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It is a myth to believe that we are all alike. Nothing could be further than the truth. As you decide on a job offer, I think it’s important to face this reality when making the decision.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people. I'm an executive job search and leadership coach The head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. That's a site with curated information you can watch,, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly.
Now you've got the offer. Fabulous. I'm happy for you. And I want you to think back to your interviews and what she saw and who you saw around the office. Now, for those of you who are not people who look like me, you know, basic white guy now, I'm older, but let's look at someone generationally appropriate for you as well, when you look around the office, are there people like you who work there or are you going to be "the token" in the environment, the person who brings diversity culture to them () which translates into you're all alone in many respects and have no one or few opportunities to feel understood or, let me restate, that may have few opportunities to be understood or you have to conform to their culture because they are oblivious now?
That's okay, but I also want you to understand it's a lot easier if there's been a Trailblazer before you and there's someone still there who is someone that you could relate to. Now, I want to be clear, it's an interesting phenomena because you know, with time, you want to be involved with an environment and a culture and the people there but there's also the part of the adjustment time and whether or not there's someone there who understands your experiences, understands what it's like to be someone who is filling the minority of diversity group there.
And I also want to be clear. This is multicultural. Cross-cultural. So, for example in IT, they've been many people who were originally born in India, who came to United States and have achieved very well and I've heard from many white people going to work for an Indian firm is very complicated for them because, culturally, they perceive they're always on the outside looking in.
So, are you always going to be the one who's on the outside trying to evangelize them being more open or is there an ally that you're going to have to work with while you get acclimated to the environment and who has your back as you challenge certain norms. I want to be clear, challenge doesn't mean being adversarial.
It's often educating people who have a blind spot and it's often hard. So, does everyone look like someone else or is there someone there who looks like you who has a similar background to you who's involved with the interviewing? Is there someone there who you had a chance to connect with who can be an ally for you and you for them once you come on board?
Don't neglect this as part of your assessment for joining an organization because, so often, I've heard from people who wind up in situations where they wind up losing.
So, hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. If you'd be interested in advice from me or coaching from me, reach out to me through Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Obviously, I charge for my services.
Connect with me on LinkedIn whether you wind up using me for coaching or not. These days, I'm only accepting connection requests from people in the US unless you mention that you watched my videos, listened to my podcasts or what have you. My YouTube channel is JobSearchTV.com was recently named a top 10 jobs search site on YouTube or service on YouTube.
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So, hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. Have a great day.
Take care.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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