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6 Steps to Resigning Your Job | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1452. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the six steps to take to resign your job properly.

Summary

When you resign your job, it needs to be done properly and done in a good way so as not to inconvenience your boss, your previous firm AND, most importantly from your vantage point, to keep this person is a reference and not have them sabotage you in the future.

The way to do it is (1) get your offer letter in writing from the new employer. Without that, you don't have legal protection.

2. Meet with your boss and try to do it on Friday, or Friday afternoon. As soon as you said the magic words, "Can I see you for a minute," they know what is coming. That's the proper way to do it. You do it in person; you don't just send them an email. Make time to meet with them on Friday afternoon. If they're not in, for whatever the reason is, do it Monday morning 1st thing . So when they come in. having been out that Friday, Monday morning 1st thing, "Can I see you for a moment?"

3. Give 2 weeks notice. No matter what they say, no amount of time is going to be good from their vantage point. Your new employer needs you and wants you within 2 weeks. Give 2 weeks notice. When they start begging you, "Can you make it 6 weeks? " Or a month. Or 3 weeks. "My new firm needs me there. If you need me to do some after-hours work or take some calls after hours, I would be happy to do that. However, I need to give 2 weeks notice."

4. A simple resignation letter. It shouldn't go into all sorts of onerous things. It might simply be, "I have decided to resign my position with (put in the name of the company) and accept the new position. My last date of employment will be such and such. ." You are being very clear when you're going into the resignation, you are going to hand in a letter, so is there, handed to them. "Thank you for the opportunity to work for you. I have learned a lot here, but I have decided to accept another position." That's it. Sweet and simple. "Very truly yours."

5. When you are asked why you are changing jobs, saying absolutely nothing that is critical. They know the problems that you have had, but instead, point to the opportunity going forward.

"I have been very happy here. I have learned a lot. " If you haven't been happy, it is been obvious to them. "I have an opportunity here to leverage my experience and learn even more. Just it would be a great choice.

6. If they decide to extend the counteroffer to you, in many situations, counteroffers are very tempting. After all, suddenly they are going to go, "Hey! I know you are worth $125,000 today, this afternoon, you are now worth $145,000! Isn't that great!" Accepting a counteroffer doesn't do anything to remedy the other things that were problematic for you with the job. If anything, it suggests they think they can buy you. Although they will promise to change those things, eventually, what starts to happen is they will backslide into old behavior patterns.

Please don't misunderstand this analogy. I think it is a valid one. I'm not trying to be hurtful to those who experience this. In the case for spouses been abused or partner has been abused by a dominant person in the house, there is always that promise. "I won't do that again. I promise." Unfortunately, in way too many situations, the promises just hot air. The old behavior returns.

The same thing exists when they promised to changing how they manage you, what your work is going to be like; maybe for a little while. It will change. But, invariably, there is a backslide that occurs.

It's very very rare that I encourage people to take a counteroffer. So I will say it again – – don't really consider a counteroffer unless you are shocked by something that they do other than the money.

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.” 

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How Can I Quit a New First Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1352 This is my first job and I am very inexperienced.

Summary

The question for today is, "How can I gracefully with a new 1st job?  I just started a few weeks ago and have been offered a better job.  How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss?  I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky quitting. This is my 1st job  and I am really inexperienced. This happens quite often for beginners.  This is not the 1st time I proceed to question like this from someone and I decide to answer this

You cannot control your boss's reaction.  Your boss is going to react if she reacts and is nothing to do with you.

How can you minimize it?  
With sincerity.

You can walk into your boss's office and say, "Can I see you for a few minutes on Friday afternoon?"  Sit down with her and say, "I'm not sure how to do this well, so I apologize and I am quitting my job.  A dream position I interviewed for before has come through, something I have always wanted to do.  I cannot let go by.  I'm giving you my notice and my last day of employment will be at the end of this week, next week, whenever it is."

You are supposed to give 2 weeks notice, but if your employer needs you there sooner, then, you have to do it.  If yours, if your boss responds with anger or upset, loudness (WHAT!)  And some sort of barking at you, just take it.  Don't respond.  Listen to it.

If she demands answers from you, "Listen, I understand that you are upset. I can't let this go by; I am 22 years old.  I don't want to wake up when I was 52 and wondering what I should have done when I was 22 and wondering whether I made the right choice.  This is what I've always wanted to do.  It came in like a bolt out of the blue.  I interviewed for this months before we talked  and now it's here.  I didn't expect it ever to arrive when they called me."

"They should have told you sooner!"
"I agree.  Unfortunately, they were not ready to do that.  Now that they have, I'm going to be following up and taking the job offer. I'm so sorry if this catches you short but this really surprised the heck out of me. As I said, my last day is going to be" 

and you tell her the data again. Hand her a letter of resignation at that time. Don't quit until you have an offer letter in hand from your new employer.

Go out there and be spectacular during your last few days with this firm. It's distressing, I know, but you have to take it because you are upsetting them. Let them have their upset. Don't take anything personally. You made a choice. It was the right choice for you. It has an impact on them. AND you will probably never see these folks again.

Good luck in your new job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Can I Quit a New First Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1352 This is my first job and I am very inexperienced.

Summary

The question for today is, "How can I gracefully with a new 1st job?  I just started a few weeks ago and have been offered a better job.  How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss?  I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky quitting. This is my 1st job  and I am really inexperienced. This happens quite often for beginners.  This is not the 1st time I proceed to question like this from someone and I decide to answer this

You cannot control your boss's reaction.  Your boss is going to react if she reacts and is nothing to do with you.

How can you minimize it?  
With sincerity.

You can walk into your boss's office and say, "Can I see you for a few minutes on Friday afternoon?"  Sit down with her and say, "I'm not sure how to do this well, so I apologize and I am quitting my job.  A dream position I interviewed for before has come through, something I have always wanted to do.  I cannot let go by.  I'm giving you my notice and my last day of employment will be at the end of this week, next week, whenever it is."

You are supposed to give 2 weeks notice, but if your employer needs you there sooner, then, you have to do it.  If yours, if your boss responds with anger or upset, loudness (WHAT!)  And some sort of barking at you, just take it.  Don't respond.  Listen to it.

If she demands answers from you, "Listen, I understand that you are upset. I can't let this go by; I am 22 years old.  I don't want to wake up when I was 52 and wondering what I should have done when I was 22 and wondering whether I made the right choice.  This is what I've always wanted to do.  It came in like a bolt out of the blue.  I interviewed for this months before we talked  and now it's here.  I didn't expect it ever to arrive when they called me."

"They should have told you sooner!"
"I agree.  Unfortunately, they were not ready to do that.  Now that they have, I'm going to be following up and taking the job offer. I'm so sorry if this catches you short but this really surprised the heck out of me. As I said, my last day is going to be" 

and you tell her the data again. Hand her a letter of resignation at that time. Don't quit until you have an offer letter in hand from your new employer.

Go out there and be spectacular during your last few days with this firm. It's distressing, I know, but you have to take it because you are upsetting them. Let them have their upset. Don't take anything personally. You made a choice. It was the right choice for you. It has an impact on them. AND you will probably never see these folks again.

Good luck in your new job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Exit Interviews | JobSearchTV

EP 1210 Beware the exit interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you about exit interviews. I’m going to give you a cautionary tale about them. So, exit interviews are often conducted by people in an organization, that don't know you from a hole in the wall, who really don’t care what your answer is, and there is really nothing in it for you.

Now, you can decline them but, and the end of the day, it is probably best to go along for the ride. However, when you doing the exit interview and they start asking questions about what it was like to work there, always be complementary. Do not go out with you six shooters posing, “Let me tell you was really like to work for your organization.” No one cares. They are checking boxes. Do you think they are going to do anything about what you say?

Always talk in terms of, “It was a great experience working here. I learned a lot. However, I have a terrific opportunity at the next place and they're talking with me about doing such and such . . . “

One of the reasons not to burn bridges is the next job (excuse my language) may suck! You may want to come back now or at some point in the future. You don’t want to have a record of how immaturely you took down your manager. Never try to take them down. They just start going to your boss and going, “Gee, you handle they lunatic there! For how many years?” If the role, they are the one that still there. They want to hold onto them; they are not going to make the changes because you sent bunch of crap at the exit interview.

So, don’t think about burning bridges there. Don’t think that anything you say is going to cause the organization to suddenly go, “you know, you are right! I think we’re going to do something about that.”

If anything the one thing that make it is that they're going to try and manipulate you to stay there. They are going to learn a bunch of stuff, bigger guns our going to to come into place and start saying things like, “Can I meet with you and talk with you about something?”

Then, they start getting a counter offer and start making vague promises about your future is good be much better. There going to give you promotions. They are going to treat you like gold.

Don't fall for that either because, even this is the president of the firm making that statement, are they firing the people that caused you to want to look? No.

So, there's lots of reasons that I have gone into counteroffers previously as to why, in most cases, they are not worth taking. There are very rare exceptions when they are.

Again, the important part of this video is treat the exit interview in a professional way. Be responsible and don’t go out there with you six guns blazing and expecting anything to happen. It won’t.

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 what more than 40

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

years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 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? 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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

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

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

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.

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Why Is It So Hard to Leave A Job You Hate? | JobSearchTV.com


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I made almost the same mistake in the past so I understand.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a career and leadership coach and the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. There was a story in a newspaper. I'm going to read the question that was posed and I'm going to answer from my own experience, not the one from the paper. Okay?
"I cannot be any clearer," they write. "I absolutely hate my job. I hate everyone. I'm sorry. I hate everyone I work with. I dreadgetting up in the mornings knowing I have to go to my job. I'm 37, but remember back in my 20s that if I didn't like where I worked, I would just say, ' screw this," ' and leave. I'm not sure what's happened to me. I've been in my current job for the past five years, trying to get my kids through high school and off to college. I only have three years to go. We've been saving for their college ever since they were born but it's getting to the point where I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to make it for another three years.
"Why is it so hard for me to leave? I've had numerous job offers for more money but always turned them down and stayed where I am andthen kick myself for doing so."
My own experience. I've used to work in the search business doing recruiting and I worked for some lunatics. One, in particular, felt particularly abusive yet I hung in there and I did so despite verbal abuse and having phone calls listened into and being perpetually lied to about whether commissions were in . . . And I did so because I have responsibilities and I sucked it up for my family and I made that choice and eventually got to the point where I left. I just didn't want to put up with anymore.
In other organizations, I worked in when I was younger, it was no big whoop. Like I was 20 years old when I got out of college. Yes. It was young and I started my business my first business when I was 21 and a half with a partner. He was a little older but still, you know, 21 and a half.
It was no big deal and a few years later, you know, I decided I didn't want to work with this guy anymore and took action. I almost immediately started another business and ,what starts to happen is, as you get older you start to feel more responsibilities. As a single guy,I really didn't care. I had bank. I was looking out for myself. If I made a mistake, Mom and Dad could always rescue me.
As you get older, even if they're there to rescue you, you don't want to ask. You want to demonstrate . . . I wanted to demonstrate that I could do this on my own. So, I sucked it up and I suspect this person's doing that too.
They are growing to tolerate things that they really shouldn't need to tolerate The reality is the biggest mistake here is that ,when given the opportunity to leave and receive job offers, you haven't done so. It's not that you should quit. No. You've got responsibilities. You've got bills to pay. You've got a college education that you want to contribute to fund it. Great.Virtuous. The right thing to do. It's a responsible thing to do to look out for your family. No arguments and you've been to other organizations on interviews apparently and when, made the offer, fear has gotten the best of you.
I want to encourage you do it again. but, this time, be prepared to make a move. Understand that putting up with stuff doesn't make you a hero. There's virtue in the desire to be of service. But if you sacrifice your life and wind up being miserable, it will leak out at home with your wife-husband or partner.
It will leak out with your kids. It will damage your relationship with them because you're not going to feel good about yourself.
So, my encouragement is get out there again and go out on interviews and find something better. Understand that if there's a recession inthe next couple of years, you will probably lose your job where you are now and you might lose the next job, too. That's the reality to it.
So, you have to have some savings in place for yourself in order to sustain your situation if things happen but () big "but" here () there's no reason to put up with stuff that you don't like and people that you don't like and ia situation that you don't like and you're living in dread.
So, that's from my experience. I haven't read what the conclusion wasfrom the columnist. I'll just simply say that's my own opinion.
So I hope you find this helpful. If you'd be interested in my coaching you through transition through job change through positioning yourself in the next organization so you can step into your leadership more effectively, connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this video. I just like knowing that I'm helpful topeople and, in addition, once we're connected, message me about coaching. we'll schedule a time for an introductory conversation.
Hope you found this helpful and have a great day.
Take care.

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.

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

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 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? 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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

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EP 1210 Beware the exit interview.

Summary

With that being the case, I want to talk with you about exit interviews. I’m going to give you a cautionary tale about them. So, exit interviews are often conducted by people in an organization, that don't know you from a hole in the wall, who really don’t care what your answer is, and there is really nothing in it for you.

Now, you can decline them but, and the end of the day, it is probably best to go along for the ride. However, when you doing the exit interview and they start asking questions about what it was like to work there, always be complementary. Do not go out with you six shooters posing, “Let me tell you was really like to work for your organization.” No one cares. They are checking boxes. Do you think they are going to do anything about what you say?

Always talk in terms of, “It was a great experience working here. I learned a lot. However, I have a terrific opportunity at the next place and they're talking with me about doing such and such . . . “

One of the reasons not to burn bridges is the next job (excuse my language) may suck! You may want to come back now or at some point in the future. You don’t want to have a record of how immaturely you took down your manager. Never try to take them down. They just start going to your boss and going, “Gee, you handle they lunatic there! For how many years?” If the role, they are the one that still there. They want to hold onto them; they are not going to make the changes because you sent bunch of crap at the exit interview.

So, don’t think about burning bridges there. Don’t think that anything you say is going to cause the organization to suddenly go, “you know, you are right! I think we’re going to do something about that.”

If anything the one thing that make it is that they're going to try and manipulate you to stay there. They are going to learn a bunch of stuff, bigger guns our going to to come into place and start saying things like, “Can I meet with you and talk with you about something?”

Then, they start getting a counter offer and start making vague promises about your future is good be much better. There going to give you promotions. They are going to treat you like gold.

Don't fall for that either because, even this is the president of the firm making that statement, are they firing the people that caused you to want to look? No.

So, there's lots of reasons that I have gone into counteroffers previously as to why, in most cases, they are not worth taking. There are very rare exceptions when they are.

Again, the important part of this video is treat the exit interview in a professional way. Be responsible and don’t go out there with you six guns blazing and expecting anything to happen. It won’t.

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 what 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 1200 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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When Is It OK To Quit Without Giving Notice? | JobSearchTV.com


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In this video, I reference an article from Liz Ryan that outlines a number of very specific circumstances where it is OK to leave without giving notice.

Summary

Someone asked the question that translated into, “When is it okay to quit without giving notice?” I remembered an article that Liz Ryan had written in the past that dealt with this subject. Liz is a tremendous resource. The article was released February 17, 2018 on Forbes. It’s a great piece and I want to give a full credit for this because it is a good article.

It starts off answering someone's question and lesson number one is don't give notice unless you know you will get paid for it. So, always make sure that the firm you're working for as a history of paying. Like I know I work with a search firm in the past where I knew that if I walked out the door, I do I was not going to see my money unless I went to the Department of Labor. That was going to take more than a year. So, I collected a commission check and left a little bit of money behind (less than $1000) collected a check for about $25,000 and walked out the door with my things and resigned the following Monday. So, I'll just simply say, never give notice unless you know you will be paid for it.

Then, she goes on to say here at your reasons why you can quit without giving notice. The first one is one is (I've covered this in previous videos) if you feel physically afraid to stay, then get out. Never stay where you feel at risk.

Number two is if you've already seen or heard of employee your company being walked out the door without the ability to work their last two weeks, don't chance it. Tell your boss you're quitting on your last day of work and not a moment before.

Number three. If you going to work for a competitor and you haven't seen any evidence that your company will honor your two-week notice period, don't give them the opportunity to jerk you around. Don't give notice. Just leave.

Number four. If you're you are already in a conflict with your boss and don't want to expose yourself to more abuse at their hands, don't give notice. Ignore the people who tell you it's unprofessional not to give notice. It's unprofessional not to give notice when you work for ethical people. You work for slime balls like at times I have, the professional thing to do was escape at the first opportunity!

Don't give notice if you're hanging on by a thread emotionally and you know that remaining at your job for two more work weeks will cause a breakdown or say things you shouldn't. Great advice. I have seen people decompensate in front of me because they were just under so much stress they needed to escape and after they broke down, then, they left. You don’t have to do that. Just leave.

Don't give notice if you need time to collect yourself and recover before you start your new job. As a recruiter, I’ve work with people who said, “ I need two weeks off before I start the new job. So, I’m going to give two weeks notice and start in two weeks. I am beat two heck” because they were working 90 hour work weeks. This was going to be the first time they were going to see their family. They actually wanted to spend some time with them.

Don't give notice if you feel that your boss will punish you for the crime of wanting to work for someone else. Boy! That is a big one! She writes, “unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence. Some managers will use your last two weeks to insult you and put you down.”

There was a guy I represented when I worked in recruiting who had been with one of the large oil companies for 30 years. He was making very little like the salary of a junior programmer, having started off as a clerk and worked his way up. He gave notice; it was a big day in his life. He gave notice and you know what they did? They brought him to a small office with a desk and no phone and told him he was being reassigned to that spot with no work to do for two weeks. Tell me, how is that good for him or for the firm.

Don't give notice if you don't want to and the new job is ready for you to start right away. This is a tricky one because, sometimes, what you're doing is just chasing a bright shiny object and the idea of the new job may be stronger than the realities of the new job. I’m not so sure about this one. That's my personal take.

Skip the two week notice if your company is laying people off anyway. That’s a good one because, frankly, in the last recession, the person you gave notice became one of the new job cuts and saved someone else.

So, you don’t have to do it if there our cuts that are taking place and, rather than holding out those two weeks, just walk out the door.

Number 10 is don't give notice if your gut tells you that you would be foolish to give your boss another reason to mistreat you. Don't do it. Just leave.

These are great tips from her. I might quibble about one of them but, overall, it's great advice about specific circumstances under which it makes sense not to give notice.

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 1200 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? 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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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

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Exit Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1210 Beware the exit interview.

Summary

With that being the case, I want to talk with you about exit interviews. I’m going to give you a cautionary tale about them. So, exit interviews are often conducted by people in an organization, that don't know you from a hole in the wall, who really don’t care what your answer is, and there is really nothing in it for you.

Now, you can decline them but, and the end of the day, it is probably best to go along for the ride. However, when you doing the exit interview and they start asking questions about what it was like to work there, always be complementary. Do not go out with you six shooters posing, “Let me tell you was really like to work for your organization.” No one cares. They are checking boxes. Do you think they are going to do anything about what you say?

Always talk in terms of, “It was a great experience working here. I learned a lot. However, I have a terrific opportunity at the next place and they're talking with me about doing such and such . . . “

One of the reasons not to burn bridges is the next job (excuse my language) may suck! You may want to come back now or at some point in the future. You don’t want to have a record of how immaturely you took down your manager. Never try to take them down. They just start going to your boss and going, “Gee, you handle they lunatic there! For how many years?” If the role, they are the one that still there. They want to hold onto them; they are not going to make the changes because you sent bunch of crap at the exit interview.

So, don’t think about burning bridges there. Don’t think that anything you say is going to cause the organization to suddenly go, “you know, you are right! I think we’re going to do something about that.”

If anything the one thing that make it is that they're going to try and manipulate you to stay there. They are going to learn a bunch of stuff, bigger guns our going to to come into place and start saying things like, “Can I meet with you and talk with you about something?”

Then, they start getting a counter offer and start making vague promises about your future is good be much better. There going to give you promotions. They are going to treat you like gold.

Don't fall for that either because, even this is the president of the firm making that statement, are they firing the people that caused you to want to look? No.

So, there's lots of reasons that I have gone into counteroffers previously as to why, in most cases, they are not worth taking. There are very rare exceptions when they are.

Again, the important part of this video is treat the exit interview in a professional way. Be responsible and don’t go out there with you six guns blazing and expecting anything to happen. It won’t.

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 what 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 1200 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? 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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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When Your Current Employer Wants More Than Two Weeks Notice | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to respond when your current manager asks for more than two weeks notice.

Summary

I want to talk with you about those instances when you are giving you notice in your current employer turns around and says, "No! No! No! Not two weeks notice. We need four, six, eight weeks notice two months notice! Two years notice!" Whatever it is, it's more than two weeks.

Here's how you respond to it. I want to understand that the reason you doing this is that if you agreed to their unreasonable request (and it is an unreasonable request), it has an impact on your relationship with your future employer. That's where you are going to be for the next period of your life, not with your former employer.

You just very simply respond by saying, "I understand your concern. I want you to know that I'm very prepared to do over time in order to ensure that this is a smooth transition. I given a commitment to my future employer on a particular date. My commitments are important to me; it's important to them as well and I'm going to be there on that date."

"If you need me to work overtime or participate in the interviewing for my replacement and assist with the hand off , I can take phone calls, not a ridiculous number of phone calls but I can take a phone call or two when my new job and will be happy to answer the new person's questions. However, again, I need to be there on this particular date."

If you work for big or midsized company, you don't have to worry about this, because sometimes we work for a small firm or the owner is very hands-on you, may have to contend with an owner who says, "What! If you feel that way, get out of here now!" And they throw you out of your job now. If that happens, they obviously didn't need you for more than two weeks, right? If you want to start sooner at your next employer you can contact them and say, "The person I was working for decided it would be better if I left now and I would like to join sooner."

"Why did they feel that way?"

"They had an emotional tantrum when I gave them two weeks notice and they asked for four and I said I'm going to keep my commitment."

That reinforces an ethical quality in the mind of the next employer in you.

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 what 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 1100 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complementary 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.  

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

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How Can I Quit a New First Job? | JobSearchRadio.com


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I just started a couple weeks ago, but I have been offered a better job. How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss? I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky to just quit…This is my first job so I am really inexperienced.

Summary

The question for today is, "How can I gracefully with a new 1st job?  I just started a few weeks ago and have been offered a better job.  How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss?  I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky quitting. This is my 1st job  and I am really inexperienced. This happens quite often for beginners.  This is not the 1st time I proceed to question like this from someone and I decide to answer this

You cannot control your boss's reaction.  Your boss is going to react if she reacts and is nothing to do with you.

How can you minimize it?  
With sincerity.

You can walk into your boss's office and say, "Can I see you for a few minutes on Friday afternoon?"  Sit down with her and say, "I'm not sure how to do this well, so I apologize and I am quitting my job.  A dream position I interviewed for before has come through, something I have always wanted to do.  I cannot let go by.  I'm giving you my notice and my last day of employment will be at the end of this week, next week, whenever it is."

You are supposed to give 2 weeks notice, but if your employer needs you there sooner, then, you have to do it.  If yours, if your boss responds with anger or upset, loudness (WHAT!)  And some sort of barking at you, just take it.  Don't respond.  Listen to it.

If she demands answers from you, "Listen, I understand that you are upset. I can't let this go by; I am 22 years old.  I don't want to wake up when I was 52 and wondering what I should have done when I was 22 and wondering whether I made the right choice.  This is what I've always wanted to do.  It came in like a bolt out of the blue.  I interviewed for this months before we talked  and now it's here.  I didn't expect it ever to arrive when they called me."

"They should have told you sooner!"
"I agree.  Unfortunately, they were not ready to do that.  Now that they have, I'm going to be following up and taking the job offer. I'm so sorry if this catches you short but this really surprised the heck out of me. As I said, my last day is going to be" 

and you tell her the data again. Hand her a letter of resignation at that time. Don't quit until you have an offer letter in hand from your new employer.

Go out there and be spectacular during your last few days with this firm. It's distressing, I know, but you have to take it because you are upsetting them. Let them have their upset. Don't take anything personally. You made a choice. It was the right choice for you. It has an impact on them. AND you will probably never see these folks again.

Good luck in your new job.

ABOUT 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.

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

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

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

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