Recruiting Secrets | The LevelUp Show

Make Yourself Discoverable to the Best Opportunities


In this episode of the Level Up Show, Edward is joined by Jeff Altman, career and leadership coach at The Big Game Hunter and host at No B.S. Job Search Advice Radio. Edward and Jeff trade stories on unethical recruiting and hiring practices that give the industry a bad rap. Jeff shares the best ways to utilize review sites to make sure you’re getting the most value from it and the critical role of networking in finding the best leads with the best fit. Jeff breaks down what a modern resume should look like and how to format it to make it attractive to both applicant tracking systems and hiring managers. For him, cover letters hold tremendous networking value but must be presented in a particular way that doesn’t get thrown in the bin immediately. He also gives practical tips to use the system to your advantage, such as networking through school and creating content in sites like Medium and LinkedIn to create an attractive personal brand that gets people curious.



[02:02] Stand out as a coach and serve big game with the right opportunities

[07:57] Unethical recruiting and hiring practices 

[12:28] Review sites: Seek the reviews of the people in the middle

[17:25] Invest in your network so you can cut lines to the best opportunities

[19:09] Writing a resume and cover letter that gets you in the door

[24:55] Use cover letters: They are opportunities to network with the screener  

[27:29] Shift to marketing: Know your why and learn from the people already there

[32:11] Join communities like LinkedIn and relate your profile to the work you want

[37:39] Connect with Jeff 



JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, 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. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job, 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 2200 episodes.

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