How to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
There are times where it feels like you are competing with most of the hemisphere for a job. Let me help you rethink how to approach it.

[00:00] Introduction
[00:40] The typical advice people get
[01:33] How to stand out
[02:39] Outro

Using Links to Stand Out

Hi. I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and people hire me for no BS career advice globally that helps them get results more effectively, better, faster so thatorange sneakers your job hunting, get hired faster, you hire more effectively, manage and lead better, your career transition . . . you have an ally in this process, all the way through your career. I help you get results without having to learn through trial and error and hitting your head against the brick wall.

Now, today, I thought I would do a video about standing out in a crowded job market. And, you know, as many people do these days, I did a quick check with Google, with ChatGPT and other services. And the basic results that people would be given is to tell you to tailor your resume and cover letter to the job, to network. When you’re talking about your work, show, don’t tell. Express enthusiasm, be flexible. Show your results. Take initiative.

This is garbage. Because this isn’t what helps people stand out. This is what’s expected. How do you stand out? How do you find this special way into the nightclub that allows you to be admitted?

And the simplest thing I’m going to tell you is start thinking about how you can cut the line so that you’re not applying. How do you get to the front of the line, whether that’s in terms of they’re attracted to you because they find content about you, that you’re introduced by someone within the firm, that you meet people within an organization who can champion you win in the door? Think like that, instead of applying for jobs and thinking like everyone else does.

Your relationships are incredibly important, and that’s professional relationships and personal relationships. Yes, I’m a big believer in networking. But I also am a big believer in figuring out how you can cut the line and get to the front so that this way, you’re the candidate of choice. walking in the door, it’s your job to lose. You don’t have to prove anything because they already have a favorable predisposition to you.

I hope you found this helpful. I hope this shifts your thinking. I’m Jeff Altman. Visit my website, There’s a ton in the blog that will help you in these different areas. In addition, you can schedule time for a free discovery call in order to figure out whether I’m someone who you might like to help you throughout your search, throughout your ,that there. You can also schedule what I call Trusted Advisor Services so this way if you have a question, I’m happy to answer it.

Hope you have a terrific day. Oh, by the way, connect with me on LinkedIn. The address is forward/in/TheBigGameHunter. Have a terrific day and be great!

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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. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

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