Is it that the question is difficult or you literally don’t understand the person? In this #shorts I address both.

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What do I do? I don't understand the question. I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Job Search TV is my channel on YouTube. This is how you handle it. If it's a question, the subject of which you're not sure about, ask a clarifying question as a follow up. By this do you mean, such and such, or are you referring to something else. Clarifying the point. If the issue is the person speaks in a cadence, or has an accent that you're having trouble understanding, you do much the same thing. "I just want to make sure I understand the question correctly. The way I heard it was such and such, is that what you were saying?" You're not saying I don't understand what you're saying. You've got a thick accent. It is being courteous and just getting clarification. I'm Jeff Altman. Again, Job Search TV on YouTube. There's a lot there to help you. Have a terrific day and be great!


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 1500 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. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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