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EP 983 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you of one more thing you must consider when you are deciding on a job offer.

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Episode 984 of No BS Job Search Advice Radio, this is your host, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and welcome to episode 984.

This show is one about deciding on the job offer. It's a reminder about something to consider when you are making the decision. I hope you find this helpful. Please give the show 5 stars in iTunes or stitcher. It helps of people find the show. Connect with me on Facebook. And you can message me through messenger at No BS coaching advice. If you have questions and be happy to answer them and . . . And connect with me on LinkedIn

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When you're deciding on a job offer, you have an offer from the firm, the money seems right, the people are terrific, it's a good firm, there is a lot of stability there, it seems like a natural that you take the job . . .There is a mistake that most job hunters make.

Almost everyone I know forgets to take into consideration what your next job is going to be like based upon this job. It is called marketability. What will your marketability be like 6 months, a year, 2 years from now, when you go look for job again? After all, do you really think you to be there for the next 30 years? Come on! It doesn't work that way anymore. The days of the gold watch are over.

So you always have to take into consideration your next job. What is this is steppingstone to? Or is it even a steppingstone? Is it a dead-end professionally? This is part of the research you need to do before making a decision.

It is as important as finding out the correct salary for the work that you do so that you don't over or under price yourself. This is as important because it's really about your next job.

Do you really want to be taking the job that winds up leaving you stuck professionally, doing the same thing over and over again because the task is unique?

I remember years ago there was an insurance firm in New York that had developed its own proprietary programming language. When people wanted to work for this firm that programs in this one proprietary language no one else used it. They were stuck there.

Their boss was abusive and they were stopped there. They couldn't find work. Is that what you would have happened to you? I don’t think so.

So, always taken the consideration your next job at the time was taking this job.


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 and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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