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Have You Ever Done a Layoff? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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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.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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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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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What Support Do You Believe Will Be Necessary for You and Us to Be Successful? | JobSearchTV.com


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A wonderful interview question for senior professionals to answer. How would you answer? Try that first, then, listen to mine

Summary

The question for today is, "What support do you believe will be necessary for you and us to be successful?"
Now, this is not going to be asked of a staff level person. This is going to be asked of someone at a manager level and above who's concerned . . . or they're trying to get a sense of what your expectations are for resources that will be available.
I think it's a pretty good question because it gives them a sense of what you see as being necessary and whether they think that's reasonable. Hence, a trap question.
The way I suggest people deal with this is to flip the question. Flipping the question, you basically turn around and say, "I'd be happy to answer this. I'm just curious what's going to be available to me? What's been the thinking internally about resources and support that is going to be made available to me? How often / how regularly / budget . . . Things along those lines.
Yo Himu see, you know they know the answer. So, putting it on you is unreasonable because you don't really know the talents of the people there. And if they press you, you can say, "You can talk to me about having three people, but I don't know the caliber of the three people. You can talk with me about having a budget of X number of dollars, but I don't know how it's been slotted, whether it's this or that, or this or that. So getting a sense of the caliber of the individuals I'm getting. Let's say, I joined it a couple of weeks, who am I getting? What am I getting? What's their background? Are these the "A performers" or "the B's" and "C performers" within the organization. Am I getting other people's refuse or am I getting high quality talent?"
"Oh! All these people are great!"
"You know, can I talk with them before I join because, frankly, my previous experience has been that, sometimes, I have gotten some really good people. Sometimes, not so good. I understand you may think of them that way but I just want to check them for myself."
Frankly, in answering the question, again, "I'm curious, what resources are going to be available to me? What's been your thinking about this so that I can start thinking in those terms? and again, can calibrate my answer based upon what's available. There's always an optimum set of circumstances, there's always a less ideal one. And there's obviously always an untenable one. And, you know, I want to make sure that I'm working in ways that work for you, and, of course, work for me."
So again, the idea is flipping the question so you're putting it back on to them to explain what they've already already budgeted, slotted for this and you're not the one with incomplete information offering data.

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.

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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

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answering your questions.  

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and job.

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What Don’t You Like About Your Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1348 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer the job interview question, “what don’t you like about your current 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.  

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Tough Interview Questions | JobSearchaGram


In the short video, I answer the question, “do you need other people around or are you self-motivated?”

A short (15 second Q&A) of a pretty typical interview question.

 

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.

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Tough Interview Questions: Your City Is Hit By a 9.0 Earthquake. What Do You Do? JobSearchTV.com


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Your city has been struck by a 9.0 earthquake. You are in charge of evacuating the city. What’s your first step?

There is method in the madness to this question.

Summary

I've been doing answers to tough interview questions for a while. And this is a fun one. To understand the idea behind the question, you have to know that, if you're in a leadership role, organizations start to think in terms of crisis management. How do you handle conflict? What do you do when everyone else is losing their head? How do you maintain yours?
So the full question is, "(whatever the name of your city is), a large earthquake hits and you're in charge of safely evacuating the city you're in. What's your first step?"
Great question, isn't it? So if your first reaction is to make a face in front of them, you've lost
I think the first reaction really is to put a smile on your face and to say something effect of "You know, I've been training for something like this my entire life."
That's because, whether it's our city or in our workplace, crises happen. Conflicts occur and people freak out. "My role is to really pull everyone together. So we're all swimming in the same direction with one another. So, that's really the key to the answer. This question is how you set up the next steps by saying that piece and putting the smile on your face that demonstrates confidence in myself."
I say, "I take one deep breath because that's probably the last deep breath I'll have for the next two weeks." But, the notion becomes, "the first thing I'd be trying to do is see what communications are available right now. What response can I get? What support can I get from outlying communities and then start working toward helping people who are in danger getting people out of the city, so we can evacuate . . . Stuff along those lines.
But, the first thing is about you and talking about how you've been preparing your entire life for crisis situations, that you've been in roles like this before, none of this scale of we've got a 9.0 earthquake in our city but ones where organizations have problems and, when people are losing their heads, your idea is to focus immediately. The line about how I'd take one deep breath because that's probably the last deep breath I'll be able to have for the next two weeks I think will go a long way toward connected with the right

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.

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search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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Tough Interview Questions: How Do You Motivate Others? | JobSearchTV.com


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There is a typical answer that won’t help you impress anyone. Here is another way.

Summary

The question I want to cover for today is, "How do you motivate others?"
You know, there's two parts . . . actually three parts of my answer. The first part is to relay a story from a friend of mine who went to Harvard Business School. They were asked much the same question, the variation on it being, "How do you deal with a problem employee?"
it's really a motivation question and the correct answer in the class was you take them aside. You talk with them. You talk with them about the importance of the place that they hold, how their work responsibilities affect others. "We really need you." You know, it was a nice sincere answer. Like the typical answers that people receive.
This is from a website. I went looking to see what the typical answer was and this is really it. You treat people kindly; you give them responsibility. You become a good listener for them. You set goals for them. Get to know them and keep everyone in the know.
(Gagging sound) No, it's a stupid answer. Now, the answer in the Harvard Business School class that I thought was hysterical is not going to be the one I'm going to suggest. I'm going to give you the joke to it.
So, the correct answer was, you take them aside to talk with them, try and get them to do the right thing. And there was the son of an Asian industrialist in the class and as my friend told me years ago, he said, "Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? What you do is you take that person in the middle of the room and you fire them! You make sure everyone sees it. You humiliate them. You treat them badly. You know, no one will ever pull that kind of crap again.
Yeah, that is one way of approaching it. But I think there's a different one between this nice, soft, gentle kind of thing and this hardnosed, "you fire them" approach. The way I would answer the question is, "if I have to deal with motivation, we've hired the wrong people, because motivation requires that I make people do something that they really don't want to do. So,,, what I'd rather do is help people feel inspiration. I want to help them become excited about every day of their lives and what they do. Yes, some of those techniques are the same. I want them to understand the importance of what they do. I want them to feel appreciated, but fundamentally, I want to have a selection process where I'm not dragging people to do what we hired them to do. I didn't want to hire someone's depressed individual. I don't want to hire someone with 'down energy.' I want to bring people in who are encouraging, who can be encouraged, can be inspired and they do it because it's an internal drive within them. So when I interview I try to assess for that internal drive, situations where they've faced difficult challenges and overcome them.
"I'm curious about whether they participated in sports or some competitive activity where they really had a summon up some strength in order to achieve because, to me, these are qualities that are reflected in inspired behavior. So that's that's the way I would approach the question."

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.

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.

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.

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Why Didn’t You Leave Sooner? | JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer the tricky questions that translate into, “Why didn’t you leave your job sooner?” 

Summary

We're talking about one of those tough interview questions that's actually remarkably easy. But most people are affected by the shock of being asked this question and it translates into, "Why didn't you leave sooner?"
This is normally posed as something along the lines of, "if you knew your firm was in trouble, why didn't you get out sooner?" "If you knew your firm was up for an acquisition, why didn't you leave sooner?"
Again, it's a question that deals with certain economic times and and how firms are looking at job applicants through a microscope. . . And I think it's an easy question to answer because you can tie in loyalty to your answer.
So, the way I would answer a question like this is understanding that they're kind of puzzled that a talented person would go down with the ship.
I might answer along the lines of, "well, frankly, I was spending a lot of time, I was putting all my effort into doing my job and three other people's jobs that I had taken on, doing them well. I didn't really take a lot of time to 'come up for air.' Now, you may think that was not the appropriate response, but I'm a loyal person and I was trying to make a go of it for the organization, doing my bit. Others might have abandoned the ship. I hunkered down and tried to make it stay afloat. I did my part and, you know, again, you may not have thought that was the best approach but I believe in loyalty and this firm had been good to me for so long; I felt it was appropriate to give back."
So, again, the idea is to turn what they may perceive as a negative into a positive by talking about your loyalties to an organization, how they had been good to you and how you, in turn, wanted to be good to 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

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 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.

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

What Don’t You Like About Your Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1348 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer the job interview question, “what don’t you like about your current job.”

Summary

So, what didn't you like about your last job? So, what didn't you like about your job?

You know, basically, it's an opportunity where, frankly, you can disqualify yourself from being hired. It's not like anything that you're going to say is going to make them go, "Yeah, that's the guy we want to hire." But it can swiftly make them go, "Oh, this is a guy we've got to stay away from, like the plague. So, you want to be smart about your answer and not say anything immature.

An immature answer is, "I hate my boss," or words to that effect. Or "my work is boring," or words to that effect, not necessarily that specific answer. But giving an immature answer where you spend a few minutes trashing your current organization. trashing your job, trashing the people you work for isn't going to get your hired. It's going to get you rejected.

So, let's be smart. What do they want to hear from you?

If you think about the typical interview question, what they want to hear is,  "I want to learn, I want to work hard. I want to get ahead," and if you remember that theme over and over again, when they ask dumb questions like this (And it really is a dumb question), you're always smart.

So here's the way I would suggest answering that question. "You know," (again, remember, I'm a big believer, you have to act and even though you may have answered this question 1000 times already, you have to pretend like it's the first time you've heard the question. It's not like, you can sit there we go, "Oh, I'm ready for that one.")

You can't act like you're prepped and rehearsed. You have to make it seem like you're thinking about this for the first time. "That's a great question. As I think about it, probably the thing that is frustrating me the most is I want to be challenged more.Like, initially, when I started my job, there were new things to learn. There were opportunities for advancement. It was a very clear picture of where I felt like I could learn and grow. And as time has progressed, I become sufficiently good that I'm seen as indispensable in this role. I want to keep learning and growing because I'm only (fill in the blank) 27. 35. 42. Whatever it is. Because I'm only such and such age, there's more stuff I want to learn. You know, I want to grow and want to develop. I don't want to be seen as the indispensable person around such and such. I want to join an organization that sees me as having an upside, wants to train me will provide me with mentoring and help me grow because frankly, I believe I have even more of an upside."

And what you do by saying that is . . . it's not like they're going to hear anything and go, "Well, that was a good canned answer." They are going to go, "Okay. You got through that one and let me give them another one." So, recognize, again, this is not an answer that's going to get you hired, but it can be an answer to get you to disqualified.

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.

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Tough Interview Questions: How To You Measure Success? (for Managers) | JobSearchTV.com


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Jeff describes how to answer this tough interview question both personally and professionally.

His thinking is that unless they say something like “in your job,” you make a few sentences about success in your personal life to start the answer before a segue into a professional answer. The video offers suggestions for that, too.

Summary

The question for today is, "How do you measure success?"
This is a fun question because of what isn't said. There's a slightly different version of the question like this, "how do you evaluate success?"
Now, if they continue on by saying, "In this role, they're talking about professional success only." So unless they say that I encourage you to at least include some personal measure of success.
For example, if the question again, is how do you measure success, you start off with a brief throwaway-- you know, personal happiness, the health and success of my kids and my family. And that's the way I would measure personal success. Then, you segue onto the professional side, or, this is the way you go right into it, you don't need this segue words. You can say, "I measure it in a couple of different ways. Number one is not only do I achieve my goals, but my team does as well. We're able to work together to accomplish things in an effective way where we continue to enjoy one another's company and the effort and we get the results."
You can also say something along the lines of, " . . . to do that, I know, I've done my job well, and hopefully, leadership in the organization can see me in that way because my intention is to make them happy, I want them to look good."
So you know, you can also talk about a couple of other things. It's whether I achieved my outcomes, the manner in which I achieved my outcomes, there's lots of different nuances but ,fundamentally, you want to start by saying, again, unless they mention 'in this role,' if they mention 'in this role,' you don't have to do the preliminary stuff about your family.
As soon as that they say it, you go into setting down and achieving objectives in a way where our team works well, together, they can learn and grow and we get things done well, and we're all recognized for our success.

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.  

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What Don’t You Like About Your Job? | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer the job interview question, “what don’t you like about your current job.”

Summary

So, what didn't you like about your last job? So, what didn't you like about your job?

You know, basically, it's an opportunity where, frankly, you can disqualify yourself from being hired. It's not like anything that you're going to say is going to make them go, "Yeah, that's the guy we want to hire." But it can swiftly make them go, "Oh, this is a guy we've got to stay away from, like the plague. So, you want to be smart about your answer and not say anything immature.

An immature answer is, "I hate my boss," or words to that effect. Or "my work is boring," or words to that effect, not necessarily that specific answer. But giving an immature answer where you spend a few minutes trashing your current organization. trashing your job, trashing the people you work for isn't going to get your hired. It's going to get you rejected.

So, let's be smart. What do they want to hear from you?

If you think about the typical interview question, what they want to hear is,  "I want to learn, I want to work hard. I want to get ahead," and if you remember that theme over and over again, when they ask dumb questions like this (And it really is a dumb question), you're always smart.

So here's the way I would suggest answering that question. "You know," (again, remember, I'm a big believer, you have to act and even though you may have answered this question 1000 times already, you have to pretend like it's the first time you've heard the question. It's not like, you can sit there we go, "Oh, I'm ready for that one.")

You can't act like you're prepped and rehearsed. You have to make it seem like you're thinking about this for the first time. "That's a great question. As I think about it, probably the thing that is frustrating me the most is I want to be challenged more.Like, initially, when I started my job, there were new things to learn. There were opportunities for advancement. It was a very clear picture of where I felt like I could learn and grow. And as time has progressed, I become sufficiently good that I'm seen as indispensable in this role. I want to keep learning and growing because I'm only (fill in the blank) 27. 35. 42. Whatever it is. Because I'm only such and such age, there's more stuff I want to learn. You know, I want to grow and want to develop. I don't want to be seen as the indispensable person around such and such. I want to join an organization that sees me as having an upside, wants to train me will provide me with mentoring and help me grow because frankly, I believe I have even more of an upside."

And what you do by saying that is . . . it's not like they're going to hear anything and go, "Well, that was a good canned answer." They are going to go, "Okay. You got through that one and let me give them another one." So, recognize, again, this is not an answer that's going to get you hired, but it can be an answer to get you to disqualified.

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

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

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 Advice” and “Interview

JobSearchTV.com
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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.