Laid Off? Start Here.

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
I share three crucial steps you need to take if you’ve been laid off.

Staying Relevant

I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. People hire me for no BS job search coaching and career advice globally, because I make the process of finding work much easier for people. We’re going to explore three steps that you should take to navigate this challenging time. These aren’t the typical tips you’ll find on page one of a search – these are insider secrets that can truly make a difference. So, let’s get started!

Assess Your Finances. First and foremost, let’s talk about your financial situation. If you go to JobSearch.Community, I have an organizer available to you for free called, “Get Your Job Search Organized NOW!” It will do a lot more than help you proactively act to get your finances in order AND much more. Remember, financial stability is key, and we’re going to equip you with the knowledge you need.

Networking and Outreach Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of networking. No matter how long ago it was that you last spoke with someone, reconnect with your contacts. Start with the people in your phone, progress to those you would email, then your connections on LinkedIn who you don’t know well.  Tell them, “It feels like a hundred years since we were last in contact. I thought I would drop a note to you to say, “Hi,” and see how you are.” Your network is your net worth. Statistics show that more than 80% of positions are filled by networking. Not applying to jobs or by a recruiter—Networking. 

Skill Enhancement In the final step. Determine what skills and qualifications that are most in demand in your industry to see where the gaps are in your knowledge.  Start taking classes and getting certified on LinkedIn or elsewhere, Your skills and experience are a valuable asset to help you land your next job. In summary, being laid off can be a daunting experience, but with the right approach, you can turn it into a new opportunity. Stay positive, stay proactive, and you’ll increase your chances of landing the job you want sooner rather than later. 

I’m Jeff Altman. Visit my website at There are free videos, ebooks, and guides on the homepage to help you. If you become an Insider,  there are many more plus you can ask me questions about your search, and I’ll usually respond within 24 hours or less. If you become an insider Plus member, you’ll receive all of that plus get me on Zoom calls twice a month. If you become an Insider Premium member, in addition to what’s available at Insider+, you will also have individual or group coaching from me  Have a terrific day and be great! 

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People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ careers

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

easier. Those things can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues. 

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2700 episodes. 

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You will find great info to help with your job search at my new site, ⁠⁠JobSearch.Community⁠⁠ Besides the video courses, books and guides, I answer questions from members daily about their job search. Leave job search questions and I will respond daily. Become an Insider+ member and you get everything you’d get as an Insider PLUS you can get me on Zoom calls to get questions answered. Become an Insider Premium member and we do individual and group coaching.

Also, subscribe to ⁠⁠ on YouTube and No BS Job Search Advice Radio, the #1 podcast for job search with more than 2700 episodes over 12+ Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and almost anywhere you listen or watch podcasts.

You can also have your #jobsearchquestions answered Tuesdays at noon Eastern. Search for Career Coach Office Hours on LinkedIn and mark that you’re attending. You’ll have access to the recording if you miss it live. 

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