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Why Aren't Recruiters Reaching Out to Me on LinkedIn

The Easy Way to Let Recruiters Know You’re Interested in a New Job on LinkedIn | JobSearchTV.com


There is an easy way to let recruiters know that you are open to a new position, what kind of job and where. In this video, I’ll show you how to set it up.

Summary

I want to show you something that most people don't pay attention to on their LinkedIn profile. So here's let me just show you this on mine. So, the first thing I'm going to show you is, as you scroll down your dashboard, you can see this thing called career interest. Notice, let recruiters know you're open. So let's click on that. Hit's going to take us to the career interests dashboard.
So the next thing is, let recruiters know that you're open. LinkedIn makes the point of saying, we take steps to not show your current company that you're open, but can't guarantee complete privacy. I think they can be pretty good about it. But I just want to point that out; it is worth turning on.
Share your career interest. Now, where are you in your search? if you click on that, "actively applying," "casually looking," "not looking but open to offers," "not open to offers." So I'm just putting it that way, because I'm not looking for anything.
"When would you like to start a new job?" It gives you a sense, gives you a number of choices- as soon as possible, 1-3 months, 4 to 12, I'm willing to wait for the right opportunity.
Add a title. You can start typing in different titles. So I'm putting my own which is coach or head coach or assistant coach or a life coach or a health coach. And again, different types of titles are available to you. I'm going to use a couple of IT titles here. Developer (It helps if I type it correctly). Again, it gives a couple of different options for their drop down. Remember, LinkedIn always likes it when you use something in their data dictionary. So again, use their options, not anything else.
Near my home. And again, you can change this. The address is going to calculate the times and provide you with recommendations. Anywhere in the world! Now, again, different types of location options. Type of work-- full time or contract. Now for you contractors who might be watching this, hey, you're looking for another assignment, right? You click on this, you indicate that you're active, because your assignment is going to end. Never change this. Company size. Type of industry. Again, folks, this is something that's real simple to activate. It will take you about three minutes, tops, more likely a minute and a half to two. And, yes, They are going to try to upsell you on a couple of things with these options here, but you don't have to select them.
I'll just simply say, as you know, LinkedIn is a great platform. Finding out additional information about opportunities, activate these things so people are reaching out to you.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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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.

The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Humanize Your LinkedIn Profile | JobSearchTV.com


Most LinkedIn profiles are very dull and boring. Here, I interview Stephanie Nivinskus of Sizzleforce Marketing about the top 10 things you can do

 

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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preparing to Job Search: Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Right


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/08/16/preparing-to-job-search-getting-your-linkedin-profile-right

EP 1198 This advice focuses on your LinkedIn profile.

Summary

Now, I want you to understand that LinkedIn… resumes our used when you are hunting for a job. LinkedIn is designed to draw people into you, to allow people to hunt for you when they have a position to fill. The chief magnet, the chief bait that you are setting is your LinkedIn profile. So, your profile has to be good in order to attract people because more and more agency and corporate recruiters, usually LinkedIn as the play pen for finding people

So, what do you do? How do you go about doing this? The answer is simply creating a great profile. So, starting off with a great professional photo, even if you have to pay for head shot, do it. Dress properly for it you don't have to be in a suit and tie, but certainly not the tuxedo shot from the wedding or the ballroom dress from a wedding. Those are not good.

The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. Yes, you might say accountant, but. From there, let's say, SOXS or compliance or risk an audit. Do things that will attract people to you and the nature of the work that you do

Then, from there, the second most important piece of real estate is the summary area. There's a lot of text that you can use there to write about yourself. Don't use that hokey kind of “I'm a team player who will do whatever it takes to get a job done.

It doesn’t work and it is just fluff. Go into a lot of detail about what your capabilities are. At the end of it, put your Email address and phone number there to make it easy for recruiters to reach you. Why? Because you want them to reach you, right? You want them to reach out and contact you about opportunities. Even if you're not aggressively looking for a job, you want that to happen so that you hear about choices?

Because, at the end of the day, people who get ahead are not the ones who work the hardest, and they're certainly not the smartest. The ones who get a head remain alert to opportunity. So, why are you putting roadblocks in the way?

So, this one is number two. This one's a subtle one. The job title under your company name. So, company name. As you start the type it in except So, for example, if you use JPMorgan Chase, if you're working there, for example, the correct way of spelling it on LinkedIn is the one that will auto populate the field. Use it. Don't use the incorrect way. Same thing with job title. You want to use a uniform title with the way LinkedIn describes people. So, if you type in “executive” LinkedIn may not recognize that term.

If you type in “g m” but it wants “general manager,” you ought to use general manager. However LinkedIn suggests you fill in that title area given watch with typing. Hello there, the auto suggests that you fill in that title area, you want to demonstrate uniformity with the way that LinkedIn describes people when they are searching for someone like you to be found found.

If you're out of work, do not have a completion date for when you stopped working for the firm. Keep it to present. Why? Because in the LinkedIn search engine, they will push you down lower down the pantheon of search results by being out of work than those who are working. So, use that little deception but, at the same time when you talk to people, make sure that it's obvious when you finish up.

Lastly, people are going to respond to you. Check in on your LinkedIn profile at least daily at a minimum, if not multiple times a day. People our reaching out to you because they have jobs, you will have jobs available, and you're looking for one. Don't keep them waiting.

So if they don't choose the contact you directly, if they are messaging you through LinkedIn, you want to be able to respond quickly.

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 what 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 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.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.”

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

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

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

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

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

When Applying on LinkedIn, Should You Also InMail the Recruiter?

Should I Connect With Everyone on LinkedIn or Just People I Know? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/09/12/should-i-connect-with-everyone-on-linkedin-or-just-people-i-know

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers the question of whether you should only connect with people you know on LinkedIn or with everyone.

Summary

So, this question’s is about LinkedIn and the question translates into, “Should I connect with strangers or just with my friends on LinkedIn?”

There are two schools of thought, one that was initially propagated by LinkedIn which says only connect with people you know and the other one that says with everyone . . . And their are places between those two extremes. I tend to operate between the two extremes. Let me give you the case for only connecting with people you know.

The original idea of LinkedIn was to create an environment where social proof was created for people in small networks. So, in that model, if a friend of yours, a professional colleague of yours was looking for a position, you would write a recommendation four that person that would appear on their LinkedIn page (and you should be doing that, by the way, and not just “they’re a really good guy,” or “I really like her a lot”) a really good quality professional recommendation for someone. Again, I digress.

The original model was networks of people who know one another who can support one another in finding work, introductions and the like. Now, understand, I am member 7564 so I remember those days. In other words, I was among the first 10,000 people ever signed up on LinkedIn. And I conducted myself in that way for a long time. I’ll simply say that the LinkedIn algorithms favor those with larger networks and they are able to sell product to people like me who want to find individuals with small networks. After all, and this point, I have 23,00 1st level connections. In the LinkedIn universe, that’s some mega number. However, if you're outside my network or that mega number, I can't find you.

So, LinkedIn sells products like LinkedIn Recruiter to me (when I still did recruiting) to be able to find someone like you. As a job hunter, as a career professional, you want to be able to be easily found so that opportunities present themselves to you there.

You may not want to get “inundated.” I respect that and whether you're a larger network or in a small one, LinkedIn is selling the Recruiter product to people who find you anywhere. So, your goal is to always make it easy for people to find you because, professionally, think about it for second.

The person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest or work the hardest . . . Although those are great qualities to have. People get ahead by being alert to opportunity. Sometimes, those are internal to your firm. More often than not, they’re external to it.

So, given that you those opportunities, statistically our more probably to be outside of your firm, you want to be found. That doesn’t mean you have to respond to every opportunity or every offer (although it's courteous to respond back, saying, “thanks, but this isn’t my time to consider other opportunities. Keep me in mind for future things”). No problem whatsoever. But, again, you want to be found and, in doing so, you need to be more networks.

Now, let me go to the other extreme, which is was called a LION-- LinkedIn Open Networker. I don't participate in that and the reason is, in my former line of work, I don't want to help someone who might be a competitor, who will fill a position at a client of mine because they found someone in my network, because they’ve got a small network period but by getting connected with me, get access to my huge network period if I make a mistake it, I don't want to help someone make $20,000 or $30,000 at my expense at a client of mine.

So I don't accept connections with other recruiters and I don't connect with profiles that look like spam profiles (they have two connections. They are in Nigeria on and on and on or they have that aquamarine blue background behind them as they photographed you can't quite tell if that's a real image or it's something that is a drawing. So, I don't accept connect with profiles like those. You can pick your own criteria. You may say I want to connect with recruiters. That you're prerogative. I don’t think it’s smart on your part but, hey, it's your life and your choices.

At the end of the day, I think you more advantaged by getting into a large network. So, whether you are a student or an experienced individual, build up your connections. Look for Open Networker groups and connect with people. If you are in the US, connect with lots of US people. That doesn't mean you have to connect with every real estate agent, financial planner or whomever, but look for people in your line of work who might be part of these open networks and that's can build up your contacts so that, as you aggressively start looking for things, there are going to be up opportunities that people can find you easily for.

Don't forget to put your phone number and email address in the summary area of your LinkedIn profile so that way if a recruiter wants to reach out to you, they are able to do it by direct email and not have to spend money on inMails. inMails in are expensive for recruiters, both corporate and third-party, and LinkedIn does limit the number of inMails that they can send.

So, again, put your contact information in the summary area of your LinkedIn profile.

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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

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Should I Respond to an InMail About a Job I Am Not Interested In? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/18/should-i-respond-to-an-inmail-about-a-job-i-am-not-interested-in

EP 1260 A good question that deserves a response.

Summary

"Should I respond to an inMail from a recruiter?" The short answer is "yes," but let me explain why.
The recruiter reached out to you to propose a situation. You're not interested. That's okay. But the goal is to create a relationship with people who might be able to help you. So a polite response that says "thanks, but no thanks," or. "Thanks, but I'm not looking right now," or "thanks, but I don't know anyone who'd be qualified. Stay in touch," or "thanks. But I'm not interested," whatever it is a quick note of response starts the opportunity for building relationship.
Why do you want to build a relationship? So that this person feels like they want to reach out to you again.
And, before you start going, "oh, why would I want to talk to a recruiter?" Because they have job opportunities that may help you at a certain time your life or your career. And, if you are arriving cold, then they don't really know you well enough to want to really recommend you. So, that's reason number one.
Reason number two is kindness. LinkedIn charges if you do not respond to an inMail within 90 days. So, they deduct inMails from the recruiter's account If you don't respond to that inMail within 90 days of it being sent. You should be on daily. and,if not daily, every second day at least checking you inbox for messages and doing a variety of things on LinkedIn to market and promote yourself .
After all, if you just lurch from job search to job search when you are desperately in need of finding a new position, you're not doing the work of career planning and career management. You're just getting out there and looking for a job all the time and it takes a long time to build things up so you start getting results.
So I'm encouraging you respond. Answer. Quick things. It doesn't have to be a big long production, but, just simply, respond so that you benefit by the relationship building and they get the second benefit of having the inMail credited back to them.

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.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.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Getting Known on LinkedIn | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/08/getting-known-on-linkedin-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1428 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to become known on LinkedIn as a subject matter expert and explains how to do it.

Summary

I'm a big fan of the LinkedIn blogging platform. If you go to your LinkedIn profile and look at the search box across, not the very top, the one on your homepage, you'll notice a pen or pencil and if you click that, there is a place where you can write articles, post videos and podcasts... Articles, videos and audios that you want to share with people on LinkedIn.

When all is said and done, as I talked about this, a lot of you are saying to yourself, "I'm no good at this. Who is going to want to read my stuff?" There are people who are following you with whom you are connected who will want to read your stuff they want to get your ideas. Along with the idea of it being no good, frankly, it probably won't be at the beginning. As time progresses, you will get better. Like everything else you've done in your life and your career, the more you do it, the better you get.

You'll start reading other people's articles, watch their videos and listen to their podcasts and notice the ones that you like and don't like. You'll notice people who are influencers. LinkedIn is cherry pick them and you will see that they have tens of thousands of views and, sometimes, thousands of comments. Don't compare yourself to them.

What will happen is that they will people will start to follow you based upon what they say, who are not even connected with. They are going to be interested. The 1st time you write or publish, you may only get 10 or 20 people or 5 people reading what you wrote. The more you do it, the more people start noticing it and start reading it.

After you have written it, there is a place underneath the headline where you can share it on social media. Sharon on Facebook. Shared on Twitter. Sharon on Google+. On LinkedIn, there are 2 ways to share it. One way is to share it with your connections; another way is to share with the public. Start with your connections and, at the same time, share 2 groups that you remember. From there, come back and share it with the public. Share with the public several times over time because people log on to LinkedIn at different times and they may not see the 1st post because they were not light at that time. But they may see the 2nd 1 or the 4th 1. Don't do within 10 minutes of one another. Wait at least 6 hours before you re-share it.

At the end of the day, what you want to be doing is building a following of people who see you as a subject matter expert. At this point, my 1st level connections I think I have about 14,000. I have close to 16,000 were following me. That includes connections and other people who have chosen to follow me.

You can create the same momentum for yourself. My message about job search is a specific one. You are going to have one about something completely different. Get out there and get seen as a subject matter expert because, at the end of the day, opportunities are going to come to you because people see you as being an expert.

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.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Responding to an Inquiry Through LinkedIn | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/05/responding-to-an-inquiry-through-linkedin-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1425 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter asking about how to reply to a LinkedIn message from a prospective employer.

Summary

The question goes like this: "Should a job seeker respond to a LinkedIn message from your perspective employer, assuming they are interested in the job?" Short background. "I contacted ago in the industry am looking for work in and he sent the message a few hours later, outlining a new position in this firm in saying that he thought we could be of value to each other. Other than saying I love to hear more about this position, what should I say?"

In this particular instance, I don't know how close you are with this person. So, I need to work with the assumption that you don't know them well. That's the good be the way to answer the question 1st, then I need to go to the scenario where you know this person pretty well.

In the case of the "I don't know this person well," yes, you want to find out more about the job, what they know about the hiring manager, what the hiring managers processes like... Things along those lines.

You can ask them, "Could you set up a meeting for me to meet with the hiring manager?" That's probably as far as you would want to take it. Just talk about your interests and then just get excited and say, "this is what I've done. This is what I have done along those lines. You're absolutely right. This would be a great spot for me!" You get yourself all worked up and show your enthusiasm for the job.

If they say, "Nah, I need to get a resume in front of them," that lets you know that they may not be all that close to the hiring manager so that this would be a superficial introduction and, yes, he or she would put the resume in front of them, so ask them to follow up and see if they can arrange for an interview. That's really as far as you can take them.

If it's someone that you really know well, the next alternative is to say, "That spot sounds terrific. Could you invite me in for lunch and maybe have the hiring manager stop by for a few minutes to meet me." This way. It's a casual introduction to the 2 of you. The 2 of you can chat briefly while your friend is present (that way everyone is on good behavior and it doesn't seem like a real interview). You can check for 5 or 10 minutes about what you do and how you go about doing it, prepare for some of the superficial questions the hiring manager might ask, and then, at the end of the conversation, you can say to them, "I'd like to get together to talk with you more. Obviously, I'm here with so and so, I'd like to get the money conversation. Would you have time later in the week?"

"Sure. I'll get in touch I get in touch with you to so-and-so "

That person becomes the basis for the introduction.

So there are 2 ways I've offered depending upon how you know the person.

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)

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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.

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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.” 

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

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

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Using LinkedIn Differently | Career Angles


LinkedIn can be used for things other than job hunting . . . like being more effective at work.’

Summary

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and the admin for the Career Angles group on Facebook. I want to talk with you about using LinkedIn a little bit differently than you tend to think about because, well, let me just speak from the perspective of . . . I was LinkedIn number 7653, of the 600+ million people on the platform now. The way the platform was originally intended, was to stay in contact with your network and ask people for advice.
Now, most of the advice that people asked for these days is around job hunting, how to network into an organization, do you know someone who . . .
Well, I want you to think of that, "Do know someone who . . . "a little bit differently. Let me explain.
You want some advice on the situation. Let's say your systems developer. You're not quite sure how to do something. Why don't we chat to someone on LinkedIn is doing exactly that and ask them for some advice. You're a Program Manager and you have a couple of different choices. Yes, you've got an internal mentor. Why not reach outside the organization? Talk to someone who's done something similar.
LinkedIn is a platform and is a place where you can connect and network with people and ask for advice. Are people going to respond instantly? No, we know that, already.But is it a place where you can get some input, different than what you might hear internally? You bet it is. But you have to use it that way.
You also have to be open to people reaching out to you in order to ask you for advice. I'll simply say, be smart about this and don't just think of LinkedIn as a tool for when you're looking for work. Think of it as a place where, regularly, you can be more effective at work if you reach out to people, ask for some advice, help them as a way of reciprocating and just thinking of it for your career and not just simply for changing jobs.

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.”

Career Angles
Career Angles

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

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

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

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

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

Stupid Resume Mistakes: "Creative Writing" | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

I’m A Creative. Can My Profile Picture Look Casual? | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I answer a viewer’s question about their LinkedIn profile.

Summary

So, the question comes down to, I'll distill it down to its core element-- you know, profile pictures. I'm a creative type. No one I know dresses in a suit. Can I be casual? Dress casual?
And I want to give you a simple answer.
Yes.
Yes. Yeah, Even for the corporate types, business casual attire can work. So for example, when you look at my profile picture on LinkedIn, you'll see me with a shirt and a collar. It's a pressed shirt, so the collar looks crisp. And that's really all you see is the traditional headshot. You don't need to have a full body view of you. But, as long as the shirt or the blouse is appropriately business casual, that works.
Big smile in your face, particularly if you're in the US. I know in other countries the smiling look doesn't work as well. They want to see the serious look. The one that, in the US, we would refer to as 'your mug shot,' the one that you've taken if you are arrested. But, in the US, we like the smiling picture, the happy picture, you know the one that we look like this. It's just the nature of our culture that we prefer that.
But as long as from here up, in other words, what you're seeing on YouTube has olla shirt with a collar. Women I'm going to defer to your judgment. You know what would be appropriate for business casual and what it looks like. For you guys . . . we struggle with that. So, shirt with a collar. Crisp? Nothing too flamboyant. You're good to go.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Biggest Mistake People Make on LinkedIn | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you the biggest mistake people make with LinkedIn and the simple way to avoid making it.

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about the biggest mistake people make with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great service. It's really "the go to place" for people who are looking for individuals to fill jobs. Why? Because you're telling us exactly what you do. When I consider the mistakes that people make with LinkedIn, there is one mistake that dwarf's all others. It's the one mistake people make that just really cost them dearly. It's not just simply . . . what it really is, is missed opportunities. So here's the mistake that people make time and time again with LinkedIn. Ready?
You never log on. You never know that someone's trying to reach out to you. You never do anything with the site other than set up a profile. How foolish is that?
Recruiters, both corporate and third party, are out there trying to fill positions. Consider those positions as opportunities that you never have to accept where the opportunities presented to you. But, the fact of the matter is, the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest, they don't always work the hardest, although those are great qualities to have. People get ahead by being alert opportunity. Sometimes those opportunities are internal to the organization; more often than not, far more often than not, they're external to their firm. If you never log on, if you never do anything on LinkedIn, if you never find out that someone's trying to connect with you, never wind up profiting from setting up that profile to begin with.
After all, if you never know someone's trying to reach out to you, if you never do anything to network, if you never do anything to brand yourself, but starting off at the beginning, if you never log on, how will you ever use the service?

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.