(2013) Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter shares one of his pet peeves about receiving resumes in response to job listings.


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Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Hunter has been
hunting down leaders and staff for organizations for more than 40 years now.
I'm doing my video this evening . . . well,. I've got a pet peeve I wanted to share
with you and you know it just got activated a moment ago see right now I'm
working late it's about seven-thirty. I'm sorry. Let me re-state that. It's about 8 30 during the
evening and i'm reading resumes that were sent to me or uploaded to my
database and response the listings I have and I'm very specific about what I
look for. I talk about things are absolutely required and and I keep
reading resume after resume after resume that in no way shape or form fit the
requirements I'm not talking about a little bit off I'll give you the example
of a resume I just look at. There's a position with a client of ours that's
looking for a matching director and oil gas and energy transmission practice
I'm clear that background is required. They want people coming out of one of the
major consulting firms they'll compensate extremely well but they want
what they want and my job listing is explicit in stating what the firm is
looking for i just opened up a resume from someone who works in a lasik eye
care center. Give me an idea what you saw they fit that requirement nowhere in
your background had you even use the word oil gas or energy so how did you
think you fit that job next i have to point out when you submit a resume that
that has nothing to do with a job requirement what you are is a spammer
You are wasting my time. You waste the time of everyone that you do that to
because again you do not fit anything and thus what you're trying to do is . . . I
understand . . . What you're trying to do is put your resume in front of me and maybe
I have something fits your background . Well, you put
something in the subject line of the email that you said to me . . . it says that
you doing that every audio I do I make mention that I'm happy to receive an
additional resume. Just put the phrase "on spec" in the subject line. This way I know
I can look at my convenience. My time was just stolen and I hate when that happens
because if you haven't noticed how hard. I work and how much time I put into my
day well the videos are uploaded about 7 30 to 8 a.m. in the morning and I've
already been up for a couple of hours before then. It's 8:15-8:30 in the evening.
I'm still working don't steal my time my day is long enough already I work hard
enough trying to help people help me help you. So, this is jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter.
The advice is blunt today and if you found today's video helpful
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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
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