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Evaluating a Job Offer | JobSearchTV.com


 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, offers advice about the different factors to consider when evaluating a job offer or many job offers.

Summary

To preface all of this, most people, when they are very young, are exuberant and enthusiastic. Somewhere along the line, it gets beaten out of them. Maybe it's the school system; maybe it's the notion that you should conform with societal expectations. I'm not a play therapist or social worker here. I was just simply say the notion of becoming extreme, of going for the gold of the gusto, going for being exceptional gets drilled out of most of us.

AND, for you, I want to remind you that your greatest success is going to come, not from being another cog in the wheel, not from being another cylinder in the engine, but from really driving things hard and be in an organization that respects those qualities that make you unique.

What do I mean by this?

As a job hunter, you get multiple offers (this is going to be about large firms.. After all, you work in a small group with a large firm) and you have an opportunity to work ... If you're going to be treated as though you're working at the 3rd desk in the 4th cube on the 7th floor in their headquarters building or in a remote outpost, it's very different than being on the line with someone who loves your passion and loves what you bring. Again, that's all about attitude. It's not about big company versus small company. You can have the same issue with a small firm.

For example, someone sent me a message asking whether he has anything to worry about. He is at a startup and they are trying to hire 2 people to work in his group and it hasn't been involved in the interviewing. Why would someone not involve someone on the team in the interviewing when with the small firm? I don't get it.

I will go to my answer. I'll just simply say, "if you are just treated as another object, as just another body that is occupying space that is expected to perform a task, if you are just expected to be a robot executing tasks, that is not a job for you." If you are expected to think and have your ideas really be valued, are you as an individual going to be valued for the creativity that you bring and how you can draw that out from the next employer, that's really the firm you should join.

Again, you just don't want to be another robot in an organization. You want to be seen as someone exceptional and have the opportunity to really thrive and have your ideas heard, respected, not always taken (after all, they won't always be taken), to be someone who is hired for their mind and for their ideas and not just simply because you can execute tasks.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responding to the Offer They Make On the Spot

Making The Decision to Accept or Reject a Job Offer | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers advice about how to decide whether to accept or reject a job offer.

Summary

This is another my daily videos about job search, designed to help you get to the finish line, get hired, be happy in your next job, much more quickly than without having this advice. This video is going to be about making the decision to join a firm.
Now, for many of you, this is a very confusing time. You have multiple offers, or you have an offer that you're not completely happy with. What do you do? Now, there's a process that you go through that involves evaluating what you're looking for in the next job or organization, and then measuring that against what what's being proposed to you, and how well they align. But, experience tells me, there's an emotional component in it as well, that you need to resolve and, frankly, you're going to need help doing that.
Yeah, I provide a trusted advisor service, where I'll sit down and talk with you about your interest goals and motivations. Now, I was a professional recruiter for more than 40 years. I have a Master's in Social Work. I did psychoanalytic training for two years. I practiced as a therapist in New York for a number of years.
At the end of the day, I'm extremely well equipped to help you make a decision, yay or nay, choose between offers whatever it is, instead of trying to go it alone, or asking people who don't have the experience that I do. Takes some time. Reach out to me. Schedule time with me. Let me help you make that choice.
I've helped many people find their next job. I've coached even more about how to get there. And I've answered questions and been an advisor to so many more than that to help people land in quality organizations. Am I perfect? Of course, not. But I'm certainly a lot better than doing it on your own.
So, reach out to me. visit TheBigGameHunter.us. There's information there if you're still engaged in the job search that you could watch, listen to or read to help you find work more quickly.
Sign up for the trusted advisor service. We'll schedule time to talk, help you make a great choice. Again, visit my website and also connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com./in/TheBigGameHunter. And by the way, see that little icon in the corner there, click on it. You can subscribe to this channel and get more videos whenever you like it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Was Low Balled on an Offer! | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/17/i-was-low-balled-on-an-offer-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1496 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question about a tough salary negotiation where he was low-balled by a firm he received an offer from and then received a counteroffer from his current employer.

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.

I Got an Offer AND . . . | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

How Do I Turn Down a Job Offer With Class When The Money Is Too Low?


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/30/how-do-i-turn-down-a-job-offer-with-class-when-the-money-is-too-low

EP 1450. I want to turn down the offer and not have them angry with me.

Summary

I received an interesting question is really geared toward a freelancer by think they can be applied to job hunters, as well. It's basically about turning down an offer. When the money isn't good enough and how do you do it with class. Here's the original note and then I will translate it for job hunters.

This person is a freelance writer and I get cold calls for job opportunities. They are in a position where they can afford to be choosy about which projects they take on. GREAT! This is exactly what everyone should do, whether you are freelancer or job Hunter.

He got a call from someone with an interesting job description but the money was way low for what he normally works on with his clients. He doesn't specify a percentage but just describes it as "way low."

"How do I turn this offer down with class while subtly making the point that they want to hire someone with my capabilities, they need to pay me 8 times what they offered me?"

As a job hunter, you are into problems like this all the time. You get calls from recruiters, you get calls from referrals, that land on your doorstep and the money is way off.

Job hunters often react foolishly by taking it personally. They get indignant. "WHAT!? This job should be paying . . . " They bark and they carry on like a little poodle. They bark at the recruiter. They bark at the manager who has the particular need. They bark at the person who wants to refer them. It's goofy.There is a better way to do it and one demonstrates class

What you simply say is, "I really appreciate you contacting me. It sounds like a great opportunity, but my rate is much higher than what you're prepared to offer for this role. I can recommend people to you and perhaps for the list over to you, but I think you may run into the same problem. For me, this is about 20% of what I normally charge. I will love to help you in the future, but this is way low for me. Here are few people who might be willing to take up on a project like this." Then you refer them to others.

Referring them to others is a classy thing to do. Then, is up to those individuals to decide whether it is good enough for them or whether they should refer the job out to others as well. Doing it in a way with style is to demonstrate that you have people you can point them to is to do it in a way that is not shaming, critical or disturbed in any way by what has been proposed. It is flattering that they reached out to you but, the fact of the matter is, the money isn't right.

Better to do it with style as you requested and just give them a referral to someone else.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

EP 1446. Here's a question from someone about whether or not to follow up on their resume after it is submitted through the applicant tracking system
No BS Job Search Advice

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.

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.

The Almost Perfect Job Can Become Perfect | JobSearchTV.com


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So often, people are afraid to take a new job because it is not quite perfect. Here I address that issue in order to help you make a great choice.

Summary

Now, here, I want to talk with those of you . . . I think it's more applicable to senior level job hunters, but it can certainly be true of more junior people.

It's the notion of "the almost perfect job" can be. Now, for a junior, for a staff level individual ,there's no reason to worry about this, unless you've been out of work for a long period of time. After all, in good markets like the one that we're in now as I'm recording this, there are choices that will exist for you. other opportunities, unless you're in a small town, away from many choices, okay?

But for a senior individual, you're stepping into a fire of some sort. Someone was in the role previously, and they've left. They need to hire someone. Obviously, there was a reason that they left. If they were fired, what were the issues around poor performance? If they left voluntarily, find them on LinkedIn, and talk with them about the situation.

However, sometimes you step into newly created role that isn't quite perfect. And you know, it is just something that's signaling a problem. Maybe your boss seems a little peculiar. Maybe that's about they're different than what you're used to. They're raising an issue around your comfort. Maybe it's something else. The money isn't right. Maybe it's the benchmarks for success seem a little too extreme for you.

I always remind people that, if you've been out of work for any length of time, the almost perfect job really can become that. They're figuring it out as they go along. You're going to figure it out as you go along. This isn't about compromise. This is about facing what the realities are.

And if this is an organization, where you can say to them, "Hey, look, I'm not sure if your goals here are attainable within the period of time but I'd like to try. I hope you wouldn't hold it against me if they were unachievable based upon conditions that we'll talk about as we go along. I want your input if I'm missing something here." If they can respond to that, great. If they can't, you've got to think long and hard if you can afford to turn it down.

After all, the longer you're out, the harder it is to land, even in the C suite. Again, the longer you're out, the harder it is to land. After all, you've already been using your network to find opportunities. They are going to exhaust themselves. Seehey're going to stop calling. Why not just allow yourself to resolve some of the issues in this "almost perfect job" while in it and become the winner that this organization needs, getting yourself back to work, doing something that you enjoy and going from there.

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.” 

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.

Three Things to Remember When You Know They Are Making The Offer | JobSearchTV.com


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There are three things to remember when you are about to receive a job offer. Here I walking you through all three.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today talking about the job offer phase, where they've started to tantalize you into thinking that you're getting the offer. I'm going to work with the assumption that this isn't bs on their part. That they are going to be making the offer. So, I want to start off with assumptions that are not part of the three things to remember.
Assumption number one is, along the way, they've been asking you about what you're looking for, and they've been responding back with certain types of signals indicating whether that's in range. They haven't been talking you down with phrases like, "could you do a little bit better than that," or "What would you say the rock bottom base salary is exclusive of bonus that would allow you to still say, "yes," to us. They haven't been talking you down prematurely and, if they have been, recognize that this has all been part of their salary negotiation, their preparation for making the offer and you've been giving away the potential for money through your answers There's a way to rectify that, that I'm also going to talk about so that when they say, "so do you have anything else going on it?"
"Yeah, I've got two other things where I'm close to an offer."
You'll hear their voice pause for a second because they've been thinking they were in good shape. They want to close this one and get you on board. But this is how you rectify it.
"Yeah, I've got two other things going on. One's talking to me about a salary of x. The other ones talking to you about a salary or y? Both are back in the range to where your original conversations were or even higher. So, you don't want to get ridiculous with the numbers like you make $120 . . . "Well, one firms talking with me about $170." . . . Unless it's true, unless it's true. Again, you always have to be reasonable. And, then, "Who's that going to be with?"
"I preferred not mentioning a specific organization," because part of the reason is that they may have a sense of wage scales and behavior from those organizations and, also, because, frankly, they may pull back.
I was talking to a friend of mine about how her firm now deals with the reality of being in an environment and a new culture where they can't ask about current compensation because where the corporation resides, it's an illegal question. They've decided to give up the notion because I just think it's too hard to track.
For you, you may simply say, "You know, I preferred not mentioning it, but two firms are talking with me about x . . . one firm is talking about x; the other ones talking with me about y," and its at a higher level. That helps to flush up their thinking about comp.

Now, understand, some folks may walk or try to walk away if they hear a number that's too high. Recognize that's also okay, if you would not accept the offer to the lower level. Tou may have to continue looking if the money isn't right.
But the three things I want you to remember is, number one, they want you. They want to make the offer. They want you to join. They are at the point where they've decided that you are the ideal person for them. That is a great position to be in and don't forget it. They have evaluated however many number of people it is, and you are the chosen one. Use that to your advantage.
Number two, and this is a question that they have asked you but now I'd like you to ask them. Number two is, where do you see me three years from now or five years from now, knowing that there's no commitment on your part, but you want to hear them say things like, "we see an upside for you," and to talk with you that potential upside, knowing that there's no guarantee that you'll get it. But the idea very simply is you want to make it clear to them that you're not content to accept the current role without the possibility of an improvement at a later date.
Once you're on board, you're always going to drive for what they were talking about, or what really fits you. Or you may decide this isn't right, because their expectations of you are far less and far lower than where you see yourself. Wouldn't you like to know that before you join?
The third thing I want to remind you of is, often, people get very emotional and react when they hear the number. I always remind people of the line from "The Godfather," that says, "It's not personal. Its business." You have to remember that they may be trying to get you to negotiate.
As soon as you get emotional, you're more likely to make a mistake. Then they know they've got you. The notion of, "WHAT! That's way too low!"
"What would be the right number?" And suddenly you throw out a number at random or based upon their number as opposed to a true number.
Remember, this is business. This is not your wife, husband or partner betraying you in some way. This is a business choice on their part for where they see your value. If they don't value you with the right level, you can get an organization that will value you with the right level. You will have to take longer to find it.
But, so what? Seriously, so what? Go out and get that other offer.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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.

What Does It Mean When They Say “We Have a Finalist And Are Moving to an Offer” | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/10/what-does-it-mean-when-they-say-we-have-a-finalist-and-are-moving-to-an-offer

EP 1461. What does it really mean?

Summary

Here, I have a question from someone that I think is a great question. What does it mean when they say, "We have a finalist and are moving to an offer?"

My answer is very simple. You didn't get the job. They have chosen someone else. The result winds up being that for now, unless you vest a follow-up question, you don't know if you're the 2nd place finisher or the 22nd Pl. finisher.

It doesn't mean that this person has accepted a job offer. They are going to be making an offer to this person. For now, you are out of luck. You didn't get the job. It is really that simple. They have said explicitly. "We have a finalist." If it were you, they would tell you that you are the winner and that they were making you an offer soon. They didn't say that. They are moving to an offer and they are politely letting you down now because they think they will have an acceptance.

What you could have done and can still do is call the recruiter involved in say, "Do you know, if I finish 2nd or further back?" In this way, you can see if there is any hope. Lord knows, firms do make bad offers that are turned down.

The fact of the matter is you are out of luck here and you have to keep looking.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

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Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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

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Getting Leverage in Your Salary Negotiation | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you a technique for getting more leverage in your salary negotiations.

Summary

In an earlier video, I talked about the easiest way to negotiate a higher salary for yourself. If you haven't seen it, watch it on YouTube or a JeffAltman.com. It's a good little video, where you put a hiring firm in the position of negotiating against itself.
Now, one of the ways to get extra leverage in that negotiation is, as soon as you get the job offer, as soon as they say we'd like to hire you, and you hear the price, you want to go for a bit more, here's the tip, I want to add on to that one. And that is, "Wow, that's fabulous. I have a question for you. What made me the winner? What provided me with the edge that caused you to choose me over the others?"
Now, what you're doing is you're getting information from them about why you were the best person so that now you can use that in your salary negotiation, as the advantage to try and get more money out of them, more benefits out of them. With big companies, it's hard to get more benefits but, you know, you can always get more money, he might be able to get an extra day off or two here or there. You might be able to get some, some better upside for yourself in the future.
So again, as soon as they talk with you about the offer, as soon as they extend the salary offer, just turn it around and say, "hey, that's terrific. I'm thrilled. Thank you so much. Hey, I was curious," and then you go into your question.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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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Evaluating The Job Offer | JobSearchTV.com


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In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you of some financial criteria to evaluate before accepting a job offer. 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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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Negotiating: Should I Get The 6 Month Review in My Contract? | JobSearchTV.com


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People sometimes use the wrong language to describe things. Contract? Probably offer letter

Summary

Someone wrote to me with a question. They were a little fuzzy with their language, but I'm pretty sure I know what they mean.
"Hi, Jeff. I'm negotiating and offer (Yay), a salary review after six months is promised. Should I ask for the review criteria to be stated in the contract?"
Two things could throw me in answering the question. Number one is review criteria. Number two is contract. You're not going to get a contract if you're asking this question. So, I suspect, what you really meant to say is "offer letter." So, are they going to put review criteria in the offer letter? And, if you're thinking "review criteria" is "performance criteria for the review," they're not going to do that.
But if you're saying, I want them to put the six month review in my offer letter, that is clear. Here's what I think.
Number one is if their normal policy is not, I will repeat, not to provide a six month review, it must be in the offer letter.
Why?
Because then there's no proof without that being in the offer letter that has been promised to you. However, if this is normal and customary practice, it's going to be in the benefits for sure. So, the thing to do very simply is to say to them, "With regard to the six month revioew, Is that normal r is this some thing that you're doing for me? If it's normal? Where is it in the benefits material I've received as part of my offer?" They'll pointed it out to you. "Great, thank you." Then, from there, you know, it doesn't have to be in the offer letter.
So that's it in a nutshell. If it's not normal practice, it needs to be there. If it is normal practice, ask, "Where is it in the benefits brochure?"

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.