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Stupid Interview Mistakes: Giving Pat Answers to Questions | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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EP 1504 This is another 1 of those stupid mistakes people make that results in no connection and no further interviews.

Summary

I want to talk with you about another 1 of those stupid interview mistakes that people make all the time. It's really very painful and, I don't care what level you are at professionally, doing this proves so costly.

You might be asked the question by the interviewer and your response will be to give what I call "the pat answer." The one that reveals absolutely nothing about yourself, the one that seems like it was taken out of the textbook on how to interview when you're in high school or college and basically translates into (using an example), "So, why do you want this job," and your answer translates into, "I want to learn. I want to work hard. I want to get ahead."

"Why do you want to make this career change?"
"I want to do exciting work."

You sound like a robot, even if you are not a robot or speaking robotically, it sounds like fiction because it really the pat answer.

You have to give them much the same information but do it in a way that is far more believable. The "believable" involves revealing your humanity.

I want to be clear that I am not talking about "over sharing." Using example from someone I coach not too long ago, you might just simply say in response to why you want to make this change, "I have been very successful for a long time and have been working 90 hours a week for years. The fact of the matter is that I have young kids at this point. Having kids isn't something I can just "work in." I am making a choice here very consciously to scale back. I don't mind the typical 60 hour week . . . You know what I did before and how much goes into that. I can't do it at this stage in life. I have no problem taking direction from someone. I have done it for years." I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this.

You reveal something personal about yourself that deals with the real issue or that they have. Unless you give them something to connect with, that makes sense, they think it is a bunch of BS and they don't trust you.

Risk opening up. The wrong firm will want to hire you if you don't open up. The rate firm will because they will understand what your needs are and they are not going to try to work you over.

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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notice the Message Behind The Question When Negotiating | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1499 There is a message sent with some of the questions and behaviors employers have when negotiating.

Summary

I want to talk with you about depersonalizing some of the things that happen during an interview that involve a negotiation or, for that matter, could involve an interview. No matter which 1 it is, job hunters sometimes get really testy and touchy about employer questions. It is though they never heard the line, " It's business. It's not personal." But they personalize everything. As a result, they become offended rather than looking at things as a negotiating ploy.

So, for example, when a firm is talking with you as a candidate pretty early on and they are trying to get a sense of how much you earn and how much we're looking for, and, if they are unwilling to reveal what they are willing to pay, job hunters take it very personally. "Why won't they tell me? I'm upset. You know I just want to know what the job is going to pay. "

Trust me. They will let you know if they don't want to talk with you again. If they don't see your value all at the price they're willing to pay or they can't pay enough to get you. It's really that simple. So rather than freaking out, very simply understand that they will make decisions based upon what you tell them.

So let's say you get to the offer stage. You made it past the thirty seven rounds and jumped through all the hoops that they wanted you to jump through and they've decided on you. Now they're doing some parameters testing and theQy ask, "Would reconsider a position less than the top range that they told you about?"

"WHAT?". And people get all sorts of indignant! "Why wouldn't they. . .!" They just want to know if you would consider something less.

That's because if they can save five or ten thousand dollars, they're happy to do that and you can just very simply respond by saying "Hey, look. You are bigger entity than I am? In. Is there a problem with paying me the amount that's been spoken about?" Make them defend their position proactively rather than flipping out, rather than getting defensive

If they wind up talking about some other elements of the job that winds up not being to your liking, instead of freaking out let's say they talk about a review policy), let's say they talk about a start date that isn't quite to your liking, a lesser salary, or a different review policy or start date estimate, "hat's different here," and make them explain it to you so you understand. It may not change your reaction but I think going for them explaining goes a lot further than turning your insides out, not knowing what's going on, freaking out, taking all these things as personal insults and affronts and going crazy.

Again it's business. It's not personal. They're not doing it to you. What they're trying to do was negotiate the best deal they can for them. You are experiencing the collateral impact. They're not thinking about you.

Once you try to humanize it by asking questions, it calms you down all lots and it makes them explain/justify why they want you to be flexible.

As a reminder, if you make a concession in some way, go for concessions on their side. An earlier review policy. Better benefits . . . something. Make them concede something.

If they're not willing to do that, there's a message in that for you. It's not personal. It may reflect a rigid structure that they can't defeat which you have to decide whether you are comfortable with. You have to start doing some trade offs in in your mind in order to explain to yourself why you would accommodate them and not accept or not required accommodation for them. Whatever you decide is OK; it's not bad intrinsically. It's part of the bargains in the negotiation that each side engages in.

Again, I encourage people to go for obtaining a reciprocal concession. They make something. It doesn't have to be a big deal. It can just be an extra vacation. They can be an extra personal day where the boss looks the other way and it's not counted. Whatever it is, just look for something in return.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman - , The Big Game Hunter - Job Hunting Coach - Job Search Coach
Jeff Altman – , The Big Game Hunter – Job Hunting Coach – Job Search Coach

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Making Coffee

Over 50 and Job Hunting | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/12/over-50-and-job-hunting-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1463. Some of the unique challenges over 50 workers face and the many things they can do to find work more quickly.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to sit during an interview

How to Sit During Your Interview | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/10/24/how-to-sit-during-your-interview-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the best way for you to sit and act during your job interview.

Summary

Let's look at posture during a job interview. Speaking with a friend of mine who works for another recruiting firm or was with another recruiting firm until he retired, he was of the opinion that you sit there for the interview, you sit are fairly formal position. Seated forward in her chair, leaning slightly forward, looking intently at the interviewer.

I am of a different opinion. I sort of the premise that I want you to be comfortable. What I would like you to do is sit down comfortably in the chair, one leg crossed over the other. Whatever version of that is comfortable for you, but you don't want to look sloppy or casual.

For women, it is obviously different than for men , but all simply say one leg crossed, hands on the armrests, I don't want you holding them like you gripping the armrests of the plane is about to crash with fear. I just want you to sit casually and never drape one arm over the back of the chair.

The ideas that I want to look comfortable; I want you to be comfortable. Somehow, the idea of sitting forward in the chair and looking like, to me, an obedient schoolchild in the 3rd grade class trying to look intently at the teacher doesn't seem to work for me. I want to be able to sit there comfortably for 45 minutes to an hour or longer. Unless you need something to wake you up, you don't need to sit for in that way.

What I would rather have you do is sit back, relax, crossed one leg, hold the armrests casually, and, as you speak, I want you to feel free to use your hands to emphasize points, but never want to cross your hands and further face. Always try to use your hands as emphasis points but never have to go across the face line. Always keep them chin level and down because, in this way, if you're trying to emphasize a point, it's something that culturally, at least in the US, is a very comfortable thing for people to see and demonstrates strength, power and enthusiasm.

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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New career

The Steps to Changing Careers Including The Big One | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/24/he-steps-to-changing-careers-including-the-big-one-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1503 The steps to take to change careers are actually pretty simple.  I list them here and then add the big one that makes all the difference.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.that's a site with curated information that you can watch, listen to or read that is going to help you find work for quickly. Today, I want to talk with those of you who are interested in changing careers about the basic steps toward doing it.

I want to be clear that is not as simple as it will sound because there is an emotional component to this as well. I will get to that a little bit later. But here are the steps.

1. Start to figure out your likes and dislikes. Usually, it is easier to look at your dislikes because that's what is driving you out of your current career. You hate something or are really inoculated against feeling anything good about your current work. The dislikes are easy, but you also have to identify what the "likes" are. You have to start researching new possibilities and start evaluating potential places where you might fit in. In doing so, you will need to look at transferable skills that you have that will make sense for the next firm.

You may need training and education in order to be effective. So, for example, when I moved into coaching, I had spent a long career as a headhunter. I decide to do coach training in order to get a framework for what I wanted to do next. I learned the model. I've adapted in ways that serve my clients well. You may have to do something similar.

You start networking. Networking takes a few different forms. One is to test your hypothesis of your area of interest. Talk to people who are doing that kind of work to see what they do, how they go about doing it, and whether the reality of what the professions like matches up with your actual interest. Think of it in terms of informational interview as much as real networking.

Maybe you start gaining some basic experience. For some of you, you can start doing some things part-time or as a sitosterol or side gig where you start working in your new field. For example, if you work in retail, and you have an interesting product management or marketing products, you might try to do something on the side, not for a lot of money because you need the experience, but try to do some freelance work.

From there, click in terms of the mentor. After you get a mentor? There are a lot of different ways. Along the way of doing informational interviews, I think you can spot some people who are potential mentors who you could ask for advice.

Learn some basics about job hunting because the skills they had to find a job are different but complement the ones needed to do a job.

Lastly, I think most of you will need to be flexible. That's because the notion that you're going to instantly move into your new profession I believe is fantasy. Even as you talk to so many people, you're going to get conflicting information that's going to make you question whether or not this is the right field.

I think being flexible as you learn what it is really like is going to be a key.

Then, there is the leap of faith. Ultimately, you're going to have to take a leap because, the fact of the matter is, you can't know everything.. You can't question it. You are ultimately going to have to take that leap that allows you to move ahead.

Lastly, and I think this is the big one, you need someone to talk to. I think frankly, most people did coaching during a career transition. You need someone to talk through how to approach this, places where you are stuck, I hate using the term, "hold accountable," because there is a punitive quality the most people associate with that... Be able to talk with about what is going on during this transition to help you keep moving the needle forward.

That's because when you think about, this might take you 6 months or a year. It may take you longer than that. In doing so, they're going to be times when you're going to start making excuses to yourself about why you can't do it, Why it is impossible.

A good coach (and I'm going to raise my hand here) can help you through this time of transition and not allow you to sell yourself short, offer you strategies that can be helpful. There will allow you to keep moving forward in the new direction.

You may not know the right course instantaneously but the idea is to be moving and in action and start learning what you need to in order to find the right spot.

If you're interested my coaching, email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us. In the subject line, put the word, "Coaching." I did, job search recruiting for a helluva long time, now I coach people in searches to help them land things. To be clear, I no longer do recruiting. I coach people through their professional transitions.

I hope you have a great day. Take care!

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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

self-promotion

Moving Up to a Higher Level Job | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/10/moving-up-to-a-higher-level-job-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1399 I speak with Kelly Sicina Welsh about things you can do to do something more than accept what those firms want and position yourself differently.

 

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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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.

Understanding the Mindset of a Contingency Search Recruiter | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/23/understanding-the-mindset-of-a-contingency-search-recruiter

EP 1502 On this show, Jeff speaks with The Recruiting Animal (Yes. That is how he likes to be addressed), a Canadian recruiting generalist who primarily works as a contingency recruiter. 

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which Star Wars character are you?

Which Star Wars Character Are You? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/12/18/which-star-wars-character-are-you-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

EP 960 Another stupid job interview question and how not  to answer it.

Summary

This is another stupid interview question that firms sometimes asked. I want to just show you some of the traps within it. I'm not going to give you are right answer. I will point out some the things a firm can identify from your answer.

With this, I will start off by saying, I am not a Star Wars fan. The fact I am not a fan, if I said this on an interview with reveal something about me.

"So, what Star Wars character are you?"

"I don't really enjoy Star Wars. I was frankly bored by the 1st 3 movies and I gave up on the series." What does that say? Nonconformist! I don't play along with everyone! I may not be particularly social. So, there is something reviewing in there.

If you choose to answer it in that way, you basically have to say, "and I understand you may thus see me as being nonconformist. Frankly, I am. I can work with teams. I can work with others. But if you want someone who's going to say yes to everything that you say, I'm probably not the right person for you because, I think you want someone who can see the holes and ideas and help you be successful."That becomes the follow-up answer.

However, if you are a fan, pause for a second and ask yourself, "what does the job require review and what attributes does that character matchup with?" You can kind of stumble around between 2 characters and then settle on the one that seems to fit the role best.

But, at the end of the day, what you've really learned this is stupid this employers to think that this should be a benchmark for how to evaluate someone. At the end of the day, what you know, what your potential is, is far more important than what Star Wars character you are like and how they project those personality attributes onto you and how you would fit into the stupid organization.

Play along. You've learned something. Maybe, it's later on, when you talk with them, they will tell you why they tend to use that question or maybe When you get to the part of the interview with a know if you have any questions for them, you ask a typical questions (at least the typical if you're not following my advice about what questions you should be asking), toward the end when they ask you, "So, is there anything else," you can ask them, "So, I'm a little curious. What did you hope to find out about me by asking the Star Wars question?" Leave it to them to explain their logic system for doing it.

After all, the probability is you're not real interesting firm that thinks that is a benchmark for being hired as opposed to what your capabilities are, what you track record has been and how you can help them achieve what they want to achieve.

Estimate the question later on in the conversation and make them defend the question.

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.” 

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.

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Connecting With the Interviewer

Connecting with the Interviewer | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/02/12/connecting-with-the-interviewer-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

Ep 653 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses connecting with an interviewer.

Summary

One of the classic pieces of job hunting advice Is to make a connection with the interviewer. That doesn't mean you talk about your respective tennis games, even if that is something on their LinkedIn profile that's something that you can file a way to talk about in the course of the interview IF IT COMES UP. What it really means is how you interact with this person. How do you talk with them as an equal, not as though they are a superior and you are an inferior.

That's the whole game plan – – to be relaxed and calm with this individual as a peer would be, as a friend would be. I'm not saying crack jokes throughout. The idea to talk with them as an equal Is pivotal for you to demonstrate that way of connecting with them.

At the end of the day, you may not get hired because you don't have the skills that they are looking for. That's fine. When there is a tiebreaker, what they are looking for is that connection.. When looking for that tiebreaker, they want to see someone who they like being with. Someone who they can trust. That's what the connection really allows them to do. It allows them to feel comfortable with you so they have a choice between you and the shy one with equal skills, they will pick you each time.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avoid Creating “a Franken-Resume” | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1463. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discourages you from creating “a Franken-resume.”

Summary

What is a "Franken-resume?"

It is a hodgepodge from an old resume to something that you it into updated... And the old stuff doesn't matter anymore. As a result, it is like a Frankenstein resume.

Think about it. If you look back at your resume at the things you did 5 years ago, 10 years ago, does it even matter? What matters about it to people? I guess the
on this show, Marcus Ronaldi,commented that some old resumes master email. 20 years ago, that mattered. Do you think anyone cares today that you mastered email?

Your resume may have some of that old, legacy kind of comments in it and you haven't looked at in the neck context. All you have been doing for years is probably one update on top of another, haven't changed the tenses on the old information to the past tense, and now today you have a Franken-resume.

Before you send a resume out to people, if you have updated it with new information, start at the very end of your resume and work your way forward. You will be more patient with yourself. If you do it that way that if you work from the top and work your way back in time. Trust me. I've seen so many people do this and it works much better.

Again, make sure your resume isn't a hodgepodge of antiquated stuff that makes you look obsolete anyway. Pay attention to what is written. Change the tenses and update it well.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

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

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

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

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

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