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Passed Over | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tackles an issue that happens to many people . . . Even him.

SUMMARY:

Here on this particular show, I’m just going to tell you a quick story. Someone I knew a few years ago had a big job with an organization, did great work. He kept getting passed over for leadership roles. It was a hard lesson for him to take but they didn’t see him as the top guy. You know who that was?

Me.

People didn’t see me as being a top guy; they saw me as a good lieutenant a good number 2, the guy who was the backbone of the organization sort. The problem was, I want to be in the top spot. I wanted to be a leader.

And you know what? People just don’t see it that way. It isn’t their fault. It was mine. It was my fault and the result wound up being I wasn’t getting the accolades I wanted. I wasn’t making the money I wanted.  I wasn’t getting the workflow I wanted, and I wasn’t positioned to be as successful as I want to be.

I know a lot of you are much the same boat. You do great work that others claim credit for it, and it feel like making other people successful but not you  You’ve got a wife-husband-partner who’s complaining about one thing or another and is trying to help but you’re not able to hear their advice. You’re not able to hear the recommendations from because you’re frustrated. You’re frustrated that screwing yourself and you’re hurt yourself and you’re not getting to where you want.

So if you want to keep doing what you’re doing and expect to get a different result, you know, that’s insanity, but that’s what a lot of you do. No reason to. Dumb to do. Gotta make some changes. Got to create visibility for yourself. Make yourself seen as the expert things. Reach out to folks that you know from other organizations.

Start with writing. Start broadcasting. Start getting interviewed. Start getting speaking opportunities in organizations. Be the leader. Be the one that other people come to. You know what’s going to happen? Maybe your organization picks up on it but you know what? Other organizations pick up on it and they’re going to start reaching out to you. So, if your firm doesn’t give it to you, the next firm will. All you want is the outcome. It doesn’t matter where it is as long as you getting it.

So, no BS advice to help you, to help you get what you want with it, which isn’t more of the same. It’s all about moving ahead. So that’s today’s advice. Hope you find it helpful and if you do if you like my help, reach out to me.

 

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Two and a Half Steps to Change | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Change. We don’t want to remain static, especially if you feel wronged. Here, I recommend 2.5 Steps to create change.

Summary

Today, I just wanted to talk with you about two steps that you can do when you're feeling frustrated. It's really that simple. If you want to add the third one, it's got to be time limited. So, let me start with the third one that came to mind and set up the scenario for you.
Something isn't working out for you. You're unhappy. You can't sort it out. You feel frustrated (frustrated to me is anger that is self-directed) you just don't know what to do.
Thus, what most people do, which is the third thing in the equation that I added at the end is they complain. They talk to lots of people and complain about what's happening to them. They go into victim mode. They go into an attitude that basically says, "I've been wronged. Don't you agree with me? I've been wronged." Okay, I'll give you a chance to to complain a little bit, rather than get frustrated and take that out on yourself.
What I think is more useful is two very simple steps. Number one, ask for advice. Coaching is always real good for that because it helps you sort through an issue with someone who's a professional. If you can't afford coaching, you go to a friend . . . a really smart, talented friend who knows you very well. Not average Jane or Joe who's basically going to join you in the pity party. Someone who can redirect you, listen to what's going on and have you talk it through with them with an eye toward getting suggestions from them.
Here's the second step. Number two, take action. Trying different alternatives, doing different things, approaching the problem in a different way and see if you can solve it. If you can't solve it, learn from your attempt to solve it as to what worked and what didn't work. Because something in there probably did work but not as well as you would like.
What could you have done a little bit differently to optimize it and take it to a higher level? How could you improve on the situation more?
So, two and a half steps. I'll compromise here. Two and a half steps toward making a change.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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No Limits and Limits | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

Sometimes, we impose limits on ourselves and others. Sometimes, we need to live life without limits.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Energy | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 116 A TEDx talk, a golf tournament, plus a few more things came together into “the stew” that is this week’s episode. ENJOY!

Summary

SEGMENT 1. This weekend I went to a TEDx talk and Asheville, North Carolina, where a friend of mine, Dave Kavner, was the opening presenter, interestingly enough, and he used two metaphors in the course of his speech that I thought were terrific and might be a good way to start the conversation.
He used the one metaphor of batteries and having your batteries charged or depleted in some way, and looking at energy in your life and what we all do, and we never have a fully charged battery, of course, but what gives us more battery life versus less and he used the second metaphor of rocks, sparks and monsters and carrying around a bunch of rocks, drains our batteries, sparks, lift us up and then monsters are the challenges that we all face. What is going to deplete us? What is going to cause us to grow? What's going to give us more battery charge and getting us out of the ugliness that exists in the darkness that causes us to be small.

SEGMENT 2. This morning, I got up and I turned on Sports Center. I like sports. I admit it. I like sports. Now, I'm not a golfer, but there's a moment where they're doing a golf segment. The the golfer that they were featuring at this moment in the tournament was Keith Mitchell. It's the 18th hole. He's tied for third. All he's gotta do is hit par and he goes on to a playoff against the two other players. Instead, he sinks a 10 foot putt, wins the tournament, coming in one under his opponents . . . one stroke better than his opponents.
He said something to the effect of, "This is the moment, as I stood there over the ball, to hit the stroke that I've been waiting for all my life." Now, I don't know if he was waiting for it, or whether he was speaking of monsters that he faced previously with misses at moments like that. Most of us have faced the monsters, haven't we? Most of us have that moment of truth where we know that, ultimately, this is the moment we've been waiting for.
Do you sink that putt? Do you miss? It's okay if you miss because, the reality is, in his particular case, he would have been in a playoff. But there are moments in our lives where we have that magic moment of facing our demons, facing the monsters, and we come up short.
Now, short could be our fear (that's the fear of the monster, of course). Short could be we aren't well prepared and from a talent perspective. Whatever it is, it's important to face the monsters and to do our best so they have the opportunity to sink that putt or close that deal or whatever it is that we're trying to do at just that moment.

SEGMENT 3. Being a professional isn't only about the money. That tends to be the way most people in American society tend to think about it. It's really about actions that you take that earn you the right to earn that money.
So, for example, doctors, they practice medicine every day. Professional athletes practice the sport every day in an effort to get better. You know, when I used the example of Keith Mitchell earlier, the idea that he was out there hitting a golf ball every day for years and years, sometimes with coaching, sometimes without, but he made the choice to dedicate himself every day to his profession, to his craft, missing very few days . . . I'm sure obviously when you're sick, you may take a day off or so, obviously. When your wife has a child, he may miss a day or so.
Ultimately, it's about doing the little things along the way that "require you" because you have the internal reason to do it. That's why I use the term "require you" to go out there and keep trying. Keep trying to get better.
You may have read from one of Malcolm Gladwell's books, the notion of the 10,000 hour rule. 10,000 hours of dedicated effort, under the supervision of someone who really knows allows you to become a master, allows you become a craftsman at what you do.
So often, people go into situations that they're are unfamiliar with. They want a quick fix, an expert to tell them what to do. It doesn't work that way. You have to go out and make your mistakes and, as long as they don't have dire consequences, like with a doctor, you wind up getting better and putting yourself in the position where you can win that tournament.

SEGMENT 4. You can't do everything and be a champion. We make sacrifices. Champions make the choice of what they're going to sacrifice. I don't know what the right decision is for you. But there are things that you love doing that don't serve you. There are choices that you make with outcomes that really are not what you want. They are distractions on the fairway.
Do what makes you love yourself more. Do what keeps the spark lit within you, the flame burning bright. I know there are going to be rocks that you carry and they become boulders, the more thing is that should carry. But you've got to keep your batteries charged in order to be able to face those demons and monsters that live within you.
Really, focus on the things and make you love yourself more. You will love life that much more, achieve that much more and be someone even more lovable.

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Being a Machine | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Maybe you’re like me—trying and working too hard and forgetting what the order of things should be. If so, this show is for you.

Summary

I just came back from a ManKind Project weekend that I've done a time. So, I was reminded that whole lot of people spend their life focused on their work and not on living their lives. I'm not gonna say anything about any of the men that I spent time with there. Everyone's entitled to their confidentiality and their privacy.
I will talk about myself and simply say, there are times I am so immersed in work, I forget about living the life that I want to have. I think, for most of us, we run into that same dilemma. Work has a way of being overwhelming.
We have been conditioned to work from the time that we will little. "Hey, good job!) Remember that one? How about being in school and if you didn't do your homework, he got punished or rebuked by a teacher? Or sent to the ever popular principal's office. I think that one ended a long time ago, but the notion is that we've been conditioned to perform in a job from the time that we were young men till now.
The problem becomes, we start to lose track of our own lives and where they fit. It's as though we live to work instead of work to live.
So, I was listening to another podcast today. And there was a woman being interviewed who spoke about how she put her relationship (and she had a long distance relationship) put her relationship on hold while she was looking for a job to leave one that she really didn't like, and she wasn't getting very far. She couldn't get herself a job near where her her love was, where her boyfriend lived. Eventually, he said, "Why are you staying in a job that you don't really care for instead of spending time here and doing things that you really enjoy?"
Tough question for her to hear. know it's a tough question for me to hear. Sometimes, when I become so immersed in stuff . . . though I'm not coaching enough people, I'm not spending time with things I enjoy in my personal life, I'm not working out, Not doing all the sorts of things that helps me feel good about myself.
I want to encourage you not to lose track and not to forget, not to forget that work isn't the first choice. It's the thing that makes possible the other choices that you make. Without that, you're just another machine. Seriously. You're another machine; I'm another machine and I don't want to live like a machine.

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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The Oscars and Dealing with Blocks | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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The Oscars were awarded for movies, performances and the craft of movie making. This week’s show speaks to a few lessons we can take from the Oscars.

Summary

INTRO This is "The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast," episode 115. I'm your host, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and welcome. I like to spend some time regularly, these days, it's about once a week, talking with you about life, the universe, everything. And today's show is recorded on the morning after The Oscars.

SEGMENT 1. The Oscars are a spectacle and opportunity for Hollywood in the United States to love itself. And there were some wonderful stories there. I'm not going to go into them. I'll just simply talk in general about what it's like to be an actor performing. If you think it's an easy road to being successful, if you think these folks don't fail at times, you're not paying attention because so many of these great performers were bums earlier in their career. Complete unknowns. There were obviously exceptions but they face obstacles and, in facing the obstacles, do you think they gave up?

Seriously. Do you think they gave up? No. I think this is the lesson for all of us.

When you face an obstacle, you don't give up. It doesn't matter where it is in your life. What you do is reset yourself. It's kind of like when you face a wall, you can run into that wall four or five times and eventually learn that the wall isn't going to move.  What happens when you try and do it a little bit differently, like maybe walk around the wall.

I remember one time many years ago I got off the train in Newark, New Jersey. At that time, and I don't know if that's still the case, but at that time there was this huge building right opposite the train station and what it did was blocked the view of everything decrepit about the city.  Newark has changed a lot since. I just want to be absolutely clear about that. I'm not picking on Newark. I'm just telling a story from the past, where I'll just simply say what I did is I walked around it in order to get to where I wanted to go to, instead of walking through it  You can do that too, in more and more places in your life.

SEGMENT 2. When I was growing up, I want to be a pitcher for the Yankees. And I would practice throwing like the fan that I was, watching the players that I would watch as a kid growing up. I had a delivery that look like Bob Turley or Ralph Terry or whomever the star reliever was at a given period of time. But as passionate as I was about the idea of being a baseball player,  there was one problem. And I don't want you to think it negates the previous segment because it really doesn't.

It's not that I ran into an obstacle. As much passion as I had for being a baseball player, I couldn't throw the ball faster than 70 miles an hour. And in case you haven't noticed, baseball players, the pitchers all throw at least in the area of 90 miles an hour. I didn't have the talent.

That was true of me when I was in college, and I sang with a band and it just didn't have the talent to be a singer. As much passion as I had for both of those, I wasn't going to make it. Again, this wasn't about obstacles. It was about being realistic that as much as I rehearsed, as much as I practiced, I just didn't have it. So, as much passion as you have, and I know people get this notion that you're supposed to follow your passion and you'll never work another day in your life, you know, it's BS . . . and this is a No BS Coaching Advice show. So, the notion is don't just follow your passion, follow opportunity, and it's going to lead you to places that you can't really expect that this time because you have no idea that they exist.

SEGMENT 3. Now, there's some blocks that are very difficult to overcome- bigotry is the obvious example and it becomes hard to overcome it because it can be both overt or clandestine. There's a winner of one of the Oscars last night and he spoke about how bigotry is everywhere in the United States today, very similar to what it was like during the Holocaust. A very strong statement. I don't know if it's true or not. But I do know, bigotry exists. It rears its ugly head in many different ways. He's from Israel. He may be speaking about the rise of anti semitism. Now he may be just observing that gay people, blacks, Latinos, Latinas and many different people, people from Asia, from one nationality or another, there is the assumption that, you know, they don't speak well that they're different.

I remember when I did recruiting many years ago and used to be "Russians." They spoke badly. They had difficulty comprehending. Data-wise, that was true. But it just became a shortcut for people with a name and that ended in "ski," without any, any time taken to really see if those people spoke well or comprehended well.

Whenever you're making assumptions about broad categories of people, stop it. Seriously, stop it. Just notice the thought for a moment and say, "where do I get that from?" That everyone with this background, everyone like this is exactly the same way you know, it isn't true.  Seriously. No, it isn't true. And yet, we still do it reflexively.

Stop yourself. It doesn't serve you. And it makes for a less inclusive work environment and less rewarding life.

SEGMENT 4. We buy phones or computers. Each of these devices has an operating system. So far, I've been talking about blocks and how you overcome them.

Well, think in terms of designing an operating system for your life for your career, so that, instinctively, you respond, not react, respond to different types of situations, because you've been programmed to do that. We're in a situation where you might overeat and you know, you don't want to. See if you can change your programming so you get the results that you want.

When. you're dealing with different individuals with different sort of motivations, shall we say, can you redesign your programming in order to ensure that you pay attention and don't succumb to situations that you're not going to be happy in.

Winners find the way to win. Losers make excuses for why they failed. When push comes to shove, I want to help you be a winner. And in doing so, have the life that you want. It's your choice, whether it's me or someone else, get some help. It will make a huge difference to you.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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3 Words That Are Hurting You | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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There are three words many people say mindlessly that are so damaging. I point them out and suggest an alternative.

Summary

I want to spend time regularly talking with you that some element of life, the universe and everything. I believe people can do better. I want to help you perform at a higher level. Play big in the world. If you're interested in my coaching, it's real simple.
Reach out to me through NoBSCoachingAdvice.com or email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us. Mention that you listen to the show. I'd love to help you. I love to know that you're listening.
So, with that, let me just start by saying the three words that I think kill the attitude for many of you. Three simple words that show up so often in conversations. They have an insidious effect. They eat you up from the inside. They hurt you; they damaged you. They cause you to place smaller. You could do better; you can be bigger but you keep saying these words over and over again in conversations with friends, with family. They seem mindless. They seem to be innocuous but, with time, they develop an attitude that suggests something . . . well, you're not going all out.
What are the three words? Let me just simply tell you.
Take it easy.
Take it easy. Said so often as a parting comment to someone that you know ending a conversation, saying goodbye to someone. Take it easy.
Why? Why should someone take it easy? Why should they be encouraged to take it easy? Why should you suggest that this is a good thing for people to do?
Instead, if it really matters, it really matters to you how someone else feels, encourage them. Say, instead, "I hope you go all out all out." Go all out. That's the way to end conversations. That's the way to encourage people to be elite performers and to be successful, not take it easy.
What does "take it easy" do for anyone?
"Oh, it makes me happy when I'm easy."
Most of the time you bored with
What you want to be doing is going all out. You want to be performing better. You want to improve and "take it easy" isn't going to do it for you. Instead, going all out will.
That's today's show. I hope you enjoy it. I'll be back soon with more and, again, hope you have a great day. And if you'd like me to coaching you, email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Go all out.

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Becoming Influential. Being Influential | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


Divya Parekh is a positioning and authority advisor, who works with leaders internationally as well as US-based leaders. In this interview, we discuss the way to be influential in organizations and in your life.

 

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Greatness | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


Stop. Give me two and a half minutes. I promise I’ll be done with my part of this show.

Summary

Stop. Give me two and a half minutes. I promise I'll be done with my part of this show.

And I just want to say to you that, for many of you, stop multitasking. No, this isn't a show about multitasking. It's about what you give your attention to.

What's the thing that you're spending your most amount of time with? Is it the things that are really important to you or are other people setting your agenda? What are you giving your time to these days?

If you're like most people, other people are setting your agenda for you. You're giving away your power Why is it, because you're being paid to do that, is it being is because you've been paid to abdicate real life and your responsibility to other people? Is that a good enough reason? For some of you, it is and that's okay. But for those of you with doubts, I really want you to pause for a second and ask yourself how can I do this differently and not give away my life?

I'm 68 now. Most of my years are behind. Most of your years, hopefully are ahead of you. I've made some mistakes. I'm sure you made mistakes along the way. And I want to make fewer and I want to help you make fewer. For you, my hope is that you are out there looking at your life and asking yourself, "what can I do better that works for me and the life that I want to have. Not my employer, not my business that I want to have?"

Now, you've got shareholders in this business that I'm going to talk with you about . . . could be your wife, husband or partner. Could be kids. It could be your employer, but whatever it is, I want you making some choices in conjunction with your shareholders to make decisions that serve you. Otherwise, mediocrity is ahead for you and I want you to have a great life, not an ordinary one.

So, if you're interested in my coaching, you reach out to me. JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us. Visit NoBSCoachingAdvice.com if you want to get some more encouragement for me. and I'm going to be done earlier than I thought I would be and my hope is you have a spectacular 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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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There is no perfect candidate.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head Coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com.

I have been involved with the fun text sequence with a friend of mine who does recruiting with a firm.   They were talking about a video that their firm is putting together for job applicants and work that they do with hiring managers.  When I talked about work with hiring managers, it is not about recruiting, but is have to get them to take action and why they need to take action more quickly.

I think this is the lament of every recruiter, whether corporate or third-party--hiring managers take their time. They just don't pull the trigger on anyone because they keep searching for "the perfect candidate."I am going to tell you a secret.

There is no perfect candidate.

There was always a flaw and generally you discovered afterwards. I want to explain why.

You will find that afterwards because everyone is putting on an act during an interview. They are putting on an act; you are putting on an act. They are being phony and so are you.

No one tells job applicants at the last for people who sat in that chair left out of frustration or quit because they were incompetent Or were laid off during an economic downturn. No one ever tells people that.

You tend to be on good behavior and they tend to be on good behavior, too.It's no wonder that there tends to be this frustration that occurs when you discover after they are on board that, shall we say, they are not ideal.

It's 1 of the reasons I tell hiring managers to stop looking for perfection.  It does not exist.  When you screen, Focus on qualifications.

Qualifications are really the most important thing you can screen for.

You want to send them on your troops.  You want different opinions. "Fitting in," becomes the wrong approach to take because you want differences of opinion. You want to make sure that you have looked at things from lots of different angles, instead of one homogeneous viewpoint.

Again, stop looking for "perfection," when you can be looking for "qualified."

Move on them. It's not going to get much better. Remember, your last 4 hires Were not perfect.  What makes you think this 1 will be?

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 coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Subscribe to the “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast.” 

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Connect with Me on LinkedIn 

For more No BS Coaching Advice, visit my website. www.NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

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