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The Easy Way to Use LinkedIn to Show You’re Qualified | JobSearchTV.com

In this video, Jeff Altman,  The Big Game Hunter explains three easy ways to use LinkedIn to show people that you are qualified. 

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about how to build your case, very, very simply and very effectively for being a quality candidate for a role that you want to be considered for and to do it in a way where people could recognize you as that without really doing a heck of a lot,
So, let's look at LinkedIn because that's really where I want to focus. You know, when recruiters are going to find people, they're spending time on LinkedIn, they're spending time on job boards, they're going through a variety of different sites to try to identify people. But one of the easiest places for us to work with is LinkedIn because there's so many hundreds of millions of people there.
So, what can we see very effectively, and very easily, that's going to identify you as being capable? Obviously, your profile is the starting place because if they don't find you to begin with based upon the keywords that they're looking for, it doesn't really matter that you do anything else.
So, if your focus is on a particular type of skill, make sure that you've spent some time looking at job listings to see what it is that identifies . . . that a firm's looking for that you could copy and put into your LinkedIn profile. I'm not saying to lie, I want to be absolutely clear about that. You don't lie to get interviews. It is just waste of time for you and for everyone else.
But what you do is, if it fits your background and it fits your experience in the particular ways that things are phrased, you mimic that phrasing in your LinkedIn profile.
The next thing you want to be doing is getting people to endorse you. And that's friends, colleagues, people that you know, are going to write endorsements for you. This is the long explanation for what it is you do and that people admire you for, that they like you for, that they work with you and they think you're terrific.
The next thing is you go for recommendations. Now, this is a lot easier for people because all they have to do is identify a particular skill set. It's almost like a check off for you. So, if you look at my profile ( Again, it's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter), people have voluntarily . . . I haven't sought this out . . . people just see my profile. And they see a lot of the things that I do, and they endorse me for these attributes.
So, the things related to recruiting, there are things related to things that I wouldn't have even thought of, but they have, that they believe that I'm a quality professional for. So, you see people's endorsements for particular skills that you possess. The more endorsements that you have, the more recommendations that you have, it's considered "social proof." It's like getting a reference, that you're capable of doing these kinds of things.
So, you see recommendations are the detailed explanations. Endorsements are like the check off boxes for what you're capable of doing.
The third thing is you're a member of groups that relate to skills or attributes that you have. What that does is the groups are able to put a badge on your profile that show that you're a member. In effect, what you're saying is, this is something I'm interested in; this is something I'm capable of doing. See? See? Thus, you're sending a message to someone looking at your profile, through your recommendations, through the endorsements that you'll receive, through the groups that you're a member of, of what your capabilities really are. Hope you have a great day. Take care

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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. 

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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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Branding Mistakes: The Well-Kept Secret | JobSearchTV.com


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This is one of the classic mistakes people make with their careers–the decision to become “a well-kept secret.”

Summary

Branding mistakes. That's the topic for today. And the biggest branding mistake I keep seeing time and time again, is the choice to become "the well-kept secret." You know, old reliable Joe.
You know, that would the 1950s version of that he worked in a factory. He was reliable. He came in every day. Everyone in the factory knew about Joe, and no one else did. The result is if Joe gets laid off, he doesn't carry any sort of advantage in the workplace, unless, by some accident, he applies for a job at a place where someone knows Joe.
Now, I must tell you, these are different times and there's a way that you can create branding or reputation for yourself outside of your workplace. Now, I know for myself when I worked in recruiting, most people in a recruiting firm operate under the brand of the company name, just like employees at any firm in any industry. So, if I say so and so from Goldman Sachs, they carry the Goldman name. So and so from Facebook . . . your reputation is linked with Facebook. If you work for a company no one's ever heard of, there's no brand association for you and, thus, you have a disadvantage of being a well-kept him him secret. You may be considered very good in your organization, but who else knows about it.
So, your goal, your intention throughout your career needs to be to promote yourself outside of the venue of your corporation. In doing so, think of creating brand awareness for you. Think of how you can promote yourself as a subject matter expert using articles, which you can write for LinkedIn and publish there and share with your connections and the public at large. Video on YouTube. Podcasts.
There are lots of different ways Twitter, you can create short snippets or link them to other articles that you've seen that makes sense for you. Share them on Twitter, share them on LinkedIn, share them on Facebook, so that, from time to time, you're engendering conversation, and people associate you with it.
These are different times, than Good Old Joe grew up in. There are ways that you can change the equation for yourself. Even though, up until this point, you've been "old reliable." You want to be considered a star. Star culture is really what we're in now, where the individual has the opportunity to stand out from the pack by being unique. You may not think of yourself that way but you,, in some ways, know more than someone else. You want to put yourself out there for that.
Sometimes it can be as simple as linking to someone else's content and having there be an association between you and that person. But it's easy to create awareness of yourself these days, through Facebook Live, through Instagram, Live through YouTube and a variety of different venues in order to promote yourself.
So be a little bit different in a good way, of course. Get yourself out in front of people, not just simply to promote yourself when you're a job hunter, but to promote yourself all the time so opportunities come to you, instead of you always having to chase down opportunity. So don't turn yourself into Good Old Joe or Josephine. Put yourself out there, and you are going to start having opportunities land in your lap.

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

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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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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.

Branding: Spending $3 Per Day to Brand Yourself | JobSearchTV.com


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Much has changed in career management over the past 10 years. Most people understand that they are responsible for managing their career, not their employer.

Here, I discuss how $3 per day can help you do that.

Summary

I thought I would do a video talking with you about branding and spending $3 a day to brand yourself.
Now, think of it from the perspective of you've got a career, you've got a business and you were looking to build mindshare. You want people to know about you and, yes, you're creating videos, you're putting out information you're sending out resumes. But what can you do in order to put yourself in the position of being found? What can you do to attract people to you?
Now, I've encouraged people to write for LinkedIn. I encourage people to share video. I encourage people to do podcasts, Lord knows, all of these are terrific. But if you're out in the woods, and you're creating content, and no one knows that you're doing it, no one's finding you. How can they connect with you? How can they learn about?
Yeah, $3 a day is the cost of the Facebook campaign daily. You can do more, you can do $3, the minimum is $3. But if you're s job hunter and you want to be identified by people who work for a particular firm, you may want to draw people to an article that you've written. You may want to draw people to a website where you have all your content aggregated that you later share on LinkedIn, there's a lot of different ways to play this.
If you've got a small business, you wouldn't want to draw people to your website. You may draw them there with a campaign on Facebook. When all is said and done, the important thing in modern times, is to think long term.
Yes, you want a job NOW. You want to do sales NOW. But if no one knows you, you're not going to do either. $3 a day on a 31 day a month. That's $93. If you have $93 that you can invest . . . it's a worthwhile approach, which, over the course of time, is going to support you in moving forward professionally.
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. 

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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Branding Yourself in 2 Minutes or Less | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/25/branding-yourself-in-2-minutes-or-less-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1386 I am back to speak with Ellis Chase about branding and the importance of avoiding the typical 30 second “elevator pitch.”

 

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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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.

Career Management: Thinking Ahead and Planning | JobSearchTV.com


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The reality is your career is in your own hands, When you get lazy about including that effort, you place yourself at risk. Here, I help streamline what and why you should do these things.

Summary

This is a video that talks about career management and I know the history and the programming that people receive about working hard and working your way up. We know it's not true anymore. I know I remember watching TV as a kid and there was always the guy getting the gold watch after 40 years of service, the retirement ceremony, the big buzz around this person finally living life and here's the reality -- It doesn't exist anymore.
So, I want you to think a little bit differently and start paying attention to your programming because, one of the reality is, is that job stability doesn't exist anymore. You're responsible for your career. Every time you take the opportunity to outsource your career and your career planning and management to your employer, you're putting yourself at risk. That's because their interest and yours often are very different. The result winds up being so many people get caught by surprise when they're let go, not because of performance, but because their firm isn't doing well or they take on assignments or projects that have no real value outside their organization. So, think in terms of each job each task, how it will impact your career going forward.
The next thing is you want to be in this situation where you'd become more well-known than your organization would really like you to be. Think in terms of putting yourself in the position of (I'm going to put a marketing term together) creating a brand for yourself where people know you because of what you've put out into the world.
Now, this is not a "I do it one time and that's how I create my brand." This is a sustained strategy where you work to write and create video and to promote yourself as a speaker and in a variety of other venues as an individual who has a reputation for excellence at what you do. Remember, every time you put yourself in the position of being ordinary, just one of the pack, You are at risk of getting weeded out.
In a new organization, you want to be referred in and put in the position where an organization has heard of you or people in the organization have heard of you and they want to refer you in for an opportunity because they've read your material. they've watched your videos . . . they just know of you and they're curious and they want to refer you. This is branding.
This version of self-promotion is really the big pivot and how career planning takes place. It's not like you want to be out there every day with something (although that's really what I did). But, as a coach, as a person who wants to work with more people and understands that people want to know about you, this is my career. This is my work; that's not going to be the case for you.
As an employee of an organization, you will always have to be in a position where you're balancing your job with the need to promote, the need to network and to stay in contact with people with whom you've had a successful relationship for many years and do it going forward. So always think of yourself as a promoter.
Always think of yourself for how you can be known in the world. Whether you can be world class or just another person and everything that you're doing to take charge of your career will have benefit to you for many years to come.

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. 

JobSearchTV.com
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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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.

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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Online Job Search Branding | JobSearchTV.com

FROM THE ARCHIVES
In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter talks about the Importance of online personal branding.

Summary

Today, I want to give you some no BS, job search advice about developing your online personal brand because, frankly, there's nothing more important to you at this stage of your career than developing your online brand.
You see, understand, philosophically, for me, I believe that the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest, they don't always work the hardest. Those are two great qualities to have. People who get ahead are the ones who remain alert to opportunity. Sometimes, those opportunities are internal to an organization; more often than not, they're external.
So, the question becomes, how do you hear about these opportunities? Now, obviously, you can hear about these opportunities when you're aggressively looking for work. You are going to send out resumes. Firms are going to find you and, you know, you're dealing with the idea of being the active job hunter and the bias that employers have against the active job hunter.
If you're not familiar with that bias, look at my video about passive job hunting and learn about the sort of bias that exists in favor of the person who's not actively looking and against the one who is actively looking.
So, what you're able to do by creating an online personal brand is set the tone for how people think of you, number one, and, number two, is put yourself in the position to be found.
Why is that so important? As I said, people get ahead by being alert to opportunity. Now, I'm not telling you to respond favorably to every inquiry that you get, of course. But be smart about this thing. There's a reason why people at all the dot coms and all the startups that exists around the world are trying to get press releases out in order to get their products known.
Now, now one thing that happens as a result of that is there are individuals at those firms get attention, as well. They get opportunities handed to them, too. For you, no matter what the field is you're in, your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook profile, your Twitter accounts become so critically important in terms of establishing your brand. That's because recruiters are not just looking at job boards for resumes. They're out there on these sites, trying to find people in the future.
I have no idea what the next big site is going to wind up being. But let's assume that there are going to be other big sites for social. now we're looking at a Google Plus (NOTE: This was recorded prior to the announcement that it was being closed). We're looking at anything that will allow us to get a handle on someone.
So, number one is make sure you have a great photo or post on your social network sites. Number two is be aware that whatever you post is something that people will be looking at in the future. And, it has the risk of having a positive impact in how people see you or the unintended consequence of causing people to scratch their head and go, "What's with this guy," and go on to the next person. Be smart about these things.
Now there's a proverb that basically says, "Two years from now, I bet you wish you started today." Well, you can start today to establish your brand. It may not have an impact in your job search today, and maybe it will. But no matter what you do, start today.
If you're looking at LinkedIn, for example, don't just write a great profile, but get involved with some of the groups that are there. Read some of the job descriptions that show up from time to time and tailor your profile to some of the keywords that are in those job descriptions that relate to what you do, right? Yeah, it'll help you get found.
Look at career choices that you make. You can have a blog where you talk about some of the work that you do without revealing anything of a proprietary or confidential nature. It can talk about some of your successes. Talk about better ways to do some of the things that you do because firms will find it.
It doesn't matter what it is. Just get out there and establish the brand for yourself. Be aware that you can do things to disqualify yourself and cause people to reject you or cause people to think highly of you. The choice is yours.

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

JobSearchTV.com
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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.

Branding Yourself in 2 Minutes or Less | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/25/branding-yourself-in-2-minutes-or-less-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1386 I am back to speak with Ellis Chase about branding and the importance of avoiding the typical 30 second “elevator pitch.”

 

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.

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Personal Branding and Job Search

Personal Branding and Job Search | JobSearchRadio.com


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the basic rules of job hunting and how branding contributes to that.

Summary

Yesterday, I received an email from someone who asked the wonderful question. "Are we seeing careers that are more profitable than ever with people acting as the room temp agencies and if you don't brand yourself, do you get left in the dust."

I'm going to start with the 2nd question 1st. The simple answer is, "No." It helps, but you won't necessarily get left in the dust. People who have branded themselves are clearly advantaged over those who haven't. Let me just take a minute and talk about the rules of job hunting these days.

The basic rule of job hunting is to remain marketable. Marketable doesn't mean that you have great skills work that you are the most competent although that's my position to put yourself in. Marketable really translates into salable. You possess something that is salable. Skills and competence are only one element of being salable. Do you have a charismatic quality about you? Do you have a way of engendering trust that causes people to want to take a chance on you? Thus there are other qualities that come into play beyond simply marketability and being salable.

People found work back in the Stone Ages when I started recruiting in 1972. They work for a company that had a great brand or even a mediocre brand. It is always a lot easier to work for a firm with a good brand because you have a halo by association.

These days, that still exists. After all, if I said someone worked for Google, you would probably have a very positive association with the Google brand the transfers to them. You might think they were smarts. You might think they were an elite individual. You might think they were very intelligent, as well as a number of other factors that can associate with the Google brand.

People used to find jobs to, "the old boys club." The old boys club has been joined by, "the all girls club," as well as any number of individuals that some function as support groups for different groups of individuals that provide mentorship and advocacy for career development.

Recruiters existed then in the exists now. Trade groups existed then and now. Alumni associations. All these were tools that support a networking back in The Stone Ages and still exist today.

The real thing that has changed since when I start recruiting a social networking and the ability to brand oneself, branding apart from the organization.

How do you do that and is that particularly important? Answering starts off at the 1st part of the question that the person asked (Are people being successful by in effect running the room temp agency). I want to address that by talking about running one's own temp agency, but by owning one's own career instead of surrendering one's responsibility for their career to their employer.

Back in the 50s, 60s and 70s in the US, if you went to work for a "good company" at age 20, you expected to work there until you got the gold watch. Obviously, that doesn't exist anymore. Why would you want to surrender responsibility for your life as well as the health and welfare of your family to an organization whose goals are probably very different than yours? An organization who at times may have to make very specific business decisions in order to protect their firm that may impact your family? Clearly we have learned that over the last few recessions and that were back here again talking about the same issues.

What personal branding does is allow you to develop a reputation apart from your organization. For example, I used to be associated with a recruiting firm in New York, but have clearly developed the brand as "The Big Game Hunter" apart from that organization by writing a number of books, blogging, articles, videos, podcasts, and a number of other ways that allows me to be separate from that firm so that you have an impression of me. Apart from that organization. Thus, when I did recruiting, when organizations were trying to hire leaders and staff, often they thought of me and The Big Game Hunter , apart from the organization I was associated with.

That could exist for you as well because 1 of the things you need to do in order to promote your career is to develop a personal brand. Whether that will allow you to do is to passively look for work.

Why would you want to do that if you are really happy doing what you are currently doing? The answer is pretty clear in that the people who get ahead aren't always the smartest or work the hardest, even though there is a great qualities to have. People get ahead of the ones who remain alert to opportunity. Sometimes those are internal to the organization; more often than not, they are external. What personal branding and social networking allow you to do is develop a reputation and image of being an expert.

More often than not, what I'm talking about is a white collar phenomena. For blue-collar workers, I'm not sure how someone who is works in construction or landscaping develops a personal brand in the way that I'm talking about. There might be but am not aware of how it is done for employees of those firms. It is a reputation for hard work and reliability. But how you develop that reputation at your job and have people talking about you so that others learn about you?

In the white-collar marketplaces, it is a lot easier because you can create a brand through blogging, networking, social media that allow recruiters both third-party and corporate recruiters to want to find you. There are times that you would receive an email or the phone is going to ring because people have learned something about you. They see an article that you've written, a LinkedIn profile that interests them that allows them to find out about you and be curious about YOU and YOUR experience and what YOU have done and what you can deliver to another organization.

There are times that the phone is good be raining and it is (Knock. Knock. Knock), "It's opportunity knocking," and someone to call you, email you or inMail you and say something to the effect of, "I'm doing a search for client and your background looks interesting for this role and then want to have a chance to chat with you." You may be happy in the job but if someone offered to youth $50,000 more or $5000 more, depending upon where you are in your life, as well as an opportunity to do work that is more interesting to you than what you are doing now with people who are quite talented, why would you be interested? Although it might involve risk, it would certainly be worth exploring the opportunity. Later on, you can decide it is not worth doing. The idea very simply, is to always be open to the possibility of another job.

This certainly became true in the 70s and beyond, but given the labor markets as they exist today. I'm going to reiterate what I've been telling people for more than 40 years now, you are the CEO of your organization. If your organization went out of business, you are still responsible for earning an income for your family, right?

You need to think of what you can to protect your interests and advance them. It people change jobs with some regularity, doing the strategic job change was some regularity (I'm not talking about every 6 months but every few years), it will allow people to have a catapult to their income that can be quite significant.

For example, if you are an administrative assistant in change jobs for $5000 raise, and in 3 years you change jobs for an additional $5000, the probability is that in succeeding years (watch the math on this). You would ever earn $35,000 more in base salary plus raises along the way. Thus, you would've earned somewhere between $36,000 and $40,000 in additional income just by making 2 job changes.

I'm not telling you to go out and look for job. I'm just pointing out that you have to look out for your own career planning so that you look after your own interests, because your employer is in for looking out for 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 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.  

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What Do You Want to Be Known For? | JobSearchRadio.com


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to figure out what you want to be known for professionally and start building your brand.

Summary

When you see a graphic of an apple, what company do you think of?

When you buy a box of detergent, have you ever looked at a list of ingredients to see which group of chemicals is going to actually make the wash whiter? I doubt it.

We are all influenced by brands. When I will speak with you about branding, I'm not to be speaking with you about this job search, but about the rest of your career, both in terms of how you are seen at work and how you will be seen in the job market. For you to develop a brand now is just not going to be effective because you both have had the time to create a space in people's minds to accept it. Yet it is so important to you while you are in this job search mode to begin the process of branding and identify for yourself what you want to be known for, what you want to do to help others and/or influence others and how you want to be seen as a professional.

For example, I use the phrase, "The Big Game Hunter." It creates an impression in your mind about me as a recruiter and as a coach. I'm sure there are other people who have developed comparable things. I also use the tagline when I did recruiting, "Helping the world find work. Helping companies hire talent." It defines what I do. Whether it was in my work as a recruiter, my videos, my podcasts, and all the other things, that's what I'm trying to do. Help the world find work. Help companies hire talent.

What can you be known for and what do you want to be known for? What matters to your audience and what can you be doing to communicate with them? This is not a 1 minute conversation that you have with yourself. This is something to spend time with and start thinking about it a very serious way because, otherwise, you're just another stalk of corn out in the field, waiting to be seen, noticed, plucked, and, you know, to most people, all that corn kind of looks alike.

If you can do something to stand out from the pack, you will have gone a long way to influencing how your career shaped.

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

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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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.”

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You can start early when making a career change. In this video, I explain a simple good strategy for beginning the transition.

Summary

I want to talk to those of you who are considering a career change, a transition, a pivot, however you want to think of it, you're trying to move from one profession to another and considering how to do it, thinking that it's overwhelming, and, frankly, it is a large undertaking.
One of the ways to do this is to begin the process of seeing or having other people see you as the expert in the new field. Now, "What do I know," you may be thinking to yourself about my new field. "You know, I'm a beginner there. I haven't been doing anything along those lines."
You're absolutely right. You may have been taking courses; you may have an interest; you may be doing things to aspire to the new profession but you're not an expert, certainly in the eyes of the marketplace. You're definitely not an expert but what you can start doing is learning. In learning, you can e starting to brand yourself for the new profession.
Now, doing this transition, of course involves risk. After all, you're leaving your old life behind, your old professional behind and moving to something else. As you already know, through social media, one of the ways that we start to trust people and believe in people is getting to know, like, trust and respect their ideas that we discover on our own through their websites, social media presence and such.
One of the things you can do is starting to create that presence by (number one)sharing things that you think makes sense. That's really the starting place0150 0150 learning about your new career, sharing articles, videos, ideas that you have, and maybe a one or two sentence comment about it.
Start there. You want to be progressing soon and not relying upon this. Progressing soon to the idea of writing your own things, doing videos about the subject.
"Oh my God! I will be on video!" Yes, you learn to be on video. The camera's available on your computer or iPad or whatever device you use and you start sharing it and posting it to YouTube. You put it on LinkedIn. You put it on medium. You start to get known as an expert. Take an hour a week. In other words, less than 10 minutes a day to start thinking of and writing your article. Thinking of and doing your video.
The first ones are not going to be great. You know that However, with time, you will get better and although no one will initially discover you because you may not have a significant following, with time they will. Recruiters will start to reach out to you for the new professional and for the new interest that you have because they're looking to discover people.
So, as you start to feel more confident, you start changing your LinkedIn profile. You start positioning yourself there, and with what you create and share as being the expert in the new field. You'll discover that, with time (and that's the key here. With time) you'll be branded in the new way and leave the old one behind.
Again, what you create in the way of content should relate to the new field, not the old world. And, in that transition, begin positioning yourself as the expert because with time you really will be.

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.

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.

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.