google-site-verification: googleb943d61bcb9cdbf7.html
JobSearchTV.com

Should I Volunteer That I Am Interviewing With Another Company During An Interview | JobSearchTV com


I received this question from someone through LinkedIn about whether they should tell a firm that they are interviewing with another company.  

Summary

So, the question they sent was, "Should I volunteer that I'm interviewing with another company during an interview? I interviewed with XYZ the other day and had two interviews with DEF. I am also scheduled two interviews with XYZ and have a third schedule with DEF. Should I inform DEF about the interviews with XYZ and vice versa or only if they ask .
This is one of those scenarios that seems complicated but it's actually pretty easy. Up until the point where you're being signaled that you're getting a job offer. There's no point in raising this as a subject because, often, firms throw their hands up in the air and say, well he prefers the other one." So let's just lay back and see what happens or they slow down the process because they realize they can't get you or get you at a reasonable price so they start to slow down. It's rare these days that firms accelerate things.
You know, they really have to be excited and, if they're on a third interview, I'm not sure that they're going to jump through hoops. I know that sounds counterintuitive, but think about it for a second. You're on a third interview and this person's telling you about another firm that's interested and, I like your organization, but I've got this other firm that's interested that I don't want to walk away from.
Now, I know you may be tempted to rush things but, generally, organizations aren't. They have their process. They don't like to feel rushed. They've made bad choices in the past. They are discouraged from rushing.
So, the way I would play this is to sit back and wait a little bit and, at the point where you're being signaled that you're getting another offer, that's the time to raise it as a subject with the second firm. So if XYZ says, "we're working on our paperwork to extend an offer to you," or "we have one more interview and then there's an offer," or "one more interview and then we'll make an offer," doesn't mean that you're getting an offer. You just have a fourth or a fifth or whatever number it is.
I'll just simply say that the way to play this is, at the point that you're getting the signal of the offer, that's really the time to let the other firm know that there's an offer that's forthcoming. You're interested in them, but, kind of like in a dating situation, what are your intentions? Will we keep dating forever or are you interested in proposing marriage? If you're interested in proposing marriage do you want to talk with me about it a few more times? We've got to accelerate this thing because I'm getting this other offer. If, thus, they back down, recognize that you're going to be focused in on that first offer.

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 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 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.

Job Search Radio

You Run Into Several Types of People When You Interview for a Job | JobSearchRadio.com


When people interview for jobs and hire people, the jobs and people generally fall into a few narrow categories.

I speak with Jeffrey Goodman of Careerhearted.com about the general roles and categories of people you meet.

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.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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 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-

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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.

Job Search Radio

Branding And Job Search | JobSearchRadio.com

On this podcast, I interview Richard Lewis, the author of “Why Hire Jennifer” and the former global manager of Absolut about the importance of branding in a job search.

 

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.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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 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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Gig Work is Coming. Be Prepared. | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/10/gig-work-is-coming-be-prepared–nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1252 Things are changing already. Gigs and work is coming. Shouldn’t you be prepared?

Summary

The world of work is changing. Don't believe me? Look at government statistics. The government already reports that many many positions are being filled by temporary workers. I want you to think ahead to the next recession. I don't think it's that far off. But let's say it's two years from now or three years from now whenever it is going to be, I want you to think of your work in a particular way.
I want to be clear. I'm not being critical of Outsourcing. This is not about sending a jobs offshore. It's about how firms will probably start looking at at their employees and repositioning them yet again for the longest time. They've been repositioned them is temporary workers. But imagine now that they're thinking in terms of tasks what gigs can they hire people for and then you have them leave so as you start to look at your work.
I don't care what profession you're in, particularly if for the white collar workers who think this doesn't affect them. This is very much about you. Start breaking up the tasks that you do Into discrete components and start thinking of how you would market your skills and ability along those lines.
So, for example, if you're a developer, you know, there's the part of you where you already know you are doing user interface design, or doing work for mobile devices and the discrete skills for each of those. But break them up even further. Now, there are people who do wireframing, for example, who are exquisite with that. There arepeople with UI design background ,with user experience design background. Break everything up into discrete functionality.
Are you great as requirements gathering.are you someone who works on delivery and implementation. Whatever it is, People in the grants business,-- think in terms of proposal writing. What's the different elements that go into your work that you could break up into components and sell to other people in the way of a service?
Now. I also want you to think in terms of setting yourself up "on the side" now with work that you can propose that's going to help you, shall we say, supplement your income? You see, for a lot of folks, working on the side is going to be extremely important to them in terms of keeping food on the table if they lose their jobs.
So, again, what can you set up now using some of those discrete skills so that, if you're out of work, you buy yourself staying power. I don't think jobs will come back as heavily with the next recession as it eventually did with this one. I don't want to go into the reasons now. I'll just simply say if I'm wrong, there's no harm.
But if I'm right, you'll have been well-positioned to find her next thing and to stay out of work longer because you have other sources of income coming in.

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 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.

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

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

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.

JobSearchTV.com

Should I Always Answer When a Recruiter Contacts Me? | JobSearchTV.com


What do you think?

Summary

Should I always reply with a recruiter contacts me? That's today's question. Now, why does your recruiter contact you? They've got a job available. That's reason number one. Reason number two is they're trying to get you to refer someone to them for a job that's available. They think you're hiring someone. They want you to introduce them to someone who's hiring at your firm .Those tend to be the four basic reasons.
Now why should you NOT resond? You have no interest in what they're peddling. Okay, perfectly valid reason. The issue is () () or let me just debate back with you () sometime in the future, you may need them and, yes, you can say, " well they'll work with me anyway, I've got a great background," but why would you turn them off and not try to build a relationship with them?
You can always reply by saying. "Hey! Thanks for reaching out to me about that position. I'm not really interested right now." You can refer someone to them who might be interested or you can simply say, "I don't really know anyone who's looking who might fit that role but I do appreciate your reaching out to me." if you don't want to write that out? Create a signature file in Outlook or created in Word If you're using Gmail or Yahoo mail or one of the web-based services so that you can automatically copy and paste iti in.
If they are looking for a referral, you just respond by saying, "hey, thanks for reaching out. I don't know anyone who fits that profile who? Might consider something right now. No one's voiced it to me and I hope to hear from you in the future if you think there's something that makes sense."
They think you're trying to your hiring someone. You can respond by saying, " I'm not trying to hire right now and I appreciate you reaching out with the offer to help ."
They want an introduction. "I don't want to introduce someone to my boss who I don't really know well, and I'm a little busy right now to get to know you. So, no disrespect intended, you have to go a different way. "
All of these are very quick emails that you can pre write that allow you to communicate, not be rude and just very simply say. "Thanks, but no thanks,"in one way or another. Obviously if you're interested, there's a different response that you have.
But ,you know, I'll simply say it's not a lot of effort to offer quality results. So, don't just blow them off and ignore them if they're reaching out to you through inMail. It's costing them money to do that. LinkedIn will penalize them. If you don't respond. If you do respond, they get credited back the inMail to use towards contacting someone else.
Don't penalize people who are basically trying to help you. Yes, they'll help themselves in the process. But so what ?So what ? They're trying to help you by reaching out to you about an opportunity. You've got a free will and a choice. You can say yes or no. If they have reached you had the right time or what they say piques your interest, terrific!
But my belief is that every time you have an opportunity to build a relationship with someone ,you try to do it, especially if they're in a role where they can help you in the future.

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

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.

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

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.

Job Search Radio

Whose Career is This? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/03/27/jeff-altman-the-big-game-hunter-reminds-you-about-whose-career-this-is-anyway/

EP 269 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you about whose career this is anyway.

Summary

Let's talk today about YOUR career. Not your employers view of your career. But YOUR career.

Most people I run into abdicate responsibility for their careers to others. They let employers make decisions about it. They give away their power to the business that is paying the check and wonder why, at the end of the day, they are discarded.

When all is said and done, YOU have to take charge of your career. YOU are responsible for the outcomes that occur and YOU have to make decisions that affected. No one else.

If you abdicate responsibility, you get what you deserve. YOU are supposed to be in charge.

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.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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 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

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

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.

Job Search Radio

Don’t Forget These Groups for Networking | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/03/06/dont-forget-these-groups-for-networking/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a number of groups that you should join apart from those on LinkedIn.

Summary

You know, yesterday, I was interviewing someone for Job Search Radio who reminded me of something that I think I want to share with you and that is, when everyone's fixated on networking online and they're fixated on LinkedIn groups as a place where you can get leads and information and stuff like that, they're forgetting one thing. And that is there's another place where they're great groups, they're very active where you can create an impression. That's Facebook groups. There are alot of Facebook professional groups and you just have to search for them using search on the top of your page. So, home ,on the top use the search area and try to get a search going for as tight a set a list of criteria as possible.
So, you don't want to just search jobs because, if you're an IT, you're going to wind up with the plumbing job, or if you're a plumber you may wind up with the engineering job. You don't want to do that. You want to get as specific as possible, including location to see whether or not there might be some things in your town or your area.
For example, if I'm using the example of the New York, and I live in a small town in New Jersey ,the likelihood of the small town having a group is going to be pretty small but I might try Northern New Jersey. I might try New York City or New York as part of the search criteria. Get involved and active if there are specific areas.
For example of IT and you're interested in or have experience and you want to network with others, go to that specific function then try and look for something by location and see whether you turn up something. Otherwise, just backtrack and go to the function, but ,when all is said and done, remember Facebook has groups, too. They are very powerful and very effective. They're very talkative. Get involved.

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.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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 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

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

of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

What Is a Safe Meal Choice When You Are Taken Out on a Job Interview?


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/08/what-is-a-safe-meal-choice-when-you-are-taken-out-on-a-job-interview

EP 1250 What should you order and not order with they interview you over lunch or dinner?

Summary

So the question is, "What is a nice safe meal choice when you are taken out on a job interview?"

The classic suggestion people make is order the same thing the hiring manager does. I am not a big fan of that. I want you to think of the logic system of here. There with me while I walk through it.

Obviously, you don't want to be eating a lot of hand food like barbecued ribs. It is just messy. You can't look good chomping on a rib. You just can't look good. Even if you are taken to a barbecue place and they are telling you that the ribs are great, you can always respond by saying, "I know! And it's an interview. I can't look like a barbarian in front of you," And tease them back.

The advice I usually give people in terms of safety is (1) avoid the drinks. Let them have an alcoholic drink. You stay on bottled water. You stay with seltzer and lemon. I want you to have your wits about you.

2. I want you have a couple of different choices of things to order. Asked them for advice and asked them for degree of guidance, but wait for them to order. If they encourage you to order 1st,Respond by saying, "I'm having a hard time choosing between a few different things and I'm looking for you to give to give me some clarity here." Basically, what I want to do is to have 2 or 3 different things in mind and, based upon what they order, pick something that you would have, not the same thing about something you would have that might be similar.

The ideal thing is, "knife and fork food." Show good manners here. If they are going to order an appetizer, entrée and dessert, order an appetizer, entrée make a decision about dessert later. You can stick with coffee or tea or continue with the bottom water or seltzer. Whatever it is, just keep it simple for yourself.

You want to be sitting there while they are eating. You may leave them feeling uncomfortable. By the same token, you don't want to be over eating, so pick things that are lighter rather than heavier. They have a you you are, the less likely you will be crisp in your answers.

Again, be well mannered. Knife and fork, not picking it up like the whims example I gave you. You always want to look polished, professional ,, and remember that the goal is to be presenting yourself in a polished way, eating properly, not acting like a barbarian. Not over eating. Not taking advantage of their expense account. You want to have manners.

Again, no drinks. Have a similar type of food to what they are ordering. Similar quantity. I think it's more likely with women (if that seems sexist, I apologize) you might have a large salad at certain types of lunches and you can get away with it and guys are less likely to. I tend not to worry about women in this regard; it's more men who are not coaches of what to do.

Like I said, entrée, appetizer (if they are ordering an appetizer). If they're having an appetizer, make it salad. Make a decision for yourself about what makes sense at the front end of the meal. Then go for An entrée similar to theirs, but not identical.

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and “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.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Are LinkedIn Profiles Still Relevant? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/06/are-linkedin-profiles-still-relevant-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1248 What do you think?

Summary

The question is, “Is having a LinkedIn profile still relevant?”

Usually this question is asked by a younger professional, a recent grad, not a lot of experienced individuals, those kind of people. So, I want to speak to you in terms of investing.

If I told you putting two dollars a day aside had any sort of meaning you might scratch your head and go, “Two dollars a day? What’s that going to do for me?” Well, if you had zero interest and put down two dollars a day, you would have over $700 at the end of the year. You would have over $1400 at the end of two. And you have 3500 at the five. This might get your attention.

LinkedIn is kind of like that, as well, in that the investment in time and effort in a LinkedIn profile and becoming involved on the site pays off big dividends later. Here's how.

Recruiters are basically looking for people to fill jobs. That's corporate and third-party recruiters. So, both are on LinkedIn looking for backgrounds to fit jobs. So, you start getting messages from firms are trying to hire. So, you have to think of your profile in terms of SEO. Thus, you keyword optimize your LinkedIn profile to draw attention to yourself. You become involved in groups and you start doing networking online through LinkedIn.

The investment in time and effort pays off at times when you really need to make a change. Like, if you think you are going to get laid off in the next 30 years of your career, 40 years of your career, trust me. You are wrong.

So, making the investment NOW in building your profile out, keeping it up-to-date, regularly (like at least twice a week), take the app, logon, see if anyone's trying to reach you. Do that regularly and you are going to get tantalized by some of the jobs that people present to you.

Opportunity is going to knock and, even if you're not interested, you can start building relationships with people just by basically responding say, “Thanks. Not really a good time for me to change jobs right now. Keep me informed of other things. Okay?”

Doing that is how you, in the current economy, I'm not saying five years from now it might not be different, but for now, LinkedIn is the place to be for job hunters. Don’t miss out.

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. 

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Advice for Baby Boomers | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/04/advice-for-baby-boomers-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1246 I was asked a series of questions in advance to an interview for a podcast that, I believe offers great advice for Boomers.

Summary

I have been invited to be a guest on a podcast dealing that supports an audience of baby boomers and they asked me a few questions, in advance since I’m going to be speaking about job hunting. Since it's dealing with Boomers, they asked some questions targeted to Boomers and I thought some of this would be very helpful for my audience.

So, the first question’s how is working with Boomers different?

The biggest challenge of working with Boomers is how easily they cop to the excuse of ageism in job hunting. “How do I find a job now that I am 60 or 65? I'm going to be interviewed by someone so much younger than me. Boo-Hoo! Boo-hoo! They are going to see me like there mother or father and they are going to reject me.”

My experience is, most the time, Boomers are so confident in themselves and their abilities that they spend no time preparing for interviews. They can’t backup their stories and they are blown away by an interviewer who sees as a fraud, representing knowledge and experience that they can't defend. So, I want to encourage you, first of all, take the time to be prepared for interviews. Don’t go out there and wing it.

So, the top three tips for Baby Boomers is to (number one) preserve and enhance your network of contacts. I have the belief that the next recession isn't that far away. Certainly, we are closer to it than we are to the last recession. After all, the last one was 2007-2009. It was a huge debacle and now were years later. Do you think we’re six years away from a recession? I don’t. So, if you're in a management role, you are likely to be targeted because, frankly, that's who gets targeted in most of these recessions. You are expensive, the cost of benefits, you are older, it's cheaper to keep people around and if there are five manager supporting 35 people, they may decide that three managers is just enough and to make those three work harder. So, you have to be prepared for what could be a layoff.

So, you network. You get a leg up on your competition for when you are job hunting, and you start proactively activating your network with a bunch of, “hi! How are you,” phone calls. You start acting proactively to enhance your network. Get involved with trade groups, organizations and places where you can develop relationships with people.

Second thing you do is update your resume NOW. Even though you're not looking, it just makes sense to have it ready in case you needed it, rather than in the midst of the crisis you are suddenly trying to think of writing a resume. It’s hard to do it under those circumstances,

You are feeling a lot of pressure. Everyone's asking you questions. You feel like it just doesn't make sense to you. You update it now. You update it every three months.

Last thing is you start conserving capital now so that, in this way, if you are laid off and not ready to retire, you have greater financial flexibility and staying power in your job search. The last recession hurt a lot of people because they were out of work for a long periods of time. You can also, by the way, start a business on the side, using your expertise or using one of the talents in order to create revenue opportunities for yourself. That’s also going to give you staying power.

So, this is my favorite question. What's the biggest challenges or concerns you see Boomers experiencing regarding job search. Boomers, like their older brethren, don't listen, don’t prepare and you become shocked when they been fire you.

“How can they do this to me? I have been so loyal!” Like Michael Corleone says in the Godfather, “it’s business. It's not personal.” So, you have to do things to look after your own interests and do a great job but you also have to act like the CEO of your own business with your family as your board members.

After all, job hunting doesn't have to be hard, difficult or painful, let alone take as long as it usually does. The skills that are needed to find a job are different than the skills needed to do it and they just involve practice in preparation. Whether it's networking, you can get better at networking. Interviewing just requires practice. Resume writing or the willingness to outsource your resume to someone who can write it well … You put things in place now when you're not stressed that will help you in case, suddenly, you are laid off.

So the last question is, “what would you tell a Boomer to do now, today to get started making changes?”

The economy operates in cycles. Although it may feel good now, the fact is another recession's on the way. Being prepared now is smart business. Don't wait until the knock on the door and someone opens it and says, “Can we see in the conference room for a few minutes.”

That's obviously too late to be prepared because you are about to be handed the notification that says you have been let go, what you’re final date is, what the buyout package terms are… all that stuff. You will freak because that's what most people do and understandably. All I’ll say is you have some time now. Get ready now.

As Jim Rohn says so well , either you run the day or the day runs you.

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.