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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. 

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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
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. 

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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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.

Jobs 2018: Where Are There Jobs? | JobSearchTV.com


I’ve spent a few weeks talking to people around the country about jobs in their areas. There are some surprises in this video!

Summary

I've been talking to a lot of people over the last couple of weeks and I thought I would share something with you that I don't think it's talked about all that much. And it's about where the jobs are, what the jobs are and what you ought to be doing.
Now, a lot of you are white collar workers. A lot of you work in white collar jobs and you're tied to big cities by your leases, homes, what have you. I want you to hear me for a moment and this video may not be for you. But I'm going to tell you, I'm going to talk with you about where there are jobs. There are a ton of jobs in smaller US cities. There are ton of jobs in fields like the building trades . . . like if you're an electrician, a plumber, in construction, in one form or another, you don't have to get tied in to working in (I'll use my old area, Long Island in the New York area), you don't have to get tied into the expensive cost of living that you're currently in. There are a lot of good rates and a lot of good salaries in smaller cities around the country.
Like I live in a town in the mountains of western North Carolina. I moved here from the New York area and from northeastern Pennsylvania. I've been here for seven years. I will tell you, folks are crying for talent. I really mean that. Folks are crying here for talent. This is a town that's kind of has a strata to it. There are a lot of retirees in the area and there are a lot of people in hospitality and I know one of the strata that's between those two are all the service professionals who provide Home Services to them.
Like if you do air conditioning or refrigeration, if you're an HVAC person, in other words, if you do plumbing, there are firms here that are dying for folks and you can't attract enough of them.
ow, part of that is the economy. The economy is improved and home prices have gone up, and you can always rent an apartment for yourself and your family, get acclimated, get settled in, make some money, buy your house or sell your house up north and move south and it's less expensive here.
So I just want to say to you that I've been finding this has been universally true throughout the country. Manufacturing jobs. I'm not talking about a guy who moves or a woman move something from here to here . . . and even those folks are finding it easy to find jobs.
So I just want to encourage you spend some time and him think about someplace different. Think about where you might like to live, because this is the time to consider making that move, You can contact firms, one of the fun ways to do it is if you're in the trades, you contact a local Chamber of Commerce. Like if you're in New York, I know you don't think of the Chamber of Commerce all that much, because that's the place for big business people. But if you're in a smaller area, or suburban area, hooking into the local chamber, or to a BNI chapter (Bsiness Networking International, a networking group for small business owners, generally, smaller business owners throughout the world) and hooking in there and trying to connect with, you know, the chamber with the person who runs those chapters in the region that you're thinking of and talking with them about who's trying to hire. Try to set up a phone conversation with them to meet with them on a trip, I'm telling you, you're gonna walk away with jobs.
I'm telling you because throughout the country, there is a common lament that there's no one for manufacturing jobs, there's no one in the skilled trades jobs and if you want a better quality of life where you're not getting taxed to the gills, (I know the real estate taxes in the north, for example, they're brutal, aren't they)? Under the new tax bill, you're not getting the deductions that you once got. So, I'm telling you move to a different area and you're going to find a lot of work.

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.

Diagnosing Your Job Search Problem | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/10/06/job-search-radio-things-can-wrong-in-many-places-in-your-job-search-here-i-break-down-the-problem-points-for-you/

Things can go wrong in many places in your Job Search. Here I break down the Problem Points for You.

Summary

You're involved with a job search. It just isn't working for you. How do you critique what's going on in order to figure out what to "course correct?"

It's very rare that a job search goes well enough that we could chart ut as following a perfectly straight line upward and that you wind up in a job instantly. Often the situation breaks down so let;s dissect it.

If you're sending out resumes and not getting interviews,

you have a resume problem. The resume isn't working for you. How you are submitting it isn't working for you.

If you aren't getting phone calls about resumes that you posted on job boards, the issue may be one of two things – – the career that you've chosen for yourself is a particularly marketable or, more likely, your resume is not keyword rich in the skills that recruiters are looking for; you may need to change the language on your resume

If you're getting calls for phone interviews and are not being invited in, you have a problem with phone interviewing. You just don't know how to do it well enough to entice people to want to continue the conversation. You need to improve upon that. There are many ways that you can do that; I have quite a few available through JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.

If you are having phone interviews, getting invited in for in-person interviews in not being asked back, you don't interview well in person. That can be caused by a variety of things, too numerous to mention here, but that's where the breakdown is occurring.

If you are getting invited back for final interviews in not getting past "The Boss of Bosses" for the organization, the person who the job ultimately reports, not the immediate manager but "The Overlord," you are not making connections with people, certainly not at the high levels.

If you are getting job offers by getting lowballed, you haven't done a good enough job on your interviews to make them believe that you can solve their problems. So, they basically are tossing a bone at you and seeing the field bite. You haven't made them fall in love yet.

This is how a job search can get deconstructed. There are obvious tasks along the way and often people go through the process by going through the motions. They send out resumes and don't prepare for phone calls, they haven't made their resume keyword optimized to make it attractive on job boards, their flipping resumes across the transom like they are burgers at a fast food restaurant, how well is that working? Do you find them tasty? No, of course not and neither does the employer. You're a spammer.

If you are interviewing and not practiced for it, it's your fault because you haven't done the homework necessary to impress people.

All in all, job hunting involves skills that you can learn and develop.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com provides those answers for people. Sign up on the site, it's inexpensive, there's a lot there that you can learn from.

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.” 

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.

Gatekeepers: Getting Past The Modern Gatekeeper | JobSearchTV.com


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Who is the modern gatekeeper and how do I get past them? This is a question that I address in this video.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today about the modern gatekeeper and how to get past them.
When most of us think of gatekeepers, we think in terms of an actual human being, that person who was always there to be the blocker for the decision maker. Invariably for years, it was a woman, older, disinterested, tough, and, I don't wanna say she doesn't exist anymore, or he doesn't exist anymore. However, more and more, particularly large organizations have installed voice response systems to block contact or block a direct contact to the person that you're calling. They're busy; they are in meetings; they're doing stuff and this is who intercepts This is what intercepts now instead of an actual human being.
How do you "get through" and what does "getting through" actually mean when you're getting a machine there or having a computer system there?
And the answer is getting through basically translates into saying things that cause someone to want to call you back. I want to be clear, I'm not here to teach you nonsense, or shenanigans. I have no interest in that whatsoever. I suspect most of you don't either. But I do want to talk with you about what's effective.
I want to be clear, nothing works all the time. As a matter of fact, statistically, because you're dealing with someone who is stressed, tense, overworked, the proportion of response that you're going to get is always going to be low. What can increase the odds is a couple of very simple things.
Number one is you want to speak as a human being, not as a tense, nervous individual. So excuse me if I do a tension voice. (Speaking quickly) "You know if, if ever I talked to you, 'Hi, my name is Jeff Altman and I'm really worked up and I'd like to get a few minutes with you,'" that isn't going to really work because all this happening is you're obviously pushing an agenda on them. That isn't a real interest and it's going to stress them out. So they're not going to really respond well to that.
I think what works better is something that well, it's frankly, the manner in which I'm speaking today. It's a softer voice, it's a more gentle voice. It's a human voice and you might say something along the lines of Hi, my name is Jeff Altman. I work for so and so or for such and such organization doing such and such.
I know you're busy and I'm not looking to take up a lot of your time. I was wondering if I could get 10 minutes with you by phone or Skype (or even offer Zoom or whatever service that you use) and I'm looking for some advice. I'll make myself available to you at your convenience knowing full well that you're busy and you might not be able to do this, but I really would appreciate a sense of what for calendar is like so I can get 10, tops 15 minutes with you. If you want me to come over to your place, I'll bring you some coffee, if that's what you drink." And you notice how I'm being very human and how I speak and it's a much more likeable style than simply you know, getting worked up and presenting it in such and such way.
You'll notice I also use my name as part of the introduction and talked about what I do because that helps to provide a link with the person that you're calling. When they're hearing the message back they have the opportunity to say, "okay, he's clear about what he's looking for 10 or 15 minutes of my time and, you know, I don't know if I can work it in but at least give them a call back or they're going to hit delete. It's really that simple.
So, understand this is the best that you can do is talking is one human being to another. And, you know, I would say if you don't get a call back within 48 hours, call a second time. They're busy. Their priority is not you. They may forget to respond. Not everyone is as well organized as I am and, I'll simply say that they may forget to call back, call back one more time and, again, stress that "I'm sure you're busy" thing that I mentioned earlier. After that, if they don't call you back, let it go.
Hopefully you're now waiting and hoping for this one caller. You want to be calling multiple people so that you can do informational conversations and informational interviews.
So, that's really my best advice for getting past the modern version of the gatekeeper, which is really the decision maker. That's who you're really talking to when you're leaving the message is you're talking to the decision maker and asking them, in a kind way, for a few minutes of their 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 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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.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.” 

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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Job Seekers to Watch in 2019

Originally Published on Jobscan.com, my channel, JobSearchTV.com is listed at #8

You might be surprised to learn that YouTube is such an awesome resource for job seekers looking to learn more about the job search. Many of the top career experts and strategists have channels dedicated to helping job seekers succeed.

Everything from resume writing to interview questions to mastering the perfect handshake can be found within the confines of YouTube. However, we’ve all experienced the YouTube black hole (probably while searching for cat videos). With so many channels available, it’s just hard to know where to start.

When I set out to put this list together, I wanted to highlight a range of YouTube channels for all different types of job seekers. Whether you like a fun, upbeat vibe or a college course-like energy, I wanted to make sure you could get top-notch advice from real professionals in the industry.

 

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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

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

Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

How To Remain Vigilant In The Quest For The Right Job

Originally Published on Forbes.com

 

I worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years before becoming a career and leadership coach. When I started with my first firm, I was mentored by a much more experienced recruiter, Tom, who was assigned to me and two other trainees to guide us during the early stages of our new careers.

“OK,” he began. “How can you tell when an applicant is lying to you?”

“He won’t look you in the eye,” Bob said.

“His nostrils will flair a little bit,” Paul offered.

“You forgot that most of your conversations will be by phone, so you won’t be able to see them,” Tom reminded us.

I had no idea and sat quietly while the others continued to think.

“Give up? Their lips are moving!” Tom said.

We all groaned.

“Here’s the second question: How can you tell one of our hiring manager clients is lying to you?”

Meekly, I offered my idea. “Their lips are moving?”

“That’s right!” said Tom. “Here’s the third question: How can someone tell a recruiter is lying to them?”

Before we could answer, Tom gleefully said, “Their lips are moving!”

With time, I grew to understand that everyone is posturing for advantage in the hiring process. You, as a job hunter, are trying to present your knowledge, experience and flexibility in the best possible light. It took me a while to figure out hiring managers are doing the same thing. I realized that when I noticed that none of my clients ever told a job hunter, “You know, I’m a fairly new manager. My predecessor was fired, and her predecessor was fired before that. I need to hire someone so I, too, don’t get the boot.”

Instead, I realized employers all put on happy faces. They tell job hunters about the day to day ahead of them, yet omit the fact that the last three people in the position quit because they hated to be micromanaged. They tell them that the people they’ll work with will be like family, even if that’s more like the Addams family. And they tell them that the future is bright if they join, yet not as bright as the blinding fluorescent lights above their cubicle.

Recruiters also lie, often because they are conveying information that one party is lying about to the other. Then come the lies from the desperation of seeing a commission check disappear. I will never attempt to defend that.

Given that you, the hiring manager, and the recruiter representing you are all posturing for an advantage, what can you do to protect your interests?

1. Remember that not everything you will be told is true. If you are told something by the recruiter, remember this old adage from foreign policy negotiations: Trust but verify. Confirm with the hiring manager, “I understand you will do X. Is that true?” Usually, they are more than willing to correct a mistake the recruiter made, even if that is the information they gave to the recruiter at first.

2. Reach out to a former employee for confirmation. Former employees left for a reason. Sometimes, they were recruited to a new organization for higher pay and even better work. Sometimes, they left because they were laid off. Sometimes, they left because a firm and a manager didn’t keep their promises. They can tell you what it’s like to work there. Search LinkedIn or Facebook for “People who work at” and the name of the company. I know doing this helped a friend of mine avoid a disaster.

3. Check your future boss’s references. Ask others what it’s like to work for him or her. What do they do well? What do they struggle with that’s disappointing? What’s the work like? These questions can prevent a lot of heartache.

4. Keep interviewing. Too often, job hunters put all their eggs in one basket. Once they think they are close to an offer, they take their foot off the gas and coast. Keep trying to get more interviews.

5. Ask for advice, particularly as you get closer to making a decision. There are many people who can help you make a sound decision, including mentors with quality professional experience or your husband, wife or partner. Whoever you speak with, they should know you and your strengths well and be someone you trust.

Most people believe they are telling the truth but may lie by omission rather than commission. Be alert to the fact that when people need a job, they sometimes exaggerate. When hiring managers need to fill a position, they are prone to paint their job in the best possible light. And recruiters will sometimes position opportunities (and the candidates they represent) in a favorable light.

Remain vigilant, and don’t lower your guard without verifying that what you are told is true.

 

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.

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

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

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

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.