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Should I Get Another Degree? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/03/should-i-get-another-degree-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1423 I answer a question that was directed to me about whether to pursue an additional college degree.

Summary

"I am getting a BS, BA with a specialization in information systems technology with the goal of working in the tech sector. Should I specialize in finance, as well? What it is a great deal of value?" There is a small note between the question. "My goal of work in finance after graduation has changed."

I'm going to assume that the goal of working in finance has disappeared. The person has become more interested in working in tech, much more than working in finance.

What I will simply say is, "No. Don't go for the additional major." It is completely irrelevant for your goals. If finance happens to be something that really interests you, do it. However, I think there is a point where you hit overload and overkill. The idea of getting an education in things that are secondary, tertiary or unimportant to you is unnecessary.

Get to work on preparing yourself for your career after graduation. Work at getting yourself some great internships. Part of that is that the idea of testing out your beliefs about working in technology.

So often, students have fantasy ideas about what is really like to work and particular fields. You're better off using your internship to explore your notions and to see whether this is something that would really make sense for you.

Again, to answer succinctly, if your goal is not to work in finance, don't bother.

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)

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates | JobSearchTV.com


On this show I talk about job search tips for recent grads.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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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Will My Own Project Help Me Land a Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/19/will-my-own-project-help-me-land-a-job-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1438 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers this question about whether a person will have an advantage finding a job by doing a special project or extracurricular project.

Summary

I have a question that someone posed on Quora that I will answer for you. "I'm about to graduate in months. Will my own project help when I'm seeking a job?" Then he or she goes on to describe the nature of the project. There are computer professional or planning on becoming 1 of after graduation , but I think the question could be applied to any field or any situation where someone is graduating and you think about whether or not to do something beyond the coursework.

Will that be helpful in finding a job? Absolutely!

That's true, not simply in IT but in other fields as well. The key to this isn't that you did the project, but how you talk about the project and how you explain the decisions that you have made in the course of doing this work.

In the example of internships, you have some basic work experience. Great. If you need to look for job outside of that particular employer where you interned, they want to know more than just simply what were the tasks that you performed if the role, if they were little more than doing grunt work, unless you are going to be doing that same grunt work, they don't care.

For you who is doing the special project that is a special situation. Again, it's not just simply that you did the project. It's the decisions that you made that delivered the outcome.

So, for example, this is an IT person. Why did you choose that particular database? Why did you do this? Why did you do that? Give them an idea of what you accomplished and why in order to demonstrate that you have a thought process beyond simply the typical rookie who is there to take orders and, you may wind up taking orders if you go to work for them, but they will see that you have potential, two.

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
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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.

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.

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Why You Should Consider Finding an Internship After Graduation | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/10/16/why-you-should-consider-finding-an-internship-after-graduation/

Sometimes an internship after graduation makes sense. Here are a few of the instances where I think they do make sense for you.

Summary

There are many reasons why many of you may be struggling to find work. 1 of them may be your grades just weren't good enough and employers are holding that against you. Maybe the internships that you had while you were in school frankly sucked and now they're being held against you.. Here are a couple of things that you can be doing to try and rectify this.

The most obvious one is getting an internship after you graduate. What of quality internship will do is help strengthen your resume. . What do I mean by strengthening your resume? You never, you are never going to rectify the grades. But when you get to interview you can say, "Look, while I was in school, I need some mistakes. I did not work with, particularly hard. My grades obviously suffered. The internships I had were mediocre at best. What I have tried a lot to do since graduating is step up my game a lot and I think you'll find my references now that I am out of school from the internship that I am at our going to be extremely good.

"So that's one reason why you do it. The second reason (and it relates to the 1st) is you're struggling to find a job. So, what this internship can do is . . . try get one where you're working full time and really bust the gut; be the intern from God that all the hiring managers, all the senior people in this organization, in your department really love. Get an internship in order to compensate for the fact that you're struggling to get a new position and it will just help you build your references.

It will also help build your network so you want to improve upon the network of people that you're connected with and who might be able to help you. So consider getting an internship for that reason. Also, think about it being an opportunity to get your foot in the at and organizations that you would like to work for. So, let's say, you want to target something in investment banking. Your grades worth 3.3 and you went to an average school. What you trying to do is to get your foot in the door. Consider taking an internship for that reason.

Lastly another reason tp take an internship after graduation is you are not really sure about what direction you should take, and, as a result, that's going be a process to help you sort through the beginnings of your career, so you can figure out which path you should go through. Part of the way that you will do that is by meeting people who are already on the path who will give you advice, but don't think of it as being something that's can happen week one. Again, part of building the network is developing relationships with smart people who or further along than you, who will then feel comfortable and be willing to give you advice.

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 what 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 1100 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.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Students: Why You Should Use Google Docs for Your Resume | JobSearchTV.com


Students, graduates, here’s a great reason to use Google Docs to submit your resume.

Summary

Now, I want to talk with you . . . you are a student, you'll be looking for work, and there's one bind that you have. And the bind is when you send out a resume, if you send that as an attachment, well, you're going to be updating your resume pretty regularly. Like there are new things that are going to happen, you're going to think of making changes. you're not a resume writer for a living, right?
So, what's going to happen is, you're going to send that your resume, and then you're going to make a change. And I know you're not going to send out your resume to me when you sent it to before. You don't want to look like a pain in the butt, right? So here's what I want to suggest that you do.
If you're a student graduating, you're looking for work, I do want you to attach your resume. But at the top of the resume, I want you to put this phrase, right, for the most up to date resume, click this link. And what you do is you connect the link to a file on Google Docs, where your most up to date resume is.
This way, if a recruiter is coming back, and you know wants to see the most recent resume, he or she is waiting for you to send it to them, it's there automatically for them. And you're not having to do this repeatedly. It's a smart little tactic. It'll wind up helping you tremendously, because, again, you don't write resumes for a living; I critique them. I see where all the mistakes are. I fix them for people-- for beginners, for experienced people, all alike and, thus, by having that link at the top of your resume, (Put it underneath, name, address and that sort of thing. By the way, put your name, address, zip code there. Don't avoid the zip code thing and, minimally, put city state zip there). In this way, for recruiters searching in their database, what you'll be able to do is very simply, they do the search by where you are, not just simply the skill. So, you want to be able to do a search. They want to be able to do a search and they have to do by zip code.
So, normally city, state and zip and then, underneath it, a link to it with a note that says, "for my most up to date resume, click this link." It'll take them to the Google Doc for the most current resume.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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.

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.

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job After Graduation? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/12/why-is-it-so-hard-to-find-a-job-after-graduation-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1073 Why is it so darned hard? 

Summary

The question for today is, "What is it for some frustrating looking for a job?" It goes on to say, "When you are in school, nothing seems superhard. You work hard to get straight A's, do research and internships. After you graduate, the real tragedy begins. You apply for jobs, hoping at least to get interviews based upon your good academic record but get rejected all the time. Why is it so frustrating. Looking for a job?"

The answer is really very simple.

You were lied to when you are younger. The lie is that this is going to be good enough to get a job. In point of fact, there are different skills that they never teach you what university. The skills needed to get a job are different than the ones they have to do a job. So far, what you have decreed for yourself is that you got good grades. Well, there are a lot of people who got good grades, the same as you. What is the difference between you and 10,000 other students like you in your geographic area?

The answer is probably not a heck of a lot.

That's where it all starts. You have lied to me at the university level where they told you they getting good grades is the key to getting a good job, just like you were lied to. When you were a kid and told to be good, or else you wouldn't get into a good school. They got into the good school about the good grades and did everything that you are told and now you're not getting the good job even though you did everything right up until this point. As a result, learn the lesson that the advice was not right.

Yes, you had internships. Maybe you coasted. Maybe you worked very hard. It doesn't really matter. I don't know what jobs you been applying for. Often that is an issue because you up if you are applying for things that you are not qualified for, you are not going to be interviewed, let alone hired. Just because the people at the University told you to send your resume for this job doesn't mean they are take on it was right. Just because you have good grades doesn't mean anything to them. They just care that you bring a value to them or you can do something that they need to be done. If you don't have that value, you are just another barista to them.

There are a lot of reasons why this comes up, but the reason why you are not getting interviews usually boils down to that people have lied to you about what it is going to take to find that 1st job, just like the lies will continue once you get that 1st job, what it is going to take to get ahead.

Don't follow the conventional advice. All that happens if you do is the same thing that's happened to all those people in their 40s and 50s who wake up one day and are fired from their jobs and wonder, "Is that all there is?"

Start looking out for yourself as early as possible in your career because, trust me, your employer sure as hell isn't going to.

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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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For College Seniors and Recent Graduates | JobSearchTV.com


The one thing you need to start doing now in order to be ready for interviews

Summary

I want to talk to you if you're entering your senior year, a recent graduate and you realize, "Hey, I'm getting out soon." Or, I'm out! What the hell do I do now?"
I think one of the mistakes people make, it's not just you, but people have all kinds, at all levels of experience make is they don't practice anything. You can say to yourself, "I've read all this stuff so far, and I know what to say," but, I want to tell you, it's different hearing the words come out of your mouth. You have to actually say the words and you have to practice speaking in order to become effective.
So, you may have already been given a list of questions to prepare for interviews, and, I gotta tell you, most of these lists are going to be inadequate. You are going to be asked a lot more than that.
I'll just simply say get yourself into situations where you can practice speaking, practice talking to an audience, hearing these questions and the answers to these questions come out of your mouth. Just opening up and talking because you're used to texting, you're used to Facebook, you're used to whatever platform you're writing for, or communicating with your friends on and that's not the platform that employers are using. They are using interviews.
One of the best places that you can practice is Toastmasters. Now, generally, there will be people there are a lot older than you. But the real thing to think about is the opportunity to do what they call table topics, a two minute extemporaneous speech about something that you were only told about right then and there. What it teaches you is spontaneity in a situation, to be asked something and to be able to just handle it and develop the emotional maturity and strength to be able to respond intuitively and deliver something worthwhile.
You can also do short speeches. For example, the first speech that you are asked to do is an "icebreaker," a four to six minute speech about yourself or something that floats your boat. It just something about you to introduce yourself to the audience. These opportunities to practice at Toastmasters will go a long way toward helping you on interviews.
There's content and material that you need to learn, as well, about LinkedIn. Yes, I know it's an old person's platform but there are tools there that you can use, there's things that you can take advantage of. There is resume writing and yeah, there's some good basic stuff that's available, but most of what I see is frankly, mediocre. If you visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com what it is, is a saite with a ton of content available, plus the ability to ask me questions about different aspects of job search.

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 “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and 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.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

any interview and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job After Graduation? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/12/why-is-it-so-hard-to-find-a-job-after-graduation-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1073 Why is it so darned hard? 

Summary

The question for today is, "What is it for some frustrating looking for a job?" It goes on to say, "When you are in school, nothing seems superhard. You work hard to get straight A's, do research and internships. After you graduate, the real tragedy begins. You apply for jobs, hoping at least to get interviews based upon your good academic record but get rejected all the time. Why is it so frustrating. Looking for a job?"

The answer is really very simple.

You were lied to when you are younger. The lie is that this is going to be good enough to get a job. In point of fact, there are different skills that they never teach you what university. The skills needed to get a job are different than the ones they have to do a job. So far, what you have decreed for yourself is that you got good grades. Well, there are a lot of people who got good grades, the same as you. What is the difference between you and 10,000 other students like you in your geographic area?

The answer is probably not a heck of a lot.

That's where it all starts. You have lied to me at the university level where they told you they getting good grades is the key to getting a good job, just like you were lied to. When you were a kid and told to be good, or else you wouldn't get into a good school. They got into the good school about the good grades and did everything that you are told and now you're not getting the good job even though you did everything right up until this point. As a result, learn the lesson that the advice was not right.

Yes, you had internships. Maybe you coasted. Maybe you worked very hard. It doesn't really matter. I don't know what jobs you been applying for. Often that is an issue because you up if you are applying for things that you are not qualified for, you are not going to be interviewed, let alone hired. Just because the people at the University told you to send your resume for this job doesn't mean they are take on it was right. Just because you have good grades doesn't mean anything to them. They just care that you bring a value to them or you can do something that they need to be done. If you don't have that value, you are just another barista to them.

There are a lot of reasons why this comes up, but the reason why you are not getting interviews usually boils down to that people have lied to you about what it is going to take to find that 1st job, just like the lies will continue once you get that 1st job, what it is going to take to get ahead.

Don't follow the conventional advice. All that happens if you do is the same thing that's happened to all those people in their 40s and 50s who wake up one day and are fired from their jobs and wonder, "Is that all there is?"

Start looking out for yourself as early as possible in your career because, trust me, your employer sure as hell isn't going to.

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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4 0 GPA and No Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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

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

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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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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Finding A Job After Graduation | JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two important pieces of advice for students looking for a job after graduation.

Summary

A friend of mine called me today looking for the proverbial advice for a nephew graduating college in June, May, whenever it is in green civil engineering. Although I don't have anything, no, I don't have anything (No one pays me anything to find a rookie). But, I started to talk with him about some of the things that he can do.
And for any upcoming grad adults, this is something you need to show your kids. So, the first thing you want to do is make sure you have a LinkedIn page. If you don't, come on kid, get going. Get a LinkedIn page. You think it's boring. So what? You get over it. Sign up for a LinkedIn page, make sure you fill out the stuff that relates to your school. Then, there's a page at the homepage, look for the tab that says connections, hit the drop down and then find" the alumni."
Now, what you're looking for is alumni from your university, the program that you've been in and finding people who've land so that, in this way, you can reach out to them for connections, reach out to speak with them and ask them, "I see you graduated a year or two ahead of me. How did you find your first job?" That's because they're already working in the field, right? You only want to be talking to people who are working already working in what you want to be doing, not the people who're working as baristas at Starbucks.
So, you set up an informational conversation with them in person, phone, Skype, something. In 10 minutes of time, you talk with them and just simply say, "thanks for making time. I'm graduating in the fall (I'm graduating in May . . . June. How did you find your first job?"
They start talking with you about what their experiences were like. How do you find it here? What makes it good or not good for you and, no, "I'm not recording this call." I can listen to the for a while about what it's like working at their current firm. "I don't know if there are any positions and, as you're ending the conversation, you go, "I don't know if there are any positions here. If there are, great! Could you point me to the right person I should speak with? Can I mentioned your name and contact them?" If there are no positions, "when does hiring tend to occur here for rookies? If they're not sure, "who's in charge of hiring for the new people coming on board? I can keep your name out of it, if you prefer, but I'd like to try connecting with them."
Unless you're getting the name of a hiring manager or HR person who's involved with that.
Another thing you want to be doing while you're still in school is networking with professors. These are people who are often adjuncts with jobs in the private sector. You start sucking up to them, talking with them about where they're working outside of the university environment, what they are doing, how they broke into the field, anything going on at their firm.

These are two very simple techniques that will get you in front of people and connected to people who may be able to help you. Don't wait till the last minute. Don't wait till past the last minute. Start immediately to try and connect with professors. Start immediately to connect with alum.
Again, on your homepage, Connections. Find the alumni. Start connecting with alumni from your school and asking them for advice.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews,

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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.