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I Have Recovered After a One Year Illness | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1293 How Do I Explain the Gap?

Summary

And the question for today is "I've been sick for a while. I had an aneurysm but out of work for a year. I'm now able to go back to work. What do I do? How do I explain this time? What do I how do to market myself?" Well, I think the simplest thing to do is, number one, people who know you, people who are your friends, former workers, your network of relationships . . . These are people to reach out to. They probably already know and there's no explanation necessary other than, I'm well .Thank goodness. I am well, I want to relaunch my career and it's time for me to get rolling again.."So they're the easiest ones to speak with. However, there are other people in other situations for marketing yourself, and if you'd send the resume with a one-year-old gap in it, it's really easy for firms to go (buzzer noise () ) and disqualify you from consideration. So, you need to be prepared to talk about what your last year of life has been like. I'm not talking about going into details of every operation you've had or every doctor appointment that you've been to. That's irrelevant. All you have to say in your resume is, " I recovered from an illness for the past year. I am now able to return to work. No issues with my health. I'm ready to roll." Words to that effect. And you may need to compromise on your previous salary. What a surprise but it's no one's business what the nature of the illness was. You can talk about it and that's your choice, but if someone says, " what was wrong," you can turn around and say, " you know, I don't know that that's really necessary. I'll just simply say I had a serious illness and almost died. I'm healthy, again. Doctors love my prognosis. They've encouraged me to get back to work. That's what I want to do." So you don't need to go into all the personal stuff. And if they insist upon it, what's the message to you about that. The message to me is they' don't trust you. They may not trust you because you haven't presented it in a convincing way or because they've had previous experience with liars. That happens! After all, there are three jokes in the recruiting business. First one is how do you tell a job applicants is lying to you and the answer is their lips are moving. So don't be surprised if some firm tries to test you there, but just very politely deflect them by saying, "Hey, look, do you want you want to see all my doctor reports ? Do you want to see my medical stuff? I'll get that over here but a chitchat about is, frankly, unnecessary. I was sick for a year. Legitimately, I was sick for a year. I'm healthy now. It's time for me to get back to work. It's really that simple.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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I Haven’t Heard Back After My Interview | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1295 Should I email the recruiter or my interviewer? What are some tips in order to hear back after I email either one of them?

Summary

The question is, "I haven't heard back from anyone after my interview. Should I email my recruiter or the interviewer? What are some tips I should know before I hear back from either 1 of them?"

Here is one observation-- I don't know you recently you did the interview. If you did it today and you haven't heard it by 4 o'clock it may just be too soon for them to get feedback. Also, I don't know what kind of recruiter this is. Are you talking about a corporate recruiter? Third-party recruiter? I'm going to try to address a lot of my contingencies with this answer but, in the meantime, let's work on this question..

I haven't heard back from anyone.. You obviously want to hear back. Here's the easiest way to hear back-- Knock their socks off. Blow everyone else out of the water. Impress the heck out of them so that they go, "Oh! We cannot let this person leave our offices. . We cannot let them leave our domicile without a job offer!

Obviously, this did not happen. So let's go on to the next scenario.

Sure I will email the recruiter or my interviewer? Let's start by looking at the recruiter. Corporate recruiter? Third-party recruiter? If you are introduced by a third-party recruiter, definitely contact them,,,, not the interviewer. If it is a corporate recruiter,, it depends on what the initial introduction was. If you are introduced by someone within the firm and the 1st interview that you did was with the hiring manager and then with the recruiter, go to the hiring manager 1st because you are introduced by someone to them..

If this was just, "I answered an ad. They called me and it was a good interview," contact the corporate recruiter.. They are really running point on the relationship with you. They may not have heard anything yet.

How can you get some feedback after the interview in order to hear back? The easiest thing to do is, at the end of the last meeting that you had, get a sense of their timeline.

When they asked, "So do you have any questions for us," go through a series of questions.. When they ask, "Is there anything else," ask them, "Could you give me a sense of your timeline for next steps? This way, I have reasonable expectations about what I might hear back from you. . I know it is not cast in stone. I know it may take a few days longer, . But, if., "You will hear from me tomorrow if it is good news,," and that is a week later, I know my answer. that's one thing.

Another way that you can do it is, when they ask, "Is there anything else,," ask, "What were your impressions of me today? What did you perceive my strengths to be? Where could I do better? And I compare with others that you've interviewed?"

You see, you are looking for feedback and you're waiting for them to call you with it, so it is either thumbs-up or thumbs down. There's not a lot of room in the middle. Every once in a while, you get a, "Were not sure about this guy." With time, that always turns into a rejection..

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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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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What Do Recruiters Look For in a Resumé At First Glance? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1296 Resumes are only looked at for a few seconds. What do people look for?

Summary

The question for today is, "We have all heard the stories, how few seconds people take to look at a resume. What 2 people actually look for in those few seconds?"

The question is actually very easy to answer. When we're looking at a resume, we are not looking at a full document. After all, when you think about it, when you look at a document on your screen. How much of the page shows up? Two thirds? Three quarters? That is about it.

So we are looking at a document that within two thirds or three quarters of the page ideally should be able to demonstrate some version of fit for a role.

I want to backtrack because you have a message area of your email and most people open, or have displayed on the screen and are using Outlook and have an additional pain available to them.

In an email, you want to indicate the position you are applying for. Maybe there is a job code or a title in the position description. If it is just the title provide something more because there could be multiple positions for the same title.

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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.

Do Applicant Tracking Systems Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1294 A companion podcast to “Do Firms Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords on a Resume?”

Summary

Do Applicant Tracking Systems Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords on a Resume?

My in answering this question, I want to delete the phrase, "actually care," because caring is a human emotion; these systems have no care whatsoever. Looking for keywords and in particular context is their entire reason for being.

That's what their job is. That's all that matters to them. There is very little discernment in most of the systems.

As someone are linked in group commented upon, as they turn this conversation in this direction, if the job description and the programming for the ATS says, "information technology" and you say data processing, there is a disconnect there. The system may not know that term unless it is been programmed to recognize that and you cannot make that assumption.

Applicant tracking systems are looking for a number of things. They are looking for:
1. Where in the document do you have the key terms for this job? Is it on page 4 word is likely to be 100 years old, or is it on page 1 word is likely to be more current?
2. They are trying to see where you live in relation to the job. Are you within reasonable proximity because some firms are not prepared to go through long distance job hunting.

On and on and on, an applicant tracking system is designed to narrow the field down based upon preprogrammed criteria that don't translate into caring but translate into, "Can this person get to our office and do this job? Do they have a history of dooming this job. Based upon these criteria?"

The answer to my question with regard to an applicant tracking system is, "Yes, it matters to the system and, thus, whether or not these keywords are there."

Going back to that LinkedIn group, which was a veterans group, 1 of the people who commented on the previous video called attention to the fact that he had gotten more than 100 responses on one post that he had put up for job. He knew some of the respondents had the right skills, but the resume did not get through the system because they did not use the correct terms.

If you are applying through an applicant tracking system, you always have to use the correct terms because the systems don't have much in the way of discernment programmed in.

You have to understand, they are not looking for gray. They are looking for , (black or white. Whether or not you have the experience or you don't. If you don't, or you are in the wrong geography (buzzer sound). If you do, you make it through the funnel.

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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

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

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Do Firms Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords on a Resume?


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EP 1291 Words like “managed” or “assessed” or “oversaw.” Do these matter to them?

Summary

The question is, "Do firms actually care about descriptive keywords on a resume?" You know, words like "managed," or "assessed," or "oversaw?" Words like that. Descriptive keywords.

"I listen to this question. My first reaction is, "What planet are you on? Of course it matters to them."

And you haven't managed before, this is not a descriptive keyword. What it is is a function that you need to demonstrate experience having done. It is bizarre to me that people actually think that this is a keyword and that it doesn't represent a function, a task that you, as an employee, need to have experience performing in order to be qualified for role.

So, cut the crap. I give you no BS jobs search and you are thinking that these are just "suggestions," that if you do whatever you want someone is going to hire you… That may be true but you will stroke a lot of relationships with a lot of people who will ask themselves, "What is wrong with this person??? We are very clear about what we are looking for and this person is a Purdue chicken plucker!" You may laugh, but I've gotten those resumes for software engineering positions where they have no computer science background and what their experience is plucking feathers from chickens… And they think they are qualified. No! They want to do the job but they are not qualified.

I understand that you want to do the job and thus are demeaning the language that is in the job description and calling it a "descriptive keyword." What it is is a function that you need to have experience with in order to be considered and qualified for the role.

When they use the word, "requirements" or "qualifications" over a specific section of the job description, that is no joke! You need to have that experience. Otherwise, you are a spammer! Got it? You are a spammer!

Don't screw around with this stuff. If you want to be considered for a particular job, have the experience that they are looking for. Otherwise, all you are doing is wasting 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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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.

How Are Recommendations Viewed on LinkedIn? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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EP 1049 What trust value is assigned to the various recommendations while sourcing profiles?

Summary

How are recommendations on LinkedIn viewed by recruiters and prospective employers?  Given that there is no way to determine the authenticity or validity of the recommendation, what trust value is assigned to the various recommendations that appear on profiles?

Great question!

I want to start by pointing out references are really no different and how are references looked at?  They are looked at like a final verification.  References have the same issue that's being questioned about LinkedIn recommendations. I have had people try to pass off bogus references to me and you can just smell them a mile away.

So how are recommendations viewed?  They may be looked at at several times during the process.

They can be looked at when people are sourcing on LinkedIn.  Personally, I will read some and know pretty quickly whether or not the person really knows them.  It's pretty easy to spot. 1 of those, "Hey endorse me and I will endorse you" references that were prevalent a while back.  I get those requests all the time from India and, in case you haven't noticed, I'm not in India so I have no way of judging someone who is working there.  I don't comply with those requests because, what am I going to say? She's a really great person?  He's a really good guy?  Those are really useless recommendations so why bother?  What good is it going to do?  Why would they believe me, in the US?  You can look at the recommendations and break them down to one's work, whether someone really knows the person, whether what is said is very thin , or whether there is substance there

We ignore thin references.  The substantial ones provide a story in them about how you were the hero gets a higher weight in my mind.

Another way that they are look that is for quantity, as well as quality.  For example, I have hundreds of recommendations from people who had been kind enough to write about my work, whether as a headhunter, or now as a coach, videographer, podcast or and the like.  When you see hundreds of recommendations for someone verses 4, doesn't that have a meaning for you? They look at it for quantity and, when they are pleasantly surprised by how many they find there, they will like that more.

How are LinkedIn recommendations look that? The same is references.

I mentioned that we would look at a couple of ways that they are look that. They are also look that when a company and its hiring manager are not sure.  Maybe they have done an interview and the just not sure about something , they will go back into the work recommendations and see if there is something that speaks to them to confirm the bias or opinion that they have.

Lastly, they may use them as a reference substitute. I don't expect to have that happen very often.

Clearly, during the sourcing process, they are looking at the quality of your recommendations, as well as quantity.  During the process, to a lesser degree, they will look at them to confirm something or some opinion that they have about you and your work.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No 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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Job Hunting is Getting Frustrating. Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1290 Yeah. I do. Follow my advice carefully. It will make a difference.

Summary

I wrote a short ebook for Kindle. $0.99. I'm going to summarize it for you.

By the way, the way I'm selling it now. It has 2 additional features. A guide to writing resumes and a guide to interviewing. Even knowing how to do this, it is still worth buying for those 2 items.

Here it goes. The book is called, "Diagnosing Job Search Problems." Here is how to diagnose them.

Assuming that you have the skills required, if you're not getting interviews, your resume sucks. If you're not getting calls from recruiters based upon your LinkedIn profile, your LinkedIn profile sucks. If you are getting initial phone interviews but you are not getting invited in for in person interviews, you don't know how to do a phone interview. If you are getting to a 1st round in person interview but no invitations back, you don't interview as well as you think you do… You see where I'm going?

You can diagnose the problem. Every step along the way.

You don't do a good job selling yourself in any of these modalities. If you are not getting results. So, break it down for yourself. That's how you diagnose the issue.

At the end of the day, what you need to do is make changes. There, I can't help you right now because I don't know what you doing in order to give you specific advice. But, for job hunters. In general, JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has a ton of great content to help people find work and correct mistakes that they're making in the job search . AND It is not enough to watch a video or listen to a podcast or read a book or what have you. You have to put into practice

I was coaching someone yesterday before the interview. He's a guy who isn't particularly sophisticated, very talented in what he does but he needs some work. Suddenly, after starting to work on my site, he has interviews going on. He asked for some advice for how to prepare for in person interview because it was the 1st 1 that he had been close to 20 years; he went on his interview on short notice, well prepared, did a great job. The hiring manager told him he was the 1st person in the door, I'm away next week, let me know if anything changes for you… All the right sort of things, doesn't guarantee these getting the job. But he put on a good show and feels good about himself.

Why? Because you learn what's necessary and has been practicing in order to execute. Great athletes practice. Michael Jordan? Lebron James? Pick the sport. There is not a person in the game who is not practicing relentlessly and you walk into interviews and you wing it.

By the way, you have, how much experience writing resumes? Zero. You may read them as a hiring manager, but that doesn't make your resume writer or good interviewer. Trust me. 40 some odd years of doing this… Most of you guys are awful.

Get help. Get a coach to help you. I'm not talking about a third-party recruiter because all. They are going to do is coaching into a job that they represent. They're not there to represent you. They are representing a client of theirs who was trying to hire someone and they are going to try to "the nests you" into that job. That's fine up to a point, but it is not impartial advice.

Get some help. In a coach. Don't just simply rely upon friends, family, former managers… You know, people who know little more than you do. Maybe? These people haven't been through it as long as I have.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has more than 400 videos, podcasts, books, articles, all designed to help you find work more quickly. In addition, you can ask me questions and, as I did with this person, I will prep you on interviews, help you with the salary is and I'll walk you through different steps of the process, personally.

Again, that is JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. Hope to see you at the site. Hope you have a great day and, you know, you need help. You are an amateur in this area. I will finish this up by saying, we've all heard of the 10,000 hour rule popularized by Malcolm Gladwell….It takes 10,000 hours of focused work in order to become expert at something.
And you have, how much experience writing a resume?
Interviewing,

I can go on and on with this, but you are a babe in the woods and you don't know what you are doing., Acting like an amateur. Do with the professional athletes do – – get a coach. Practice with that approach. Get better. You'll get a job.

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.

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He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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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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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.

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What Should I Do If I Am Rejected For a Job I Love | JobSearchTV


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EP 1289 Being rejected for a job can feel very painful but there are two things you can do.

Summary

"What should I do after being rejected from the job. I love?"

He or she follows by saying, "I'm desperately looking for a job in a foreign country where I got my degree and finally went to the final round for position. I love. The positions I can apply for our rear end, after the final interview, they said, 'No.' I feel so devastated and don't know what to do next."

With regard to this firm, it's over for now. I say for now because it doesn't mean that you can try working there for other positions or other opportunities. The fact is, you have been turned down for this job. What can you do?

Answer. Learn from this. What did you do, right? What could you have done better? Where was the background just to be superior? Where was adjudged to be not as good as the person they chose?

You might try messaging back to the firm and says to them something along the lines of, "I'm obviously disappointing choice, but I would like to learn from the experience. I understand you chose someone else. I am not going to argue the point. Where did you perceive the other person was superior to me?" You have to keep the promise of not getting into an argument because then you will knock yourself out from years to come because everyone there will remember you. Not only that, when they leave, they will remember you at the next firm and block you from joining there.

I understand you have an issue because you are looking for something in a foreign country, and you may be dealing with visas and other bones of contention that this firm was willing to handle for you. This job is gone and all you can really do is learn from it. If they tell you, "We didn't find you strong enough in such and such," improve upon it. If they say, "you are too aggressive," look at that as to whether it was true or not. If they say you are not aggressive, look at that and see if that was true or not. After all, sometimes there is pushback because they are afraid that you're going to try and argue with them. Sometimes there is pushback in giving an honest answer. for a million reasons, including, they are too busy.

What ever it is, from the vantage point of view, this is a learning experience. For now, you are not getting this job. The person that they hired may not work out. You might just put a tickler in your system for 60 or 90 days out that politely says, "I know you hired someone for this role, but perhaps they are not performing as well as you would've liked. I thought I would reach out and see if you are satisfied."

You may not get a response which actually is a response. But, this is a fun way to see if by some miracle, there's an opportunity for you to reenter the scene here. Not right now. Like I said. For now, you have to learn from it. In the future, do like I said and put a reminder in your phone to contact them 60 days from now, 90 days from now, as if they are completely satisfied with the person they hired. I suggest this because there's a statistic about employer remorse related to people that they hire.

I think the statistic is that 60% of hiring managers have buyers remorse after they hire someone. Take advantage of that. See it see if there's a possibility that you can reintroduce yourself if you are not goofing now.

In the meantime, you're getting information about how you can improve and do it so that this way, if the miracle happens and they do want to talk with you again in 60 or 90 days, you've done some work to improve yourself in the area that they perceived the deficiency today and you can do a better job.

This strategy applies to any job. It's not just the foreign job. Any job for which are turned down, try to improve and see if in 60 or 90 days after you've gotten the notice of rejection whether they are completely satisfied with the person they hired, and whether they consider talking with you again.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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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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What’s The Best Way to Get Your Résumé Noticed? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

That’s an interesting question… But the wrong one.

Summary

The question I was asked is, "What's the best way to get your resume noticed?" I want to preface my answer, which will be directed to the point like they always are, by saying that if you are submitting your resume, you are swimming in the pond with everyone else. It's hard to be caught as a fish if you're in there with millions of other fish., What you're telling me is that you are attempting to approach this through traditional channels by submitting your resume through an applicant tracking system or some other form of direct communication, rather than working at networking through the hiring manager, developing a relationship with that person, and trying to gain entrée that way.

Be that is it me, I just given a summary of the preferred way to do things -- you would not submit a resume; you have an introduction to someone by someone who knows them will vouch for you and give you the opportunity to present yourself to the manager.

If you really want to submit your resume, the best way, if you are determined to send it through an applicant tracking system, is to DEMONSTRATE THAT YOUR BACKGROUND ACTUALLY FITS THE JOB. Make it obvious as though the reader is 6 years old reading the resume that you fit this.

How do you do that?

If you have a job description (after all, you question tells me that you want to submit your resume against the particular job), make sure that all the criteria of the job description are your resume. Make it so it is obvious!

In doing this, you want to use their language. For example, there was someone I was coaching, who is in a sales role. He would normally talk about how he it helped increase sales by a certain percentage. However, the firm he was interviewing with spoke in terms of 4X or 10X. Language along those lines. You want to use their language because you want to be understood by them. It's like speaking French and interviewing in Germany. If you don't speak the same language, it is harder to connect.

Take the time to speak their language. Use their phrasing in your resume. Make the fit obvious even if you're going to use a summary at the very top of your resume that takes care of the requirements of the position, the functionality of the job, and lays out each of them.

For example, this is always an easy one. when I use IT as an example, you list the skill and next to it you might write, "3 years/current." Then you would list the next skill and say, "2 years/until one year ago." Item by item into columns so that the fit is obvious to the reader and you're not making them struggle to find the information.

(2) As you proceed, the rest of your resume needs to confirm what you've just written and use their language.

(3) Finally (this is one the people sometimes forget), make sure your LinkedIn profile is congruent with what you say your resume. If the profile isn't congruent (it doesn't have to use the same language because I'm assuming that you're not submitting your resume to just one company), you want to make sure that your profile is as all-inclusive as possible, telling the story of what your background is so that, as I said, a 6-year-old knows that you can do this job.

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.