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Is It a Bad Idea to Put URL’s in My Resume or Cover Letter? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1492 Only if you make the mistake I outline.

Summary

The question I received is, “Is it a bad idea to put url’s in my resume or cover letter?”

No! It's not a bad idea. It's only a bad idea if you use this as an excuse to not provide a full-fledged resume or cover letter that does all the things that a traditional resume or cover letter do. You use the URL to support things that you say or to illustrate things that you talk about in the resume or cover letter but not to replace it.

For example, if you’re a creative and you have a URL to a site where you have examples of your work that you're talking about in the resume, that is perfect. If you are someone who is making it convenient for people to scope your LinkedIn profile, perfect! That’s because, frankly, you're being proactive in demonstrating that you have this experience and you know that they will look anyway. So, you just making it convenient for them. If anything, the LinkedIn profile is something that all recruiters look at all the time because they're looking for congruence or incongruence and if you’re offering it up, you’re demonstrating that your profile is going to show something congruent with what you’re talking about your resume, right?

So, no, include URLs all the time where they illustrate things that will support your candidacy. If they don't support your candidacy, why would you offer them up anyway, right? It's just a place with additional information that saves you space in your resume and takes them to something that you control. I think it's a great idea.

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.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.

Stupid Job Search Mistakes

Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Believing It Is in the Bag | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1490 Job hunters make all sorts of stupid mistakes when they interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about 1 of the stupid job search mistakes that is reminder by listening to a podcast. It was talking about how in the world of sports, There was the humbling defeat of the Atlanta Falcons in The Super Bowl last year.

I want to be clear that the podcast cannot speak in these terms. The Falcons were up 28-3, It is the middle of the 3rd quarter and they are destroying the New England Patriots.The fans are celebrating. The players aren't celebrating but the fans are, thinking it is in the bag. But I know, that in job hunting, there are People who at a certain stage in the job process Think it is in the bag and start to ease up. In the course of easing up, they make stupid mistake after stupid mistake or one critical one that proves so costly.

I remember when I was a beginning recruiter back in The Stone Ages, when was still working at employment agency as a beginner, and hearing a story about a guy who is interviewing at General Foods , which, at that time, was a behemoth consumer products firm that made lots of cereal products and other well-known products. This was a talented technical guy, well spoken, Great appearance, and he has been in for all day. Is soon to meet the Director of mIS Which, at that time, was the title for the top person in technology. Is there talking to this person And ask him, "why are you looking for a job now?" He answers by saying In his cocky and arrogant manner, "I want to work in a better organization. Right now, I work with a bunch of (I apologize if you are listening to this nd are a member of one of these categories; this is what he said) slobs and Indians. I want to work with a better class of people."

Suffice it to say that the director had the good sense to escort this person out the door Immediately. The candidate said, "I don't understand what's going on."Well, you just present yourself as a racist and as demeaning to people who had worked their way up. Thank goodness you were escorted out and that is what happens when you let your guard down, thinking that you have it in the bag.

Sports is a great humbling vehicle for so many who in their arrogance believe that everything is fine and everything is good. They are taught pretty quickly that if they ease up their opponent will come back and destroyed them. Don't make that kind of mistake. Always remember that you are always selling until the time you are in the ground. The reality is that once you are on the job, selling your ideas occurs, right? You have to sell your ideas constantly or else you become another person working there with nothing special about you.

You are always selling. You never let your guard up.

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.

Mistakes

Mistakes People Make and Easy Fixes to Those Mistakes | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

On this show, I discuss mistakes people make and how to fix them.

FROM THE ARCHIVES (2011). PLEASE DISREGARD ANY JOBS REFERRED TO LATER IN THE AUDIO. I NO LONGER DO RECRUITING AND THESE POSITIONS WERE FILLED YEARS AGO.

 

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.

No BS Job Search Advice

What Was The Question Again? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1445. People make so many stupid interview mistakes.  Here’s another one.

Summary

I'm back today with another 1 of those stupid interview mistakes that people make. The title of the show is, "What was the question again?" It's really the notion of going off topic. And just basking in your own magnificence, talking until you're putting everyone to sleep by making them think about lunch or dinner or how the hell he get the heck out of his interview. It happens more often than you think.

I remember on one occasion I was interviewing someone for client. I'm a very easy interviewer; I just want to know what the truth is. It's really that simple. Tell me your story; help me understand; I would ask good questions. It wasn't complicated. In this person start to go on and on and on in such minute detail about nothing that relates to the question. There was a point where I said, "Hey! I have to ask you a question."

"Sure."

"Do you remember my original question?" He didn't. It let me know that he'd been on so many interviews that he stop listening to the question and just start to answer what he thought the question was, instead of listening to it.

You seek folks people are asking questions for a reason. They want to know something specific about how you match job, both from the standpoint of skills and experiences to getting a sense of personality. Do you make them feel confident in you that you can do the job. When you go off on these wild tangents that have nothing to do with anything that has been set up until that point, heck, they just go bonkers. I go bonkers! You're putting me to sleep and all I want to do is in the conversation.

Just be self-aware. Focus in on the question. Give your answer in 45 to 75 seconds. It's really that simple and you will make this mistake.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

No BS Job Search Advice
No BS Job Search Advice

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

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

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

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

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.” 

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.

Blind spot

Stupid Career Mistakes: Not Asking for Help With Your Blind Spots | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/07/stupid-career-mistakes-not-asking-for-help-with-your-blind-spots

EP 1486. Our brilliant ideas can land like led and sabotage us because we don’t see what we can’t see. 

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about a dumb mistake the way too many people make professionally and, I have to say, personally, as well. The mistake is lack of awareness that you have blind spots and doing nothing about them.

In the workplace, he can show up in the obvious where you have an idea that you think is brilliant and you don't seek any input about it. As a result (and this is 1 of my favorite phrases), you don't know what you don't know and things blow up on you. I had a brilliant example (and I know I'm guilty of this), I know I had a time years ago where I thought I had a great idea for selling consulting services and how to market it to firms in a way that I thought would be a "can't miss" opportunity . . . Except a lot of firms thought that they could miss out on this opportunity.

What I didn't realize what was wrong with the idea. What I could've done differently (this is what I would suggest for you) is seeking input. Talk to people who are more knowledgeable than you and get some advice from them about this brilliant idea of yours. After all, when you think about it, so many problems can be headed off, if only time were taken to seek input to evaluated that you don't say that others pick up on immediately.

That was my mistake. I didn't seek input from others and, as a result,, "my brilliant idea." Later that like lead in the marketplace of ideas or it could have been flat out wrong and that could have been the reason. I didn't understand that and, as a result, the impact was this "brilliant idea" failed.

From the standpoint of what you can do, always ask for advice. Always ask for input. You can say to someone, "I have this idea in this is why think it would work and why it would be effective. I'd like your advice. What do you see will be wrong with this? How can it fail? What could not go right with this idea that would cause it to land like lead and just sink to the bottom?"

You don't know what you don't know and you can see what you are unable to see. Getting extra eyes on the problem can go a long way toward intercepting. Again, that's a point about coaching that makes it so helpful to people. A coach winds up being able to see things that other people can't but you can do this with your wife, husband or partner, a colleague at work, anyone who you think is knowledgeable who can help you see things that you can't.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Act Desperate! | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 948 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter compares dating and interviewing and discourages you from acting like a stalker or a creep.

Summary

There is a thing in dating about being hard to get. I think this is more about women liking men who seem a little bit hard to get . . Or is it the other way around. I get confused about this. . I know for guys, it is the thing about dating, "out of your league" where there is a degree of aloofness that one party of the other experiences as part of the courtship ritual that makes them particularly attractive. Thus, in dating, you don't want to appear too eager because the other person want to slow you down. "Whoa, this person is a creep! He is just hard charging here and not particularly appealing. " For women, the idea that they are going to aggressively pursue a man is sometimes for of as being a stalker. Obviously no one wants to be seen as a stalker and no one want to be seen as a creep. Let's now apply this to job search.

The person who calls employer so frequently is seen as being desperate, as begging for the job. Unfortunately, what seems to happen is that people start to push you away because they're not ready to make a decision. As desirable as you may think these calls are and is desperate as you may feel, it is a turnoff to an employer.

Slow down. You have to work at their pace, even if it isn't yours. I know people are telling you, "Call them. Call them. Call them.Email them. Email them. Email them. Come on. Come on. Come on. " Think about it from their side. You never want to be in the position where you are seen as being a stalker.

I know there are people who call me 3 times a day; I will take their calls. Why? If I had something for them, if I had something to report, I would call them. But the instead, they called me 3 times a day thinking that they will get through to me and I refuse to award the bad behavior. They want attention, but follow this for 2nd. Doing this really keeps me away from doing what I'm really am supposed to do – – help them find a job . . And they are paying me anything!

From an employer's perspective, when they're ready to make a decision , they are going to tell you. You may just drop them a note and simply asked them, "Hi! I haven't heard from you for a while. Has there been any movement on this role?" Not multiple times a day. Not every day. It is ridiculous!

Pause for second. Put yourself in the other person's shoes Is that the way you would want to be treated?

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.

Video Interview Mistakes | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/31/video-interview-mistakes-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1479. A few of the mistakes job hunters uniquely make when they do video or Skype interviews.

Summary

I wanted to talk with you today about a video interview mistakes that I've noticed recently and a few that I remember from the past. This is going to be relatively direct, blunt and cantankerous, but is designed to help you get past the video interview without any the distractions that might cause the hiring manager to not focus in on you.

I'm not going to speak about things that relate the general interviews like not being prepared or not being aware of the job that you are interviewing for. I'm going to focus specifically on video interviewing.

The 1st thing is dressing inappropriately. A T-shirt doesn't work. Being that casual from the waist up doesn't work. Yes, I have my, "COACH" had on today, but this is a different scenario than applying for a job.
If you dress inappropriately, you are making a mistake.

If there is a mess behind you, you are making a mistake.

If you haven't addressed the fact that you have a young child or a pet in the house that might interrupt you, if you haven't done that in an effective way, you are hurting your candidacy.

If you do the interview in a coffee shop… Not a good move. You can't control the backdrop for the noise there.

If you keep too many of the windows open, and cause your system to degrade so that it affects your audio or video, it will affect your performance and how you are received.

If you talk like a New Yorker (much too quickly) and you don't make connection with the person that you are interviewing with because you are just racing to get ideas out, you risk turning people off that way.

If you don't treat it as being as important as an in-person interview, if you don't focus sufficiently on the interviewer, because you’re scattered from so much stuff going on in your day so that you are not able to focus, you are making a mistake.

I want to address a few of these points and if there are others, leave a message and share them. You will help other people.

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.

Casting your net in all the wrong places

Casting Your Net in All The Wrong Places | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/04/15/casting-your-net-in-all-the-wrong-places-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1075 So many people make this core networking mistake . . . it isn’t funny.

Summary

I thought I would do a short video about what I call casting Internet in all the wrong places.

When people are networking, they are networking with people just like them. They are hoping to be introduced to people who play bigger, people at a higher level than them who make decisions. This is true in job hunting as well as in business. The result was that being that the people that you talk to aren't able to make a decision. In addition, often they don't know many people who are decision-makers outside of their own organization. So, what's the point?

If you been to a Chamber of Commerce meeting or to a business group, you run into this problem all the time. I'll even go so far as to say run into this with LinkedIn. With LinkedIn, I get tons of connection requests. Of the 17,000 or so people connected to me, I reached out to probably fewer than a thousand of them. They reached out to me because I have such a powerful brand – – The Big Game Hunter.

I understand that their version of networking is to gain access to my network, but they're not really contacting anyone there, and they aren't asking me to introduce them to anyone in my network, either. So, what's the point?

What's the point of speaking to people or reaching out to people who can't help you? What's the point of reaching out to people who won't help you. Because all they are doing is going, "Give me. Give me. Give me." And what's amazing is that you are back there saying and doing the same thing. "Give me. Give me. Give me I need. I need." Is not exactly a relationship that's going to work, is it?

After all, both of you are so busy grasping, "Please help me. I need your help, please. Help me!" It just doesn't work, does it? If it was working, you wouldn't be watching this video would you?

I want to encourage you to do something a little bit different. I would encourage you to help other people before you ask for help. This requires investment of time and trust on your part that if you give, you will receive. I know the business networking group, BNI, as this is the core philosophy of the group. I also know that in job search and other fields as well, it works, too.

I want to encourage you to think, not in terms of, "Give me. Give me. Give me." Instead, think in terms of giving first in order to receive.

Then, the next thing is to start operating at a higher level. Don't just reach out to people who are like you.

1. Think in terms of networking to a higher level where you can assist them. I know for myself. I met a lot of very successful people over the years and, at times, I've just offered a gift of advice 2 people who are struggling in some way at a certain stage of their life. They come back to me and allow me to be of service to them in their organization and thus have a written business many times over.

Again, if you are operating at your level. Often, you are not getting to people who write checks., You are getting to people who have to go hat in hand to present your case to someone. It reminds me of the situation where I was coaching someone recently. They are trying to build the business and they have to go to someone who has to be in contact with procurement. Invariably, procurement is going to say no. Why? Because that's the habit that they operate with.

"Fill out this form and make 47 different copies of it. Send it back to us and will get back to you in about a year."

What's the point of doing all of this? You have to get to real decision-makers and network your way to them.

Again, networking in the wrong places may feel good temporarily, but if you're not getting results, what's the point? Why are you engaged in that effort if the result is going to be just a bunch of people smiling, with drinks in their hand, all saying, "Do you know anyone? Okay." "Do you know anyone? Okay." "Do you know anyone? Okay." Doing that for an entire evening. UGH!

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.

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Are You Trying to Hire The Best Resume? | No BS Hiring Advice


Using a story from when I still worked in search, I encourage you to interview a little differently than you may have.

Summary

I'm back with some more No BS Hiring Advice to help you do a better job of your staffing.
Let me just start off with a quick story from my time in search where a firm retained me to locate someone for them. It didn't seem like a complicated search. I presented them with a number of people who hit the mark, in my opinion, but a hiring manager, the Senior VP of this organization wound up saying, "Nah," to all of them.
This went on for months, until they saw someone who hit every tick box, every minute detail, who worked for a competitor. Then they hired them. I wasn't thrilled with this person. I really didn't want to send them in because I picked up some stuff about him but this is what they wanted and, after four months, this is what they got. And I gave them an honest assessment, but this is who they wanted to hire. The person wound up failing for many of the reasons I pointed out and then a few more.
So often hiring managers, I must also say, HR people are so concerned with the process, they forget about the human being. The resume has to get through an applicant tracking system, has to be logged properly, the system has to identify the person as a fit. I saw a statistic recently that pointed out the fact that between a 50% match and 90% match for most systems, there's really little difference yet your systems are spitting people out
Why are you doing this? You're trying to hire a human being for your organization who can accomplish certain things, right? There are better ways to assess people than purely on the resume.
Figure out what the human qualities are you're looking for as well as the interpersonal ones, and as well as the skill-based ones. Now, I always start off with skill-based ones because you need someone to do the job. Find someone who can meet the measure, and objectively measure them by asking the same questions of every person who's going to be assessed.
You can do a little bit further explanation to make sure that they understand what they're talking about. But it always starts off with the baseline. Can they do the job? Have they met these questions?
From there, you want to get a sense of the human being, too. There are so many questions to ask. I did a video or an article not long ago, where the first question I suggest people ask on the interview is, "so what are you looking for in the next job or organization?" And if you can't provide it, why interview? Because you're going to trick them into taking the job? No!
They're not going to be happy. They're going to leave quickly. They're going to complain to others about what a liar you were. It's gonna be your fault. Why put yourself through that?
Again, the best resume isn't the best person to work for you. The best person who interviews with you isn't necessarily the best person for you to hire. Remember, you're hiring a human being to accomplish something for you. They need to measure up on a skills basis and they need to measure up on a humanity basis. There's so much more than that stinking resume that you use to filter people out with. Find out what it is for you. I'm not going to tell you what you should be doing here. I'm just going to tell you that most of you do it wrong.
The statistics are 60% of getting a job is accomplished before someone sets foot in the door in that each of you believes that they have something that the other one wants. From there, 20% involves convincing one another that it's true. 20% is purely subjective. I want you to focus on reducing the subjective criteria, emphasizing the objective criteria, really testing it hard, and then making a choice as quickly as you can.
The idea of a four month process is ridiculous. It just lets me know that you're figuring it out as you go along like this firm was, figuring it out as they went along and they got what they deserved.

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)

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

No BS Hiring Advice
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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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Stupid Interview Mistake: Crossing The Line | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter warned you about crossing the line on your next interview and how that can become so costly. 

Summary

I want to spend a little time today cautioning you about crossing the line on your interviews. I'm reminded of this by something that happened on an interview that I arranged.

I had someone interviewing with a client of mine. He was on his fourth interview; he's on the home stretch; they live his background. The last person he interviewed with told him, "You're the only person of a I've interviewed who is qualified to do this job." He's having a great interview. They are yukking it up. They are having a great time with one another.

The phone interviewer asks him a question to answer and he answers, "I'll show it to you on the whiteboard when we meet."

Ding ding ding ding ding ding.

Answer the question.

You're having a good time with someone but you have to remember that they are there to evaluate and assess you. They interpreted that language as "not being willing to answer the question." He was rejected

This person who is the only individual under consideration for this role, the obvious front runner, no one else is being considered, and he blew it. He also got a little too "friendly" with his language at particular times using a profanity or two in the course of answering questions. That's what I was told.; I don't know if it was true or not.

When all is said and done, there is a line you cannot cross. At any point where they ask you a question, you have to answer it. You can't put it off because you are feeling so friendly with the interviewer that you lose track of the fact that they are not your friend and are there to evaluate and assess you. They are there to make a determination as to whether you are qualified for the job. As much as they may like you personally, you have to show that you can do the job.

Caveat emptor. Don't cross the line.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and “No BS Coaching Advice.” He 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? Use this link to schedule a free Discovery call with me. 

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