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What Percentage of People Do You Think Have Taken $10 of Stuff? Why?


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EP 1407 This is a fabulous and revealing question that hangs many people.  What percentage would you think?

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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.

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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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This isn’t actually a question. It is a statement an interviewer would make for you to respond to and explain. Here I offer multiple ways of addressing it.

Summary

Today, I'm going to do one of those tough interview questions, those questions that are designed to make you squirm and feel uncomfortable because they hit a nerve.
It doesn't have to be exactly this wording to it and it's not really a question but it brings up a sore spot. And the comment that a firm may pose is, "It looks like you've been fired twice." Now, the implied question is, "What's wrong with you? Why were you the one that gets fired twice?" Because people normally don't get fired twice or I'm going to go back to even more humbling framework. "Good people don't get fired twice."
Now, the way you respond to this is fairly direct. You acknowledge, "Yeah, I've been fired twice and it was awful! Because it was never a question of my own performance. I got great reviews. I've got a couple of reviews I can send to you because, when I left, I asked for my reviews just as a way of illustrating that there's no problem with my performance. I can show you; I can send those to you, if you like. But the fact of the matter is, employees in our country are, sometimes, fired and it has nothing to do with their performance. It has to do with the business unit performance.
"I worked in sales (So I'm going to go down a couple of decision trees here). I worked in sales, I always hit my numbers and exceeded my numbers. But, other people didn't. Or, for example, "you know, the role I was in was heading up a function that they decided wasn't core to the business. As a result, there wasn't a place to reassign me. I was among the people who were let go at that time." Or, if I was a staff level individual, "I was asking
do certain things. I did them. I exceeded any benchmark that they gave me by far. And, yet when business suffered, Of course I was let go. I'm sure you've seen countless cases of good people getting let go by organizations as part of re-organizations and that's really what happened to me." Then, from there, you go into in the past. "I've landed very good situations, better than the ones I was in at the time and, in many respects, they were a blessing to me. I was lucky because I would have continued working there, missing out on some great opportunities. But, yes, it's true I was let go and you know, I've landed very well." I don't have the exact language but you close it out by saying something like this:
"I hope we have a chance to see one another more frequently."
"I hope we have the opportunity to work with one another more often because, frankly, this seems like a great opportunity."
You tie it together in some way that spontaneously just doesn't come to me right now. But the idea is you acknowledge the layoffs, that you were a high performer, business situations change and, at the level that you're at, when those changes occur, you're among the people that gets let go.

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)

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

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

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Pretend I’m 8 Years Old. Explain to Me What You Do & Why You’re Good at It | JobSearchTV.com


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Pretend I’m 7 or 8 Years Old and in 1st or second grade. Explain to me what you do and why you’e good at it.

Summary

I found this great question and I just thought it'd be a useful one to get you prepared for. Now, the title of the video is a shortened version of it. The question goes, "You know, you're seven or eight years old, you're in first grade, second grade at most. Explain to me what you do and why you're good at it."
I think this is a lovely question because it really takes a lot of the BS out of the description. What you're designed to do, or what you have to do is boil it down to the core essence of what it is that you do. Because there w,ere a lot of situations that can be "jargon rich," where people say a lot of BS, and in point of fact, it can really be condensed. It can really be made much more clear.
It also gives the interviewer a sense of how you can explain concepts or seemingly complex concepts, and make them simple. So, here's how you might answer.
First of all, a one sentence, tops two sentences to describe what you do. So, if I were answering it from my time in recruiting, I might say, I help companies hire people, by finding them for them. One sentence. Notice what I did? Now, that might invitefollow up questions but, the key thing is the one sentence and then this one.
"Do you understand? And just want to make sure you do? Because if you don't, I'll go back and try and explain it differently."
Then, from there, why you're good at it. So, in the case of my time in recruiting, I might say something along the lines of, "I'm extremely well-organized. I'm a good communicator." So, I can explain to people what the opportunity is, and explain to my client company, the firm that hires people, why this person would help them fill their job?" One sentence. It was a long one but it's one sentence. Maybe it could be broken in two Then, you'd follow up by saying, "Do you understand? Or shall I explain it a little differently?"
Again, you're talking to a seven or eight year old in first grade, second grade tops. So the idea is to be simple. Now, if you think that was a more complicated answer that needs to be, leave a message, let me know what it should have been. But, again, condense what you do you do into very simple sentences. And always follow up by saying, "Do you understand. I just want to make sure that you do because, if you don't, I'll explain it in a different way."
What that does is demonstrate that you have a service orientation, because you care about the listener, you're not just babbling some nonsense that they want to understand. After all, you're in first grade. You're seven or eight years old.
From there, what you're doing is making it clear that you want to make sure that they understand. And you've broken the concepts down, in my case, two sentences, one of which was a little long, but it had space for them to pause and for me to absorb whether or not they seem to understand.

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.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

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So Why Should I Hire You? | JobSearchTV.com

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer that tough interview question, “So why should I hire you?”

Summary

Today I'm going to talk with you about that tough interview, "Why should I hire you?"

This is actually the core question that every employer an interviewer is asking themselves as they are trying to make a decision between their different choices. Even if they don't ask you this outwardly, I'm going to give you a tactic for introducing it in the interview at the very end.

"Why should I hire you?"

"Well, from what you told me about the position, you are looking for someone with such and such type of background. This is what I've done along those lines."

Then you review your experience for them that fits that description. Then, he continued by saying, "The other thing I bring to this job is the motivation and drive to succeed within your organization."

If you are in sales, you can add in how you as a salesperson, stepped into a dying function and help turn around. If you manage the sales function, you can talk about how you helped an organization achieve numbers that had never been achieved before within the organization.

If you are an operations oriented positions, you can talk about how you stabilize the organization and helped them make money or save money.

Often, it is not a question that is asked. However, at the end of the interview, you might be asked, "So, is there anything else?"Or, if they haven't asked that question, and they are about to wrap up, you can ask, "Would you mind if I covered one more thing with you?" They will say, "Sure!"

"The question is, I'm sure you're asking yourself is 'So why should I hire you? What is going to be different about you than the other people that I meeting with who, I'm sure, are quite qualified?' " Again, you review your background that fits the job as they've described it to you, and continue by saying, "And, I'm motivated." Then you talk about your motivation, how it is played itself out in previous organizations and how you felt that organization the past make money or save money and how much. Then, you talk about how you want to do it for this firm.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

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Tough Interview Questions: How Would You Boost Staff Morale? | JobSearchTV.com


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This is a tough interview question that would be asked of a senior professional on their interviews. What would you do? Share a comment below.

Summary

Now, I haven't done one of the tough interview questions and a couple of weeks now. This one is geared towards senior professionals. "What would you do to boost staff morale?"
Fascinating question, because they're obviously signaling to you that they're having a problem with staff morale. So, I think the honest answer, and this is the way you would start off by saying, "You know, I don't know the team so it's hard to know what's actually going to work for them. As a result, I can give you some examples from the past. But, you know, you have to be flexible with these kind of things, in order to know what's going to work and what isn't going to work with a particular organization, and particular cultural issues." So, that's the law point to the question.
Then, from there, you start to throw out a couple of examples. So, for example, "one thing I've done in the past is, I've rewarded people and acknowledged the heck out of people who've stepped up for things, because . . . you know how it is in many firms. People want to make sure that the artillery is going over their head, so they keep their head down, when they have an opportunity to step up. And the issue for them is, people who volunteered have also been killed off, because they weren't always successful. So I want to praise the heck out of the people who volunteer.
"And if they're not successful, I don't want to punish them, I want them to know that I'll turn it into a learning moment for them, so that they don't feel rebuked or punished. I want to make sure that they're supported. I also want to encourage change, so that if there are things we're not doing well, I want to make sure that that the team feels comfortable coming to me. I also want to make the place have a little bit more fun, because what starts to happen in many organizations is, you know, there's a certain drudgery that starts to occur, and people start to feel as though it's humdrum.
"So, where I can introduce some fun and some play into the work environment, without getting away from the obvious goal toward accomplishing certain things, this is what I'd like to do.
"So, for example, in one organization, I created a degree of competition, where, we've divided the group up into teams, and we kind of gamified things. So, this team was competing against this team and we want to see who the winner was. I also have been involved with training people, I've done spot bonuses for people. I've encouraged volunteering.
"But I also have to say, I've also been very direct with people. So, when they screw up, other than in the volunteering situations, when they make mistakes that I know they could do better, I bring it to their attention publicly. But, you know, I sit down and talk with them about what their thought process was like, and how they came to the miss, treated it as a training moment. I also like to have more regular feedback with the team . . . and they for me, so that, in this way, we're not waiting for the annual review for me to suddenly go, 'aha, let me tell you what you've been doing wrong for the last year?' No, I want there to be a flow of information.
"So, understand, there's no one way to do this. And I don't know the organization well enough to know which of these approaches would work. I just know that they've worked in the past, I might try some of these, depending upon what I see and sense and the kind of feedback I get from the teams in order to move on for. "
So, again, the ideas don't blow smoke up people's butts you don't really know. You don't know the people because they've been on good behavior during your interviews. And if you've met any of that the people who will be reporting to you, you've been on good behavior, as well.
So, they're kind of giving you a nice sugar coated picture. And, number one is, once you're on board, you're going to have to get acclimated to the new environment, the people you're supporting, people who you report to get a sense of the engagements, as well as the team. You're going to have a lot on your plate.

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

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Another cute one and how to answer it,

Summary

Although this question that I posed in the title looks like it's an interview question, it's really part of your preparation for an interview. Now, I picked up this idea from the book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions." It's been out for a while, I think you can get a PDF online; that's what I was able to do. The short version of how to prepare in this respect for the kind of personality you want to show in your answers for demonstrating emotional intelligence, they offer in two steps.
The first idea is to select five adjectives that you believe are going to capture your work persona, and it starts off with the first two. These are personality traits that you might use if you were going to describe yourself to a close friend or date.
So, the example that's offered in the book, the first two that you pick from there was "intelligent" and "perceptive." You pick ones that work for you. So you know smart, clever whatever it is, you pick two things you might use to describe yourself to a civilian. By that I mean someone who isn't working with you professionally.
Then, the next three are really adjectives that you believe would allow you to do a great job. So, again, follow me. The examples from the book-- industrious, empathetic, creative. So, what you're looking for are ways that you can demonstrate your personality in the course of answering a question.
So, you'd like to speak in terms of . . . So, let's say you're in a situation where a firm asks you, "What would you do to fulfill our company's vision?"
Of course, this is a question that's going to be has to be more senior professional. You might talk about going to an off site retreat, bring in senior leadership, working with the firm's mission statement, distilling it down to a couple of sentences, working to bring this out to everyone. You might talk in terms of your qualities of empathy and creativity in that situation. There are lots of different ways to illustrate personality in the course of your interviews but the idea, very simply, is wherever you can, firms are not hiring robots. At least they're not asking you to be a robot are they?
They're looking for human beings who will fit into their culture.
And, as such, what we're looking for is a way of expressing that in the course of your answer, so

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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This question is far more revealing than you would expect. Answering this question tells them how to sell to you and whether you might be a cultural fit for the group that you are in. I explained how to answer this question.

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Tough Interview Questions: What Role Do You Normally Take on a Team? | JobSearchTV.com


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This is most likely a second interview question you may be asked. Follow the logic behind how to answer. Do not just stop with my first cut at an answer. You will miss the best part.

Summary

This is one of those fun questions that's asked on second interviews, not often on first, but generally on a second interview. And the question is, what role do you normally take on a team? What are they trying to find out?
I remember when I was still doing recruiting, and I had someone ask this question and they blew it. They blew it because they didn't take into account what it was that the firm was looking for in the new role. They were trying to find someone as a lieutenant to a leader on a team. So, they spoke gung ho about being the lead person all the time and they were looking for someone who is used to being in effect, an aide de camp, someone who would be the second to a more senior.
The reverse can also be true. You can reveal that you have more experience or are more comfortable in roles where you are the number two, rather than the number one. Remember, the idea is to put together an answer that makes sense for you, and make sense for the role. You've already been on the first interview; you know what they're looking for.
So, when they're asking this question, it doesn't make sense to talk about the opposite. I know what happens. You get caught up in the emotions. You want to be boastful . . . it's unfair to say that, but you want to paint yourself extremely well, and you overshoot or undershoot (overshoot, more likely) because that feeling gets compulsive at the this kind of a time So remember, contextualize your answer in the context of what they're looking for.
Now, if you're a number two and you're looking at a role that is requiring someone to lead, you have to address that in the course of answering the question.
"Generally, I've been in number two roles," or "I've been aiding someone who's been the lead individual."
"Yeah, I want to be clear, many times they turned over large sections of a project to me and I handled them extremely well. But you asked the question. Where have I generally been? I've been in a number two seat, working very closely with a number one who's felt very comfortable delegating a lot of the work to me that ostensibly was theirs..
"Why am I looking for another position? I want to have that top seat all the time. I want to aid someone else grow like this person helped me." See where I'm going with that one. I'm looking to address them.
If you are number one, looking at the number two seat, you have to address that one, as well. Now generally I've been in the lead seat for an organization I've been the one who's been running, controlling, directing whatever it is and I understand that this is a number two role. Obviously, the number one has to feel comfortable with me and, I want to be clear, I'm very comfortable being a number two, taking second seat to someone else who I can support. At this stage in my career, it is not important to me to be the lead individual and I'm not out there looking for lead roles. "I'm looking for second seat roles, Lieutenant roles. however you want to describe it" or "I'm want to learn from someone who's been in bigger situations than I and that's generally where this shows up. This is a bigger organization looking for a lieutenant to elite individual and you've been in a small place.

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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.

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EP 1367 How did you do it? How did it feel?

Summary

This question comes out of, "The New York Times," an interview with Max Levchin who was a director with Yahoo, former CTO with PayPal, started Slide, help start Yelp and is now starting another firm.

He says he asks this question of senior professionals on his interviews. And, I think, it is a good question to be prepared for.

The question starts off by asking, "Have you ever done a layoff? What did you do? How did it feel?"

He isn't trying to find out whether you brought them into a conference room or not. He is looking for signs of emotional maturity or not. Especially for leadership, this is 1 of the key factors you want to demonstrate on an interview.

You start off your answer by "sinking" a little bit emotionally. "You know, I have done them. There is never an easy way to do it." You need to change your voice from sounding enthusiastic to serious, sad, and softer. You continue on by saying, "I brought individuals into her room and told them personally. From there I tried to help him find another position in trying to be of further help to them. I reached out to a number of my contacts and, where possible, handed them a slip of paper and said, 'Call this person. They may have something for you.'" If that is not you, don't say it. After all, the law I can get exposed.

You can continue on by saying, "What I did afterwards was really hard. As they were packing up, as they were saying their goodbyes, I help them. I help them from a place, not from trying to get them the heck out of here fast, but to talk with them one to one as a human being and be of assistance. There is no easy way to say goodbye to someone who has given their blood and guts to an organization, who has cared as much as some of these folks have and still do without being a human being and wanting to break down. So that's what I did. I hope I never have to do it again."

So, they are not looking for you to tell them that you brought a group of them into a conference room and announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, I have the…"Or anything like that. They are not looking to hear you talk about how you brought them into something like a union hall to announce mass layoffs. It is about what happened afterwards.

When you listen to the recording, I tried to emulate how I want you to demonstrate how you felt and how you would express it, how difficult it was for me just to say it and I had not experienced it like you might have (I have laid people off and, emotionally, tried to go back to that space and remember how it felt.).

Try to connect with that time that you did it and how hard it was, Continue on by talking about how you help them pack, talked to them individually and, where appropriate gave phone numbers, names and email addresses of people that they can reach out to you from your network … That will demonstrate that you have compassion for your employees, as well as care, and then you will win that interview question.

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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.

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