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Changing Careers at 60 . . . or Later | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1513 Changing careers when you are over 60 doesn’t have to be difficult.  I did it.  This is what I did.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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

Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples' Experiences

How to Change Careers Part 2 | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1056 This is my 2nd video in the series about changing careers.  Grab a pen and paper or your iPad and be prepared to do some homework.

Summary

This is the 2nd in my series of videos about changing careers after all, some of you, like me, have gotten to a point professionally where it feels like time to start looking at other alternatives.

I don't care what your age is. Whether you are a geezer like me or someone much younger, you just come to realize that this is not fulfilling work that you're doing and you just want to do something else but are not clear about what you want to do.

Today, we are going to answer some questions that will help you with your evaluation of alternatives. After all, if you are not sure about what to do next, I want to help you instigate your mind in order. Start thinking in new directions.

This is a homework assignment I'm giving you.  It is a series of questions that will help cultivate your thinking about what direction to take.

 "What do I enjoy regardless of the opinions of others?" I think this is a great opening question that allows you to stand out from the influence of others that I certainly know I am influenced by.  "
"What would I love doing enough that I would do it for free?"
"If I had to teach something, what would I teach?"
"What would I do that makes me lose track of time?"  It makes you get into the flow when you are doing a bunch of stuff.
"What do people typically ask me for help with?"
"What makes me feel great about myself?"
These are the starting questions for this part of the process.  So far I'm giving you 6 questions.  Let me add a few more.

7.  "Is there a cause that you really believe in or feel strongly about?"

8. "What are your favorite thing is that you have done in the past?  What are they that you have done now?"

9. "What has occurred in the past that you don't want others to go through?"

When all is said and done, I want you to connect with yourself in doing this process. I want you to really think about it, explore and "feel stuff."I really think that is the way to go here.  Take some time and review.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com or BingeNetworks.tv for FireTV, AppleTV, Roku and 90 other devices

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 Change

Designing Career Experiments | JobSearchTV.com


This is Part 2 of my interview with Scott Anthony Barlow about changing careers. In this interview, we discuss designing experiments to test the ideas you come up with while looking for the career that fits 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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com or BingeNetworks.tv for FireTV, AppleTV, Roku and 90 other devices

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.

Making Space | Career Angles

Finding The Career That Fits You | JobSearchTV.com


Enough is enough. You have been tolerating your career and have realized that you have to change careers. How do you do it. This part 1 of 2 interviews I did with Scott Anthony Barlow of the Happen to Your Career Podcast and HappentoYourCareer.com. It is a terrific conversation with much there.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

 

Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com or BingeNetworks.tv for FireTV, AppleTV, Roku and 90 other devices

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.

New career

The Steps to Changing Careers Including The Big One | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/24/he-steps-to-changing-careers-including-the-big-one-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1503 The steps to take to change careers are actually pretty simple.  I list them here and then add the big one that makes all the difference.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.that's a site with curated information that you can watch, listen to or read that is going to help you find work for quickly. Today, I want to talk with those of you who are interested in changing careers about the basic steps toward doing it.

I want to be clear that is not as simple as it will sound because there is an emotional component to this as well. I will get to that a little bit later. But here are the steps.

1. Start to figure out your likes and dislikes. Usually, it is easier to look at your dislikes because that's what is driving you out of your current career. You hate something or are really inoculated against feeling anything good about your current work. The dislikes are easy, but you also have to identify what the "likes" are. You have to start researching new possibilities and start evaluating potential places where you might fit in. In doing so, you will need to look at transferable skills that you have that will make sense for the next firm.

You may need training and education in order to be effective. So, for example, when I moved into coaching, I had spent a long career as a headhunter. I decide to do coach training in order to get a framework for what I wanted to do next. I learned the model. I've adapted in ways that serve my clients well. You may have to do something similar.

You start networking. Networking takes a few different forms. One is to test your hypothesis of your area of interest. Talk to people who are doing that kind of work to see what they do, how they go about doing it, and whether the reality of what the professions like matches up with your actual interest. Think of it in terms of informational interview as much as real networking.

Maybe you start gaining some basic experience. For some of you, you can start doing some things part-time or as a sitosterol or side gig where you start working in your new field. For example, if you work in retail, and you have an interesting product management or marketing products, you might try to do something on the side, not for a lot of money because you need the experience, but try to do some freelance work.

From there, click in terms of the mentor. After you get a mentor? There are a lot of different ways. Along the way of doing informational interviews, I think you can spot some people who are potential mentors who you could ask for advice.

Learn some basics about job hunting because the skills they had to find a job are different but complement the ones needed to do a job.

Lastly, I think most of you will need to be flexible. That's because the notion that you're going to instantly move into your new profession I believe is fantasy. Even as you talk to so many people, you're going to get conflicting information that's going to make you question whether or not this is the right field.

I think being flexible as you learn what it is really like is going to be a key.

Then, there is the leap of faith. Ultimately, you're going to have to take a leap because, the fact of the matter is, you can't know everything.. You can't question it. You are ultimately going to have to take that leap that allows you to move ahead.

Lastly, and I think this is the big one, you need someone to talk to. I think frankly, most people did coaching during a career transition. You need someone to talk through how to approach this, places where you are stuck, I hate using the term, "hold accountable," because there is a punitive quality the most people associate with that... Be able to talk with about what is going on during this transition to help you keep moving the needle forward.

That's because when you think about, this might take you 6 months or a year. It may take you longer than that. In doing so, they're going to be times when you're going to start making excuses to yourself about why you can't do it, Why it is impossible.

A good coach (and I'm going to raise my hand here) can help you through this time of transition and not allow you to sell yourself short, offer you strategies that can be helpful. There will allow you to keep moving forward in the new direction.

You may not know the right course instantaneously but the idea is to be moving and in action and start learning what you need to in order to find the right spot.

If you're interested my coaching, email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us. In the subject line, put the word, "Coaching." I did, job search recruiting for a helluva long time, now I coach people in searches to help them land things. To be clear, I no longer do recruiting. I coach people through their professional transitions.

I hope you have a great day. Take care!

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Steps to Changing Careers Including The Big One

What Usually Gets in the Way of Your Career Pivot | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/12/what-usually-gets-in-the-way-of-your-career-pivot-jobsearchtvcom

EP 1491 As is usually the case with a question like this, the answer is pretty obvious.

Summary

I have gotten a couple questions from people recently about career changing or career pivoting and looking for advice given the fact that they don't know what to do next. Each of them has a different story about what their problem is that usually translates into, “I don't know what to do next.” They list a bunch of conditions that the new role has to meet or else they can't do it.

I think the biggest thing that most people struggle with in making a career shift is they want certainty. They want the certainty that all the “I’s” will get dotted and all the “t’s” will be crossed. They’ve got this huge list of requirements and, sorry, folks, it doesn't work that way. There is going to be a risk that you are going to need to take you do something else.

I want to be clear that I'm not saying leap from a frying pan into a fire and there are ways to mitigate risk. Part of the way of doing that is to talk to people who are doing the kinds of things that intrigue you or interest you or float your boat. That gives you a certain amount of information that allows you to feel more comfortable, but ultimately, this a time in your life where you are going to have to just take a deep breath (I make the sound of a deep breath) and make the leap.

I know how hard it was for me as I was approaching the change from doing executive search into career coaching. I had done search for so, so long, I was extremely good at it and it was hard. I knew my income was going to change, I knew my work day was going to change and the way my status was going to be seen was going to be different.

It was complicated for me. I remember being on a call with a coach of mine who basically help me through this transition and it was really my fear. You will have your version of this and as much as I knew about coaching from talking to people, I was still afraid of making the leap. I suspect you will be as well.

The question is all these voices in your head that tell you all the requirements . . . Some of those requirements are perfectly valid. That you don't want your kids to suffer-- . I’ve got it. Even if you have to do something on the side to support yourself while you're doing this all the thing or experimenting with this other thing-- do it.

Find out more about the new career. Do some testing that makes suggestions to you about areas of exploration. But if you keep throwing up one roadblock after another to get in the way of making your change, it just to stay miserable . . . and there's no amount of certainty that anyone can give you.

I want you to hear that again--. There is no amount of certainty that anyone can give you that the next thing you go to is good be exactly perfect. It wasn't right in this profession when you start off. If you talk to people in other fields, there's always an issue somewhere along the one that gets in the way of perfection.

Don't expect perfection. Expect improvement and you will be a lot happier. You found this helpful. Remember, there's always risk. There is always risk and something new that you do and no amount of preparation is going to be complete until you take the leap.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New career

Is This The New Career for Me? | JobSearchTV.com


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You have done some preliminary work for finding your next career. What’s next. It is so much easier than it used to be!

Summary

A story I saw today about the launch of the "Learn with Facebook" platform from Facebook reminded me to talk with you about the next step in looking at a career transition.

This is the step of doing some homework and exploration. In previous videos, I have talked a lot about the exploration process. But once you kind of want to be curious about a particular field and want to see if it's right for you, yeah, you can puppy dog or follow some around who is in the field. But, then, there's the day to day work, and what will allow you to be masterful.

Now, I don't want you to commit whole hog at this point, I want you to think in terms of getting some basic knowledge to get a sense of what's available to you. Using some of the learning platforms in order to do it.

Now, Learning with Facebook is initially going to launch relatively sparsely. A limited amount of information, some is around job search. The LinkedIn platform, with the acquisition of Linda, is already much bigger in terms of an available resource. You can take a class on skillshare, or Udemy (I'll have a link to skillshare in the show notes because one of the things I'm able to afford people is access to the site for two months for free, rather than the one month that the site offers. So if you're watching on YouTube, if you're watching on my blog, or pick this up elsewhere, look in the show notes for the skillshare option).

There's also a service called Udemy where you can take classes, as well. All of these are fairly inexpensive, even free sometimes, in order to take classes that will lead to the field that you're in aspiring to.

Now I want to be clear, I don't want you to be going for a one year course yet. I just want you to take some basic classes that relate to the new field to see if you like it, if you have an affinity for it and whether it's what's been what you expect it to be like. This is the most important next step that you can take because it's really about the beginning of the information gathering process.

After all, it's not like you're going to be, you know, walking around picking up garbage. You have to learn a new field and how it operates. Few organizations, next to no organization is going to hire you as a career changer and start you at square one when at a high salary when they got university graduates who they can do that with-- hire at a lesser salary.

So, do a little bit of reconnaissance to see what it's really like and then, from there, we'll go into that very soon.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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.

change

How to Begin a Career Change | JobSearchTV.com


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Career changes can seem complicated if you’ve never try to do one before. Here, I walk you through few introductory steps that will help you begin the process easily.

Summary

I thought it would do a video because I don't a lot of these about career transitions, and where to begin the process of career transition. Because, normally, what happens is, for most people, you decide you don't like what you're doing your career is boring you to tears. How do you begin this process of changing careers, because you have the idea that you want to do something different?

Now, the first question I always suggest to people is, is it your job or is it the field? If it's the job, changing jobs may solve the issue. You can join an organization where you're valued more highly. By value, I'm not talking about money, necessarily. I'm talking about the appreciation that comes with doing great work, where they see was having potential, and you can, thus, feel appreciated, and have hope, which is often what happens in many organizations. People lose hope that they have any sort of real future.

Now, let's work with the assumption it really is the field. It is boring you to tears. The first question to ask yourself is, "What do I wanted to do instead?" Now, the knee jerk reaction, the lie we tell ourselves is, "I don't know. That's why I want to hire a coach."

I think that's a lie. I think, for most people, they have the dream that they block out and they're afraid of giving it a voice. So, they hire a coach to help them get permission to say what they know in their head. If you're really one of those people who really doesn't like what they're doing and doesn't have any idea (and there are fewer of you than you want to claim credit for this position. But let me just go with us) If you are really one of those people who has no idea, start with eliminating things, talking about things that you don't like from your current role.

So that you can identify those, then flip it to the other side. What would be the positive thing that you can do instead of this negative task? Then start looking for things between them from a strategic standpoint, from a task standpoint, from a day to day work standpoint. Start the process by asking, "What don't you like about your current work, flip it to what would be the opposite of that, look for some variables in the middle, and then start talking to people about looking for work that has these components to it.

What comes to mind for you? Then, instead of just expecting someone who's going to hire you based upon this curiosity of yours, do some homework. Find out what it is that the job really is about by talking to people who are doing the work.

Now, how do you find these people? LinkedIn is an obvious place. You talked to people who are doing the kind of work that you're curious about, sending them a message that basically says, "I'm considering a career transition to your kind of work and could I get 10-15 minutes with you just to talk with you about what it's like in your field?"

Now, everyone's going to talk about all the horrible things, because it's human nature to complain and criticize the work, the company what have you. But you have to look past that. You have to look at the fact that they may have 15 years doing this and you have not even 15 minutes or 15 seconds. This may be the most exciting thing in the world to you AND don't let them in their adult mindset block you from that. For you, this can be great joy.

Find out from them, what's required, from an educational standpoint, what the market is like, what the salary is like in the fieldbfor a beginner, for a very experienced person. Start connecting with people and just asking questions in, you know, ask if you can puppy dog with them or shadow them on a given day. I call it puppy dog because if you think of the word "puppy dog," It is just kind of following someone around with a happy look on its face, right? Do it more than once. Once with one person; once with another, in order to see whether it's just this organization, whether multiple organizations are like this, and learn from observing.

Lastly, critique what have you learned from this. I want you to start thinking in terms of talking to people who were in the career transition field for this kind of work, which might be the university where they do training for people along these lines. What do their graduates tell them is really necessary to do this switch? What skills are really needed? So you're getting it from multiple directions from people who are working in the field, and in the academic environment.

From there, I want you to take the class and watch and learn some of the day to day stuff that goes into the work so that, in this way, as you start talking to potential employers, you're basically saying, "hey, look, I took a course. I have been doing some volunteer work. I'm trying to get immersed in the field. I've gotten involved on LinkedIn, with groups that are here. I just want you to understand, I'm looking at this very seriously."

One more thing-- the money. People sometimes go into the new field saying, "Well, I can't afford to take a pay cut. They have to pay me what I'm making now." You have 10 years, or 20 years or more of experiencing your old field. You've certainly earned your value there. But you don't have the same value in your new field, because you've never done it before.

I had a guy come to me one time making a quarter of a million dollars a year saying he had to make the same amount of money as a beginner in a new field. It wasn't going to happen. I'm not talking about he was in a leadership role and in one end, he could lead another organization. I'm talking about something radically different. No way was anyone going to pay him that. He just wanted to talk the talk, which is why I confronted him on wanting to get out but wasn't willing to pay a price.

There's a price that you're going to have to pay for the decision to make a change. Where you can recalibrate your salary now or your spending now to reflect the new realities of what you'll need to accept in the way of compensation to start in a new field, it will serve you because you'll be able to build a nest egg, a cushion that will help you position yourself in the new role that you decide you want to be in.

So do the work now. Research now. The first field you may decide to look into, you may decide is not right for you. I want you to keep exploring, being curious and keep looking into things. So I hope you found this helpful. These are really the starting places for making the transition.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
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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.

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Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples' Experiences

Changing Careers | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1475 On this show, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks with career coach Marc Miller about changing careers and how people can figure out how to get going and land in something they love.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples’ Experiences | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/27/changing-careers-learn-from-other-peoples-experiences

EP 1416 I know what I went through when I changed careers and became a coach.  It was scary because I didn’t know all that I needed to to make the change.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations to play BIG! . I haven't done a lot of videos about changing careers because I generally have a tremendous expertise in job changing. I thought today, I would point you to 2 resources, both of which are podcasts which I think it help you.

The 1st 1 is, "Repurpose Your Career" from Marc Miller. the 2nd 1 is Joseph P Liu's "Career Relaunch." Both of them are designed to speak to individuals who are career changers. They will interview people. They will have individuals on who have gone through a change of careers. They will share their experiences, their thoughts, their challenges, the actions that they took, how they went about doing it, all on a 30 minute interview show. It is delightful stuff.

I'll tell you this. They're not good be able to answer every 1 of your questions because they don't know what your questions are. They are going to have you listen to people who have gone through the same experience as you. In this way, you don't feel like you are doing it by yourself and can learn from others.

I know for myself when I went from recruiting to coaching, I spoke with other coaches to find out what some of the challenges were, I was proactive in addressing them. I dealt with my insecurities of my fears thought, in this way, I could do is much as I could proactively to ensure that I didn't have a problem will submit the change.

These podcasts can do a lot of that for you.It doesn't replace talking to people, but this might be the interim step that helps you start to talk to people. So that you can do this kind of informational conversations I did so that you feel more comfortable making the change.

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I hope you found this helpful. If you are interested in 1 on 1 coaching, reach out to me. Email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us. In the subject line, put the word, "Coaching." I would love to help you.

Have a great day! Take care.

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. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.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.” 

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

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.