Ah! The impatient job hunter who wants a decision faster than the employer is willing to give it. There isn’t much you can do but here a couple of ideas.

Read Full Transcript

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people I help organizations be
more effective and that can involve well people in organizations be more
effective better with a job search better with hiring better with managing
and leading people you know what force related issues workplace issues and this
video well I talk about "how can I nudge an employer to move faster?" That's the
question I received from someone now I want to basically say the conclusion
first but then give you a couple of tactics and the first thing is if you
have not created a great impression you are wasting your time because if you're
an ordinary candidate applying for an ordinary job, if you're a C candidate
applying for a job that you have limited qualifications for, what are you pushing
them for because they're not going to hire you and if they do think of the
throw an ordinary offer at you. The best way to start off with is natan
fall in love because, frankly, unless they're really interested, there's no
nudging an employer is never gonna work. So, let's thought up with that being
premise number one. Premise number two is only in the meter search process when
you have nothing going on and you're nudging them what are you gonna say I'm
close to something else with another offer I need you to move faster that's
not gonna work. Then, basically, they say, "well why don't you take the other offer?"
well I like this one I want to see what you guys think and they're gonna say
we're engaged in our process of trying to evaluate right now we have another
four people to talk with over the next two weeks and we'll get back to you for
Interested." That's the way it works. Now if you're really close to an offer,
what you can tell them is I'm told them receiving another offer I should have it
by tomorrow the day after tomorrow I'll check in with you when I have it any
sense of when you people are ready to make a decision about me and that at
least allows you to walk away cleanly because you've given them a chance to
get into the bidding, right? But it only works if you have something else.
remember if you threaten I've got another offer I'm close to another world
And you have nothing, well, you'll have nothing from them, too because people can
smell the BS it's just the way it is they smell it but if you actually are
close and you want to push them along, say, you know, I have a couple of
days after I receive the offer but that's it. It's good firm, a good job and
I'm also interested in you too and if you're not interested in me
that's fine I'm okay with it but just let me know whatever you decide and that
sort of casual attitude really works well
I'm Jeff Altman. I hope you found this helpful. My website is TheBigGameHunter.us
There's a lot there that you can watch listen to or read
that'll help you find work. And, if you're interested in one-on-one coaching from me,
at the homepage there, there's a button and you can schedule a free discovery call
or coaching session with me either way is fine and lastly if you're watching on
youtube click the little icon the lower right hand corner what it allows you to
do subscribe to my channel receive notifications whenever I release a new
video. Have a great day and take care

ABOUT 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 1800 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com is also 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 a quick question for me, you can get it answered with a 3-5 minute video at https://www.wisio.com/TheBigGameHunter at 30% of what I charge through my website.

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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare.

Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com, the Job SearchTV app for FireTV or BingeNetworks.tv for AppleTV, Roku and 90 other devices

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.comJoin 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.”

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.

About the author

Leave a Comment, Thought, Opinion. Speak like you're speaking with someone you love.

%d bloggers like this: