There are many reasons why you may not be getting interviewed. It’s possible, not probable, that this is the reason.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people with workplace
related issues which can involve job search hiring more effectively managing
and leading like I said stuff related to the workplace if you have all the skills
required for the job but can't get an interview
could it be an ethnic sounding name that is preventing you from going to the next
step that's the question I receive and anything is possible
Here is what's probable. What's probable is, yes, you have "all the
experience needed," but not enough of it.. For example, when I did search it was
pretty common for me to receive arguments from people that they had all
the background for the job but they had two years of it and the client wanted
nine years they were a staff person the client wanted a project manager that's
one example and that's a pretty typical scenario for job hunters as for your
name at this point in the United States depending upon where you are in the
country most people have gotten used to ethnic sounding names I'm assuming that
your name is not one like Gonzalez or. Rivera which are ones that have come into
the popular parlance but it's a longer. Asian name or a longer Scandinavian or
Russian name that you think people are not familiar with surprise most if
you're in an urban area are and even if you're in more rural areas the country
is not always that same white culture that it's
characterized a. S being by that I mean people have been coming to the United
States from my entire life and having worked in technology recruiting it's
hard to find the typical white person to do the jobs
People are hired from overseas or people with family histories that involve being
overseas and immigrating to the United. States I'll simply say rather than focus
in on the name and using that as an excuse,
focus on the skills and demonstrating excellence around that because when you
say going to the next step I can't tell if what you mean is getting an interview
invited back so I'm dealing with this from the standpoint of getting an
interview. And I'm telling it if you're writing in the resume is good if your
oral communications are good the probability is it's not your name that's
an issue it's enough of the skill I'm. Jeff Alton hope you found myself my
website is Go there. Go exploring. There's a lot there in the
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one-on-one coaching, at my website, there's a button
there that says "Schedule." . Schedule time for a free discovery call have a great
day and take care


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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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