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What Can I Do To Get More Job Offers? | JobSearchTV.com


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There are lots of things to do that I lay out in this video.

Summary

The question I received from someone is, "What can I do to get more job offers?" I've got a great answer for this person; I know they're not going to like it because, like most people that are looking for a simple answer, I wish it was simple and it isn't. But before I go into that, I'll just simply say, if you'd like to connect with me on LinkedIn, send a connection request to me at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this, I'd love to know that been out there helping someone and it had an effect. Also, if you're interested in my coaching, you visit TheBigGameHunter.us There's information there where you can find out how I can be hired by you to help you with your search, not as a recruiter. I stopped doing recruiting a while ago. I now coach people. See the hat?
So, what can I do to get more job offers? Well, let's start off with skills competence.
You are masterful at what you do. But you've probably already figured out that that's probably not enough and, depending upon your level of experience, there's slightly different answers.
For example, if you're more experienced, you have more opportunity to brand yourself over the course of a career. You have more opportunity to build your professional network and support it and have it support you as part of your search. That's just a matter of time and effort which, if you're a junior person, you just haven't had yet but these have to be part of your repertoire.
What do I mean by branding? Creating reputation for yourself in your market area of expertise, in your geographic area or wherever it is you believe you want to be known for. Network? Relationships. You build relationships where people get to know, like, trust and respect you for your expertise and see you as a subject matter expert in it. That doesn't happen overnight, quite obviously.
In addition, how do you get more job offers? Become masterful at the job search process. So, what goes into a job search? There are many things.
A great LinkedIn profile allows people to be drawn to you because of a skill that you have that shows up in their search. A good resume, if you're aggressively looking. Being effective with interviewing, which means practicing how to interview before you actually go out on the interview. I don't mean a day before. I mean, it's something that becomes part of your routine where you review questions that you might be asked on interviews.
You become good at negotiating. You develop relationships with recruiters, because recruiters often are a gateway to certain organizations. I don't want you to stress that; I think its, frankly, a minimal thing that you should be doing because you draw recruiters to you with your brand and through your network. So you don't need to put in tremendous effort at that. If you are doing the right things, they will come to you like a fly to honey.
Also, negotiating. You learn how to negotiate well and to do it, not just simply at the end of the process but to recognize all the signals along the way where firms are trying to elicit information from me that helps to box you into a price that may be less than what you actually deserve and swap them away like a flea.
So, I'll simply say there are lots of things that you could be doing in order to get more job offers but they require effort on your part. They require practice on your part.
They require learning different skill sets than you probably have developed at this point but if you start now, you'll develop the expertise, not just simply for this search but for every search that you're involved with this boy

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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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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 Company Recruiters Do If They Find Your Resume on a Job Board? | JobSearchTV.com


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What do recruiters do when they see someone in their company on a job board? Do they let the management know, or is it implied to keep it confidential?

I answer this from the perspective of both a junior professional and a management professional.

Summary

Someone messaged me a question. It's a common fear that people have. I think the question is a fine one and it's full expression. Let me just read the full question to you. "What do recruiters do when they see someone in their company on a job board? Do they let management know or is implied to keep it confidential?"
Ooooooh! Confidential.
Now, I'll start off by saying what do you think they do? Now, if you think you will be fired instantly, that's probably not going to happen. What is probably going to happen . . . I remember this from an experience I had with a client of mine who had seen one of their senior people on a job board and the first thing that they did was start interviewing for a replacement. Note that one.
They figured out that what they should do is get a head start on finding the replacement for this person and, if they found someone, you know, comparable or better, they would let the person go. Now, for you, you're probably a more junior individual. Your boss may take you in and say, "Look, we saw your resume on a job board," and give you that "come to Jesus moment." That moment where you've been talked to about loyalty
What are your plans? What are you doing? Stuff like that designed to scare you straight and make you stay there or try and resolve the issues that's prompting you to look elsewhere. That's one or the other. From your vantage point, the probability is . . . well, if you're junior, they may give you that talking too. The dumb thing that you can did was that on the job board that they found this, you didn't pay anything to blind your name. In other words, like,, for example, on one board I know you can pay a little bit extra and they'll come up with this lengthy email address and obscure your name and stuff along those lines to hide the fact that it's you. You can't hide the employer because the reality is that's part of the brand that's your association with the firm that you're associated with . . . and it helps to sell you.
But what you can do with many of the job boards is obscure your name so the name is not out there prominently. Some managers are smart and they can figure it out because they know the background but, the reality is, don't make it easy for them.
Don't make it so obvious that you're looking for something else. What you should be doing if you're with job boards is contacting firms yourself rather than waiting for them and posting your resume. Think of it this way.
Your resume is not out there hanging out on a job board. What it's there is for you when you want to aggressively find something else, you're contacting these firms that are advertising and trying to submit your resume for jobs. Your LinkedIn profile is for when you want to be found and, when they're out looking, that's what you're trying to do. So, it needs to be keyword rich and you want to make it attractive to recruiters, both corporate and third party.But back to your original question, the probability is if you are junior, you're going to get a talking to that's like the stern father who's going to be talking to you harshly. If you're a more senior person, they've got a heads up that you're leaving and they're going to s

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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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.

Why Am I Not Getting Emails from Recruiters? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/15/why-am-i-not-getting-emails-from-recruiters-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1376 What can I do to start getting recruited?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Won’t a Recruiter Tell Me Who Their Client Is? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/11/28/job-search-radio-why-wont-a-recruiter-tell-me-who-their-client-is/

They want to meet with me to discuss the job and won’t tell me who their client is.

On this show, I discuss 3 reasons why recruiters won’t tell you the client this.

Summary

Here's a question I received. "What does it mean when a recruiter won't tell me the name of the company that they are represented?" They want to meet with you 1st before talking with me in detail about the job.

I am not going to talk about ethics here because, even though you may think it is unethical, it is actually a non-issue. It is what the issue is from the recruiter's perspective. (1) You may attempt to circumvent them before they have a chance to talk with you about the job. By circumventing, I'm referring to you taking the information and apply directly to the firm and they are out $20,000, $25,000, $30,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000 in fees all because, frankly, there are some people out there, not saying you, but there are some people out there who are swine. They are awful contemptible people who think it is smart to steal things from others and cheat them out of what they rightly deserve. That is one issue.

Another one is control. The desire to meet with you is indicative of control. They want to control the situation. They are between you and their client so they want to see you 1st and assess you 1st before revealing anything further. That's 1/2 step down from "I won't tell you anything because I'm afraid you were going to steal from me." They are open to meeting with you and discuss it with you in person after they have a chance to evaluate you..

Another thing is, frankly, what's in it for them? Perhaps they have a client who's brand is not very positive and they can talk with you in person and excite you about the job and then reveal it is this firm that is a pretty bad reputation in the market but has a unique opportunity.

Those are a couple of reasons why recruiters do it. There are many more but these are to be the top 3 reasons

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

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

community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Does HR Share Applications? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/14/does-hr-share-applications-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1375 Do HR professionals cross reference the applications they receive with other job openings they have?

Summary

I received a wonderful question. "Do HR professionals cross reference applications they receive with other openings that they have?"

The person that is writing is a technology professional and they continue on by saying, "since some positions have skills in common, do HR professionals cross reference applications with other jobs they have available and of applied for a role that might also be a fit for some other role?"

I'm going to give you the most blunt direct answer because I'm in no BS kinda guy. The answer is… It depends!

I know what they should do but here's the practicality to it. Each HR person is being graded on their performance against certain metrics that the firm has defined for them. Their job is to fill positions, not refer to someone else who feels positions.

It depends on how the system was set up. It depends on which person and which job you applied to. Let me go back to my 1st point about contacting the firm. Never EVER apply for a job through an applicant tracking system because that just puts you into the dreaded black hole. That means your resume is dependent upon whether the data dictionary (the definition of terms set up in the applicant tracking system) and your resume matchup.

Assuming that they do you actually get to a human being, the next thing is whether that person will actually think of a colleague or focus on their own job 1st? The answer is they are going to focus own their job first, then, MAYBE refer you to that other person in their HR organization for consideration. After all, they get no points for this; the other person does. Thus, they go sequentially rather than concurrently. After all, they don't want to have 2 or 3 managers competing over one person. That makes it harder for the firm so they go sequentially evaluating for one job before releasing you for a 2nd, or possibly, 1/3. From there, it is always going to be hit or miss, depending upon your performance on the 1st interview.

Let's assume you do well on the 1st interview and get to the hiring manager (or get through the technical interview and being brought back to meet the hiring manager, to use the example from the original question) after getting through the technical interview and they assess you for where your strengths really are, you get to the hiring manager and then are turned down. From there, they go back to your strengths as perceived on the technical interview and MAYBE you get referred to the other job. MAYBE you don't get referred because your technical skills were really best in that 1st area and not as good a fit for the 2nd or 3rd group.

Maybe you washed out on the 1st interview because you steak up the joint on what you claim to be very good at and they'll see a reason to bring you back for something else.

As a result, there are way too many variables to count on HR to refer you for another position. Those variables start off with:
1. Whether your resume actually makes it through
2. They're going to qualify you for one job at a time rather than multiples.
3. How your performance was on the 1st interview.
4. The mood of the HR person as to whether or not they make the referral

I know some people would disagree with me. "I would definitely refer." That is not my experience. I have heard stories from HR people who are not going to make the referral because it is not in their interest to do so.

There are way too many variables. I wouldn't count on it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

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

community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on 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,

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

order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Search Radio

How Do I Stay in Contact With My References During a Long Job Search? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/09/20/job-search-radio-how-do-i-stay-in-contact-with-my-references-during-a-long-job-search/

If you do with the right way, you will establish your references at the beginning of the job search see you know who they are and what they will say and can include them in an application when you fill one out.But, often, a lot of time goes by from the time that you first speak with him until the time that you need them. How do you stay in contact? How do you keep them on their toes so they are ready when you need?
That’s the subject the today show. I hope you find it helpful.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest

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

show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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

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.

4 0 GPA and No Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/01/25/4-0-gpa-and-no-interviews-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1355 “I have a 4.0 GPA and have yet to get an interview.  What the heck is wrong?”  

Summary

Someone wrote to me complaining that they have a 4.0 GPA and have gotten no interviews. Obviously, they are annoyed and frustrated and wondering what is going wrong.

Here's my answer: right now, you are fixated on the 4.0 GPA… That's great. Right now, I don't know what school you went to. There is a difference between a 4.0 GPA from Stanford and a 4.0 GPA from school no one is ever heard of before.

Let's assume it was a good school and concede that point. I don't know anything else about what you did while you were in school because you are fixated on the GPA. Firms care about whether you had an internship that related to your degree. Whether you work in a part-time job. What kind of jobs are you applying for? If you are applying for jobs that require 5 years of experience or positions where you will be managing people. . . You are not qualified for those positions.

There is more than the GPA that is at play here. Without my going into, "You should pay your dues and work your way up," I am not going to give that speech. You need to start talking to people who are already working who you know to see what is wrong. What are you doing wrong in marketing yourself that is standing in the way of you getting a job.

Now, that may seem frustrating. "Why do I have to do that?" What you are doing isn't working. You have to adapt. The world is not waiting for another 4.0 GPA. Unless the 4.0 GPA has done something that matters to them.

I don't know if you have a 4.0 GPA with a major in history and applying for IT positions for which you are not qualified. I could go on and on but the fact is you announcing that you have a 4.0 GPA doesn't tell me anything that's useful and you are probably sabotaging your own job search. Talk to people locally who you know. Talk to friends who have already landed. Talk to your parents. Talk to your college advisor. Be prepared to show them your resume and talk with them about what you are doing wrong and be prepared to talk about what you should be doing differently.

My site, JobSearchCoachingHQ. com can help you a lot. I hope you find it helpful.

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

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Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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It seems hard to imagine that someone is unsure about whether to ask a question like this during an interview yet the rules have changed and you may not know.

Summary

A question that one of my coaching clients asked is, "is it okay to ask about advancement opportunities during an interview?"
Yeah.
And, there's a section at the end of the interview where they'll ask if you have any questions. Now, this shouldn't be the first one out of your mouth. This should be a little bit later on.
I'd like you to first start off asking about the role and the way . . . if you know, my philosophy, you ask about the job before the real interview starts and, thus, at the back end, you ask clarifying questions.
Ask about what success looks like, and then this fits in well, right behind that. The way you frame the question is pretty simple. You say, "I'm sure you understand that I don't want to do this job for the next 30 years of my life. What does advancement opportunities look like for someone like me here? Obviously, I have to perform. This is a given. But assuming I'm a high performer, what's next for me? What happens after that?"
And you leave it there because anything beyond two promotions is them giving you a load of crap because they have no idea. Your future boss hasn't gotten to that level yet. What do they know? So I just simply said, if you're a staff level individual and you're trying to get a sense of career advancement opportunities, ask at the end. Ask about how you ascend to the next level and the one after that and leave it there.

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. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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Questions I answer are:

Any advice on how to not make it look when handing the notice in?

I have been talking with two different companies and with each I have been to “stage 2” type interviews with the person who would be my boss. I typically would never mention I am interviewing with another firm unless they ask. But if I have gotten to the point where I suspect I may receive an offer from either one of them. At the point of receiving the first offer, should I notify the second company that I have received an offer to see if they were also working on something and want to send it over?

I quit my last job because 1) I felt it was misrepresented to me 2) the job AND the culture were not good fits for me. I am applying for the same types of jobs in my field, but how do I represent my last company in good light and still be honest about why I left? I recently had a phone interview, and while I tried to represent the company in a positive and still be honest, I’m not sure if it came across that way. Can you give some examples of how to be honest about why you quit a job without bashing the company? 

I accepted a conditional job offer last month. I’m undergoing a background investigation once again. I signed the offer letter on January 11 and signed the eQIP January 19. Last time I went through this, it took 36 business days to get cleared at the SEC. I’m joining a new government organization. When should I follow up with my staffing agency contact?

When you give your notice, have you or do you tell your current supervisor or co-workers the name of the new company you will be going to if they ask? Or do you tell them you’re keeping that information private for the time being? Seems like if you’re vague and say, “I’ll be working for a healthcare company” or “a consulting firm”, they still pry and want to know the name of the company.

The recruiter wants my birthdate MM/DD and last 4 digits of my social security to apply for the job. She claims that it is used for identification method by hiring company ( huge financial company) Does it sound legit?

I am really stuck about what to do next. I have been out of work for over a year now. I can’t get a job in my home state. It isn’t clear if I will get work if I return interstate as my skills are perceived as being out of date. I can no longer afford my rent and bills. I am really at a loss as to what to do. I have thought about summoning up the courage to take a trip to see if I can secure work, but worry it will waste precious funds if not successful.

Catch 22, how can I handle scheduling interview(s) without alerting my current employer. I’m open to any suggestions the group might have.

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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.” 

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.