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I had 6 questions to answer . . and then someone sent me a 7th AND I DIDN’T LAUGH!

What is the best way to network when you don’t know anyone in authority roles?

I have been approached by another recruiter for a role that I have previously interviewed for via another recruiter, about six months ago. What should I do?

Is there a permanent record of employment history? Will potential future employers be able to tell if a certain place of employment has been omitted on an application?

Are applicants less likely to get a job interview or be hired for the job if they require travel reimbursement or relocation assistance from the employer?

Do recruiters know you studied for an interview based on your responses?

Should job-seekers email an HR office directly for a job or only respond to specific job postings?

You ever just get so frustrated looking for a job that you give up and cram 10 waffles covered in syrup into your butthole so yours hairs are either knotted or tangled ..The syrup is like super glue

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

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

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.  

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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

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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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Ask Me Anything About Recruiters | JobSearchTV.com


On this AMA, I answer 5 questions about recruiters:

What is the maximum period that recruitment agencies and even companies can keep resume in their databases?

What’s the best way to handle a recruiter who reached out to you that has stood you up multiple times?

Should a recruiter be obligated to explain specifically why a candidate is not chosen to move forward?

Do recruiters respect tenacity or does it look desperate?

How can you hide your LinkedIn profile from recruiters?

 

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 what 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 1100 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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I’ve saved 5 questions to answer today:
How long should I wait after the second interview?

My recruiter said “good news, we are looking at an offer for you by the end of the week. Stay tuned!” What does this mean?

What does it mean if a recruiter emails you asking for a time to chat after a phone interview?

What should I expect from a final round interview with the VP of the department?

How long does it take after the final interview to receive an offer letter?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Today, I answer 6 questions from people:
Should I Tell The Interviewer That I Already Have A Job Offer?

How do find a job in America if I am from outside of the US?

How should I show a job in my family’s business on my resume?

What are some of the best career objectives written in a resume?

What are some of the most common mistakes people make in job interviews? How can these mistakes be avoided?

Is it bad to quit your job when you have nothing else lined up already?

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 what 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 1100 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)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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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Ask Me Anything! Answers to Several Behavioral Interview Questions | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I explain how to answer a few tough interview questions including:

Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback and how you managed it?
Did you receive any promotions?
Describe a contribution you have made to a team project you worked on?
What was the most important task you ever had?
Explain how your work experience is relevant to this position?
Walk me through the important points on your resume?
Can you summarize the contribution you would make to our organization?
If you were CEO of this company, what would you change?

 

 

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 what 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 1100 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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This video answers 7 questions just like my mother would– with No BS, right between the eyes.

How Do You Cope With Constant Job Rejection?

How should I handle my recruiter that offered me a job, when he monitors my job search profile and cross questions me about being active, during my notice period?

Does anyone get any real value out of their LinkedIn profiles?

How good is the idea to customize the resume for each job application and what effect does a cover letter make?

Why does it seem hard to find a job when you really need it, but not when you don’t?

What is the best response to a question, “If you get hired, what is the guarantee you will still work with us if you get a higher salary offer from other company?”

Has a job offer ever left you feeling offended, i.e., because the pay was too low or something else like that?

 

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 what 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 1100 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 complementary 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.

Fired? They Can Find Out.| NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1115 Can an employer find out I was fired, not laid off?

Summary

People are invariably worried that they are fired from a job, not laid off, but fired from a job, the next employer is going to find out.

That's true. They can find out.

What happens is that if you sign the form at the time of your application that allows company to check reference or, at the time that you accept their offer if you sign something that allows them to do a background check that includes a reference with a former employer, generally, large firms will release that information. They may say they have a policy against it, but usually in some way, you are at risk of it coming out.

I want to be clear that so far have been talking about large firms. If a small firm is hiring you, the likelihood is that you can provide the references for them to check. It's not like you're going to give the boss as a reference who fired you for incompetence, or you? You can pick up here or someone who is a peer will say they are manager or a legal or whatever to support your candidacy.

Large firms are generally not going to put up with that. They're going to want the okay to contact your former employer. Your only hope there is if your former employer has a policy that says, "We don't release any information."

I recently had something where was coaching someone who is looking for position, having been fired by former boss who, the way he tells the story, just didn't like him or give him a chance. after years of service with the firm, had done a fine job for the company, but they just had out for him. What the truth is, I do not know. At the time he was fired, he was told that they would not say anything adverse about his candidacy. There was a point where he found out that this manager had.

I told him to call up the head of HR and say something to them very simple. The simple statement. I told him to tell them was, "It is come to my attention that your firm has violated an agreement that you made with me. The agreement was not to provide an adverse reference. I know that this is happened. I want to be clear. If it happens again, I will take strong and enforceable action. I'm sure you will not want to have this happen again and will insist that your staff abide by the agreement."

I have another situation where a senior professional was facing an adverse reference. The senior management of his firm promised a good reference. He was coming up and the executive search firm was going to call to do a reference check about his work prior to him meeting with their client. I suggested the call the president of the firm and say, "Hi! I'm just checking in with you to let you know that you will probably be getting a call from someone representing a position that I am up for. I would really appreciate it if you capture agreement and provided a great reference." Which they did.

The point of the stories that I have been telling is that if you have been fired, the goal is to get an agreement out the door that says 1 of the few things.
1. They will provide a great reference and talk about how economic circumstances dictated the dismissal.
2. They state that is an institution, they do not provide references on anyone and they act that way if someone checks a reference.

The latest theory were background checking can become questionable is what dates of employment. What I always tell people is that if you're not sure the date, next to the date on the application, you put the expression, "approx" for "approximately." This signals that you're not absolutely sure of the date.

If you are lying about your dates, that's something that if they check your background, they will find pretty quickly especially if you trying to cover up 6 months here or a year there . . That's really next to impossible to get away with.. I will simply say that you are better off just being forthcoming, rather than shooting yourself in the foot if you worked for so long to get this position.

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 what 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 1000 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a

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

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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On this show, I answer these questions:

My offer was rescinded!

What does “Candidate Withdrew” mean on a job application?  

Can you do skype job interview through your phone?

Is Twitter an effective tool for professional networking?

I have asked many recruiters/companies about this but I always get either non-answers or useless buzzwords.

What do you look for while recruiting a graduate with no job experience?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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 1 month 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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I am doing an experiment with Belive where I am doing an AMA and answering several questions:

Do recruiters read cover letters?

What is the typical word count for a good cover letter?

How do you efficiently reach out to individuals in charge of reviewing online job applications, especially in situations where the recruiter or HR personnel never replies to phone calls or emails?

How does a recruitment consultant focus on helping candidates find jobs? Most are focused on assisting companies find the right candidate. As a recruitment consultant, how can one assist a job seeker find his/her dream job?

How is it legal to recruit on the basis of gender for technical jobs such as copyediting or patenting?

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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

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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Him and him and This video answers these questions:

As a recruiter, what are the most important things you look for in a resume and/or LinkedIn profile?

If an Executive Search firm emails you requesting that you recommend someone for a position, does that mean they are interested in hiring you for the position?

Should I send a thank you note once I got the job?

What should I do when I haven’t found a job 8 months after graduation?

What is the best way to find a new job using LinkedIn?

Summary

I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com and welcome to Job Search Radio. Yes, I know it's a video, but we still call it Job Search Radio. It has more than 450 episodes in iTunes, mostly in audio format. But a few weeks ago, I switched over to video.

I want to do another episode where I am answering multiple questions, an AMA type of show, where I'm dealing with concerns that job hunters have and answering several questions and not just simply one.

Before I get into it, I want to say that if you would like to connect with me on LinkedIn, my address is www.LinkedIn.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Tell me that you watch or listen to the show. I love hearing from folks who have done that; it helps me know that I am helping folks and reaching people and I have been useful.

Also, I want to mention that if you're interested my coaching you, you can also email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us and put the word “coaching” in the subject line and I'll get back to will schedule time to speak.

If you visit www.thebiggamehunter.us, what you will find is information about my work as well as a blog that is loaded with great information. Again, that is, www.TheBigGameHunter.us

So the 1st question which is a very good one and it really goes back to my time doing recruiting. “So, as a recruiter (which I don't do any longer.. I know coach) but as a recruiter, what are the most important things you look for in a resume and/or LinkedIn profile?”

Good question and it's really very simple. Recruiters look for people who fit a role. What they want to do is, not just simply chat with people gratuitously. They want to find people who actually are relevant for their client.

The way you demonstrate relevance is having a background that actually fits a role that they are recruiting for. They're not there to chit chat. They are not there to be your friend. What they are there to do is, very simply, fill positions and then ultimately get paid. Just like you want to get a job so that you get paid at the right compensation level, so do recruiters.

I I know that's a big shock to you but recruiters want to get paid too. And those that operate on a contingency basis, they certainly want to get paid because all, they are doing is making next to nothing and I say “next to nothing” because they are all commission based. They may have a draw against projected commissions but they're not earning their real money until the job is filled and the client has paid them and you have been on board for a particular period of time.

Obviously, retained search firms work a little bit differently. There, the money is being trips out from the client to the search firm and thus to the individual recruiter, but contingency recruiters all work, not on salary they work on commission. Pure commission and thus they want to get paid.

And thus they want to get paid and they want to see backgrounds in your resume and LinkedIn profile that make the fit obvious. The extra thing I will add for LinkedIn is so much easier if in the summary, you put your email address there that they can reach you at so that in this way that way, . They have a way of reaching out to you and if you're out of work also put your phone number. Okay so that's question number 1.

Question number 2. “If an executive search firm emails you requested that you recommend someone for a position does that mean that they are interested in hiring you for the position?”

You probably just so you shake my head there. Normally someone who asks this question is not being contacted by an executive search firm. They have been contacted by a contingency recruiting firm that says they do executive search.

Respectfully, you are probably talking to a contingency recruiting firm. They are emailing you asking for referrals, rather than calling you. They are doing bulk communications.

So that if a recruiting firm emails you asking to recommend someone, it may mean that they are interested in talking to about the position and (since they can't hire you for it; only the client can) or they have seen your background, they don't think it's a fit, but they think you might know someone.

So “maybe” is the best way I can answer that. Maybe they would be interested in you for the job. Maybe not and maybe what they're saying is accurate period I know often when I used to send that inMails to people on LinkedIn, I meant what I said.

I wanted to know if they knew someone who might fit the role because the background was similar, but a little bit different. So that was me. I can't speak for every recruiter in the world today to know whether they are going to be literate and ask you for the recommendation or this is some inference where you might go “Hey! What about me?”

Okay, so, question number 3. “Should I send a thank you note once I got the job?”

Okay, , “to whom would you be sending the thank you note,” is the question. To the hiring manager? No. To HR? If they did something extraordinary. But definitely to your references. Definitely to the recruiters, who along the way, were helpful to you, even though they might not been the one who introduced you to the job and, particularly to the one who did introduced to the job. I know on the occasions where I got a thank you note or a gift in particular was extraordinary when I did recruiting. Maybe I received 5 in the 40 years I did search. Okay, about 10 in 40 years I did search. It was a momentous thing. Once every 4 years someone acknowledged me in that way. You will get recognition for having done that; whether that amounts to anything later on we can't guarantee it. But what you do know is that there's an impact on the recipient,

Certainly for the references, you don't have to send a gift. Although if you have known them for a long time, it's a very nice touch if they receive a book that you know that they would be interested in.

But thanking your references? You are going to need your references in the future, and you want to make sure that they think highly of you. So on a limited basis, a thank you note is a good touch, but not to the hiring manager.

Number 4. “What should I do when I haven't found a job 8 months after graduation?”

So, the 1st I would say is you're doing something wrong. Understand that you're doing something wrong and start looking at correcting it. Here's the formula that I tell people.

You're not going to get many calls or contacts out of LinkedIn because a recent grad is a dime a dozen but I am going to present this in a way that’s general so that experienced workers will get something from my answering this question, too.

So if you're not getting responses to your resume, you are either sending it for jobs that you are not qualified for or it doesn't demonstrate the fit. which means it is a bad resume.

If you are not getting contacted by people on LinkedIn (again, this doesn’t apply to a recent grad) if you not getting contacted by recruiters through LinkedIn your profile is missing keyword and, thus, it is not coming up in searches. If you're getting 1st interviews but not invited back, you don't interview well. If you get invited back but you're not getting invited to meet the hiring manager you probably have to work on your area of expertise since that tends to be what happens on the 2nd interview. They go more depth about what you knowledge.

If you are getting to the hiring manager, the overall boss and not getting any further, you having a problem with relationship skills (which probably isn't happening with you but for more experienced person, you're probably getting intimidated in your meetings with them and not presenting yourself as an equal with them. The one thing that I know that senior professionals care about is they want to make sure that they can trust you and the easiest way to do that is to talk to them is as a peer.

Now, back into our are grad who's been out of work for 8 months, you may a skills deficiency, you may be sending a resume out to the wrong firms. I would say that the best thing that you can do is contact other graduates from the school that you attended who were in the same degree program as you and ask them how they got their job and see if there's anything at their firm.

I would go back to the University to the career services office and ask for input from them. I wouldn't hire a coach. You probably can't afford a coach and the coaches may not be relevant for you. But you can go back and network with people that you went to school with, go are graduates who are further along who might be a year or 2 ahead of you and talk to them about how they found work.

Talk to career services. Ask the more experienced grads how they landed and work at that. Your network has to be able to help you and it is not just simply about mass emailing a resume to the universe. Ask questions.

Here’s another LinkedIn question. “What's the best way to find a job using LinkedIn?” There and is no simple answer. I think in terms of someone building a network. I think in terms of someone who's promoting themselves effectively, which for an experienced person, the idea is building a network, developing a relationship with people, who over the course of time, you have a mutually beneficial relationship with, and from there, the best way, the easiest way is ads on LinkedIn, respond to get a job.

But the probability of that is small. LinkedIn, in that way, is like a job board and as a job board, there are limitations as to its effectiveness. If the role, job boards fill 6% of all jobs. So, it's telling you that it's not going to be real helpful.

So, LinkedIn is going to help you build a network that, over time, is going to be beneficial. It's not an instantaneous thing. After all, I will use an example I heard years ago.

This was a sales trainer who was talking to the top producers who were off on a junket in Hawaii and these were the top .1 of 1% with the largest investment firms in the world. These were heavy hitters. What he did was point out that they may all have good doctors, but we don't always think of referring your doctor. What we do is, when asked for referrals, sometimes they come to mind and sometimes they don't. But we always have to be asking.

His thing was in every call, in less than 6 seconds, you can ask for the referral by saying, “Is there anyone else you know who I might be help?” For you as a job hunter, you can be reaching out to folks and developing relationships with them that, over time, is going to be beneficial to you. Is it going to be helpful on this search? It may and may not be.

You get involved with groups and him and develop relationships there. You can meet people online, accepting some of the recommendations that LinkedIn provides. Their are a lot of different ways that LinkedIn can be very helpful to you.

Let me just simply said go exploring. Depending on your seniority, groups can be remarkably helpful specifically in your area of expertise and particularly in certain business areas where your relationships with career proximates to you.

For example, you are a COO and the talking to a CIO of an organization. Are they directly in your area of expertise? No, but they are in organizations where they interact with others COO's and have relationships with COO from previous organizations, too.

So if it's for the weak ties that you have that give you the opportunity to build a relationship that could be beneficial. So, go exploring. Write. Write for LinkedIn. They have got a blogging platform that allows you to promote yourself and that can be beneficial.

What's the best way? You know, it depends on where you are your career because it's unlikely that the very junior individual with 6 months of experience has a lot to say in written form, right?

But for you veteran individuals, writing, networking, answering questions, doing video (the LinkedIn app. Now has a video capability that you can use to promote yourself with) . . . a lot of different ways that you can market yourself and develop relationship with others. Go explore it and try. If it doesn't work, hey! What the cost you?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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