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The Question You Need to Be Able to Answer for Them | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I talk about the most important question you need to prepare for  . . . and you’ll never be asked it!

Summary

I promised you a question that is really the most important question you need to be prepared to answer and you are never really going to be asked it. . . And I’ll prove my case in a second.

The question really is, “In a world of infinite choices and alternatives, why should you be chosen? Why should you be the one that they make the offer to and want to hire?”

Infinite possibilities? Have you ever gotten on a job board and search for something like yourself? Okay. You haven’t. Go to indeed.com for a second. Pretend you are going to be searching for skill like yours specifically in your area. See how many people you turn up. There are a lot and if you don't want to use indeed indeed.com, firm's are buying the LinkedIn database using LinkedIn Recruiter and they are searching their brains out to find people fill jobs.

Third-party recruiters are doing the same thing. But the employers are actually the one doing the hiring and that's the question that they have -- why should they choose you versus maybe that next person we haven't looked at yet? Why should we choose you?

You can start off (I have a video about this) but you can start off with your opening questions. For example, I always encourage people to start off the interview, the first call that you get, the first in-person interview you get, before they ask their first question, you thank them profusely for making time. Then, continue by saying, “I spoke with Jeff Altman (or I recall the ad) but I want to get your take on the role. Could you tell me about the job as you see it and what I can do to help?”

In this way, they define the role for you, instead of you sit passively there asking questions. Then, from there, once they start with “tell me about yourself,” here's the follow-up answer I want you to give. It's pretty traditional.

“I’ve been in the field there for X number of years. For the last few years, I’ve been working for so-and-so where I’ve been responsible for . . . “ You’ll will start to notice what they're doing is hearing the confirmation that caused you two get the interview and you are regurgitating a certain number of facts for them that they already know.

Then, you continue on, “but what makes me different than the other 27 people that you have already probably really spoken to, who have said much the same thing… or, you can say, “I'm sure you heard a lot of very talented people say similar things. But what makes me different is . . . “Now, you are in there selling personal qualities of yourself.

I don’t want you talking about being a team player. I'd rather have you talk about professional attributes that you have that tie in with what you have been told.

So, for example, they told a problem that they have in that answer to tell me about yourself or just in defining what the job is for you in answering that question earlier on. When you going into, “tell me about yourself, you can talk about what you've done that's been similar to what they need to have done.

So, you might say, “I know a lot of people will say similar things but what makes me different is in my current organization (or in my previous one) I dealt with a similar problem. I can’t say “identical” because I don't know all the nuances of your situation. But this wouldn’t be a new experience for me. This is something that I’ve attacked before and done it successfully. As a matter of fact, if we get to the point and I expect we will, where you want to check references, you will hear my references talk glowingly about what I did for the organization.”

So remember, you are always answering the question in a world of infinite choices or almost infinite choices, why should they choose you?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stupid Interview Mistakes: TMI & Seeming Angry | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/13/stupid-interview-mistakes-tmi-seeming-angry

EP 1402 I talk about two complementary poisons that cost people jobs–sharing too much information and appearing angry.

Summary

I continuing my series on stupid interview mistakes. I wasn't quite sure how to accurately express this in the title so just decide to throw both of them in together. This is the mistake of TMI (too much information), and appearing angry. To me, they go hand-in-hand with one another.

Maybe you are fired or laid off from a job. Maybe you work at a place where you are, the outsider, and everyone else keeps you on the outside looking in... Maybe you don't get along with your boss or whatever the reason is. You are in a situation where you feel angry and frustrated and start going off answering questions with way too much detail to them that no one really cares about and just gives people the idea that, "Hey. This guy is weird. I'm not sure I really want them around."

The result winds up being you talk yourself out of jobs, which often happens with veteran individuals where their anger and frustration with being laid off is so poisonous to their landing the next situation. It's like you go out an interview and it is too soon after the layoff is taken place and you wear your heart on your sleeves. Or you got into an argument with your boss and act, "I'm mad! Let me tell you what this person did to me and I'm right and they are wrong!" Who wants to hear it???

You have to put aside any anger or heartbreak that you have about losing a job or being in a situation that isn't working for you. You have to bring the story down to the facts and talk about them in a way that is very casual and doesn't reveal quite as much is this extreme vulnerability does.

Remember, the next firm here is that kind of stuff and wonders who the loose cannon is, and frankly, since you're sounding like it, the likelihood is they are going to decide it is you because they don't have any countervailing evidence to offset it.

So just hold back. You are just going to hurt yourself and damage your prospects with the firm.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.

Video Interviews: Preparing for One Way Video Interviews | JobSearchTV.com


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There are specific steps to one-way video interview preparation. Let me walk you through the steps.

Summary

More and more organizations are switching to initial screening through one way video interviews where you provided questions in advance. Then from there, you're speaking to a camera and answering questions. Years ago, I interviewed someone I want to say Chip Luman from HireVue. HireVue is a firm and I haven't spoken to him in years but the idea was that there are analytics that they have created that allow them to recognize people with similar answers like ones that they've hired before, get a sense of their performance and their predictive analytics that they work with is part of your answer.
For you understand that from an employer perspective, firms are concerned about saving time and candidate fraud. There's a hysterical video of someone being interviewed by video, and it wasn't them speaking. And it's very clear that they're trying to lip sync to what the answer is, but it's kind of like the old Hercules movies from the 1950s. You know, they were done in Italian and dubbed, and the mouths didn't match up. And that's kind of the way this looks.
So, in preparation for a one way video interview, I want to remind you about a couple things. Number one is they're going to send the instructions to you in advance about what their expectations are. Follow the instructions. They're telling you what they're looking for from you. Okay?
From there, then we're also going to tell you when you have to complete the video interview by. Doing it and coming in two days late is ridiculous. Why would you ever put yourself in that situation? You're not going to be considered; they're going to think well, they're just going to delete any response that you have.
There's also employer login information so that you have access to where they want you to to respond to. Have that nearby and, of course, you know, prepare in advance. They may send questions in advance . . . like, I remember HireVue . . . Chip was telling me that they send the questions out in advance. Rehearse your answers!
Seriously, why would you just wing it at the interview if they're giving you a take home exam? If they're not sending the questions in advance, you want to have certain reminder notes around the monitor that you're working with, in order to encourage you to hit key points in your background that relate to your understanding of the role. So, practice becomes important. Whether you have the questions in advance or not, practice how you answer.
Also, think in terms of the backdrop. For example, if you've watched any of my videos before, you know, this is what you see almost all the time, except in the early years where I live in a different place. So, make sure what's behind you looks well and of course, dress well. They're not going to see more than a certain part of you like maybe from here up on a monitor, but dress the part. Look well professionally.

In presenting yourself, your answers are going to be time limited. So, in practicing your answers, make sure that you hit the talking points for the amount of time that they give you.
Lastly, look at the camera. If you're looking off this way and answering questions, you know, it looks odd to them. And it doesn't look as though you're confident in your presentation. Recognize that all these variables have an impact on their perception of you. Your answers are only part of what a firm looks for. As I've said many times, competence, self confidence, character, chemistry, maybe a little bit of charisma, all of which represents someone who inspires confidence that you are the solution to what they need.
That's what they're really looking for. They want someone who they can believe it.By the way, I was just reminded of something and that's lighting.
For those of us with glasses. Sometimes it's necessary to tilt our heads forward. So as to avoid glare. And I just want to remind you that because, again, eyes are important, it makes a connection. And right now I'm not looking at the camera, but it does look like I'm looking directly at you and I'm tilting my head forward. So, again, with glasses, you want to avoid glare.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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.” 

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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How To Avoid Embarrassing Yourself at a Final Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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You will work hard for the money if you get the job . . . AND you don’t want to make any mistakes at your final interview. Here, I point out mistakes made both in-person and on video interviews that will cost you dearly.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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.” Him him him

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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Active Interviewing | JobSearchRadio.com


Hiring is broken. We know it’s broken because surveys of hiring managers done after a person comes on board reveals how few managers would actually rehire the person they hired. Hiring is the only game in town. How do you present yourself effectively and demonstrate your knowledge and skill effectively and powerfully.

Eric Kramer, author of “Active Interviewing” offers ideas about what you can do . . . and they are really good.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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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Final Interview Mistakes That Will Send Your Candidacy Down The Drain | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/20/final-interview-mistakes-that-will-send-your-candidacy-down-the-drain

EP 1381 3 mistakes people make at final interviews that will send their candidacy down the drain.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today about mistakes people make and final interviews The proof so costly and send their candidacy down the tubes.

1. You don't prepare. Preparation doesn't have to be A big dramatic thing. You can start off by looking at the LinkedIn profile the person you will be meeting with So you will have a degree of comfort Derived from knowing what their background is. Do a Google search to find any recent stories about them which, specifically, if you're an executive candidate, You want to know about these changes so that you can raise comments in conversation during the interview. If you are a staff level individual, you want to be familiar with some of them so that you can have a conversation with your future boss about them.

2. You start to feel bold. You start to feel cocky. As a result, you start to make new demands at the interview. That makes them scratch their heads and ask themselves, "What's with this person?" If you change your thinking about the role, you don't do it in the interview.You don't get arrogant. What you do is you stick with the program so that in this way there are no surprises.1 of the big lessons in recruiting is that surprises are rarely good. After all, If you're an employer and you start to hear a potential hire start to go crazy over money and talk about getting much more time off than raised previously, it just makes you scratch your head and go, "Where did this come from?" In much the same way for you as a job hunter you have been discussing one price and they come in $30,000 less, you go, "HUH?" They are no different.

If you start making crazy demands that come in and out of the blue, they will become turned off your candidacy.

3. This 1 can happen at any point in the interview, but final interviews are particularly treacherous about this Because in many organizations leadership is very good at it facilitating you taking your guard down. The mistake here is becoming too casual and to open in your conversations.

I remember an incident some years ago where client flew someone in for an in person interview because of the rare skill and experience this person possessed. They were prepared to relocate this person for the role. He met with his future boss and she asked him a question. His response was, "I will go into the detail once I am on board." In her mind, it was a brutal response even though what happened is they were so friendly with one another that he got to a point where he forgot that she was assessing him. As a result, he was turned down for this role and they hired someone else.

For you as a job hunter,, as much as they may be friendly and open and all sorts of happy along the way, they are still evaluating and assessing you. They are doing it in every moment of the conversation AND even in the pre-conversation. During the scheduling. At the receptionist desk, how you interact with the receptionist. In organizations that have them, 1 of the things I have heard time and time again is how candidates were obnoxious with the receptionist and he or she comes back And comments, "Where did that come from?" And people pay attention. This is an individual that they know, like and trust and, although they may not be performing the role, they taken as a signal.

Again, there are no "formalities" In ian interview. Everything offers them an opportunity for their BS detector to go up and cause you to be rejected.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Stupid Interview Mistakes: TMI & Seeming Angry | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/13/stupid-interview-mistakes-tmi-seeming-angry

EP 1402 I talk about two complementary poisons that cost people jobs–sharing too much information and appearing angry.

Summary

I continuing my series on stupid interview mistakes. I wasn't quite sure how to accurately express this in the title so just decide to throw both of them in together. This is the mistake of TMI (too much information), and appearing angry. To me, they go hand-in-hand with one another.

Maybe you are fired or laid off from a job. Maybe you work at a place where you are, the outsider, and everyone else keeps you on the outside looking in... Maybe you don't get along with your boss or whatever the reason is. You are in a situation where you feel angry and frustrated and start going off answering questions with way too much detail to them that no one really cares about and just gives people the idea that, "Hey. This guy is weird. I'm not sure I really want them around."

The result winds up being you talk yourself out of jobs, which often happens with veteran individuals where their anger and frustration with being laid off is so poisonous to their landing the next situation. It's like you go out an interview and it is too soon after the layoff is taken place and you wear your heart on your sleeves. Or you got into an argument with your boss and act, "I'm mad! Let me tell you what this person did to me and I'm right and they are wrong!" Who wants to hear it???

You have to put aside any anger or heartbreak that you have about losing a job or being in a situation that isn't working for you. You have to bring the story down to the facts and talk about them in a way that is very casual and doesn't reveal quite as much is this extreme vulnerability does.

Remember, the next firm here is that kind of stuff and wonders who the loose cannon is, and frankly, since you're sounding like it, the likelihood is they are going to decide it is you because they don't have any countervailing evidence to offset it.

So just hold back. You are just going to hurt yourself and damage your prospects with the firm.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.

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The Single Best Question to Ask on Any Interview | JobSearchTV.com


The Single Best Question You Should Ask on Any Interview

 

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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.

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8 Interview Pitfalls at Your Third or Final Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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These are 8 fairly typical pitfalls people fall into on later stage interviews.

 

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

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

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Interviews: 5 Things to Notice When You Interview With a Company | JobSearchTV.com


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When you interview for a job, are you so focused on your performance that you don’t notice the cues around you? Here are 5 things you should pay attention to.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today that talks about things you should be looking for on the interview. They're going to reveal things about the organization that you're meeting worth. I just know it's an underutilized resource when people interview so I just want to bring to your attention a couple things. So, I'm going to count down from number five.
Number five. Mental toughness. Now, I'm not saying that they need to be rude but you want a resilient group. One of the questions you can ask them is, obviously, not everything goes smoothly. How do you get bounced back from things that don't quite go your way? It could be family or with the organization or with the business depending upon who it is that you're talking about and the nature of the role. So, number five is mental toughness.
Number four, are these people who are trying to get better at what they do or are they kind of do the same thing over and over robotically. So, one of the questions that you might ask is, "what does the organization do to help you perform at a higher level? Are you expected to pay for everything yourself? Are they going to contribute anything?" Don't just ask your hiring manager that. Talk to the people on the team because they'll tell you more about what the reality is than what the hiring manager may tell you. The hiring manager . . . I've heard so many hiring managers say things along the lines of, "Well, things that are job related we'll pay you for." Then, you discover it's things that are job related that are under $500 that can be taken in one day and at night, and they have unreasonable conditions as to when you can do training. So many of you discover it's not really the price that you think it is. So, ask the team, "you know, if I'm trying to get better at something that relates to my job, are they going to pay for it or am I expected to reach in my pocket?"
Number 3. What's the attitude of the people you'd be working with? Are they kind of bored, tired, worn out? Is the energy in the office kind of depressed? Do you want to work in a place like that? You know, the money may be good, the hiring manager may tell you how we've got a great team of people, but your eyes are telling you something different. Don't just listen to the hiring manager.
I know when there was a job that I wound up walking out I should say walking out. I went to to bird dog at a firm before I joined an organization. This is going back quite a few years ago when I still did recruiting. I was seeing people who were out of the office for hours at a time. Ywentou ask them where they went and they went shopping. Now, this is a sales office. How does that help me? How does that benefit me that they found hours of time to go shopping? And this has an impact on my performance. So recognize that there's an attitude in the office, that there's an energy in the office. What's it like? Is it tired, worn out, depressed or is it something that is alive and energetic.
Number two, and this one, I was not sure whether to make this number two and number one. So let's do this. Number two, what is the hiring process like? Are they engaged in a hiring process that really can determine what it is, you know, and how you can contribute? Is it so superficial . . . Have you done this? Have you done that? How do they measure whether you've done this or that? Do they ask you follow up questions to find out if you know what you claim to know?
Again, think in terms of what it's going to be like for you to be on board and be at risk of the impact of a bad hire. Are they challenging in the interview or are they easy going. In challenging, you may like the idea that you have to meet certain standards. So, recognize that that's a big part of how you look at things.
Number one, what are the people like on the team that you'll be working with? This is a fun one, because it's not just energy, but it's what do they look like? Are they all all old people and you're 22 or are they all young people and you're 62? What are they like? Are they all white people? Male? Is it a diverse work environment?
Now, you may like the idea of working with homogeneous group. Think about it for a second. Does that really serve you? Who are the leaders in the group? Who are the staff leaders? Because, yes, there's a manager but, often, they rely upon people more closely for input. So, who are the leaders in the group because they are the ones that are often whispering in the hiring managers ear, telling them who to bring on and who to pay attention to.
I worked at one firm where one of the people in the organization had the ear of the manager and the owner. That's what they chose to do and the impact was many of us felt isolated because we weren't heard. They were doing their own thing and doing it for their reasons. We got hurt.
Just find out and, as you meet with the team, you might just simply ask, "who's got the ear of the manager here? Who do they really listen to? Why? Why do they have that ear," and just go exploring.
So, again, these are five things that you can do in an interview in order to find out whether this is an organization that you should pay attention to regardless of the money or not.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.