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Here are a few things people do that get them into trouble on LinkedIn

Summary

Today, I thought I would do a show about stupid LinkedIn mistakes, and putting yourself in the position of getting into trouble unnecessarily.
How do you do that? Number one is you don't set privacy settings in such a way as that you can not contact everyone that you're connected with. Because on LinkedIn, you're probably connected to some people that you work with. And you're probably connected some people who you used to work with, who are still in touch with people that you do work with.
So not changing privacy settings in such a way that you don't share with everyone that you're connected with that you're making changes to your profile, gets you into trouble.
The simplest way to do that is if you go to settings and privacy. Actually, first click on the picture of yourself along the black ribbon going to settings and privacy, then there's an option there that allows you to change the settings in such a ways that you don't notify all your connections. Do that is the first thing.
Then, from there, understand that you don't want to necessarily put your work email or phone number into your profile; you always want to have a personal one there. Again, this video is for people who are currently working. If you are not working, no issues whatsoever because your phone number and email address there. But if you are working, you don't want to have professional ones there that allow you to be getting calls and emails at the office. Put your mobile number there. Put your Personal email. That's not an issue.
You also don't want to be in a situation where you're using your firm's technology, their computers, their smartphones, their printers and stuff along those lines, because those can be easily monitored. You don't want to share on social media, and, particularly on LinkedIn, that you're out there looking.
Now you're part of groups "hey, I'm looking for a job. And if you guys know about a job . . . " They're just dumb stuff that people do.
Also, trusting someone at the office with the fact that you're looking. I used to work as a headhunter. And so many people got into trouble because that person saw it as an opportunity to ingratiate themselves with their boss or manager and allow them to know so that, they could be seen as loyal.
You don't announce the fact that you're looking for a job in a LinkedIn update. You don't announce your search in the headline area of your LinkedIn profile.
I'll simply say the idea of putting out there that you're looking for a job in a public way, if you're currently working can get you into hotwater because you don't know who sees what. You don't have control of the algorithms that reveal stuff to viewers. And, as such, it's one thing to do it in a personal conversation, email, a text, a private message. It's another thing to put it out publicly.

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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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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Stupid Resume Mistakes | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
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Ep. 224 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses another stupid resume mistake that too many job hunters commit.

Summary

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

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

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

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

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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Stupid Resume Mistakes: Your Resume Interferes with the ATS | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1189 Many people have resume that create conflicts with a company’s applicant tracking system. And you are causing your own problems.

Summary

The long and the short of it is many times a resume winds up in the legendary blackhole and it is your fault. There's a tendency to job hunters have to blame the ATS... And don't get me wrong, there are many instances where it has been program definitely and winds up screaming at people who would be qualified for a role.

Often, the issue is the resume. Here are a few things that people do that interfere with the ATS:

1. Embedded headers. I said that one before, but I'm still getting embedded headers very regularly. They look lovely and that they show up on each successive page is completely irrelevant an unnecessary. That was something that was done in the day when people were printing resumes and they didn't want to lose the order of the resume. They staple them together. No one does that anymore. They are reading them off of the screen. Forget the embedded headers. Just put it on the top of page

2. Another thing that people do that interferes with the applicant tracking system is that they use shading in their resume. The shading looks lovely but the ATS will not be able to read what is within the shading. Not only that, it may outright "cough it up." If you think that anyone will then manually enter your information from the resume, you are sadly mistaken. Your resume is that.

3. If you think lines of the solution, you are also mistaken. Lines are not a solution. If anything, and ATS cannot read the words or lines in proximity to a line unless you've skipped the space. If you do want to use a line, skip a space before and skip a space after. That's also true. If you are using a slash mark (/). You need to put a space before and in the space after which is grammatically incorrect, but it has been submitted to an ATS, he needs to be there. Otherwise, they don't read those characters correctly. If you have a particular skill that is being sought, and you have 5 of the 6 letters to the ATS, you don't have that skill. Avoid slashes, avoid lines, avoid embedded headers, avoid shading.

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.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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Salary Negotiation: Don’t Let Them Push You Around | JobSearchTV.com


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There are points when you’re interviewing where companies try to push job hunters around. Don’t let them do it.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, and I've been a recruiter for more than 40 years. Now, I do career coaching and leadership coaching for people throughout the United States. Often when people get into a salary negotiation, when they're interviewing, they make a mistake. The mistake is giving away an upper hand to potential employers about salary.
They get into the position early on, where an employer's able to push them around?
"We've got people internally who we think are better than you are. They're making less than you are."
"That's unfortunate. Now maybe they should be looking for a job," should be your response. What they're trying to do is to immediately talk you down and cause you to be willing to accept less, because the follow up question to that statement is
"Are you willing to be a little flexible?" The answer is, "Not yet. I don't know anything about this job," because, again, HR is doing this conversation with you generally. f it happens with the hiring manager, you can say, "No, I don't really know enough about the job, about the organization, about the opportunity. I don't know what my comp could potentially be like. I'm talking with other organizations that are talking with me about more money than you are. And they're not trying to negotiate me down. They're trying to, frankly, you know, see what their competition is like. They're talking bigger money. I'm here because I heard from the recruiter, or I believe your organization has tremendous opportunities here where I can learn and grow and get ahead. But I'm not someone who can afford to ignore compensation. After all, it doesn't sound like much but a $5,000 difference over the course of a career. That's $200,000 over a 40-year career. I can't afford to forget about that, can you?"
The pushing you around stuff takes place early. And if it takes place late, it lets you know that you're one of the winners that they're considering making the offer to. Certainly at that point, you don't allow yourself to get pushed around EXCEPT if you have been out of work for a long period of time. Then you have to play act a little bit and kind of make it seem like, "You know, I know I've been out for a while but I've got another two organizations that seem interested in me. And they're not asking me to be flexible. I'm not sure why you are, but there seems to be a market for I do." If they turn around and go, "Okay, you should take one of those offers."
"I don't have the offer yet. So I'm here interviewing for this role." You see, organizations will try and intimidate because they want to get you for as little as possible. It works better for their budget. Your job is to make as much as possible because the more you make, the better off you and your family are right?
You're the Chairman of the Board of your organization. You've got shareholders-- your wife, husband or partner, your kids, your extended family, whoever it is. You're the chairman of your organization. You have a responsibility to yourself, because, Lord knows, there comes a time where organizations are thinking about making head cuts and they're looking after themselves. They're not looking out for you.
So, again, think in terms of not allowing yourself to get pushed around and not letting them manipulate you into committing to something way too early. They have no business pushing your around.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
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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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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.

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Stupid Interviewing Mistakes: Arbitrary Selection Criteria | No BS Hiring Advice


A note I read from someone points out another of those stupid interviewing mistakes employers make.

Summary

I thought I would share one of these situations; it's a victory for someone and, at the same time, it's a funny little story. I'm going to read it off my screen, right? I have to share this. It's so funny.
I applied to a job opportunity a few weeks back and I had to take a typing test. I had to pass this test before being moved it to the next level. I practiced at home for a week, and I could type 41 words per minute, the passing grade was 40. And then I went to my test and failed. I typed 33.
("Oh, my God!")
I talked with my agent and friend that also works for the company. And I asked why they would not move me to the next level. I got a text message from my friend and she told me that the whole staff took the test and everyone failed.
Then, they go on to basicallywound talk about the follow up to this was they wound up taking an interview with another organization and the manager spent two and a half hours; got hired.
Folks, sometimes when you hire people, you gotta think outside the box because your box was created, not for the real world. It was based upon some, perhaps, arbitrary criteria that comes back and cost you very good people. People who really care; people who will put an effort.
Eight words. I know we could do a percentage difference of 20% between what she typed on the test and what the expectation is. Nerves sometimes come into play. Have you ever considered that? And, certainly, it seems arbitrary when your existing staff can't pass the test.

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
No BS Hiring Advice

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.

 

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Stupid Interview Mistakes: TMI & Seeming Angry | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/13/stupid-interview-mistakes-tmi-seeming-angry

EP 1402 I talk about two complementary poisons that cost people jobs–sharing too much information and appearing angry.

Summary

I continuing my series on stupid interview mistakes. I wasn't quite sure how to accurately express this in the title so just decide to throw both of them in together. This is the mistake of TMI (too much information), and appearing angry. To me, they go hand-in-hand with one another.

Maybe you are fired or laid off from a job. Maybe you work at a place where you are, the outsider, and everyone else keeps you on the outside looking in... Maybe you don't get along with your boss or whatever the reason is. You are in a situation where you feel angry and frustrated and start going off answering questions with way too much detail to them that no one really cares about and just gives people the idea that, "Hey. This guy is weird. I'm not sure I really want them around."

The result winds up being you talk yourself out of jobs, which often happens with veteran individuals where their anger and frustration with being laid off is so poisonous to their landing the next situation. It's like you go out an interview and it is too soon after the layoff is taken place and you wear your heart on your sleeves. Or you got into an argument with your boss and act, "I'm mad! Let me tell you what this person did to me and I'm right and they are wrong!" Who wants to hear it???

You have to put aside any anger or heartbreak that you have about losing a job or being in a situation that isn't working for you. You have to bring the story down to the facts and talk about them in a way that is very casual and doesn't reveal quite as much is this extreme vulnerability does.

Remember, the next firm here is that kind of stuff and wonders who the loose cannon is, and frankly, since you're sounding like it, the likelihood is they are going to decide it is you because they don't have any countervailing evidence to offset it.

So just hold back. You are just going to hurt yourself and damage your prospects with the firm.

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
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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.” 

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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Don’t Delete The Recruiter! | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why you should pay attention when a recruiter contacts you about a job opportunity.

Summary

Today I want to talk with you about what I'll nickname don't delete the recruiter. Let me explain what triggers this one,
Every time I get a new requirement, I have a database and I'll send an email out to people in my database who fit the skills requirement. And I'll just very simply say, "I'm doing a search for a client, describe what the client is or does, where they're located. I'll describe the position and the compensation. I'll continued by saying, "it's been a long time since we've been in contact. I thought it would drop a note to you and see if you might be interested. If you're qualified, interested in available please email me email a copy of your resume to me at . . . "and I provide my email address.
Now, often way too often, I receive a response that is almost the yelling at me.
"I told you to delete my email address before. Or it'll say, "get rid of this," or it will just simply say, "remove," you know, the polite version of go away.
That's okay. That however, is why I want to explain to you why it's not really in your interest to do any of those.
What I want to start with the premise that I think you can agree with is the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest, they don't always work the hardest, although those are two great qualities to have. People could head by being alert to opportunity. Sometimes, those opportunities are internal to the organization. More often than not, they are external. Can you agree with that?
If you can, you can skip the rest of this video. If you can't, then I'll simply say you can't predict when opportunity is going to land in your lap. It won't necessarily arrive at a time where you decide that it's the right time. What you can do is just remain alert.
Now, you'll receive many emails from recruiters. They'll seem absolutely wrong. And I'll speak of myself early in my career where, again, I'be been doing this for more than 40 years. Now, when I was in my first or second year and sometimes later, I would contact someone who in no way shape or form fit a job because I just didn't know any better. I'm still learning my craft.
And yet at the same time, many of these opportunities I presented, eventually, whether it be right for someone, does that mean you should be abusive to the recruiter if they make a mistake or if they contact you at the wrong time? No, of course, not. Does that mean that you have to say yes to everything that's offered up to you. Of course, not. However, the only way you can know about these opportunities is if you read the email or listen to the phone, call that you get.
Sometimes, you'll want to take another step. Sometimes you'll simply say (and this is all you have to say) is, "I'm not interested in this. It doesn't sound like a worthwhile opportunity for me at this time. Thanks. You can stay in touch with other things. I'm not aggressively looking. But if you think there's something that makes sense, give me a call or send me an email." It's really that simple.
Because, again, if someone said to you and I'll use my own name, "Jeff, I have an opportunity for you to go on TV and be a reality star doing a pilot for show on TV, do you think I would hang up? No, of course, not. I would want to know more. I might audition; I might do more.
But if I wasn't interested, all I had to do is say, "you know, thank you. I'm very flattered that you reached out to me it doesn't seem like something I'd want to 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.  

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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.

Avoiding “The Stealth Job Search” by Networking | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/14/avoiding-the-stealth-job-search-by-networking-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1434. Job hunters make the mistake of not wanting to appear like they are desperate by keeping their job search hidden from the people that are closest to them and the ones they meet.

 

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.

Job Search Radio

Body Language Mistakes | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/10/21/job-search-radio-body-language-mistakes/

Things can wrong fast if you make any (or all) of these mistakes.

Summary

Body language is often misunderstood by job hunters who think this is a way to hypnotize people into hiring them for jobs are not qualified for (Follow the pen.  You are getting drowsy and drowsier).  It doesn't work that way.

Your behavior is either congruent and emphasizes the points that you are trying to make or in-congruent and, as a result, you turn off people. In one example, I might be speaking very calmly  yet flailing my arms.  I want to highlight a few of the behaviors you might engage in so that you become aware of them and don't shoot yourself in the foot and damaged candidacy.

The 1st one is fidgety. Have you ever spoken to some of his just bouncing around, all over the place, and they are just driving you crazy! Fidgeting is a turnoff. Be conscious of when you might do it and stop!  If you are feeling nervous, It is better to use your hands to emphasize points, but never block your face.

The next one is what's called in the business pointing or chopping– – Hard, demonstrative gestures that really wind up exaggerating what you are saying versus emphasizing things with your hands. Never go across your face with your hands under any circumstances.  You shouldn't use your hands to frame your face (There are very few circumstances where someone can get away doing that).  Instead, keep your gestures lower if you're going to use your hands to emphasize points.  Don't do the strong aggressive things to emphasize what you are saying and risk turning people off by feeling threatened.

Your posture needs superior confident.  Rather than sitting in a chair hunched over, slumping over in the chair looking bored and disinterested, or the reverse, appearing to cocky, looking as though you don't have a care in the world sitting with one arm over the back of the chair and treating the person that you speaking with as though they are an idiot, be aware of your posture because both extremes can be costly.

You don't want to break eye contact and just talk every which way; you always want to appear as though you are maintaining eye contact.  In doing so, you can't look like you are staring.  People who appear to be staring are received as though they are crazy.  No one wants to hire a crazy person who is staring at them.You know, like the one who never looks like they are going to blink.

If the person is profoundly ugly, talk to just the right or just the left side of their face.  Most people will be able to tell that you're not looking them in the eye.

The last one I'm going to bring up is keeping your arms folded. The way keeping your arms fall that is interpreted is that you are closed or withdrawn, or, if you are overweight it is hard to sit in the chair, I know, there is a tendency to fold arms in front of you.  Instead, keep your arms in fern of you or to the sides, framing your body.  That will go a long way toward dispelling what could be a misinterpretation of what you are communicating.

Again, being hired will be because you've done this, but because you have the skills to do the job and have created trust and rapport with the interviewer that you are the solution to what they are looking for.  However, if your behavior is a turnoff, there is no way you're going to get the job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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.” 

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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Branding Mistakes: The Well-Kept Secret | JobSearchTV.com


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This is one of the classic mistakes people make with their careers–the decision to become “a well-kept secret.”

Summary

Branding mistakes. That's the topic for today. And the biggest branding mistake I keep seeing time and time again, is the choice to become "the well-kept secret." You know, old reliable Joe.
You know, that would the 1950s version of that he worked in a factory. He was reliable. He came in every day. Everyone in the factory knew about Joe, and no one else did. The result is if Joe gets laid off, he doesn't carry any sort of advantage in the workplace, unless, by some accident, he applies for a job at a place where someone knows Joe.
Now, I must tell you, these are different times and there's a way that you can create branding or reputation for yourself outside of your workplace. Now, I know for myself when I worked in recruiting, most people in a recruiting firm operate under the brand of the company name, just like employees at any firm in any industry. So, if I say so and so from Goldman Sachs, they carry the Goldman name. So and so from Facebook . . . your reputation is linked with Facebook. If you work for a company no one's ever heard of, there's no brand association for you and, thus, you have a disadvantage of being a well-kept him him secret. You may be considered very good in your organization, but who else knows about it.
So, your goal, your intention throughout your career needs to be to promote yourself outside of the venue of your corporation. In doing so, think of creating brand awareness for you. Think of how you can promote yourself as a subject matter expert using articles, which you can write for LinkedIn and publish there and share with your connections and the public at large. Video on YouTube. Podcasts.
There are lots of different ways Twitter, you can create short snippets or link them to other articles that you've seen that makes sense for you. Share them on Twitter, share them on LinkedIn, share them on Facebook, so that, from time to time, you're engendering conversation, and people associate you with it.
These are different times, than Good Old Joe grew up in. There are ways that you can change the equation for yourself. Even though, up until this point, you've been "old reliable." You want to be considered a star. Star culture is really what we're in now, where the individual has the opportunity to stand out from the pack by being unique. You may not think of yourself that way but you,, in some ways, know more than someone else. You want to put yourself out there for that.
Sometimes it can be as simple as linking to someone else's content and having there be an association between you and that person. But it's easy to create awareness of yourself these days, through Facebook Live, through Instagram, Live through YouTube and a variety of different venues in order to promote yourself.
So be a little bit different in a good way, of course. Get yourself out in front of people, not just simply to promote yourself when you're a job hunter, but to promote yourself all the time so opportunities come to you, instead of you always having to chase down opportunity. So don't turn yourself into Good Old Joe or Josephine. Put yourself out there, and you are going to start having opportunities land in your lap.

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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.