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Leaving a Message? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1430 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers an important tactic for leaving a message when you are networking.

Summary

If you are out there trying to find work, you're probably out there trying to network with people. How are you doing it? Your emailing. Hopefully, you are also calling not just simply hiding behind email and expecting that to do all the work for you. The hopefully not hiding behind LinkedIn and not just simply sending inMails to folks. Instead, if you are going to be calling someone, I want you to think about the message that you are to leave for them proactively.

I had a few calls recently were people left messages that were absolutely awful. It was clear that they were thinking of what to say on the spot and, as a result, 1 of them did leave a phone number, another one forgot to give me any way to get a hold of them... It's ridiculous.Just be clear about what you want to say when you call someone.

If you are networking, simply say, " I wanted to reconnect with you. It is been a long time. Please give me a call back at ..." In very simple ways, leave messages that are clear about what you are trying to accomplish AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU TELL THEM HOW TO REACH YOU!

By the way, follow-up with an email just because folks are busy, the more likely to get the email if they are in meetings and act on it quickly . Then they might with a phone call. Leave a voicemail but follow-up with an email.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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Soul Search. Research, Job Search | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/07/soul-search-research-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1427 I speak with former Martha Stewart Living Radio Career Coach Maggie Mistal about the questions to ask yourself and those preliminary steps before going out and starting to look for work.

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)

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviewing Is Little Better Than Flipping A Coin -- Here's How To Improve Your Odds

The First Things to Do After The Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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The interview is over. What do you do? Here are a few ideas I have that allow you to learn from your experiences.

Summary

I thought I would do a show today that talks about what to do immediately after the interview. I'm frankly surprised I haven't done this but when the idea came to my mind, I went back and I really didn't see anything I'd done that address that. So, I thought I would do a show today that deals with after the interview, what you should do almost immediately . . . like leave the building, but after that, here's a couple of things I want you to do. That's because my belief is you can learn from the experience, and there's information that you can glean from them that will help you if and when you're invited back.

So, the first thing is, "What did they ask you? Specific questions? What did they ask you about and how did you answer the questions? In retrospect, did you hit on the points, or did you miss on something? Yeah, part of the reason for that is I want you to learn for the next interview, whether it's with them or with another firm, how you can perform better. That's because it's kind of like watching tape after a sporting event.

Great athletes, to use football, for example. football players watch tape of their performance. They look at the defenses. As a quarterback, did I read the defense right? How did I miss that? How did they disguised their their defensive alignment that confused me? What could I have done differently?

I sit with my coach and I'm not trying to sell you coaching right now. But, you know, I sit with my coach to do a debrief about what I missed here and what I read well, and how I reacted, so you want to remember, review and chunk down? What did they ask and how did you answer.

This is the next thing I want you to think in terms of and this is very important. If you're invited back, what seemed to matter to them. Now, "the matter to them" part of this ties in very well with what I call the best question to ask on any interview, which I've covered any number of times. Go back and watch my video on the best question to ask on any interview and when to ask it.

It starts off the interview talking about finding out about the role and I teach you how to do it. And now, I want you to compare it with what you're picking up from their questioning as to what seemed to matter to them. As you go on in the interview process with the organization, particularly in second and third interviews, did you discern anything new from the first interview with HR, with the team. They may talk about one thing, but as you get further along the road, you start to pick up new little tidbits of information, write it down. Write it down because it's important to remember. When you get to the decisions and once you're on board, if you go on board, it's important to remember these little details because they can be pivotal to your success on subsequent interviews, and once you're on board in the new job.

Energetically, what's the place feel like? Did it have the kind of energy you like working with? For those of you who like a quiet space, was it quiet? For those of you want a lot of action and interaction with people, was there a lot of energy and noise in the room? What do you feel like there? Is there someone there that you should write a thank you note to because I do believe thank you notes are another selling opportunity that so few people exercise.

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about a handwritten note. I want you to email a note to them pretty quickly and to use that note as an opportunity to reinforce the positive things that you communicated to them that relate to what they're looking for. Ideally, you want to rectify any mistakes that you made in the course of your interview.

What went well? What didn't go well? This is about you're learning here. How did you perform well? How didn't you perform well? What did they say to you that really struck a responsive chord? What gave you a cause for pause? That second thing, the cause for pause, gives you follow up questions that, on subsequent interviews, you can ask clarifying questions about.

Is there someone there after the interview who you would want to connect with on LinkedIn, drop a note to, things along those lines. Drop a note to isn't the, you know, "Hey, thanks for making time to speak with me." It's about the real relationship connection. But, first things first. Is there someone there who intrigued you, who you'd want to connect with on LinkedIn and try and develop a relationship with?

All of these are variables that it's important for you to review as part of your growth, part of your professional development. If you ignore them, you're missing an opportunity to get better at what you do.

Give yourself criteria for evaluating the opportunity and help yourself perform well as subsequent interviews.

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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paying Attention to Body Language . . . Their Body Language | JobSearchTV.com


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Job hunters tend to be so focused on themselves and forget to pay attention to cues

Summary

Now, Today's show is about body language and, most of the time, when the conversation of body language comes up, the focus is on the job hunter in the interview. But today, I want to get you off of yourself and thinking about the interviewer and what their body language is like.
Do they appear intent 10 minutes into the conversation? It's easy at the beginning. They're focused in on you, right? They want to hear your answers to a couple of basic questions. Then, you notice them starting to drift a little bit. You may catch their eyes flicking through the lower corner of the screen where there's an alert that popped up, letting them know about an email. You may find them covering their mouth to stifle the yawn, or you may notice that they're now selling to you pretty intently, because they're really interested. To me, that's the biggest indication of employer interest is when they start to do most of the talking because the more they talk, the more they like you. Pay attention to some of the cues that are set off.
Now, ao often when I worked in recruiting, and now when I coach, I hear much the same thing. When I say, "how did the interview go?"
"Oh, I knocked it out of the park. I did this. I did that." Then, when I probe a little bit further and ask, "so when you think about the interviewer, were they paying attention a lot, or did they seem distracted in some way."
Suddenly, there's the realization that maybe they really didn't knock it out of the park, because they couldn't hold their audience. Remember, interviewing is like putting on a movie or a play. You have an audience in the theater, right? You want to always make sure that your audience is completely engaged and mesmerized by you.
If you don't do that, the liklihood is the reviews of you on Yelp are going to be pretty bad, right? So, I just want to remind you, pay attention to them and their body language, not just simply yours.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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.

Welcome to Leadership | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

SUMMARY

I had a delightful moment today, where I watched a TED Ted TEDx talk that was done in Holland, in October 2018 by my friend, Alain Hunkins. The title of the talk, “The Basic Truth Most Leaders Neglect.” It was fun for me because Alain quoted something back to me that I told him some years ago.

To set a context, we’d gotten together for lunch one day, after he had finally gotten certified for this difficult, comprehensive training that we both gotten approved to run. I brought him a gift afterwards and the gift was a T shirt.

On the front of the T shirt, Alain reports, he shows it very proudly in the talk is the word,  “Leader” across his chest. He says I was so happy to receive it from you and he felt approved and seen. He then reports how I had an impish grin on my face and said “Turn it around.” What I had printed on the back, was a bull’s eye. It was a target on his back. The audience just breaks up laughing. Then he reports back and I don’t think I quite said it as well as he did. But what I said is, he reports it is “Welcome to leadership. As a leader, you are always a target. If you’re a good leader, you’re the target of people’s trust, their respect, and their admiration. But if you’re a lousy leader, you’re the target of people’s disappointment, their criticism and your blame.”

As a leader, you’re always a target. What type of leader . . .  that’s your choice and will ultimately depend upon the quality of your connection with the other person.

Folks, whether I said it exactly that way or not doesn’t matter. It is true. You have a choice because, as a leader, you’re always in a situation where people are evaluating you and critiquing you and looking at you to see whether or not you meet their standards. You won’t always do it. That’s a given. But, to set out and try and do it all the time is a worthy goal, not because you’re trying to receive their approval, but because you will get their admiration, their trust and their best from them from that point on.

 

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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Meet Up with People to Network With | JobSearchRadio.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to look beyond LinkedIn with your networking efforts.

Summary

For most of you, you have gotten lazy and use LinkedIn as your exclusive networking tool. . It doesn't do enough for you to have the interpersonal communications that are necessary for people to trust that they can refer you.

Yes, you can collect lots of information from LinkedIn; however, it is hard to do. The relationship building, you need to do.

Here's another way of doing it.

When I think of networking, I think of meeting people person to person. 1 of the best ways of doing that is with Meetup groups. Finding Meetup that relates to your area of interest in your geographic area of choice. Attend some meetings. Participate. Talk to the person who runs the MeetUp. You develop a relationship with them. Be friendly.

Suddenly, in a few months, people want to help you. That's really what the networking is all about-- connecting with people so that they want to help you because they like you. They trust you. They believe that you know what you claim to know so they refer you.

When all is said and done, LinkedIn is great. Don't neglect MeetUps. They are a terrific way to make the connections that are necessary in order to get yourself in front of firms.

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.

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.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTuneIf you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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

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

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

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I know I had experiences in my career where I interviewed for jobs I should never of taken that turned into the job from hell. I adored signals. Are you sensing or seeing any of them?

Summary

When I was job hunting many, many years ago, I remember visiting an agency, because I was doing recruiting at the time and I'd been introduced by someone that they hired from my firm. So, I had a referral. I had a backer with the firm who has some substance. I walked in, had five hours of interviews, and was made an offer.
I said, I'm going to accept the offer however, I want you to know, I can't start right away, because I'm in the process of doing an international adoption, I'll be able to start on such and such date. They said, "Great."
Along the way, as I thought back on it, there were signals that were sent to me in the course of the interview that this was going to be "a tough place to work." That was their language.
There was a person working for their firm, who, frankly, was a liar and represented themselves as being an owner of the firm when they weren't. There was a person there who, when I called up to say, "Okay, I'm here to start," said, "you are?" I had that reaction from them.
When I visited the firm, there wasn't a lot of energy in the space and, at that time, I was a high octane guy. Now, I'm still intense today. But my behavior was really intense. And there were one or two nights where I woke up really uncomfortable. And when I talked about with my wife, there was something that I was muttering in my dreams, that translated, excuse me into, "what are you doing?"
I worked there for a long time and I did very well. But there were something deep inside that basically said this wasn't right for me. I sucked it up. I wasn't happy there. For the longest time, I put on a good facade. But it was not a happy situation for me.
For many of you, the signals are pretty similar. You go in there, and you see neurotic people, they're jumping around, they're bouncing off the walls, there's a tension in the air and you're not a high octane person. And you figure, "Oh, this is a great place! Look how lively they are"! But it doesn't fit you. Or the converse.
I was speaking with somebody recently, who is a high octane woman, and interviewing at places that energetically weren't going to suit her. She was trying to, you know, make excuses for them. I said, "What's going to happen on the first sleepy Monday, when you're ready to dive at something, and they're all trying to do work avoidance?
You know, there are signals that employers send out in the course of interviews that we need to pay attention to. One of the signals in the story that I told was "the tough place to work." Another signal was they were shocked when I actually said I was going to start, and they want to talk with me again, because, in their mind, there wasn't a chance in hell I was going to be joining.
You know, there are many more signals, including, and this is my personal favorite topoint out to people, they say they're going to make a decision on such and such date and they don't communicate the change. As a matter of fact, they stopped communicating all together. They go dark. Then, two weeks later, they call up and said, "okay, we want to make an offer."
How many times have you ever heard of someone turn around and say, "Where have you been in the last two weeks? You said you'd call me on such and such . . . "
"We weren't ready to make a decision."
"And you decided not to call me during that time to let me know of the change. You wanted me to chase you so that you wouldn't take my call, right?"
So, there's lots of messages that firms give out if you pay attention. You know, it's like recruiters. People complain that they don't get back to them. But recruiters are sending a signal to watch the behavior. Don't listen to the words as much. The behavior is going to tell you far more about the job, than the promises that are made by people who may not be there at the time that they need to deliver on them.
So I hope you found this helpful. At the end of the day, do what feels right, not just what you think is right. Understand, your body's going to need to live with the consequences of what the mind chooses. And I'm not saying to exclude the mind, but to take your physical and subconscious reactions into account as well so that, in this way, you have a whole picture of what you're stepping into, or stepping away from.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stupid Resume Mistakes | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/01/20/job-search-radio-stupid-resume-mistakes/

Ep. 224 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses another stupid resume mistake that too many job hunters commit.

Summary

This is 1 of my favorite mistakes people make-- including an objective.

Objectives are a residue from 40 some odd years ago when it was too complicated to type a cover letter.. Why? Because back then, you type in a typewriter, if you made a mistake you used white out (a product that many of you will think, "Huh?? What's that? .. It was a liquid that was designed to allow you to cover up mistakes she could type over them again). It looked real good. When you send a resume (please note losing sarcasm). Copying was not as ubiquitous as it is now. It was expensive to have your cover letter copied. As a result, people opted for an objective on the resume to talk about what they wanted to do for the next organization.

Let's fast-forward to today. The outcome of an objective is to accomplish the same thing. However, when you read them, they say 1 of 2 things – – they are bland and boring. They will say something like, "I want to work for a progressive organization where I can use my talents and grow... On and on and on. The 2nd way they are used makes them very limited. "I am looking for (they describe something very limiting and very specific). As a result, they really had and toss your resume out or deleted because you disqualified yourself because what you described tells them that you would not be interested in the role that they have.

Ditch the objective. Just don't use it. It is a waste of time. It will only hurt you. And accomplishes nothing positive.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Hunting is Getting Frustrating. Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions?


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/02/15/job-hunting-is-getting-frustrating-does-anyone-have-any-suggestions/

Yeah. I do. Follow my advice carefully. It will make a difference.

Summary

I wrote a short ebook for Kindle. $0.99. I'm going to summarize it for you.

By the way, the way I'm selling it now. It has 2 additional features. A guide to writing resumes and a guide to interviewing. Even knowing how to do this, it is still worth buying for those 2 items.

Here it goes. The book is called, "Diagnosing Job Search Problems." Here is how to diagnose them.

Assuming that you have the skills required, if you're not getting interviews, your resume sucks. If you're not getting calls from recruiters based upon your LinkedIn profile, your LinkedIn profile sucks. If you are getting initial phone interviews but you are not getting invited in for in person interviews, you don't know how to do a phone interview. If you are getting to a 1st round in person interview but no invitations back, you don't interview as well as you think you do… You see where I'm going?

You can diagnose the problem. Every step along the way.

You don't do a good job selling yourself in any of these modalities. If you are not getting results. So, break it down for yourself. That's how you diagnose the issue.

At the end of the day, what you need to do is make changes. There, I can't help you right now because I don't know what you doing in order to give you specific advice. But, for job hunters. In general, JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has a ton of great content to help people find work and correct mistakes that they're making in the job search . AND It is not enough to watch a video or listen to a podcast or read a book or what have you. You have to put into practice

I was coaching someone yesterday before the interview. He's a guy who isn't particularly sophisticated, very talented in what he does but he needs some work. Suddenly, after starting to work on my site, he has interviews going on. He asked for some advice for how to prepare for in person interview because it was the 1st 1 that he had been close to 20 years; he went on his interview on short notice, well prepared, did a great job. The hiring manager told him he was the 1st person in the door, I'm away next week, let me know if anything changes for you… All the right sort of things, doesn't guarantee these getting the job. But he put on a good show and feels good about himself.

Why? Because you learn what's necessary and has been practicing in order to execute. Great athletes practice. Michael Jordan? Lebron James? Pick the sport. There is not a person in the game who is not practicing relentlessly and you walk into interviews and you wing it.

By the way, you have, how much experience writing resumes? Zero. You may read them as a hiring manager, but that doesn't make your resume writer or good interviewer. Trust me. 40 some odd years of doing this… Most of you guys are awful.

Get help. Get a coach to help you. I'm not talking about a third-party recruiter because all. They are going to do is coaching into a job that they represent. They're not there to represent you. They are representing a client of theirs who was trying to hire someone and they are going to try to "the nests you" into that job. That's fine up to a point, but it is not impartial advice.

Get some help. In a coach. Don't just simply rely upon friends, family, former managers… You know, people who know little more than you do. Maybe? These people haven't been through it as long as I have.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has more than 400 videos, podcasts, books, articles, all designed to help you find work more quickly. In addition, you can ask me questions and, as I did with this person, I will prep you on interviews, help you with the salary is and I'll walk you through different steps of the process, personally.

Again, that is JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. Hope to see you at the site. Hope you have a great day and, you know, you need help. You are an amateur in this area. I will finish this up by saying, we've all heard of the 10,000 hour rule popularized by Malcolm Gladwell….It takes 10,000 hours of focused work in order to become expert at something.
And you have, how much experience writing a resume?
Interviewing,

I can go on and on with this, but you are a babe in the woods and you don't know what you are doing., Acting like an amateur. Do with the professional athletes do – – get a coach. Practice with that approach. Get better. You'll get a job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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.” 

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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What Should I Do If I am Rejected For a Job I Love? | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/02/12/what-should-i-do-if-i-am-rejected-for-a-job-i-love/

Being rejected for a job can feel very painful but there are two things you can do and one of them may help you win the job you love.

Summary

"What should I do after being rejected from the job. I love?"

He or she follows by saying, "I'm desperately looking for a job in a foreign country where I got my degree and finally went to the final round for position. I love. The positions I can apply for our rear end, after the final interview, they said, 'No.' I feel so devastated and don't know what to do next."

With regard to this firm, it's over for now. I say for now because it doesn't mean that you can try working there for other positions or other opportunities. The fact is, you have been turned down for this job. What can you do?

Answer. Learn from this. What did you do, right? What could you have done better? Where was the background just to be superior? Where was adjudged to be not as good as the person they chose?

You might try messaging back to the firm and says to them something along the lines of, "I'm obviously disappointing choice, but I would like to learn from the experience. I understand you chose someone else. I am not going to argue the point. Where did you perceive the other person was superior to me?" You have to keep the promise of not getting into an argument because then you will knock yourself out from years to come because everyone there will remember you. Not only that, when they leave, they will remember you at the next firm and block you from joining there.

I understand you have an issue because you are looking for something in a foreign country, and you may be dealing with visas and other bones of contention that this firm was willing to handle for you. This job is gone and all you can really do is learn from it. If they tell you, "We didn't find you strong enough in such and such," improve upon it. If they say, "you are too aggressive," look at that as to whether it was true or not. If they say you are not aggressive, look at that and see if that was true or not. After all, sometimes there is pushback because they are afraid that you're going to try and argue with them. Sometimes there is pushback in giving an honest answer. for a million reasons, including, they are too busy.

What ever it is, from the vantage point of view, this is a learning experience. For now, you are not getting this job. The person that they hired may not work out. You might just put a tickler in your system for 60 or 90 days out that politely says, "I know you hired someone for this role, but perhaps they are not performing as well as you would've liked. I thought I would reach out and see if you are satisfied."

You may not get a response which actually is a response. But, this is a fun way to see if by some miracle, there's an opportunity for you to reenter the scene here. Not right now. Like I said. For now, you have to learn from it. In the future, do like I said and put a reminder in your phone to contact them 60 days from now, 90 days from now, as if they are completely satisfied with the person they hired. I suggest this because there's a statistic about employer remorse related to people that they hire.

I think the statistic is that 60% of hiring managers have buyers remorse after they hire someone. Take advantage of that. See it see if there's a possibility that you can reintroduce yourself if you are not goofing now.

In the meantime, you're getting information about how you can improve and do it so that this way, if the miracle happens and they do want to talk with you again in 60 or 90 days, you've done some work to improve yourself in the area that they perceived the deficiency today and you can do a better job.

This strategy applies to any job. It's not just the foreign job. Any job for which are turned down, try to improve and see if in 60 or 90 days after you've gotten the notice of rejection whether they are completely satisfied with the person they hired, and whether they consider talking with you again.

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. 

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

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.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone

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

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.