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Are You an Out of Work Executive or C Level Professional? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1377 A simple piece of advice for the unemployed executive or C level professional.

Summary

I wanted to address what to do if you're out of work executive or C level professional to guide you in a way that makes sense in your career.

For a lot of you, you have had success show up for you very easily. I don't want to seem dismissive in any way, shape or form. You've had success and now you are out of work. You have an idea of what to do, but you are better off getting some advice or start working with someone who can work with you to help you accomplish your goals and help you get back to work more quickly.

I'm here to recommend job search coaching; I happen to do that but I'm not going to do a big commercial about myself here.

For you as an executive or C level professional, you need someone to talk with. I represent this in a facetious way. In the mob (you've watched "The Godfather" movies, right), there was always a consigliere. The Boss of Bosses, the Don always made the decisions but he had someone he trusted to bounce ideas off of. That's what you need to do.

Even though you may have higher thousands of people before, even though you may have run organizations, you are now on the other side. You may think you know the process and, even if you do, there is an emotional part of the process that you not well-equipped for.

I'm telling you, get some coaching. Get some support. Hire someone as an ally for you in your search.

I want to be clear that if you think I'm recommending that you contact executive search firms, I assume you have already done that. You know the ones in your field and have developed relationships over the course of time with a number of them. They probably already told you that workout you this last job isn't going to get you your next one.

Coaching is different. A coach is going to help guide you through your search, someone you can speak with other than your wife, husband, partner or dog… You need to talk to someone to sort this out because the emotional part of job search is going to be the hardest for you. You may try to bury its

You may try to bury it. You may try to push it down. It's going to leak out in a number of different ways unless you hire someone to work with you.

If you're interested, contact me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

I just want to tell you get some help so that you're not trying to figure this out by yourself.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

 

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

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

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.

Why Am I Not Getting Emails from Recruiters? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/15/why-am-i-not-getting-emails-from-recruiters-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1376 What can I do to start getting recruited?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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.

The Self Assessment Profile for The Executive Search Firm


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EP 1372 If you want to play in the big leagues, you will probably need to change your thinking about the self-assessment the executive search firm sends to you.

Summary

I want to talk with you folks today, particularly if you are a senior professional, and are working with an executive search firm. To be clear, I'm not talking about a contingency firm that is saying to you, "we do executive search, too." I'm talking about the real deal firms. You're up for an SVP role or a C suite position of some kind and you're dealing with "the big boys," and "the big girls." Often, they will send the document to you that requires a self-assessment. How do you respond to this?

I had a conversation with someone I coach received a three-page document that he was asked to complete before he met the partner who is responsible for the search. His 1st reaction was to blow through it pretty quickly. I said, "Stop! Your job here is to make the case for your candidacy. They have developed a specification for the client. They sat down with them and met them. You spoken with the head of corporate HR prior to speaking with them. You have an advantage over some of the others. But, at the end of the day, they use this is a legitimate screening tool AND it can be used as the basis for their presentation of you to their client for how you fit. Why would you blow through this?"

I decided and persuaded him to take this three-page document and turn it into 7 - 8 pages in length. It's more than 100% increase in length, not being on the questions that seem pretty straightforward (questions like, "what's your compensation?" How long is that going to take? 3 lines? 4 lines?") but on questions that go to the heart of your ability to demonstrate how you fit the role and demonstrate your communications style.

If you want to blow through that, you are not ready for the big leagues. If you want to look this is the eyes of how the search firm is going to view you, not just simply by what you say but by what you don't say, but what you communicate, by what your style of communications is, then you are ready to play at this level.

Don't give short shrift to this because in the past you were less experience than thought this was a trivial exercise and thought someone should call you and talk to you. To play in the big leagues you have to deal with how the big boys and big girls want to be dealt with. They want your best take on how your background fits in. You're going to take the time to reflect and answer the questions in detail to give them great material to make the case for why you fit this role.

DON'T BLOW IT because there is nothing worse from your vantage point, then to not take something like this seriously and then wind up losing an opportunity because you were dismissive of it. That's a mistake. Don't make it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.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 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

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

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.

Does HR Share Applications? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/14/does-hr-share-applications-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1375 Do HR professionals cross reference the applications they receive with other job openings they have?

Summary

I received a wonderful question. "Do HR professionals cross reference applications they receive with other openings that they have?"

The person that is writing is a technology professional and they continue on by saying, "since some positions have skills in common, do HR professionals cross reference applications with other jobs they have available and of applied for a role that might also be a fit for some other role?"

I'm going to give you the most blunt direct answer because I'm in no BS kinda guy. The answer is… It depends!

I know what they should do but here's the practicality to it. Each HR person is being graded on their performance against certain metrics that the firm has defined for them. Their job is to fill positions, not refer to someone else who feels positions.

It depends on how the system was set up. It depends on which person and which job you applied to. Let me go back to my 1st point about contacting the firm. Never EVER apply for a job through an applicant tracking system because that just puts you into the dreaded black hole. That means your resume is dependent upon whether the data dictionary (the definition of terms set up in the applicant tracking system) and your resume matchup.

Assuming that they do you actually get to a human being, the next thing is whether that person will actually think of a colleague or focus on their own job 1st? The answer is they are going to focus own their job first, then, MAYBE refer you to that other person in their HR organization for consideration. After all, they get no points for this; the other person does. Thus, they go sequentially rather than concurrently. After all, they don't want to have 2 or 3 managers competing over one person. That makes it harder for the firm so they go sequentially evaluating for one job before releasing you for a 2nd, or possibly, 1/3. From there, it is always going to be hit or miss, depending upon your performance on the 1st interview.

Let's assume you do well on the 1st interview and get to the hiring manager (or get through the technical interview and being brought back to meet the hiring manager, to use the example from the original question) after getting through the technical interview and they assess you for where your strengths really are, you get to the hiring manager and then are turned down. From there, they go back to your strengths as perceived on the technical interview and MAYBE you get referred to the other job. MAYBE you don't get referred because your technical skills were really best in that 1st area and not as good a fit for the 2nd or 3rd group.

Maybe you washed out on the 1st interview because you steak up the joint on what you claim to be very good at and they'll see a reason to bring you back for something else.

As a result, there are way too many variables to count on HR to refer you for another position. Those variables start off with:
1. Whether your resume actually makes it through
2. They're going to qualify you for one job at a time rather than multiples.
3. How your performance was on the 1st interview.
4. The mood of the HR person as to whether or not they make the referral

I know some people would disagree with me. "I would definitely refer." That is not my experience. I have heard stories from HR people who are not going to make the referral because it is not in their interest to do so.

There are way too many variables. I wouldn't count on it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a

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

community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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.

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


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/13/is-it-ok-to-ask-people-for-help-in-your-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1374 The simple answer is easy; the detailed question is more complicated. 

Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

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


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EP 1356  I answer a question for someone about whether they can use a fake reference and get away with it

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job After Graduation? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/12/why-is-it-so-hard-to-find-a-job-after-graduation-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1073 Why is it so darned hard? 

Summary

The question for today is, "What is it for some frustrating looking for a job?" It goes on to say, "When you are in school, nothing seems superhard. You work hard to get straight A's, do research and internships. After you graduate, the real tragedy begins. You apply for jobs, hoping at least to get interviews based upon your good academic record but get rejected all the time. Why is it so frustrating. Looking for a job?"

The answer is really very simple.

You were lied to when you are younger. The lie is that this is going to be good enough to get a job. In point of fact, there are different skills that they never teach you what university. The skills needed to get a job are different than the ones they have to do a job. So far, what you have decreed for yourself is that you got good grades. Well, there are a lot of people who got good grades, the same as you. What is the difference between you and 10,000 other students like you in your geographic area?

The answer is probably not a heck of a lot.

That's where it all starts. You have lied to me at the university level where they told you they getting good grades is the key to getting a good job, just like you were lied to. When you were a kid and told to be good, or else you wouldn't get into a good school. They got into the good school about the good grades and did everything that you are told and now you're not getting the good job even though you did everything right up until this point. As a result, learn the lesson that the advice was not right.

Yes, you had internships. Maybe you coasted. Maybe you worked very hard. It doesn't really matter. I don't know what jobs you been applying for. Often that is an issue because you up if you are applying for things that you are not qualified for, you are not going to be interviewed, let alone hired. Just because the people at the University told you to send your resume for this job doesn't mean they are take on it was right. Just because you have good grades doesn't mean anything to them. They just care that you bring a value to them or you can do something that they need to be done. If you don't have that value, you are just another barista to them.

There are a lot of reasons why this comes up, but the reason why you are not getting interviews usually boils down to that people have lied to you about what it is going to take to find that 1st job, just like the lies will continue once you get that 1st job, what it is going to take to get ahead.

Don't follow the conventional advice. All that happens if you do is the same thing that's happened to all those people in their 40s and 50s who wake up one day and are fired from their jobs and wonder, "Is that all there is?"

Start looking out for yourself as early as possible in your career because, trust me, your employer sure as hell isn't going to.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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.

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4 0 GPA and No Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/01/25/4-0-gpa-and-no-interviews-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1355 “I have a 4.0 GPA and have yet to get an interview.  What the heck is wrong?”  

Summary

Someone wrote to me complaining that they have a 4.0 GPA and have gotten no interviews. Obviously, they are annoyed and frustrated and wondering what is going wrong.

Here's my answer: right now, you are fixated on the 4.0 GPA… That's great. Right now, I don't know what school you went to. There is a difference between a 4.0 GPA from Stanford and a 4.0 GPA from school no one is ever heard of before.

Let's assume it was a good school and concede that point. I don't know anything else about what you did while you were in school because you are fixated on the GPA. Firms care about whether you had an internship that related to your degree. Whether you work in a part-time job. What kind of jobs are you applying for? If you are applying for jobs that require 5 years of experience or positions where you will be managing people. . . You are not qualified for those positions.

There is more than the GPA that is at play here. Without my going into, "You should pay your dues and work your way up," I am not going to give that speech. You need to start talking to people who are already working who you know to see what is wrong. What are you doing wrong in marketing yourself that is standing in the way of you getting a job.

Now, that may seem frustrating. "Why do I have to do that?" What you are doing isn't working. You have to adapt. The world is not waiting for another 4.0 GPA. Unless the 4.0 GPA has done something that matters to them.

I don't know if you have a 4.0 GPA with a major in history and applying for IT positions for which you are not qualified. I could go on and on but the fact is you announcing that you have a 4.0 GPA doesn't tell me anything that's useful and you are probably sabotaging your own job search. Talk to people locally who you know. Talk to friends who have already landed. Talk to your parents. Talk to your college advisor. Be prepared to show them your resume and talk with them about what you are doing wrong and be prepared to talk about what you should be doing differently.

My site, JobSearchCoachingHQ. com can help you a lot. I hope you find it helpful.

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

The Self Assessment Profile for The Executive Search Firm | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1372 If you want to play in the big leagues, you will probably need to change your thinking about the self-assessment the executive search firm sends to you.

Summary

I want to talk with you folks today, particularly if you are a senior professional, and are working with an executive search firm. To be clear, I'm not talking about a contingency firm that is saying to you, "we do executive search, too." I'm talking about the real deal firms. You're up for an SVP role or a C suite position of some kind and you're dealing with "the big boys," and "the big girls." Often, they will send the document to you that requires a self-assessment. How do you respond to this?

I had a conversation with someone I coach received a three-page document that he was asked to complete before he met the partner who is responsible for the search. His 1st reaction was to blow through it pretty quickly. I said, "Stop! Your job here is to make the case for your candidacy. They have developed a specification for the client. They sat down with them and met them. You spoken with the head of corporate HR prior to speaking with them. You have an advantage over some of the others. But, at the end of the day, they use this is a legitimate screening tool AND it can be used as the basis for their presentation of you to their client for how you fit. Why would you blow through this?"

I decided and persuaded him to take this three-page document and turn it into 7 - 8 pages in length. It's more than 100% increase in length, not being on the questions that seem pretty straightforward (questions like, "what's your compensation?" How long is that going to take? 3 lines? 4 lines?") but on questions that go to the heart of your ability to demonstrate how you fit the role and demonstrate your communications style.

If you want to blow through that, you are not ready for the big leagues. If you want to look this is the eyes of how the search firm is going to view you, not just simply by what you say but by what you don't say, but what you communicate, by what your style of communications is, then you are ready to play at this level.

Don't give short shrift to this because in the past you were less experience than thought this was a trivial exercise and thought someone should call you and talk to you. To play in the big leagues you have to deal with how the big boys and big girls want to be dealt with. They want your best take on how your background fits in. You're going to take the time to reflect and answer the questions in detail to give them great material to make the case for why you fit this role.

DON'T BLOW IT because there is nothing worse from your vantage point, then to not take something like this seriously and then wind up losing an opportunity because you were dismissive of it. That's a mistake. Don't make it.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Are There Places in Every State To Help You Find a Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/01/24/are-there-places-in-every-state-to-help-you-find-a-job

EP 1354 What kind of places are you thinking of?  Government agencies?  Recruiters?  Nonprofit groups?’ 

Summary

The question for today is, "Are there places in every state to help you find the job?" 

It depends on what you mean by the word, "places."  After all, I'm sure there are recruiters in every state that will help you find the job.  There are people that will help you find a job.  If you mean government agencies, which is what I suspect you are asking about, yes, I'm sure there are agencies that do occupational training and, perhaps, an Office of Employment and Training that will help you find work.  It used to be called Unemployment.  These agencies will "help you find a job."  

What did they really do?  They will point you to a computer, tell you to do a search on their website and other websites to identify positions.

Do you think that's the way that's the way to help you find the job?
They may have pamphlets and other material for you to read (and probably not follow through on) that are designed to help you find the job, but are basic.

If you are the beginner level in your job search, you may need that kind of material to help you find work.

If you are a more experienced person, respectfully, , what I have seen of the information that is provided won't be good enough to help you. Certainly, they are not going to go out and "find jobs for you." Their job is to process people, not help you find the job.

Thus, the answer the question is, "it depends." For most individuals, it is very basic stuff that won't help you very much.

What you need to do take charge of your career, learn what you need to in order to find work now and in the future, and think of your career as a business that you own, not a him bdicated 2 other people.

It's kind of like investing in mutual funds – – you handle your money to other people who you think no better, but do they really? Or a financial adviser? Do you think some of them really know better?

At the end of the day, you may not get a lot out of these Office of Training facilities and other places that the government has set up. You will get some amount of advice from recruiting firms. You can find people who can help you. There are nonprofit groups that can help. But you need to be in charge of your career,

I created JobSearchCoachingHQ.com to help both beginning and experienced professionals access to great information to help you find work. Also, you can ask me questions while you're a member of the site and answer them to help you find work.

Again visit the site. – – JobSearchCoachingHQ.com

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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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