I know so many people are frustrated because they believe you’re very good at what they do but are getting interviews. Here are the main reasons why.

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If you're so good, why aren't you getting interviews? I'm Jeff Altman, The Big game Hunter. I'm a coach. I worked in executive search, I filled lots of positions over the course of my career. And I know the answer; let me see if I can help you do it.

So first thing is, your resume sucks. You know, your resume just is a bad representation about you and your experience. A subset of that is that you never customize your resume to demonstrate what your real skills attributes are, and how you actually solve problems for organizations. Next part of this is your LinkedIn profile sucks. And that is this-- it's very thin. There's nothing there to attract recruiters to it. Remember, resumes are for when you're hunting. LinkedIn is for when you want to be hunted. And thus, if you're not getting contacts from recruiters on LinkedIn, you may not have the skills that are marketable, or it doesn't really represent what you can do for an organization.

Next thing, you never customize your resume to fit a role. And thus, you're sending the same resume over and over again. Like the broken watch that's right twice a day, it works sometimes, but it's not targeted to what they're looking for. And thus, you're missing opportunities.

Next thing is, and this is obvious and the thing is, I've said, you're applying for jobs, instead of networking your way into them. Applying for jobs. I'm not telling you not to do it. But depending on whose statistics, somewhere between 15 and 30% percent of positions are filled either by applying or by recruiters. And thus, you're in a situation where you're losing, depending upon whose statistics, 70 to 85% of positions by applying rather than networking. You've got to get out there and talk to people.

Next thing is you never asked for help. You never look at things as others might. And, you know, never asked for the advice and counsel of people who know something. Now, I'm not a big fan of asking peers because often they know as little as you do. And sometimes managers don't know much more. They may have hired people, but they don't know what organizations look for.

Sometimes you just need to ask a coach, hire a coach or do other things. I'll leave that to you. I'm not here to sell myself to you right now. I'll just simply say if you found this helpful, visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us. Go there and go exploring. There's a lot there to help you.

If you don't want to do thay now, just put that address in your phone, TheBigGameHunter.us. Go there when you think you need help. You can schedule time for a free discovery call or scheduled time for coaching or asking me a question. There's also a ton in the blog. I've got 1000s of posts there that can help you too. But again, that address is TheBigGameHunter.us.

Connect with me on linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. And lastly, I've got several great books on Amazon that can help you with different parts of your search. The series is called Job Search Essentials. I believe as of this recording, I currently six Kindle books there, and two or three paperbacks as well. So again, go to Amazon look for me my name Jeff Altman. I look forward to helping you. Have a terrific day and be great. Take care!


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff 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, 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.

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