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Is It Really Easier to Find a New Job When You Have a Job? | JobSearchTV.com


I answer this question and explain why I believe what I do.

Summary

it really easier to find a new job when you have a job?

Great question!  It really challenges the beliefs of the job-search system, both from an employer perspective and from a job perspective.  So let me pause and answer the question.

The answer to me is, "No."  I know that will be a surprise for many of you because it is 1 of the great assumptions of job hunting.  Let me dissect it.

If you don't have the skills to do a job, whether you are working or not, you are not going to be hired.  If you have the skills and aren't working, you can find a job in the same is obviously true. If you are working. 

The real issue is around the negotiation phase.  In certain markets and in certain times, the issue may be, "Why were you fired and not the person 2 desks over from you?"  Employers start to think, "Maybe this individual was not the most productive person" versus the least political individual.  Or, the one with the least seniority.  Seniority is always the easiest way to cop to an explanation as to why you are the one chosen during particular down markets.

Employers Like a Bargain!
In average-to-good markets, the issue will come down to the negotiation phase.  Employers think they can get a "bargain" if you are out of work.  That's because they think you are "desperate."  That's their thinking.  You are desperate.  You need a job.  You want a job.  You'll take almost anything to get back to work.  The longer you are out of work, the more likely it is you are to behave that way, right?  After all, you've been out of work for 6 months. You been collecting unemployment insurance or whatever the social program is in the country you reside in.  They think they can get you inexpensively, which, in some respects, makes you more attractive. But, in other ways, it's harder on you because you have to compromise more. Your ego is at stake. 

It's hard for you to say to someone, "We want you to start this new position and we think you're terrific.  We think you're wonderful and we are going to pay you less than your previously earning."

On the subconscious level for the individual, they are shocked and find it difficult to say, "Yes."  Being out of work is a layer of complexity to the search.  You have less wiggle room on the negotiation side because firms will often make job offer, suggesting to you, "Without you making a job offer and give you 2 choices.  Leave it or take it. Your choice.  We don't really care which one you make. Because there are another 15 people at our door who want this job if you want it."

That's the real issue with being out of work.  Your bargaining becomes limited.  Where you can negotiate if the numbers are off.

In other climates, it is how you are perceived as someone who has chosen to be out of work.  Why that was and they are concerned about you, as a result.

1 of the little trick questions they'll ask him to those conditions is, "Where have you had interview so far?  Where else are you pending?"

If you say nowhere, their reaction is to say, "Okay, we can make him a low-ball offer because she doesn't have any choices." 

I remember, when I 1st saw it as a recruiter, I interviewed this 1 person in my 2nd week in the job and that was trained to ask the question, "Where have you been on interviews before?"  The guy read off a list of 20 places that he's been to the have all turned them down and there was a message in that, too.

Just recognize that the impact of being laid off, the impact of being out of work can adversely affect you very easily.  If you are working, it takes away a whole layer to the situation that puts you on a more even playing field. When you are negotiating.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should I Apply for a Job At Half My Previous Salary?

What Happens to My Resume After It Is Submitted to a Job Posting? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/09/what-happens-to-my-resume-after-it-is-submitted-to-a-job-posting

EP 1459  Here’s how the sausage is made.

Summary

The question I received was, "What happens to my resume after it is received for a job post?" This is like the sausage and how it is made. It is really an ugly process.

Once you've submitted it to a job posting, there are now 2 possibilities. One is when you've submitted through an applicant tracking system; the other one is when it asked to the email a resume. Smaller firms might not have the systems in place and you are emailing a resume.

The applicant tracking system is a filter. It parses your resume and inputs data into their system and may or may not, depending upon the system, score your resume based upon your use of keywords to determine whether or not you are a POSSIBLE FIT. I want to be clear. POSSIBLE FIT.

It is not perfect, obviously, and depending upon the scoring system and how it has been set up, and how the dictionary of terms has been created to evaluate, you may or may not be passed on to THE FIRST HUMAN BEING. Often in corporations and with the search firm that person is representing that business area or that hiring manager who is attempting to fill the position. They are doing a visual scan. Again, if you came in through an applicant tracking system, some systems will never let you get that far because if they are seeing you doing "serial applying" as 1 of my guests on Job Search Radio described or you are applying to lots of different disparate jobs, they are just going to block you and never let that resume get through even if you might be qualified because they have identified that behavior as being reflective of (please excuse my language) bullshit artists.

Assuming that that is not you and you're getting to the 1st level human being who is there to check, with some organizations that could be the hiring manager. Most of the time, it is HR. With smaller firms, it is whoever is "stuck" having to look at resumes. That's the reality to it. It is whoever is "stuck" having to look at resumes because the owner was busy. "You look at the resumes and show me the ones of the people who think fit." That person makes a determination and passes it to the hiring manager or, if it is a search firm or an HR person, they are going to do the 1st screen.

Ultimately, systems are there to save time and, obviously, they are not perfect. They do a lot better as a time-saver then you as a job hunter would prefer that they do. You are applying to jobs because you think they are right.

Now, in some organizations, HR is not even going to interview you on till the hiring manager says to do so. "I want to talk to that person." You are dealing with the ladies all the time, because your resume is going from the applicant tracking system to HR to a hiring manager for home hiring is only 1 of their priorities; they have a job to do. As a result, they are not there sitting by their computer instantly giving responses. They are looking when they have some time. Sometimes that is on their commute. Sometimes it is when they need to take a break. Sometimes it is when they schedule something on your calendar to review resumes. They are trying to work it into their day when they have time that they can take away from their "real job." That is the way they think about. Taking time away from their "real job."

Your resume is an interruption. They may wait for the weekend to review a bunch of resumes. They may wait so the evening. They may wait for their commute. Whatever it is, they are not instantly looking at your resume.

That is what goes on behind the scenes from a process perspective. Some systems may send you questionnaires; some recruiters, both HR and agency recruiters, may send questionnaires to clarify particular parts of your background because your resume wasn't clear enough to them answer those questions because you are not going to get to the interview otherwise.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/02/15/job-hunting-is-getting-frustrating-does-anyone-have-any-suggestions/

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
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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.

Business people sitting on conference

What Does It Mean When They Say “We Have a Finalist And Are Moving to an Offer” | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/10/what-does-it-mean-when-they-say-we-have-a-finalist-and-are-moving-to-an-offer

EP 1461. What does it really mean?

Summary

Here, I have a question from someone that I think is a great question. What does it mean when they say, "We have a finalist and are moving to an offer?"

My answer is very simple. You didn't get the job. They have chosen someone else. The result winds up being that for now, unless you vest a follow-up question, you don't know if you're the 2nd place finisher or the 22nd Pl. finisher.

It doesn't mean that this person has accepted a job offer. They are going to be making an offer to this person. For now, you are out of luck. You didn't get the job. It is really that simple. They have said explicitly. "We have a finalist." If it were you, they would tell you that you are the winner and that they were making you an offer soon. They didn't say that. They are moving to an offer and they are politely letting you down now because they think they will have an acceptance.

What you could have done and can still do is call the recruiter involved in say, "Do you know, if I finish 2nd or further back?" In this way, you can see if there is any hope. Lord knows, firms do make bad offers that are turned down.

The fact of the matter is you are out of luck here and you have to keep looking.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.

Headhunter

Do Executive Search Firms Look at ‘Unsolicited’ Resumes?


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/08/do-executive-search-firms-look-at-unsolicited-resumes

EP 1458. Unsolicited resumes. Do they look at them or ignore them?

Summary

The question for today is, "Do executive search firms look at unsolicited resumes?" The way the question was originally phrased was, "Are executive search firms even looking at unsolicited resumes they get sent to them?"

You have to understand how the search business has evolved. It's history involves never looking at unsolicited resume. However, there might be someone in the office who parses unsolicited resumes; they have software that's going to input resumes that appeal to them into their system. There is this thing that you may have heard of called LinkedIn . . That part of the business is very data oriented. They are not looking for job hunters; they are looking for the best talent to fit the client's requirements.

A client hires them to do a task-- fill a particular job. The task has specific criteria. They may, but probably won't, input your resume to their system. You will need to have extraordinary skills to fit the search criteria that they tend to work on for clients; most firms have an orientation that focusing on certain lines of business or perhaps certain functions.

The question I have to ask back is, "Why should they?" Because you think your resume might be useful to them? How do you know? Oh! You want to get on the radar. Good. Do something great that fits their search criteria. Get written up. Get featured in an interview. Do things that turn your work into celebrity so that you are not just some person sitting at desk doing a job that you think is so valuable to other people. Get known!

This is the branding process that most people don't get. Search firms are acutely aware of how important the brand processes; it makes someone more salable to their client. It is not like they're trying to fill some staff level position. They are trying to fill positions for successful executives.

What makes someone appear to be successful? Answer. A vivid credential. I refer to it as a vivid credential because it is known, respected, been recognized, been written or interviewed about, has been on the stage talking about . These are criteria that allow them to recognize that other people have vetted you and identified you as being successful, smart and a leader.

Sending a resume to them? Useless! Let me restate that – – it's almost useless. You may get lucky. But the likelihood of you being lucky is so small that it is far better for you to put all that effort into developing a reputation so that you become visible and written about. You want to be published, you are on stage talking about your accomplishments, instead of simply being some guy who says a resume in.

Why do you want to be "some guy" or "some woman" who sins a resume in has some researcher look at it and ask themselves, "What we have this anyway? And then feel good about deleting it. Seriously. "Why do we have this resume?" If it's nothing that we are looking for.

Again, the nature of search has evolved so that data is more readily available. It's not like in the old days when I started often recruiting where you had to deal with microfiche and look at newspapers on microfilm and find the article that was written about you. There are so many places where you can get known! Focusing on that and not on, "whether they are even looking at your resume."

Who are you that you that they should even be looking at your resume?. That is what you should be focusing in on.-Who you are. That should make them want to focusing on you. -

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is It a Bad Idea to Put URL’s in My Resume or Cover Letter? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/13/is-it-a-bad-idea-to-put-urls-in-my-resume-or-cover-letter

EP 1492 Only if you make the mistake I outline.

Summary

The question I received is, “Is it a bad idea to put url’s in my resume or cover letter?”

No! It's not a bad idea. It's only a bad idea if you use this as an excuse to not provide a full-fledged resume or cover letter that does all the things that a traditional resume or cover letter do. You use the URL to support things that you say or to illustrate things that you talk about in the resume or cover letter but not to replace it.

For example, if you’re a creative and you have a URL to a site where you have examples of your work that you're talking about in the resume, that is perfect. If you are someone who is making it convenient for people to scope your LinkedIn profile, perfect! That’s because, frankly, you're being proactive in demonstrating that you have this experience and you know that they will look anyway. So, you just making it convenient for them. If anything, the LinkedIn profile is something that all recruiters look at all the time because they're looking for congruence or incongruence and if you’re offering it up, you’re demonstrating that your profile is going to show something congruent with what you’re talking about your resume, right?

So, no, include URLs all the time where they illustrate things that will support your candidacy. If they don't support your candidacy, why would you offer them up anyway, right? It's just a place with additional information that saves you space in your resume and takes them to something that you control. I think it's a great idea.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.” 

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Do You Fit the Requirements of The Position? | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains what they really mean when they asked this question and how to answer it.

Summary

I bet it was more tough interview questions... Another 1 of them.

I'm of the belief that we are called tough interview questions really aren't that hard. It's just that you are unprepared for them. I do them in an effort so that you have a chance to hear them in advance, get an idea 1 of the ways to answer the question and can practice before you actually go after an interview.

Today's tough interview question is, "Do you meet the requirements of the job?" What a joke! What they are really asking you is, "How do you meet the requirements of the job?" It may not be obvious to them or they are giving you an opportunity to sell yourself. Either way is fine. However, when you hear that question, basically respond by saying, "Yes," and then you start rattling off your experience as to how it relates to what they're looking for.

"As I recall, you are looking for someone who has (5 years of this, 6 years of that,). In point of fact, I have 7 years of such and such background, 12 years in the other area… And then you talk about some of the other assets you can bring into the job.

So, again, part of what you doing is demonstrating that you recall what it was that the job calls for, and then matching up your background against that in demonstrating the fit.

If they get 1 of those areas where your knowledge is not perfect, you address it by saying, "as I recall, you are looking for someone with 3 years of this; I have two. If you find that is a problem, I apologize and we can shake hands and move on. I do believe I have a strong background in this and that can demonstrate across the interview."

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Indeed Resume Hack

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

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

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

Why do recruiters want to talk on the phone?

Good Sign? The Recruiter Says They Will Have Feedback By End of Day Tomorrow | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/10/good-sign-the-recruiter-says-they-will-have-feedback-by-end-of-day-tomorrow

EP 1489 A reasonable question from someone who is trying to read the tea leaves about what is going on after a second interview.

Summary

The question I received is, "Is it a good sign that I got a call for interview within 24 hours of my sending application?"

To me, what it is a good sign of is that the firm has a degree of efficiency and how it deals with applications. It doesn't mean anything else. Superficially, all that they have determined is that your background MIGHT fit the job.Period. You have no idea how many other people may have applied and who you are competing with. You may have no idea whether it was a stroke of luck that they have to be online at that particular moment to respond to your resume. It doesn't mean anything.

Yes, you could have been rejected. That could also happen within 24 hours. That they responded within 24 hours doesn't mean a thing. Not a single thing.

Focus on the fact that you now have to deliver your knowledge to them in a way that they are going to be impressed. Focused on practicing for the interview, because that is really the important thing. That they responded within 24 hours… Forget about it. You are overthinking this.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Works Best in Job Search? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/09/what-works-best-in-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1488 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter interviews Kathy Simmons about what works best in job search and how to act on that knowledge.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

 

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.