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Be a Thief! | JobSearchTV.com


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Too many people try to figure things out without help. You can do things differently.

Summary

The title-- be a thief.

You know, most job hunters, most career professionals, try to figure things out on their own. And it's hard that way because you don't really know who to ask.

Well, you don't ask; let's put it that way. What you're trying to do is observe, read, figure it out on your own. Being a thief is the notion of isn't a lot easier to take someone else's ideas and apply it to yourself, or a couple of people's ideas and apply it to yourself.

It's like in the construction business. How many elaborately designed new construction kind of buildings are there out there? Now, houses kind of look the same. They've got little differences. Apartment buildings all kind of look the same. Seehe interiors are designed the same. It's the nicknamed "the cookie cutter approach."

Why not sit down with people and learn from them. Steal their histories. Make it your own. For example, this coming week, I'm introducing my son to a friend of mine, who I've known for many years. I haven't been in touch with him for a while, but he was willing to help. I'm going to talk with him about how his career has evolved because my son happens to be interested in the same field.

So, where did you go to school? Why? How did he get hsfirst breaks and get into the field? How he grew into the role that he's in now, running a successful business and its operations.

My son happens to be interested in that field. The result will wind up being, I'll encourage my son to follow the model, especially when I can say, When I can ask for him, "What would you have done differently had you had it all over again?" It's a great question that allows people to reflect backward, but get into conversations with people who are doing what you want to be doing.

Ask them what their history was. Why they chose that field. What schools they went to. Where they got their training. How they got their first break. Asee what their career progression was like. Overall, how long it took to get to that next level, not because it will take you that long. It might take less or might take more, but it just gives you a sense of timeline, that if you have this kind of background, you can take those steps up at around that time in your progression.

The big one, of course, is what would you do if you had to do it all over again that would allow you to do it differently. So, I hope you found this helpful. I want you to really be a thief and steal from other people in your career ,instead of having to always figure it 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 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.

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

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

Stupid Job Search Mistakes

Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Depending On Recruiters | JobSearchTV.com


I received a message from someone who should know better

Summary

I received a message from someone who Should know better about working with recruiters. Let me simply say that this is the global head of HR for particular organization. They are not a beginner to say the least. I got a message from them saying, "hi! Do you have anything for me?" Were not talking by the $70,000 year person. Were talking with someone who's earning something far more substantial. Let me give you perspective.

All recruiters in the United States... Let me back up for a second. Job boards fill approximately 3% of all positions. That percentage is been pretty constant for a long time. The number that is filled by recruiters… Take a guess... 20% to 22%. That has been pretty consistent over the years. He may be a big shot here and say that some jobs are filled by recruiters who get a response to an in that is on a job board. . There are going to be overlap so I'm simply going to say 30% of all jobs are filled by recruiters and job boards. I figure that's an easier way to
do it.In other words, more than two thirds are filled through other means. More than two thirds are filled by other means, generally as a result of networking.

Are you investing will your time and what recruiters are doing for you? busy that you have to outsource your job search to someone who is there, not to help you, but to help themselves and their client? Seriously. How much of your time. Are you using depending on recruiters and have little are you spending, investing time on your own search? Are you doing things to build new relationships, connect with people that you haven't spoken with in a long time, , network with those who you are close to, putting yourself out there?

I'm obviously not talking about a job search that is going to happen overnight. But how is that would recruiter job search going for you, too?Is that what happened it overnight? I know it isn't.

What I will say to you is that you are going to make mistakes in a networking approach because you are not an expert at networking.You may be doing pretty well as part of your job like if you are in business development, It is the same formula about creating leads. However, for those of you are not salespeople or work in business development, you are going to make mistakes… That's the reality of it, Just like you are going to contact recruiters who will be absolutely useless to you. I know that because resumes have been spent the me all day long for years so I know that most of you contact recruiters who I know can't help you.

So, start making your mistakes. Start reaching out to people who might be able to help you.

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.

JobSearchTV.com
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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.” 

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.

Politics

Job Hunting During The Political Season | JobSearchTV.com


As we enter a Presidential election years, I am reminded that not everyone shares your views.

Summary

For those of you who are looking for work, I'm going to tell you point blank, employers are looking at social media profiles for all sorts of information. They're acting without your permission in doing so.
It starts off with LinkedIn and then they can find you on Facebook or Twitter, and follow you there and just observe you there and start to take note of qualities beyond who you present yourself in a resume to be.
I remember many years ago, I was doing recruiting for a particular client who was trying to hire an assistant trader who's basically going to work nights and monitor their prop trading system for any sort of news deviation that might cause, trading to occur outside the normal range of behavior that this system tracked.
After interviewing someone, I received a call from the client saying that they weren't interested and I should do a Google search for the guy. Lo and behold, I found that this guy had huge trading losses and they were concerned that he would try and use their trading system, or learn their trading model in order to trade his own account.
I understand but the point in all of this is, firms are looking for information in different ways about you and about your opinions. Now, we enter political season. It's a presidential election coming up and this can be true anytime of the year. Anytime there's a hot button issue and, you know,firms are going to look at Facebook. They're going to look at LinkedIn. They are going to follow you on Twitter or observe you on Twitter and they're going to see what you're saying.
Do you want to get rejected for a position because you advocated strongly for a particular position or candidate? Do you want to be rejected for a job or join an organization whereo politics isn't important to them, where what you do is important. Do you want to be associated with a firm like that? Do they want to hire someone who's politically oriented?
Yeah, there's some people who worked in politics or who work in politics and when you're interviewed, they're going to talk with you about the skills and experiences you have, and not looking for you to advocate for a particular position or candidate. They're going to talk with you about your successes and failures. What you learned from the experience . . . you get the drill. But for the civilian who's the non-political employee, that is they're not, they don't have experience working on campaigns and they're just strong advocates for people, I'm not saying not to say things. I'm just going to simply say, watch how you say things.
I see some things on Facebook sometimes that are insane, not because of the opinion that someone held but the viciousness, with which someone communicates. If you're an employer seeing that sort of behavior, you gotta pause for a second and say, "Okay, which one is it? Is it the person who presents themselves so nicely, or is this one," and it gives them reason for hesitation."
Do you really want to do that? Again, I'm not telling you not to advocate for a position. Watch how you advocate for a position. Hold back some of those obnoxious comments. Don't always lash out at people as part of your advocacy; keep it on a rational basis. Firms will respect that.
However, if you go bonkers on someone, that can hurt you, and, even if they hire you, they're always going to be watching you to see if that part of your personality comes out and it can cost you money at the time of the offer. Is it worth it to you? Only you have that answer. I have my opinion. You can have yours.

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.

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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.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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YouTube Job Search Advice | JobSearchTV.com


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YouTube can be very valuable to you in your career and in your search. Here’s how.

Summary

If you're watching this on YouTube already, you know that YouTube is a great resource for career advice, for job hunting information, and a lot more. Doing this video, I realized people under utilize YouTube as a resource in their search. So, I thought I would address a couple points here.
Number one, of course, is it's great for career advice. But, number two, and this is one that people forget about all the time, is you can research employers on YouTube. Remember, they may have a channel; they may have videos; they may have information. it's not going to be personalized for the job. It's going to be general information about the organization, which, particularly for startups, is going to be valuable since there may be a limited amount of info about them online. So again, don't forget to research employers.
Then you can also create a video resume there. And I would simply say make sure you dress nicely. I'm not saying a suit and tie if you're a guy or or play dress up if you're a woman. But, you know, dress nicely and you can talk about your resume. Don't read it off the screen. Become familiar with it so people get an understanding of you and make sure you smile.
Remember, we know you're not an actor or actress. However, you don't want to be boring. One of the first video resumes I got and this was in the 80s in the days of VHS tapes was someone who sent a VHS tape to me and read the resume in a flat monotone style. It was awful, absolutely awful. You don't want to be doing that.
What you want to be doing is showing some life, some energy, some personality to yourself while you're talking about background, which goes to my fourth point, which is building a professional brand.
Branding is going to be critical over the course of your career, not just in this job search, but for every job search in the future. Why do I say that? Information about you, what people know about you that you control that you share is a part of getting people to know you. Having YouTube information that's also available on a blog that you might have, that you might share on LinkedIn and have embedded in LinkedIn through a SlideShare, perhaps, or in another manner, goes a long way toward helping you to do this, particularly if you do it with some regularity. Obviously, not as frequently as I do, which is daily, but you can be doing things to promote yourself on a every other month basis, which, over the course of two years, is a lot of video right?
Keep them short and to the point. Talk about things that you've done that have value to the world, in general. Yeah, I'm not going to talk in terms of YouTube, revenue. You are not going to become a YouTube star. But what you are going to be doing is building an impression of yourself in the marketplace, sharing it on LinkedIn, on Facebook and other places where people will get to know you.

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.” 

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,

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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.

Pray

Pray for a Tough Instructor | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter uses a Rumi poem to encourage you.

Summary

Job hunting, like many things in life, is not easy. There were times where you may feel like you want to quit. I'm going to read a Rumi poem to you. It's R-U-M-I if you are not familiar with him. I'll simply say that don't take this literally because it's from a different time where certain behaviors, sited in the poem, were very common. Look at it from the theme, okay? So, let me just read this.

The core of masculinity does not derive from being male, nor friendliness from those who console.

Your old grandmother says,
‘Maybe you shouldn't go to school.
You look a little pale.’

Run when you hear that.
A father's stern slaps are better.

Your bodily soul wants comforting.
The severe father wants spiritual clarity.

He scolds but eventually
leads you into the open.

Pray for a tough instructor
to hear and act and stay within you.

We have been busy accumulating solace.
Make us afraid of how we were."
The idea behind this as relates to job hunting is that there are a lot of people who will give you lots of "poor babies." You know, "Poor baby. Poor baby," as a way of trying to comfort you while you're job hunting.
And then there are people who are going to push you. More often than not, you need the push. You need someone-- a coach, a friend, a mentor, people who are going to kick you in the butt sometimes and not necessarily give you lots of, " Awww, I'm sorry, it's so hard." You need the push.
So, I'll simply say, find people, find a coach that can help you and will push you to getting moving at times where you just can't get motivate. Find people, find a coach that will support you in tough ways, because, otherwise, you have the opportunity to languish in your own misery. And that isn't really what you want to do.

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

JobSearchTV.com
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Search Lessons from Sports: Making Good Adjustments | JobSearchTV.com


I offer examples of how important adjustments can be.

Summary

This is a video about the importance of adjustments, and I'm going to use an example actually several examples from sports. Now, the most notable recent example came in last year's NBA Finals. So, The Golden State Warriors are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the championship. They're down two games to one and they decide to bench their starting center, move a forward into the center position and a bench player up into a starting role. Basically going small against the bigger team. They couldn't match up for size, so they decide to go extreme small. The result is from being down two games to one, they win the championship four games to two.
In football, at half time, teams make adjustments every single week. They've seen what's working and what isn't working. And they make defensive adjustments. They make offensive adjustments in order to compete more effectively. works all the time.
Baseball pitchers throwing a fastball. The pitcher out there who just doesn't have it on this particular day and, lo and behold, you change up for a slider pitcher because they're sitting on the fastball so you give him a different look. And instead of being an over the top pitcher (Himover the top, meaning they're throwing from up here) you are now throwing from a different angle. And, lo and behold, teams come back and win all the time.
In your job search, most of you keep hitting your head against the wall, and you're wondering why it's not working. You've got to make adjustments.
Don't know what to do. Call me. Let's schedule a consult. And I'll help you make adjustments. I don't know what your problem is, but I can talk with you about it, what we're doing and see how we can mix it up. You can find that information on my website at thebiggamehunter.us.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Search: What to Do When Your Job Search Is Getting You Down | JobSearchTV.com


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What can you do if your job search is failing and you are not getting results? I break it down and offer suggestions,

Summary

I thought I would do this video because, frankly, I started to think about why people hire me to coach them. The simple answer is, they're not getting results. Most people are not proactive with hiring a coach to help them with a career transition or with a job change. They wait until they're failing and the coach has to help them break through the failures. So, the topic for this is "what do you do when the job search is getting you down?"
I'll just simply say most people are getting down because they're not getting results. So the question is, "how do you get results?"
Now, I've said many times that it depends on where it's breaking down. So, if you're not even getting interviews, it's because your resume stinks, your LinkedIn profile isn't attracting people to you or you're applying for the wrong jobs, jobs that you're not qualified for, or your resume doesn't make a case that you fit.
If you're failing with the screener, you know, could be the HR person or some other individual who's doing the basic screening, you're not indicating how your background fits the role that you applied for.
If you're getting to the first real interview in person, you know, could be with a team or with a hiring manager, and you're not being invited back, you're not demonstrating your fit for the role. You're not connecting with the interviewer.
If you're ultimately getting to the overall manager, with a real decision maker, the head of the function for the final interview and you're not getting the offer it's breaking down because someone's beating you. They could be less expensive; they could be stronger and/or you're not connecting with the interviewer and making them trust you.
So, what do you do when the job search isn't going well? Answer. Improve. How do you improve?
Well, if it's the resume, you get a professional resume writer to rewrite it for you. You hire a coach who can evaluate it for you and make recommendations of changes. If you're failing because you're not getting past the screener, you need to look at ways to improve your interviewing. Same thing in every other step of the process. You're interviewing is breaking down.
So, understand, it's all logical. The biggest and most obvious place that breaks down is in interviewing. Often, the issue is most job hunters go on interviews ill-prepared to talk about what they've done. So, they go out and they wing it. They haven't really reviewed their resume to anticipate logical questions that employer might ask them. They haven't learned my best question to ask on any interview. So, they hear the answer to what a firm is looking for at the beginning of the interview and what the role is. They haven't learned quality answers to questions. They've just not practiced.
Now, I'm going to remind you of something. The greatest athletes in the world all practice. The greatest entertainers in the world all practice. Job hunters don't practice and they wonder why they don't get results. They make up the answers on the spot.
Tell me how well a great athlete would do if that's what they did. Not particularly well, would they? You need to rehearse; you need to practice, ideally working with a coach and, yes, I obviously coach. I've got an interest in persuading you to hire me as a coach. But it's true yeah.
Athletes all have coaches. Entertainers all have coaches to help them perform at a world class level. Why don't you? I'd love to coach you. The easiest way to connect with me is on linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. If we're not connected, connect with me. Once we're connected, ask for an initial discovery call. We'll figure out whether it makes sense for us to work together. If not, my feelings aren't hurt, but I'm good at what I do. I can critique your resume and LinkedIn profile, gets you ready for interviews, help you with negotiation, a whole host of different things,
There was a young man I was working with recently who wasn't getting results on his interviews. This is true. I spoke to a guy last week. We spoke for an hour before a big interview we ha,d came out of that interview. He spent three hours with the firm really connected well with his future boss. Two days later, he's talking to the owner and then negotiating salary gets a 25% raise.
The week before, I'm working with someone who's far more senior. He's negotiating for role at a university. It's a rough negotiation. I showed him some tactics where he could improve his performance and get more of what he wants, understanding what they can't give him and where they have some flexibility and we got him great deal.
I'll just simply say I don't know your circumstances but I'd love to help you. This is how you do it if you're down as a result of previous interview failures, it doesn't have to be this hard, difficult, painful or take a long time. It's a different skill set to find the job than do a job. A coach like me and can help you perform at a much higher level. I'd love to help you. Reach out to me; again, linkedin.com in/thebiggamehunter Connect with me. Message me I'd love to help. 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 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. 

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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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Using a 1 Page Job Proposal | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the idea of using a one page job proposal to get attention, get interviews and get hired.

Summary

I want to talk with you about a job search strategy that I think is terrific, that can be used at so many different parts of the of the search process. It's not a substitute for a resume. I just think it's something that, for the proactive job hunter, can be very strong tool. It can also be used in the interview process to kind of cinch the situation.
What is this tactic? What is this technique?
It's called a one-page job proposal. Now, the idea behind the proposal is really very simple. What you're going to be doing is proposing a new job. You're going to define what it is you're going to do for your employer and how much it's going to cost them. Define what the situation is as it currently is and what you're going to do to correct it or improve upon it. It's really only than one page.
So I'll give you an example. You hear about an organization that's hiring. You have an introduction that you want a friend to do for you. Instead of sending a resume, you can send the one page proposal that talks about what your role and responsibilities will be, what you would accomplish within what sort of a timeline, what it would cost to the way of salary, benefits and compensation, what's your timelines are, what the status is of their current situation and the action that you will be taking for them. It's really a terrific strategy.
Imagine, for example, you're on an interview, the employer has a copy of your resume, you are talking with him for a while. You reach into your briefcase or bag. You pull out a copy of the one page proposal; you hand it to the hiring manager and you say, "I spent a little time doing some homework because I was thinking about the opportunity and I jotted down some notes about some of my ideas of what I could really do for your organization." You hand it to the hiring manager.
What impact do you think that might have? You meet with that person's boss at a final interview. You hand them a copy of the proposal and very simply say, "these were some of my thoughts based upon my conversations. I want to get a sense. Is there anything you might want to add to that if you were to hire me?"
That's a great strategy! A great approach. They may say, "You may be a little ahead of the game here."
"I've been thinking about this a lot. If it doesn't work out, yes, I'll don't be disappointed but, you know, whether it's me or someone else, this might be a framework for what the next person might do."
So, that's the idea behind the one-page proposal I think it's a great selling tool for the proactive job hunter. Like I said it's something that you could have a friend submit on your behalf to talk with a person or a hiring manager about what you might be able to do for them.
For the active job hunter, it's a great technique in different parts of the process. For the person who's trying to sell consulting services, it's kind of like a proposal. It's just done in one page, talking about the current situation and the action that you would be able to take and what it will cost. It’s really that easy.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No BS Job Search Advice | JobSearchTV.com


The rules of a job search have changed a lot for people. To be most effective, you need to adapt to the changes and leap the hurdles that are in your way.

I interview Dana Manciagli, author, coach, ex-Microsoft GM about what she sees the changes are and how to prepare for them.

 

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. “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 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.

What Do You Want to Be Known For? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/02/02/what-do-you-want-to-be-known-for/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to figure out what you want to be known for professionally and start building your brand.

Summary

When you see a graphic of an apple, what company do you think of?

When you buy a box of detergent, have you ever looked at a list of ingredients to see which group of chemicals is going to actually make the wash whiter? I doubt it.

We are all influenced by brands. When I will speak with you about branding, I'm not to be speaking with you about this job search, but about the rest of your career, both in terms of how you are seen at work and how you will be seen in the job market. For you to develop a brand now is just not going to be effective because you both have had the time to create a space in people's minds to accept it. Yet it is so important to you while you are in this job search mode to begin the process of branding and identify for yourself what you want to be known for, what you want to do to help others and/or influence others and how you want to be seen as a professional.

For example, I use the phrase, "The Big Game Hunter." It creates an impression in your mind about me as a recruiter and as a coach. I'm sure there are other people who have developed comparable things. I also use the tagline when I did recruiting, "Helping the world find work. Helping companies hire talent." It defines what I do. Whether it was in my work as a recruiter, my videos, my podcasts, and all the other things, that's what I'm trying to do. Help the world find work. Help companies hire talent.

What can you be known for and what do you want to be known for? What matters to your audience and what can you be doing to communicate with them? This is not a 1 minute conversation that you have with yourself. This is something to spend time with and start thinking about it a very serious way because, otherwise, you're just another stalk of corn out in the field, waiting to be seen, noticed, plucked, and, you know, to most people, all that corn kind of looks alike.

If you can do something to stand out from the pack, you will have gone a long way to influencing how your career shaped.

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 as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Job Search Radio
Job Search Radio

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 1 month free.

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.”

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

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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