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Make “Someday” Today | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 118 Putting  things off, procrastinating, taking action . . .these are a few of the things we cover on this week’s show.

Summary

SEGMENT 1. No BS Coaching Advice is my show where I like to talk about things related to life, the universe and everything and I'm currently doing it as a weekly show, just like I started off with my other one but it may evolve over the course of time into more frequency. Today's show, well, again, it's one of those synchronicity shows where conversations suddenly yield a show idea.
This, frankly, came to me over the weekend where I was talking to a dear friend who lost someone important to them, someone that they loved very much and she said to me, "Love them while they're here." I said, "Great reminder. I think that there are times we take people for granted in our lives and they're not going to be here forever."
Folks, we can miss out on some blessed opportunities to just be in connection and not postpone the moments. You know, one of the classic scenarios is we'll start living life when we retire. We'll go traveling more. We'll do this together. And the reminder I'll have with you is make "some day" today. I'm going to repeat that one. Make "someday" today.

SEGMENT 2. I'd like you to take a moment and think of the metaphor of a parked car. I'll use my son as an example from when he was very young. He would go out of the house and get behind the wheel of the car and imagine that he was driving it until, of course, we'd freak out a little bit, feeling that he actually had the car keys and was actually going to pull the steering wheel, pull the shift into into gear, release the parking brake as he was, and still is, very, very observant.
So you know, just imagine yourself behind the wheel of a parked car and with that, imagine you're going somewhere. Every time someone says, "What would you like to do," and you say, "I'm going to think about it," it's like being behind the wheel of the parked car. You're imagining it at best most of the time. You're just pushing the person away but, if you are actually thinking about it, you're imagining that you're going somewhere, and you're imagining that you're doing something.
But here's a fact for you. You're missing a lot of the variables. You think if, suddenly, you're going to crash, or suddenly you're going to get to the destination and you're missing a lot of factors. You may be missing traffic. You may be missing the fact that it's raining. Now, I'm going to put the wiper blades on. A lot of details that you're not seeing because you're behind the wheel of a parked car. . . and the parked car really isn't going anywhere.
The fact is, you can't steer a parked car. You got to be in motion, right? You can't get to where you want to go to until you're actually driving! It's the same thing with so many of the things that you say I want to "think about." The only thing you really have to figure out is whether I want to do this thing or not do this thing. That's really it. Everything else is trying to steer a parked car.

SEGMENT 3. So, let's assume for a moment that you actually are going to think things through, what's the process going to look like? Are you going to sit in your living room with a newspaper, being semi-distracted, and hoping it happens in your mind while you're reading something (like people actually read newspapers these days). But let's say you're there with your iPad, and you're multitasking. You're extensively thinking about it. But you're actually on Facebook, for example, or LinkedIn or some other thing. How much thinking do you think you're really doing?

Probably 5% thinking and 95% the other thing? Okay, let me quadruple it. 20% thinking. Because what winds up happening is you're distracted. You're not really engaged in a process of thinking?
Do you ask people for advice or input into your problem or do you think you have to be the one who thinks it through? Maybe they'll see things from a different perspective than you. It's good to get input, because you don't have to have all the answers.
You could hire a coach, but start off with people that you know, like, trust and respect. Ask them for some advice. Lay out the scenario. Don't withhold anything. Lay out the scenario openly. Then, just simply say, "this is what I'm thinking of. Do you see anything that I'm missing that at least helps move the needle forward?" If you're actually going to think about it, which I frankly, don't think you will. But hey, let's go along with the myth and I'll just say that you can keep going through the charade of "thinking about it." Most of the time, what you really need to do is take action. I'm going to say that one more time. Most of the time, most of you really need to take action because all you're doing is procrastinating with a fancy title.

SEGMENT 4. Tuning out, zoning out, whatever you want to call it, your mind is not in the game. It's on the sidelines, observing . . . maybe. That's it under good circumstances. Most of the time, you're just not a participant, you're going through the motions.
Frankly, I don't like it when I go through the motions. I want to be in the game all the time. I want to be playing hard. I want to be focused on winning. And, you know, the game may go on forever, but I want to be putting in my best effort because I'm happiest when I put in my best effort.
You may hate your work, you may really dislike it and you're gonna have to change jobs or change your circumstances or change your attitude. But, you can't go through life tuned out, zoned out, not playing hard.
All that happens is you start to get sloppy and your life goes by much faster than you like. After all, as I've said on the show, many times, a lifetime is not a long time. We like to think of ourselves as being immortal but life has a way of showing us how foolish we are to act from that belief.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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What Do Hiring Managers Think of Resumes with Quantified Accomplishments? | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/01/03/job-search-radio-what-do-hiring-managers-think-of-resumes-with-quantified-accomplishments/

If my resume describes actions that “increased revenue by $1 million,” or “Increased productivity by 50%,” are hiring managers generally impressed, or do they assume the numbers are all made up? Do they want to see numbers like that?

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.

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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.

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.

Is It OK To Ask People for Help in Your Job Search? | JobSearchRadio.com


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The simple answer is easy; the detailed question is more complicated. 

Summary

Someone asked me the question, "is it okay to ask people for help in your job search?" I have a simple answer but it becomes more complicated when I go into detail.

The simple answer is, "Absolutely!" You have to ask for help. You don't know everyone and you don't know everything. You need to get help.

Let me start with the "know everyone" part of this. If you just answer and that you find online, you're missing the bulk of all positions are available. The statistics show that 70% of all positions are filled. As a result of networking and 70% of those 70% are filled as result of introductions to people you did not know at the beginning of your job search. In other words, people you know introduce you to other people who they know, but you don't. Or the 2nd level connections introduce you to people that they know. As a result, you have to get past your original contacts to get to an individual or a firm that is trying to hire. You have to ask people for help in order to do this.

Let me go to the "advice" definition of the word help. Sometimes, the people that you ask for advice/help are not particularly knowledgeable and, in that respect, it is not is not a good strategy. You see, even if you get to someone who actually is knowledgeable, like a recruiter, they talk about their limited perspective. They answer questions from their self-interest. They tell you about a job that they are representing and how wonderful the firm is that they are representing and how the hiring manager is fabulous… They talk on and on and on saying a bunch of nothing. What are you really learning about this company anyway?

What are you learning about your resume? What are you learning about interviewing? What are you learning about salary negotiation? What are you learning to expand your knowledge in order to get a job? Yes, you are getting an interview through the recruiter, but you are really getting anywhere.

Even when you ask friends, what do they really know anyway? They got a job. Great! Have you ever asked him how many jobs they got turned down for before they got this 1? Or how many resumes they sent out that didn't get results? They found the job by accident.

If you talk to people who hire, they know what they look for when they hire, but they don't know more than that. You are getting a limited perspective. Lord knows, I interviewed enough hiring managers who look for work to know the real story about how poorly they do on most interviews and how frequently they are turned down.

Asking people for advice can become problematical. Much too often because these are the right people to ask.

I'm someone who is filled more than 1200 positions when I worked in recruiting, do executive job search coaching now, I have a lot of great information that I have curated at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com that will help you.

I want to encourage you to get a job search coach like me. Again, my site is JobSearchCoachingHQ.com which has the best of my content that is available to help you with your job search . Plus I answer questions from people.

Asking for help is smart. Asking the right people for help is smartest of all. You can be asking people for help with introductions. In that instance, I would tell people to tell people what you know, what you can do, what you have done as you. Do this do this in a few seconds or less, making sure that they only have a single thought to hang onto.

Tell them what you are looking for, so that in this way, if they hear about something they can point you to it. If they stumble into something, they can refer you.

In terms of advice on the job search, get you an expert. Don't just talk to amateurs and get their advice. Otherwise, the blind is leading the blind and you are not going to get to where you want to.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Can I Get Away with Using a Fake Reference? | JobSearchRadio.com


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I answer a question for someone about whether they can use a fake reference and get away with it.

Summary

I was asked the question:

Can I get away with using the fake reference?
I'm not going to give you the morality speech.  I will simply say that it is absolutely wrong and it is possible to get away with it, but harder than you think it is.

It's possible to get away with it. If your "reference" has been properly briefed, speaks with confidence, understands the field of work that you are in, can talk in detail, not just simply about the simple work that you've done, but about the more nuanced work that you did for your organization.  Most people can't pull that off.

This is 1 of the ways that people get caught.  These days there is LinkedIn.  Someone says that they work for your firm and they don't work there.  Lo and behold, you are exposed as a liar.

They can't speak in detail about you – – what you did and how you went about doing it. Any follow-up question other than name, rank, and serial number questions receives very thin answers and lo and behold, you are a liar.

Is that how you want to lose an opportunity? By faking it?

Let me also going one extra layer. If you have to think the reference to get the job, you're probably not qualified to do the job will probably be fired.

Do you want to put all your blood and guts into getting a job and then, because you're not really qualified, get fired?

Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.

A quick story. In days of old, someone told me about how they went so far as to send someone in for their medical exam before they were hired! When it came time to do the drug test, because the real person look different and had a different handwriting than the person who is actually taking the test for them, they put a splint on the hand of this person. They got away with it, except when the person was on board, the person was fired for drug use.

Invariably, the chickens come home to roost.  You really don't want to do this but recognize, if you do, you are putting your career at risk yet again.  There is something you are not qualified for in this job and need to have a liar life for you.

Don't do 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 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. 

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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
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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.” 

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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Dealing With Cost of Living Differences | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/11/22/job-search-radio-dealing-with-cost-of-living-differences/

Moving from a lower cost of living area to a higher one often poses challenges for job hunters. Here, I answer someone’s question about a move to Seattle.

Summary

I received the question from a luster that I thought was very good so I thought I would cover here. The question is, "I live in New Jersey and in interviewing with a company in Seattle. They're having a third interview with me for position at a general manager level, but they haven't asked me what my salary requirement this." They did asking what he was currently earning at the time of the 1st interview. Wisely, the job hunter has looked at several cost-of-living sites like Bankrate, Sperling (bestplaces.net) and CNN Money.com, Salaryexpert.com is between 13% and 21% more expensive than where he lives now. They all indicate that the salary in Seattle should be more to maintain his cost-of-living.is a more expensive area to live in.

The person asks whether it is reasonable for person to ask for a cost-of-living increase plus a salary increase in order to come to work for them. For example, if he stayed in New Jersey and took a new position, he would expect to get a 15% to 25% increase without having to move. It is reasonable to ask for an incentive increase on top of the cost-of-living increase to maintain a standard of living (ie. A 13% cost-of-living increase +20%)?

He goes on to say that if he gets an offer, it is a believer to be anywhere near his present salary +33%, which is what it would take me to move. This is based on information coming from Glassdoor plus the company is offering RSU's vesting over 7 years. He goes on to offer a few more details, but is asking for advice.

1st of all, let me start by saying he was wise that you went out to do some research here. The research has taught you that there is a different cost-of-living between the 2 areas. For example, if a person from Seattle moves to Florida, salaries are lower, cost-of-living is lower, housing is lower , yada, yada, yada. The reverse is also true. A person from New Jersey moves to Seattle and they find it more expensive.

Should you deal with this? Absolutely! You have to deal with it, certainly before you fly out and meet with them. It's wise of you to consider how to present this. For the purposes of this next interview with the general manager, unless you know this is the final interview, if this is 1/3 interview, like you say and it is not the final interview, you are still in selling mode. You want them to fall in love. If the role, no love, no money, no job. Keep selling. If it is a standard 3rd interview.

Now if this is a final interview, you need to address the salary stuff. Not not as rigid as you because my experience tells me the salary survey sites are notoriously inaccurate. After all, they pull certain people who are more likely to respond to salary surveys. Often the data is provided by organizations who is interested is to demonstrate that your salary is too low.

For example, some years ago there was a salary survey done by recruiting firm. Everyone salary look like they were making too little money. Using their interest to suggest, "You're not making enough money. You should change jobs! You should come to work for 1 of our clients."

If you are talking with them and it is a final interview, you need to address this in a casual way. If the money conversation comes up you can gracefully say, "This is what I'm currently earning. In case you weren't aware of it, there is a cost-of-living difference between where I live and where you live. I can't just pretend it doesn't exist. I don't plan on living with 3 roommates if I come to Seattle to work for you. I need to be compensated fairly for my move."

That he mentioned in his note that there are RSU's and the firm will counter with that. You need to respond to that by saying, "That's great! That's my future upside. For now, I need to pay bills. The difference between New Jersey and Seattle is between 13% and 22% (what ever it was again). That's just to make me hold with what I'm earning now. It doesn't advantage me in any way from a compensation standpoint. The fact of the matter is I'm not changing jobs just for a lateral. Now, to you, you may look like a big increase but to me it is a lateral just to get the same cost-of-living as to what I have now. AND I don't know what the cost of an apartment is comparable to what I'm living in costs in Seattle. I'm just working with data here. You need to be prepared to give me a decent sized offer here."

"What's a decent sized offer?"

"My current salary PLUS the salary differential to make me whole to the Seattle cost of living difference PLUS an increase."

They will probably attempt to do it on the basis of 13% because you said that the differential is between 13% and 21% (Instead of telling them 13% to 21%, tell them 18% to 21%). In doing so, you're giving them a sense of what is going to take to bring you on board. Now is is likely to blow up? With some firms as well and would someone wont.Let's not be foolish here. If it's going to blow up. It's going to blow up.

So if you are still interviewing, where there is the 3rd interview or the 5th interview, probably, this conversation should occur yet. If it is the final interview,It has to get laid out for them somewhere along the line here.

If they ask you whether you have any questions, you can respond by saying, "I just want to know how much I really love this job here.It is a terrific organization and I would so much like to come to work for you. At the same time, I have to look at the compensation, as well.I look at the cost-of-living difference between New Jersey where I live and Seattle, I see 18% to 21% difference between the 2 areas."

"Where did you find that out?" Then you give them websites with the higher ranges to look after themselves.

"If I just got 18% to 21% increase, that just balances things out to where I am now. You are not advantaging me in any way."

"But what about the RSU's?"

"That's not going to pay my bills. That's going to compensate me for all the effort in all the time that I put in for how many years until they become fully vested? For now, my focus is on getting an increase. It's not just simply an increase based upon my current base salary But all my cost-of-living increase and the base

You have to get it addressed. You cannot ignore it.Otherwise, they will extend an offer based upon the lowest possible pointThere will likely be turned down by you and you will have wasted even more time..

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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)

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

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,

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

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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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

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

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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.  

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

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Job Search Radio

What’s Your Problem With Finding a Job? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/11/02/job-search-radio-whats-your-problem-with-finding-a-job/

What’s the reason you’re having trouble finding a job? There’s one big one I can think of.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, God Big Game Hunter. , I coach people and organizations to play BIG! That can be in job search, in your career, running your organization.. I just want to help you become bigger.

I've done videos about how to diagnose job search problems but I'm just going to ask you a question. "Why do you think you're having a problem? What's the issue that standing between you and finding that next position?"

Before you go, "No, jobs," there are jobs. A lot of firms are hiring and a lot of companies can't find people.

"They are bigoted. They don't like people like me." Older workers are getting tired; younger workers are getting hired. Minority workers are getting hired. A lot of people are getting hired, but why are you getting hired? I have a few ideas going to pose the question because I would rather have you figured out for yourself and not just simply rely on my answer which I get to in the second.

Think about it.All these people from similar groups to you are getting jobs. People in your line of work getting jobs. People in your city in your line of work are getting jobs. People of your race, age, national origin, visa status . . . All these people getting jobs. Why aren't you? What's the problem?

The answer, most of the time, I will let you learn the secret . . . You. You are the problem.

You are the issue to getting a job because you're not doing what you need to do even though you think you are, but you taking the lazy way out. Let me give you a few examples.

Your resume isn't getting results that you keep sending it out over and over again to every freaking job that you see online and you're wondering why you are not getting results. What that you tell your resume? What you have so professionally write the resume?

"Oh! It's so expensive that some will write my resume for me." It is not that expensive AND you are not getting results! Think about it. It's more expensive not to have it done that did just do it because you are just not getting results. That's number 1.

"I am not getting interviews. There are no jobs for someone like me." Well, there are jobs for people like you. You have to start digging deeper and you have to stop on the looking online, you have to get out and about talking to people and doing networking. Networking to people who you don't know today who can help you in the future.

"No one is calling me from LinkedIn." Well, it is your profile. Your profile sticks. Fix-it. Hire someone to fix it for you. Hire someone to critique it for you and let you know what the problem is.

I can keep going on and on but I'll just simply say, if you visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com, that is a site where you are going to get coaching from me, not just simply videos and podcasts, and articles. All, my books are there. That's available as part of your membership. In addition, you will get one-on-one advice from me, short calls where we can work on situations that you have to deal with. Longer coaching calls or discounted. NOTE: it is now $ 49.99 to join. You get $25 off a coaching session with me. This is wonderful!

Instead of just hitting your head against the wall and missing out on opportunities that you could be getting, you are the problem. You are the issue in this because you are unwilling to change. You just want to keep doing it over and over again in the exact same way . . . And it is not working and you are expecting a different result! How smart are you?

I don't care with academic progress you have or don't have. You are not acting smart. And, in all probability, it is feeling hard. It feels like another job that is undesirable. Let me help fix this for you.

Visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. Sign up and become a member. I will help you. It is really that simple. I will help you.

I hope you found this helpful. Have a great day.

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.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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.

No BS Management Advice

Bad Management | No BS Management Advice


No one wants to be abused at work. Not you. Not your team.

Summary

I'm back with more no BS management advice to help you be more effective in your role.
My Dad used to work for a company in New York when he was still alive. He came to the United States from Eastern Europe, was a hard worker, that was very clear. He was out the door at 4:30 am to a place in the Bronx, and, initially, commuted from Brooklyn on the subway. Eventually my family, before I was born, moved to The Bronx . . . we actually moved to Manhattan and then to The Bronx so he could be out the door at 4:30 am and he, generally, would be home in the area of 7 or 7:30, sometimes, 8 pm, have a bite of dinner, fall asleep in front of the TV and repeat this five days a week. Sometimes, he would go to work on Saturday; he was a bookkeeper until later in his life. He was an employee who eventually bought the business from the son of the founder, a man who wasn't interested in running the business and kind of ran into the ground. That's a different part of the story.
When he worked for this firm, I remember times where he had his two weeks vacation, and he'd get a phone call or a message left for him at home while he was at the one day he went to the beach. He was asked to come back into work because they need him. You know, getting time off at all was a minor miracle, and he never really got it.
I think of that in the context of how employers, how managers, sometimes weaponize their work environments to create torture that drives people out the door. That wasn't my Dad's story, but we live in very different times. And these days, people have choices
So, I'll simply say, if you do stuff like that, if you talk about, this friendly collegial place where everyone pitches in as a way of subterfuge to getting people to work overtime, but if they need a couple of minutes off or need to leave early, or attend the kids game or play or something, and you're basically saying, "Sorry," that's weaponizing, that's torturing your people.
If you have no respect, like in my my Dad's situation for their personal time or their vacations, and you're calling them while they're on vacation, come on, folks! What do you think is going to happen? Eventually, you're going to drive them out the door, especially if you don't listen to them during their time in.
The fact is there are a lot of managers who rule with a smile but they really are looking to manipulate. I hope that isn't you. But, understand, that there's an impact where you're causing employee turnover. If that's what you want, great, because you're sending the message that folks are disposable, and they get that. I'm sure that really isn't what you want, but you're feeling a certain amount of pressure from your management, and you've got to flip it back to them and go, "I'm going to lose people. I've already lost people previously. And the impact is going to be even more crushing. Get me more headcount. We can't really deliver more."

Try that every once in a while, instead of being the cat in the story about how someone's yelled at at work, so they leave the office and they yell at the next person they meet. Let's say it's a person on their staff. That person leaves and yells at someone on the train or on their commute. That person leaves and eventually gets down to they get home and they yell at the cat. And the cat looks up and goes, "What did I do?"
Well, that's really what's going on. You've got to break the chain from above so they get the idea that there are limits to what they can pull because, otherwise, You are just another cat been kicked.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Subscribe to the “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast.” 

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Why Won’t They Give Me Feedback When They Reject Me? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/11/11/job-search-radio-why-wont-they-give-me-feedback-when-they-reject-me/

One of the great complaints the job hunters have, both from corporate and agency recruiters, is that they do not get feedback when they are rejected for position.

I explain why firms don’t give feedback to job hunters. 

Summary

Why don't companies give feedback?
I am going to give you very, succinct answers.1. By not responding, they are giving you feedback.Your background doesn't fit a job you applied for. That is very clear feedback. You just don't like it. You want to be told why.

Why they don't tell you why they don't respond to your resume or chose someone else to interview, why your interview, cause them to reject you in the 1st place, the 2nd plot point, the final interview… Why aren't they communicating?

Why should they? Because you want to know? When did you wind up on their payroll? When did you become the individual that they were supposed to focus on?

"Oh, it would be very nice if they did that. It would show great respect and care for me if they did that."

That is not the job. Their job is to fill positions and to hire people to do stuff.

"But it would only take 2 or 3 minutes!"
Not when you start arguing with people and that is really what happens a lot of times. People go, "But but but but but… I know I can do this job!" And there is no convincing them at that moment that their background doesn't fit.

As a result, firms have learned by the behavior of your predecessors not to risk wasting time by giving you honest information.

Sorry, the people who have preceded you have soured the well. They have poisoned it by arguing. They've done it by behaving in ways that cause employers, "Screw it. There is nothing in it for us. Don't bother."

I know as a third-party recruiter, every once in a while, I have shown mercy and have told someone what has been said. I want to acknowledge that at times I have heard discriminatory things from firms and I argued with them about their bigotry and been taken off the vendor list as a result. I won't stand for bigotry.

That's the issue, often with employers. They don't want to be identified as bigots because the real reason is you are too old, you are too young,, you are to this, you are to that.

If it is a knowledge issue, let's break it down further.

Your resume doesn't show that your background fits the job. Sorry. What else are they going to tell you. They didn't respond.

They saw better resumes. "What made those better resumes?" What difference does it make? Your background wasn't good enough to get in the door.

If it is in the interview phase, I must, in all honesty tell you that you already know.You know there are points in the interview that you didn't perform well so just accept the fact and you learn something from it. 

You don't have to be told to your face that the issue was your performance.

Duh!

You sensed it during the interview, you lost their attention at particular points… If you are a fresher or an entry-level person at 1 of these mass interviews (a firm brings in 40 people), a certain number of people performed better than you, they had better education, the better answers to interview questions, they prepared better for the occasion.

A lot of the reasons you don't get results, I cover at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com because the issue often is lack of preparation or poor preparation. I coach people through the site and answer questions. But, more importantly, I provide time by offering great content that you can review at your leisure. Videos, podcasts, articles, all my books are there to teach about job hunting. Everything is there that allows you to learn you need to know in order to be effective with your job search. 

You don't need them to tell you. You see where it is breaking down. As I've said many times, if you are not getting calls about your resume, your resume stinks or you don't demonstrate that you have the skills to do the job that you are applying for.

If you're getting to the phone interview, but not being invited in for an in person interview, you don't phone interview well.

If you invited in for the in person with the hiring manager and you are not invited back,… You see where I'm going with this? Everything in the process gives you feedback.

The thing you need to do is improve, not whine. That's really what this question is. "Why didn't they give me any feedback? I want to know why question!"

They are telling you and they are giving you feedback. The system demonstrates why and where it is breaking down. Don't be foolish. Just improve.

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.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

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.