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15 Questions to Prepare for On Your Next C Level Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Perks and Benefits to Negotiate in Your Executive Compensation Plan | JobSearchTV.com


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With kudos to salary.com, here is a list of benefits to consider negotiating for you C level or executive compensation plan.

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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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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Questions Every C-Level Candidate Should Ask During an Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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Here are a few questions to ask when you are given an opportunity to ask questions at your interviews.

Summary

A lot of the work I do is with very senior professionals or a coach them into new organizations and roles. I am not a recruiter anymore; I coach. As a result, I work with people to help them interview well, network well, negotiate well because it is one thing to be on the hiring side. It’s another thing to be on the “selling my services” side.

I thought I would do a video that covers some of the questions I encourage people to ask at interviews. These are really basic things, but it's a launch point for the conversation that will eventually, where they turn things around and say, “So, do you have any questions for us you?”

So, the first one is really very simple. I'm sure you're already asking this as well as the ancillary to it that I also include.

“What does success generally look like and how will you measure my success?”

Really, you want to understand what the performance expectations they’re going to have a you over the first 30, 60, and 90 days. Six months. One year. How are they going to do the evaluation for you. How frequently will they evaluate you, critique you, make judgments about you and what will your success need to look like. That's really the first question or questions you want to cover.

The next one is what are the expectations from the Board? Do they have a real concern about this role based upon previous circumstances or, in creating the role, was there an issue that needed to be addressed that they thought was particularly important so that you make sure you cover it?

Which leads to the obvious thing. What are the expected challenges that you're going to face? There are always lots of them but you want to identify the largest ones that they have an expectation you will have to address. Surprises are rarely good and this kind of ties into the notion of what success will look like, r how they will measure you because how you address these challenges really will reflect on how the board is going to see you when it comes time to sit down with you talk with you and talk with you again.

Lastly, again, this is also a launch point for conversation, what sort of discretion are you going to having your role. Sometimes, people are surprised when they step into new organizations the degree to which they are on a leash. It's an interesting phenomenon. I don’t care if it’s at the highest levels of an organization or a couple notches down, people of expectation of a certain amount of free rein and then, lo and behold, they discovered there really isn't that much freedom that they have to make decisions or to sign off on purchases or acquisitions, hire and fire. You just want to get a sense of what sort of discretion you're going to have in the role because, like I said, surprises rarely good. There are very few situations that people step into where they discover, “Oh, I can do even more than I thoughts!” It’s always less.

So, at least get a sense of what sort of discretion you're going to have stepping in. Again, this is not a thorough list. This is “a launch point” list. This is where you start off your Q&A at the back and.

You can also, of course, explore things like the successes of your predecessor in the role, or, if there wasn't one, you can ask, “what mitigated or prompted the decision to create the role.” Which kind of leads back into the challenges and causes them to expand the discussion the challenges even more. That’s because, normally, a new position is created as a reaction to a problem that previously occurred.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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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Blogging as Part of Your Job Search | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/07/29/blogging-as-part-of-your-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1180 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the strategy and tactics for blogging specifically for executives.

Summary

This is a show for executives that stresses the importance of blogging is part of your search and career strategy. I say “search career strategy” because, # 1, you should be blogging, not just simply when you are job hunting, but as part of putting yourself in the position of being known as an expert so that people reach out to you with opportunities.
After all, if you make the mistake of lurching in your job search methodology from one search to the next search with nothing in the middle, people will pick up on that and they'll understand that this isn’t serious for you. Then, they’ll degrade your efforts. So, think of this as something ongoing.

So, there's a couple things that you need to do as part of your blogging strategy

1. Develop a great title for the blog. Now, you can put your blog on a website like Blogger, create an easy WordPress site with a terrific theme and do all that for free. Your ISP (Internet service provider) will help you with the set up if that’s what you need. There are services like Hostgator that has a very easy launch for WordPress (as a matter of fact, and buy themes from the site) you can run a search for free WordPress themes and you will find many that may be appealing to you. So, create a website where your stuff is hosted
2. Start writing content. Think of what's going to be valuable for people in your position and in your field. Write about it professionally. You would do extremely well to get someone to edit the material just to make sure grammar is as good as you think it is and that you're not creating blogs the spelling errors galore.
3. As part of your search, what you want to do is create 5 or 6 posts quickly and put them on your site and then start thinking of sharing individual ones once a week on LinkedIn as part of their publisher platform and send them to your various connections there. LinkedIn makes it very easy to do that.
4. Start doing things when you're applying for positions where in your cover email and, perhaps in your resume, you have a link to the blog. Trust me. People go looking at it and they start to notice you that you been doing this regularly they start to think of you as an expert because you have a blog.
5. Periodically add in video. After all, Google loves video. You will be discovered more readily, your blog will be discovered more readily. If there are periodic videos included there. In you can interview people as part of the blog. For example, you can use hangouts on air from Google, a completely free service and interview someone online and the technology is such where the site will to detect who is speaking switch the camera to them so that in this way, it looks like conversation.
6. Make sure that you send messages out to people after you post. So, you have a Rolodex, a list of all your contacts who you want to know about your efforts. Make sure that they get it and communicate with them regularly. So, for example, if you're posting something once a week just drop them a note once a week with the new article that you’ve done. People will like it and appreciate it, especially your professional connections. So, think in terms of journalists you have been in contact with. Think in terms of other senior executives that you have been in contact with that need to know what your position is.
7. Don't be afraid to be controversial. After all, the more you get into debates with people, the more engaged you are … I’m not talking about crazy stuff. I’m not talking about politics and who people should vote for. I’m talking about professional items that reflect your position on certain things, your experiences.
8. In your blog, don't forget to tell stories. Obviously keep names out of it. Don't insult the chairman/woman of your organization. You would be astonished about the things I read sometimes. Do take a position, share it, be aggressive and get your stuff out there. Again, LinkedIn has a great publishing platform that all your contacts can receive notices whenever you've done a new blog post and they'll take video. So, again, don't neglect LinkedIn as part of the strategy

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 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? 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.  

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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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Executive Networking | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/07/10/executive-networking-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1160 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to executives about networking more effectively but this could apply to everyone.

Summary

I want to talk to those of you who are senior professionals because, often, you think you know more than you actually do and thus get yourself into trouble. I was a recruiter for more than 40 years . . . I know. It's a long long time and one of the ways that I have done well as a recruiter, of course, networking. You would start with one person who introduces you to another who introduces you to another and, lo and behold, you find someone to fill a job, you find a new client.

I know you understand that. Where it applies to you is, often, you think you are better than you are at networking. So, I just want to take it back a step to the beginning and walk you through some of the things, from a networking perspective, that will help you be better.

The 1st 1 is ditch the elevator pitch. When all is said and done all you are doing is vomiting on someone. You don't want to wind up doing that. What you want to be doing is giving people effective information about who you are and what you do. Don't think about this “I have to get it out in 10 seconds,” thing but what you have to do is engage someone in a conversation, focus on having a great conversation with them and then switch the conversation into, “By the way, I am looking for something. If you hear about a position for someone who . . . “ And then you talk about your background a little bit. You talk about 1 or 2 of your successes and, “I would love to talk with you about it more. Could I get your card and give you a call later this week, just send a resume over and just give you heads up about what I'm looking for, what my background is so this way, if something materializes you have an idea that you can refer me.”

Just do it that way. That’s really your starting point. You start with friends. Why? Because a friend really isn't going to go away. So, if you screw up, if you make mistakes, you cannot wind up hurting yourself. I hope over the course of years, what you have done is accumulate a good list of people that you worked with previously-- former colleagues who may have left, former bosses who may have left, and ways of reaching them. If you don't have those ways, find them on LinkedIn.

Can't find them on LinkedIn because you not connected to them in some way? On to Google. You have an idea of where they live, right? You should be able to find that out and be able to call them up out of the blue.

So,, again, two starting places for you when you doing your networking in order to start reconnecting with people who can help you and, again, the focal point should be the “hi how are you,” checking in part of the conversation, rather than on the . . . I hate elevator pitches. Like I said before, I just feel like someone's vomiting all over me, rather than making the actual connection. I just I know I tuned them out and that a lot of other people do, as well.

So, ditch the pitch. Focus on making a connection or reconnecting with someone and casually setting up on the conversation or just going into the conversation where you talk about what you do and where you'd like to be working and who they might know and seeing if they might be able to point you to someone.

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 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complementary session.

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.  

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Blogging as Part of Your Job Search | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1180 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the strategy and tactics for blogging specifically for executives.

Summary

This is a show for executives that stresses the importance of blogging is part of your search and career strategy. I say “search career strategy” because, # 1, you should be blogging, not just simply when you are job hunting, but as part of putting yourself in the position of being known as an expert so that people reach out to you with opportunities.
After all, if you make the mistake of lurching in your job search methodology from one search to the next search with nothing in the middle, people will pick up on that and they'll understand that this isn’t serious for you. Then, they’ll degrade your efforts. So, think of this as something ongoing.

So, there's a couple things that you need to do as part of your blogging strategy

1. Develop a great title for the blog. Now, you can put your blog on a website like Blogger, create an easy WordPress site with a terrific theme and do all that for free. Your ISP (Internet service provider) will help you with the set up if that’s what you need. There are services like Hostgator that has a very easy launch for WordPress (as a matter of fact, and buy themes from the site) you can run a search for free WordPress themes and you will find many that may be appealing to you. So, create a website where your stuff is hosted
2. Start writing content. Think of what's going to be valuable for people in your position and in your field. Write about it professionally. You would do extremely well to get someone to edit the material just to make sure grammar is as good as you think it is and that you're not creating blogs the spelling errors galore.
3. As part of your search, what you want to do is create 5 or 6 posts quickly and put them on your site and then start thinking of sharing individual ones once a week on LinkedIn as part of their publisher platform and send them to your various connections there. LinkedIn makes it very easy to do that.
4. Start doing things when you're applying for positions where in your cover email and, perhaps in your resume, you have a link to the blog. Trust me. People go looking at it and they start to notice you that you been doing this regularly they start to think of you as an expert because you have a blog.
5. Periodically add in video. After all, Google loves video. You will be discovered more readily, your blog will be discovered more readily. If there are periodic videos included there. In you can interview people as part of the blog. For example, you can use hangouts on air from Google, a completely free service and interview someone online and the technology is such where the site will to detect who is speaking switch the camera to them so that in this way, it looks like conversation.
6. Make sure that you send messages out to people after you post. So, you have a Rolodex, a list of all your contacts who you want to know about your efforts. Make sure that they get it and communicate with them regularly. So, for example, if you're posting something once a week just drop them a note once a week with the new article that you’ve done. People will like it and appreciate it, especially your professional connections. So, think in terms of journalists you have been in contact with. Think in terms of other senior executives that you have been in contact with that need to know what your position is.
7. Don't be afraid to be controversial. After all, the more you get into debates with people, the more engaged you are … I’m not talking about crazy stuff. I’m not talking about politics and who people should vote for. I’m talking about professional items that reflect your position on certain things, your experiences.
8. In your blog, don't forget to tell stories. Obviously keep names out of it. Don't insult the chairman/woman of your organization. You would be astonished about the things I read sometimes. Do take a position, share it, be aggressive and get your stuff out there. Again, LinkedIn has a great publishing platform that all your contacts can receive notices whenever you've done a new blog post and they'll take video. So, again, don't neglect LinkedIn as part of the strategy

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 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? 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.  

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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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Executives–Be Careful With Those Metrics! | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter points out how executives need to be careful when discussing metrics on the resume and in an interview.

Summary

I picked up a great job search tip from Perry Newman (www.perrynewman.com) when I interviewed him for Job Search Radio recently.

Perry pointed at something that I'd forgotten and that I had not been emphasizing when speaking with people-- if you're a veteran professional, if you are an executive or at a C level for an organization, you have to be careful with the metrics that you reveal if you work for a public corporation.

If you provide real numbers, sometimes those metrics are way too revealing you are disclosing information that may not be public yet.

However, if you speak in terms of percentages instead of real numbers, they are not at risk of an employer looking at you and thinking, "Gee, that was confidential information I was just told."

That information might give them a competitive advantage to your firm and reveal too much about your current employer and cause them to have an advantage in certain negotiations and in certain situations.

Again, for use in executive, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your current organization. You cannot cross that line. Firms will listen to you and wonder whether you will do that to them, too. You don't ever want to be in those circumstances.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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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Executive Networking | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1160 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to executives about networking more effectively but this could apply to everyone.

Summary

I want to talk to those of you who are senior professionals because, often, you think you know more than you actually do and thus get yourself into trouble. I was a recruiter for more than 40 years . . . I know. It's a long long time and one of the ways that I have done well as a recruiter, of course, networking. You would start with one person who introduces you to another who introduces you to another and, lo and behold, you find someone to fill a job, you find a new client.

I know you understand that. Where it applies to you is, often, you think you are better than you are at networking. So, I just want to take it back a step to the beginning and walk you through some of the things, from a networking perspective, that will help you be better.

The 1st 1 is ditch the elevator pitch. When all is said and done all you are doing is vomiting on someone. You don't want to wind up doing that. What you want to be doing is giving people effective information about who you are and what you do. Don't think about this “I have to get it out in 10 seconds,” thing but what you have to do is engage someone in a conversation, focus on having a great conversation with them and then switch the conversation into, “By the way, I am looking for something. If you hear about a position for someone who . . . “ And then you talk about your background a little bit. You talk about 1 or 2 of your successes and, “I would love to talk with you about it more. Could I get your card and give you a call later this week, just send a resume over and just give you heads up about what I'm looking for, what my background is so this way, if something materializes you have an idea that you can refer me.”

Just do it that way. That’s really your starting point. You start with friends. Why? Because a friend really isn't going to go away. So, if you screw up, if you make mistakes, you cannot wind up hurting yourself. I hope over the course of years, what you have done is accumulate a good list of people that you worked with previously-- former colleagues who may have left, former bosses who may have left, and ways of reaching them. If you don't have those ways, find them on LinkedIn.

Can't find them on LinkedIn because you not connected to them in some way? On to Google. You have an idea of where they live, right? You should be able to find that out and be able to call them up out of the blue.

So,, again, two starting places for you when you doing your networking in order to start reconnecting with people who can help you and, again, the focal point should be the “hi how are you,” checking in part of the conversation, rather than on the . . . I hate elevator pitches. Like I said before, I just feel like someone's vomiting all over me, rather than making the actual connection. I just I know I tuned them out and that a lot of other people do, as well.

So, ditch the pitch. Focus on making a connection or reconnecting with someone and casually setting up on the conversation or just going into the conversation where you talk about what you do and where you'd like to be working and who they might know and seeing if they might be able to point you to someone.

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 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complementary session.

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.  

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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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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Are You an Out of Work Executive or C Level Professional? | JobSearchRadio.com

A simple piece of advice for the unemployed executive or C level professional.

Summary

I wanted to address what to do if you're out of work executive or C level professional to guide you in a way that makes sense in your career.

For a lot of you, you have had success show up for you very easily. I don't want to seem dismissive in any way, shape or form. You've had success and now you are out of work. You have an idea of what to do, but you are better off getting some advice or start working with someone who can work with you to help you accomplish your goals and help you get back to work more quickly.

I'm here to recommend job search coaching; I happen to do that but I'm not going to do a big commercial about myself here.

For you as an executive or C level professional, you need someone to talk with. I represent this in a facetious way. In the mob (you've watched "The Godfather" movies, right), there was always a consigliere. The Boss of Bosses, the Don always made the decisions but he had someone he trusted to bounce ideas off of. That's what you need to do.

Even though you may have higher thousands of people before, even though you may have run organizations, you are now on the other side. You may think you know the process and, even if you do, there is an emotional part of the process that you not well-equipped for.

I'm telling you, get some coaching. Get some support. Hire someone as an ally for you in your search.

I want to be clear that if you think I'm recommending that you contact executive search firms, I assume you have already done that. You know the ones in your field and have developed relationships over the course of time with a number of them. They probably already told you that workout you this last job isn't going to get you your next one.

Coaching is different. A coach is going to help guide you through your search, someone you can speak with other than your wife, husband, partner or dog… You need to talk to someone to sort this out because the emotional part of job search is going to be the hardest for you. You may try to bury its

You may try to bury it. You may try to push it down. It's going to leak out in a number of different ways unless you hire someone to work with you.

If you're interested, contact me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

I just want to tell you get some help so that you're not trying to figure this out by yourself.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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.

 

Would you like to connect with a motivated audience of job hunters. Email MaryLouDavidson@gmail.com

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Executive Networking Mistake #1| NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1138 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the biggest mistake executives and others make when networking. 

Summary

Have you ever gotten 1 of those emails that says, "Hey! How are you? How's it going?" The next line basically translates into I'm looking for a new job. Can you help me?

You just want to hit the delete key because you haven't heard from this person for the longest time and suddenly, they are sending a message to you, like they are your long lost cousin and they need $20,000 from you.

You hate those emails yet so many of you operate that way of doing networking. You see, the biggest skill that you can develop professionally (other than the core job skills that you have) is maintaining your network. That's because at the end of the day, there is going to come a point where you going to need them. You may want to hire someone that they know or you may need help finding another position. Not nurturing your network is a huge mistake that way too many of you people make.

I don't care if you are in the C suite, the have a corporation, or the most senior person that firm. You as an individual have to cultivate and nurture a network of contacts because, one day, you don't want to be in the position of lurching to someone and say, "Hey! How are you?? How's it going? It was going real well for me until…" And then having to ask for a favor.

How many favors like that you grant? Most people I know don't grant many of them… If any of them.

Nurture your network during the time that you don't need so that they are available during the times when you do need them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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.  

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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.