/do-this-before-submitting-your-resume/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter demands that you do this before you send out any resume.

Summary

You are responding to an ad that you heard about. You heard something about a position open at a networking event you went to. Now you're going to send your resume in.

Before you send it out, read your resume carefully and look for this – – how is my resume actually demonstrate that I fit this role?

What in my background will come across In the resume that is going to cause them to say, "Ah! . This person can do the job!"

If you cannot answer the question, your resume needs a rewrite for this job. Otherwise, all you are doing is sending out spam. You know,, the broken watch is right twice a day-- maybe a work sometimes, maybe it doesn't. Most of the time it doesn't.

For you, just ask yourself the question. Don't give yourself a BS answer. Be forthright with yourself. How is your resume actually show that you fit the job and how far does someone have to read in order to find it? if you think it is on page 2, move it on to page 1.You have to use your cover letter to draw attention to it so that they know to read there.

Otherwise, it is a waste of time.

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

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

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

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Is It OK To Apply Directly If I Never Heard Back From The Recruiter? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/12/03/is-it-ok-to-apply-directly-if-i-never-heard-back-from-the-recruiter

EP 1304 If a recruiter reached out to me about a job and I don’t hear back, is it acceptable to apply for the job myself?

Summary

"If a recruiter reached out to me about a job and I never heard back, is acceptable to apply to the job myself?"

I want you to think for a second. The one detail we don't have is how long it has been since they had the conversation. The next day? NO!!! Let's not be ridiculous. They may need to do a resume rewrite. They may have submitted the resume and the client hasn't had a chance to look at it. There may be some process issues on the client side. You don't know if the resume has been submitted or not.

What I would say to you is, you can do it, BUT there's a better way to do it. What's better is if before you apply directly, call the recruiter and asked them if they've heard back from the client yet.. "Have you heard back from so-and-so?"

"No, I haven't. Let me follow up with them." They may have forgotten. It is not like you are the only candidate use case they are working on. Give them a break! You make mistakes and forget things. They do, too. Call them up and asked them if they have heard back from the client.

If they say, "No, I haven't heard yet."

"Are you going to follow up or is it an indication that the client isn't interested?"

"Probably not interested."

"Did you submit me?"

"Yeah, I submitted you."

Once you have that data that they have applied "best effort," then you can contact the client directly and see if they would be interested. Just don't go to the applicant tracking system. That's goofy. Always apply directly. Find the hiring manager and then apply. If you go to the applicant's tracking system, often what will happen is that you get stuck in the legendary "BLACK HOLE." You will never be heard from again, if you get stuck there. What's the point of that? Come on! The idea is to get an interview and their job. The best way to do it is not by trying to travel through the black hole but through introductions from people to the hiring manager from people who know, like and trust you who are willing to refer you. Barring that, you trying employee of the firm who is in a similar role who can walk over the hiring manager and say, "I spoke to this person. I think it would be interesting to you. Here is a resume. Why don't you talk to them.

Obviously, you will need to do a conversation with them. If you don't know them in order for them to be willing to do that. Remember, they get employee referral bonuses and sometimes other little benefits for referring you, if you are hired.

Step number 1. Call the recruiter and see if they have heard back as to whether you are still in play or have been rejected. If they say, "All! I forgot all about it!," Then asked them if they will give you a call after they've heard from them. You can also ask if you can follow up with them in 2 or 3 days.

From your vantage point, what difference does it make? 2 or 3 days more. No big whoop.

That's my advice and I would simply say there been countless times arrived in the person who has been making the mistake or I've been working with a corporate recruiter who has forgotten to follow up on something.

I hope you found this helpful. There is a lot more at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. You can ask me questions there and there is content there that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly.

Look forward to helping you. I hope you have a great day. Take care.

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 NoBSJobSearchAdvice.comRadio,” 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.

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

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

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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Should I Apply for a Senior Position Even Though I Am a Junior? | JobSearchTV.com


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I love viewer questions. This is a good one and I offer my usual No BS advice.

Summary

Someone wrote a question to me. I'm going to paraphrase it here. " Should I apply for a senior position although I am only a junior?"
Ooooh! Terrible! Terrible!
And I tell this from Quora. I'm just going to make sure I have the full question correctly. Bear with me.
"Should I apply for a senior position even though I'm only qualified to apply for a junior position?"
Now, I understand the logic behind the question. Normally, people will answer something along the lines of, "Well, maybe they have a junior job there, too," And sometimes, people will suggest that, maybe, just maybe, this company mislabels their jobs and they just call everyone a senior and they could be really a junior.
Now. I'm going to tell you something. This person is looking at a job. When they're looking at a job ad, it's got a number of years of experience specified. So, most seniors are going to have more experience than this person has. It's not the title that's involved. It's the job description that's offered up.
They may describe a senior as having eight to ten years of experience, This person has two months . . . Two years. What do you think the likelihood is that you match up with this job? Seriously, you know the answer and if you send your resume, all you are is a spammer. You don't like spam in your life, right? Why would you duplicate that behavior for employers who are busy and will stare at your resume for 6 seconds tops, see that you have two years and delete.
Seriously, why would you put yourself in that position and have people mutter about how you are a thief? Your stealing their time and that is what you're doing . . . Stealing their time.
So, should you apply for this senior position? No.
If you're interested in working at this firm and willing to put in some effort, then, you try to network, not by applying for this job, but network through Linkedin. Network through relationships. Try to meet people who work at the firm who'll introduce you to hiring managers who generally will hires junior people.
That's the way to do it, not by applying here.

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.

Is It OK To Apply Directly If I Never Heard Back From The Recruiter? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/12/03/is-it-ok-to-apply-directly-if-i-never-heard-back-from-the-recruiter

EP 1304 If a recruiter reached out to me about a job and I don’t hear back, is it acceptable to apply for the job myself?

Summary

"If a recruiter reached out to me about a job and I never heard back, is acceptable to apply to the job myself?"

I want you to think for a second. The one detail we don't have is how long it has been since they had the conversation. The next day? NO!!! Let's not be ridiculous. They may need to do a resume rewrite. They may have submitted the resume and the client hasn't had a chance to look at it. There may be some process issues on the client side. You don't know if the resume has been submitted or not.

What I would say to you is, you can do it, BUT there's a better way to do it. What's better is if before you apply directly, call the recruiter and asked them if they've heard back from the client yet.. "Have you heard back from so-and-so?"

"No, I haven't. Let me follow up with them." They may have forgotten. It is not like you are the only candidate use case they are working on. Give them a break! You make mistakes and forget things. They do, too. Call them up and asked them if they have heard back from the client.

If they say, "No, I haven't heard yet."

"Are you going to follow up or is it an indication that the client isn't interested?"

"Probably not interested."

"Did you submit me?"

"Yeah, I submitted you."

Once you have that data that they have applied "best effort," then you can contact the client directly and see if they would be interested. Just don't go to the applicant tracking system. That's goofy. Always apply directly. Find the hiring manager and then apply. If you go to the applicant's tracking system, often what will happen is that you get stuck in the legendary "BLACK HOLE." You will never be heard from again, if you get stuck there. What's the point of that? Come on! The idea is to get an interview and their job. The best way to do it is not by trying to travel through the black hole but through introductions from people to the hiring manager from people who know, like and trust you who are willing to refer you. Barring that, you trying employee of the firm who is in a similar role who can walk over the hiring manager and say, "I spoke to this person. I think it would be interesting to you. Here is a resume. Why don't you talk to them.

Obviously, you will need to do a conversation with them. If you don't know them in order for them to be willing to do that. Remember, they get employee referral bonuses and sometimes other little benefits for referring you, if you are hired.

Step number 1. Call the recruiter and see if they have heard back as to whether you are still in play or have been rejected. If they say, "All! I forgot all about it!," Then asked them if they will give you a call after they've heard from them. You can also ask if you can follow up with them in 2 or 3 days.

From your vantage point, what difference does it make? 2 or 3 days more. No big whoop.

That's my advice and I would simply say there been countless times arrived in the person who has been making the mistake or I've been working with a corporate recruiter who has forgotten to follow up on something.

I hope you found this helpful. There is a lot more at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. You can ask me questions there and there is content there that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly.

Look forward to helping you. I hope you have a great day. Take care.

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 NoBSJobSearchAdvice.comRadio,” 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.

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

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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.

When NOT to Submit Your Resume | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/10/25/when-not-to-submit-your-resume-jobsearchradio-com/

Here is some simple advice about when NOT to submit your resume based upon human behavior.

Summary

When shouldn't you submit a resume?

Let's look at human nature. If you are submitting your resume on Friday evening, what's going to happen? It's going to sit there with more landing on top of it until, eventually, someone walks in on Monday morning, groans because they see you sent it on Friday late afternoon or evening, Saturday, Sunday until they wonder, "what are you expecting might happen by submitting it at that time?" They now have a stack that they're walking into that's ridiculously long.

I know in my case, on Monday morning I'm walking into 300+ EMAILS.

Monday morning roles in. People start residence sending resumes then. We pay more attention to those. We start the work back in time; then we go to Friday late, we start to meet them in the middle… I think to be a pretty common pattern than most people have.

In other words, you are waiting. If you sent your resume on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday, you're probably waiting quite a while for some of actually read your message.

Don't send out your resume then. It's really a waste of effort on your part. Instead, if you set up Outlook or Outlook express to delayed the send, or if that facility exists with Gmail or Hotmail or Yahoo mail, delay sending it so that it is delivered midmorning in the time zone of the recipient on Monday.

Why do this? Then they are rolling into their day; they aren't cursing at you for piling up work for them; it's more likely to be looked at that if you send it on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday. Those are awful times to send resumes! No one looks at them right away. After all, we tend to look at the more recent stuff that we receive that day.

So follow that advice. Get more responses. Think like the recipient, instead of only thinking about yourself.

Again. Delay the send. That's the whole trick to this. You can get it into your outbox, leave your computer on, let it go out and will arrive at the specified time.

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 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.

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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When NOT to Submit Your Resume | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/10/25/when-not-to-submit-your-resume-jobsearchradio-com/

Here is some simple advice about when NOT to submit your resume based upon human behavior.

Summary

When shouldn't you submit a resume?

Let's look at human nature. If you are submitting your resume on Friday evening, what's going to happen? It's going to sit there with more landing on top of it until, eventually, someone walks in on Monday morning, groans because they see you sent it on Friday late afternoon or evening, Saturday, Sunday until they wonder, "what are you expecting might happen by submitting it at that time?" They now have a stack that they're walking into that's ridiculously long.

I know in my case, on Monday morning I'm walking into 300+ EMAILS.

Monday morning roles in. People start residence sending resumes then. We pay more attention to those. We start the work back in time; then we go to Friday late, we start to meet them in the middle… I think to be a pretty common pattern than most people have.

In other words, you are waiting. If you sent your resume on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday, you're probably waiting quite a while for some of actually read your message.

Don't send out your resume then. It's really a waste of effort on your part. Instead, if you set up Outlook or Outlook express to delayed the send, or if that facility exists with Gmail or Hotmail or Yahoo mail, delay sending it so that it is delivered midmorning in the time zone of the recipient on Monday.

Why do this? Then they are rolling into their day; they aren't cursing at you for piling up work for them; it's more likely to be looked at that if you send it on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday. Those are awful times to send resumes! No one looks at them right away. After all, we tend to look at the more recent stuff that we receive that day.

So follow that advice. Get more responses. Think like the recipient, instead of only thinking about yourself.

Again. Delay the send. That's the whole trick to this. You can get it into your outbox, leave your computer on, let it go out and will arrive at the specified time.

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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