Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Waiting Too Long to Start Looking |

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I'm Jeff Altman. I'm a career and leadership coach they head coach for And this is another video I'm doing for LinkedIn
designed to help you find work more quickly now this is one of those stupid
job search mistakes that people make much much too often and it's the mistake
of waiting until they feel desperate there's no hope no alternative the
beatings have come much too often the firm is in trouble you know your manager
is leaving all those crisis situations before you finally decide to look for
something else in dating the desperate person doesn't do particularly well in
the dating market, right? You know, people can smell the
desperation whether it's the stalker or the desperate guy you know there's
always something that makes that person undesirable same thing happens in job
search. When you're desperate, people can detect it and you don't perform as well.
that anxiety level comes up now people will often ask me how do I know it's
time to look for a job how do I know it's time to leave and my answer is
always the fact that you're asking the question is the first signal because
it's kind of crossed your mind more than once recognize that pay attention to it
start exploring other options get your resume ready get your LinkedIn profile
ready and start talking to people you know about opportunities they
may know about there's no time like the first time that you're asking yourself
that question to not wait . . . let me back up for a second . . . to wait
until things are so awful is too late. Just get going.
I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. Visit my website
There's a lot more there that can help you in the blog and if
you're interested in one-on-one coaching message me through the site. We'll
set up time for a free discovery call have a great day and take care


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, 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, all 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 1700 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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1 Response
  1. Maurice Levie

    The answer is always You’re too late. The trick is savings and training that can take 12-16 hours a day to do pleasantly

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