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Courage | Career Angles

Change starts with courage.

So does leadership.

So does being successful.

Without courage, we are left among others waiting for recognition instead of sticking our heads out of the pack and being seen.

Many people will find your courage a problem.

“Oh! She just wants attention.”

“He wants to be seen.”

They are sucking up.

The message is being sent do nothing (to rock the boat.

 

Yet, inside of (many of) us, there is someone who wants to standout in a field of tall poppies clammering that we remain at the some height.

It will take courage to allow yourself to outgrow the others.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Subscribe to the “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast.”

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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The Price | Career Angles

Although we may often use the dodge of “your price is too high,” in order to avoid a purchase, even when lowered, we are not usually ready to make the purchase.

Why?

Unless we have a competing quote to point to, usually, it is because we are not enthusiastic buyers (or certainly not as enthusiastic as the seller is to selling us).

Remember that is you are a sales person, your buyer has competing motivations. After all, making a mistake causes a great calamity whereas making the right decision gets no attention.

Remember, at times, they are more fearful of making a bad purchasing decision than trying to make a great one.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

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 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? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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Criticism | Career Angles

In the US, we seem to live in a culture where criticism receives positive recognition from our “tribe” of friends and relations. It is rewarded with “Likes” and “thumbs up” and other forms of praise while, all the while, the feeding frenzy of the attack feeds on itself.

The same thing can happen at work where “watercooler conversation,” “Slack attacks,” email strings start to circulate as fact.

Criticism is rarely a problem. The violence in the feeding frenzy is.

Would it hurt you to have a private discussion, instead of the group response? Is it possible something you believe as fact may actually an opinion discerned from interpretation?

Slow down, slugger and take the time to investigate rather than leap to conclusions both professionally AND personally. You’ll keep your anger and blood pressure more in check.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

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 1400 episodes and his newest

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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? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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Leadership Lessons | Career Angles

Listening to Eric Schmidt talk about his coach, Bill Campbell, is listening to an act of reverence.

Campbell rarely told Schmidt what to do, preferring instead to ask questions to help him sort things through.

I know when I coach around a search, I need to provide pointed advice. When I wear my other coaching hats, leadership and executive coaching, in particular, I help people with my questions.

Often people take the lazy route and demand answers when what they need in order to develop is to be asked a better class of question.

If you lead, try asking questions to help someone flush out possible answers so that they learn and don’t have to ask again.

Teach a man to fish . . .

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

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 1200 episodes 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? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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You Are Wasting My Time | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter adopts the voice of Jeff Foxworthy of “You might be a redneck” fame to talk about ways that job hunters will waste a hiring manager’s time and a recruiter’s time.

Summary

Today, is more of a . . . it's a mistake video. That is, its mistakes people make.
I did an article for LinkedIn called, "You are Wasting My Time." Very popular. Within a couple of hours over 600 views. So, I decided what I would do is give you an idea of what I had commented about that were mistakes people make. Ready?
Now, when I wrote the article, I said, "Imagine this being done like Jeff Foxworthy would do it in the 'you might be a redneck' theme. So, I'm going to do the Jeff Foxworthy voice. My apologies in advance to Jeff Foxworthy, if you don't care for the voice. Just pretend this my normal voice. Ready?
If you apply for a position that requires IT security experience and your only experience with security is at the front door of a nightclub, you're wasting my time.
If you own a laundromat and apply for a position as Director of Human Resources for a $750 million firm, you are wasting my time.
If you apply for a position as a Java developer and the word appears nowhere on your resume, you are wasting my time.
If you are a third party recruiter who submits a resume to me against the requirement that says no third party recruiters, you are wasting my time.
If you live in Pakistan and apply for a position that says no overseas resumes, you are wasting my time.
If your last job was in 2008 and provide no information about what you've been doing since Barack Obama became president, you are wasting my time.
This is one of my favorites. If you apply for a position as a Ruby on Rails developer, and your sole qualification is your first name is Ruby, you are wasting my time.
If you apply for a position where this key skills are in the headline, and you have none of them, you are wasting my time . . . You get the point here. There's a lot of things that people are doing to waste recruiters and hiring managers times. Think about it from their perspective. All they're looking for . . . well, I'm looking for to start off with is someone who appears that vaguely fit the requirements that I have here. So, you know, be courteous. As I pointed out here on this one I will do with an accent.
If you submit your resume four times in a 10 minute period for the same job, you're wasting people's time.
This is, again, one of the fun ones. If you apply for a job as an IT Delivery Manager, and your solo qualification is you deliver Chinese food on a bicycle, you are wasting my time.
This is what we as recruiters, hiring managers and corporations have to contend with a little more than Viagra or Cialis emails spam to us all day long. And the list of emails I had in the article had come to me in the previous 36 hours. Understand, part of that time I wasn't working or sleeping. So, I know when all is said and done, make it easy. Make it easy for the reader to see that you're a fit and if you are not a fit, do not send your resume there wishing and hoping and thinking and praying and spam.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Facilitating Involvement | Career Angles

I was facilitating a meeting of the board of a 3-person startup. Two of the board members were dominating the conversation while the third and I listened.

“What do you think about what you’ve heard so far,” I asked the third person. He offered a clear insightful analysis of the points he heard plus another option that the dominating members had not considered.

Smiles emerged in the room as they started to now huddle as a threesome.

If you’re running meetings, there are people will tend to dominate for many reasons including, but limited to, political advantage, extroversion, and strong opinions. Always remember the person or people who are listening (or not) and ask for their input about what they have heard so far and what they think.

Their ideas matter and that you communicate that their ideas matter to you is important.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

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 1200 episodes 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? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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On the Outside Looking In? | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter he answers a viewer’s question about what she should do while working in a bad environment.

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.

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,

JobSearchTV.com
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the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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

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

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

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

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Why Do You Do What You Do? | Career Angles

Why do you do the work you do? Why do you continue in the career you have?

I find it amazing to discover how few people can really answer these two simple questions and explain why they have the jobs they have and the careers they have.

Although these can be used as interview questions when hiring, the truth is that I believe they are wonderful reminders for the choices we have made and can help you connect with the soul of your work or realize how disconnected you are from your heart in your work.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

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 1200 episodes 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)

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Being Dismissive Based Upon Age | Career Angles

“That’s the old way things are done. What was he doing?”

“I bet she wishes she handled that differently. Because she’s old, she has no moral authority to speak to this issue.

The first was said about me by someone who didn’t take the time to ask if there was something he could learn from what he saw. A less experienced person sitting in judgement.

The second was part of a description in The New Yorker of a meeting children had with Senator Feinstein of California who has given her life in service to the country and has been an advocate for moral authority in decision-making on many issues.

Yet, now she is written about dismissively based upon her age after patiently and politely explaining that was being proposed had no chance of passage.

I know I have been guilty of being dismissive based upon age both older and younger and am now able to see my complicity with ageism.

Notice your own behaviors toward those older and younger and recognize the bias in your behavior and your thoughts. That’s the first step.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

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” 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)

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Age | Career Angles

A friend forwarded a joke to me from a Facebook page that was surrounded by grumpy older men and women sticking out a middle finger to everyone. Seeing the photos reminded me of how age remains an acceptable way of categorizing people in US culture and using it in ways that discriminate.

“They’ll never keep up with the pace here.”

“They’ll never take direction from me.”

“They are low energy.”

“They just look . . . (old, fat, dumpy, grumpy).”

“You look great! You don’t look a day over . . . (some number 10 or 20 years younger. No one says that unless the person they are talking to is old).

“I don’t think of you as being old. It’s those other people.”

Which of these have you said or thought to categorize people and not discern the difference between your bias and the reality.

Stop ignoring and being blind to people who can help you be professionally successful.

After all, they are your future . . . if you’re lucky.

 

A friend forwarded a joke to me from a Facebook page that was surrounded by grumpy older men and women sticking out a middle finger to everyone. Seeing th to categorize e photos reminded me of how age remains an acceptable way of categorizing people in US culture and using it in ways that discriminate.

“They’ll never keep up with the pace here.”

“They’ll never take direction from me.”

“They are low energy.”

“They just look . . . (old, fat, dumpy, grumpy).”

“You look great! You don’t look a day over . . . (some number 10 or 20 years younger. No one says that unless the person they are talking to is old).

“I don’t think of you as being old. It’s those other people.”

Which of these have you said or thought to categorize people and not discern the difference between your bias and the reality.

Stop ignoring and being blind to people who can help you be professionally successful.

After all, they are your future . . . if you’re lucky.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Subscribe to the “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast.” 

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video)

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https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Connect with Me on LinkedIn 

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