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​Third Party Recruiters: How to Get on Their Radar | JobSearchRadio.com


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On today’s show,  I discuss how to get on a recruiter’s radar.

Summary

I'm here today with my daily video about some element of job search, which is totally going to be about working with third party recruiters and how to get on the radar.
You know, what you may consider a recruiter may actually be like an agency. And by that I mean a firm that basically responds to resumes that are sent to them. They are not out there aggressively trying to find people. They are not hunting down leaders and staff for organizations. So, I want to deal with all contingencies here.
So, in the traditional agency model, they receive a resume. They're trying to respond to it. They're trying to fill jobs, right. And it doesn't matter which type you work with, many contingency third party agents, are very effective in filling jobs. So how do you get on their radar? There's a couple of ways.
Number one is to actually submit a resume that demonstrates you fit the job that they're trying to fill. You've seen it. It's the roadmap for what they're looking for. Take a look at your resume and ask yourself, "How does that really match up? Does it match up? Do I have the experience but my resume doesn't really express it well? I need to fix the resume," because that's going to be the benchmark by which they go.
You can also get on their radar by . . . their are going to be times that they'll contact you and say, "Hey, I'm doing a search for client. Do you know someone," and being supportive of them. If you get abusive, and one particular recruiter calls you every day four times a day for referrals and just tell them, "this is getting to be a little too much. I'm willing to help but I'm not stupid, I've got a job to do. It's not putting money in your pocket. I'm here to help. willing to help but why don't you send me an email with this information."
Now, in the true recruiter model, they're out there hunting for you. They're trying to find you. If you're working with or at a level where they're going to be dealing with a contingency firm or an executive search firm, it really doesn't matter. Part of it is they wanted them to find you and there's a number of easy ways to do it.
Number one is you start being in situations where there's publicity about you. So, for example, you've written a Firms are going to wind up looking for someone like that because they represent being an expert. In other words, that's how you are not at that high a level where you're an author and publishing material with a major publisher.
Things you can do is speak at conferences. You can be part of the program for a training group where you're presenting with a subject. It doesn't have to be the most sophisticated presentation but understand they'll find you through Google.
Another way-- your LinkedIn profile. There are recruiters to operate at that level. They're looking through LinkedIn and need to demonstrate a keyword rich LinkedIn profile where they're finding you based upon your experiences. They're seeing things in the profile, such as articles that you've written for LinkedIn, connections to podcasts where you are interviewed, or, perhaps, PowerPoints on SlideShares that help firms recognize and help recruiters recognize I should say that you're not the average individual. By doing these PowerPoints and putting them up on SlideShare connected to your LinkedIn profile, it's a great way to stand out from the pack anf demonstrate that you are an expert.
Have a website where you have your resume. Have a blog on that website, where you talk about, not your family, but professional matters. These were all great ways for discovery to occur, because, understand, real headhunters are out there trying to find you and they are looking for people in ways where they're not trying to find you on LinkedIn most of the time. They may use LinkedIn to correlate, but they're using Google to try and find people who will impress their client just by the fact that there was pr about them and they presented a whole host of things along these lines.
So, i want you to think of your career as a business and, in doing so, we look at what businesses do to be discovered. You know it's not just advertising that they do because their are a lot of places that don't advertise that you go to, right? It's not just purely because you've seen them in your neighborhood that you're buying. After all, the first time you shop ped on Amazon, you never heard of them before, right? No idea of what to expect. But you went to amazon and had a great experience.
Again, you want to be discovered and put yourself in the position to be discovered that will go a long way toward being discovered by third party recruiters. Again, it was working with at the agency level with someone who only responds to resumes that are sent to them. Remember, your resume just has to demonstrate the fir. They'll be happy to help.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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 1400 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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Don’t Steal FromJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why you should not steal from recruiters.Recruiters| JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why you should not steal from recruiters.

Summary

You probably don't think of it this way but let me clear it up. When you see an ad from a recruiter and refers to a job online and you say to yourself, "hey I know that firm is! I think I'll contact them directly," you are stealing. You're taking information that you learned about and using it for your own purposes.

I also want you to understand it's not the smartest move in the world. Why? The recruiter has a relationship with this firm. They know more than you about the organization. They can handle your schedule. They can help you tailor your resume based upon the job involved and the relationship with the firm and what they may know about the job apart from what has been advertised.

Why would you go around them? To save the firm money?

It costs you so much more because 95 times out of 100 people to get the job that they apply to directly without the coaching of a recruiter.

Foolishly, you think you're doing the company a favor. In fact, you're hurting yourself and you are stealing. You are stealing that information to use it for your own purposes without any consideration for the impact on the other person.

Be considerate.

Be kind.

I talked to a friend of mine who is a recruiter with another firm who told me about two instances where people saw one of her postings and went directly to a client and the client dismissed these people and told her the story about them because it was real clear that these people had come to them based upon seeing the advertisement.

Let me summarize by saying, "don't do it." What do you get out of it? Do you feel good about it? Do you feel good that you were tricky and are better than the recruiter?

Or you're going to get back a recruiter that you don't even know for all the things that happened to you at the hands of recruiters?

Stop it. Seriously, be considerate to everyone that you meet professionally because you don't know when it will come back and either help you or hurt you.

Help you because you are considered to the other person or hurt you because you acted obnoxiously.

ABOUT 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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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How Do You Spot a Bad Recruiter? | JobSearchTV.com


An easy question with a complicated answer.

Summary

The question for today is, "How do you spot a bad recruiter?" I think it's a wonderful question, but, I'm not going to give you the answer that you expect.

Here's what my thinking is. Most of you think that a bad recruiter is someone who doesn't get a job for you. You think a bad recruiter is someone who doesn't find you work. As a matter of fact, they may never arrange for an interview for you.

The problem with that is you are confused about what a recruiter is supposed to do. You make the mistake of thinking that recruiters work for you when, in fact, recruiters are paid by employers, not paid to find positions for someone.

I read an answer on Quora. I want to acknowledge it and poke holes in it. It starts off, "From the beginning when you get a first email message from a recruiter, skim to the bottom. Was it written to you. If you could change the name of the top and so the 200s of people… That's the sign of a bad recruiter!"

No. That's an indication that they are casting a wide net. They don't know if you're going to be interested. As a matter of fact, most people will never respond. It's not that they send out bulk email (because in some way, shape or form, you pay contact with them in the past). They have a database that lets them know that one time, when you are in touch with them in the past, you did similar work to what was being sought by the client.

They are presenting an opportunity. You have to accept that opportunity. That's fine.

"They use buzzwords and pick up lines. Bad recruiters have conversations where they use buzzwords and weak pickup lines."

I have no idea what this person means by, "weak pickup lines." They are obviously being sarcastic. However, buzzwords may reflect technology and functionality within a particular profession that a client may require. You have to find out whether the person has those skills pretty quickly in order to see if you are wasting your time and theirs.

"They don't understand its structure of an interview. They ask questions out of left field that seem like they are out of order."

No. Something may have popped into their mind that they forgot to cover. I'm a human being. I do make mistakes. I do forget they ask certain things. If you think, bad recruiter, having filled more than 1200 positions plus consulting assignments, having gone 1500+ YouTube videos on job search, having done three podcasts and a whole host of things because I have something that didn't seem like was in the right sequence for you, how do you feel if someone criticize you for that in your work?

I'm imperfect being. So are you. Give me a break. Don't expect perfection.

"Hard sell." That might be the side of a bad recruiter. I'm going to conceive that point. Some people sell hard. If the reason that they are selling hard is because you changed your story will beg, well, excuse me!

There is an inconsistency that you have not communicated, you've changed your mind, we've gone to bat (as you must realize, contingency recruiters are only paid it if you are hired and remain in the employ of the client for certain period of time).

As a result, your change, on communicated, is a surprise. When we are surprised, often, we are looking at a substantial portion of our income going away. I know that doesn't mean anything to you, but you have to expect that there will be a human reaction to that.

"The questions that they ask are dumb." An employer often requires us to ask and take questions to ensure that a person is qualified.

"We don't follow up do they do all the talking? Are they listening to what you are saying? Do they do the things they say they will when they well?" Do you?

I will simply say, recruiters are imperfect beings. We are sometimes held up by our clients who change their mind and have their circumstances change.

At the end of the day, we don't work for you. We work for an employer who is paying us just like you work for an employer who is paying you. When push has to come to shove, you can do whatever you wish, however, what you interpret as being a bad recruiter often isn't.

I will give you one thing. One of the best indicators of a good recruiter is longevity. They have had success in their field. Worked for their organization (organizations in general) for lengthy periods of time.

I'm not saying this to blow my own horn, but I have survived many recessions and thrived for more than 40 years. That should send a message to you. Will it be perfect for everyone? Absolutely not. A lot of people will judge me as a bad recruiter because I haven't help them.

Okay. Your background doesn't fit what my clients want to hire. Do you think I'm going to get on the phone and call thousand companies for FREE (because you're not paying me anything) to find a job for you? NO!!! I paid by organizations to find talent for them, not to find you a job.

So, remember, who does a recruiter work for? That's the basis of the question. The answer is an employer. They make the judgment by hiring the firm the recruiter works for, doing it time and again, hiring that individual recruiter time and again to fill positions

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what 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 1100 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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Recruiters Are Not Your Friends | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 996 Originally recorded on Periscope,  I offer a reminder about working with recruiters.

Summary

This is a so that is not going to make me popular with my counterparts with of the search firms , but I coach people play big so I might as well tell you the truth. The headline for this episode is, "Recruiters Are Not Your Friend."

DUH!

But, a lot of people get seduced by recruiters. That's both clients and job hunters. However, I would like to remind you of something that really comes from the real estate. In the real estate world, is really very clear that there are buyer's agents and seller's agents. The the make you sign a form that make sure that you understand that this person might be functioning as a buyer's agent And a seller's agent.

In job search, there is no form like that; there is no legal requirement to identify. Recruiters are often function in both roles-- buyer's and seller's agents. Let me put it to you bluntly. Are you paying them anything? Of course, not. Thus, what they really are are the buyer's agents. They are representing a corporation with a particular need. To get you to do with they want you to do which is to take a job with your client, they are going to "finesse you," seduce you, say a whole bunch of stuff in order to encourage you to pay attention to them. They out there trying to build a relationship of trust with you. They're going to try and be your friend. They are going to say all sorts of stuff that is designed to influence you because, at the end of the day, if you join the client, they are going to earn a commission. I know you know this!, but on the other hand, you act like you don't know this because so many people are seduced by this behavior that they tend to keep an object of mine to what is actually going on.

See, recruiters serve a great purpose. They do have relationships of companies that can get you interviews. They can handle all the scheduling BUT you have to keep a detached frame of reference with them because so many of them are going to lie and deceive you in order to get you to do what they want you to do which is take the job.

So, don't be fooled.Always maintain a degree of detachment. Hear what they have to say., Check it out with others That's always a key element---Check it out with others. So few people really do that.

For example, you are interviewing with a major corporation, and are all sorts of great stuff, "They are a fabulous organization! What do you have to lose!" And all this happy sort of happy manure. At the end of the day, if you check out this firm, and you check out this grouping you discover that the firm is having financial problems in the manager. This group is an idiot in the last 5 people have left in 3 months... You have to do a little bit of homework and not just operate on face value whenever recruiters are concerned.

You know, at the end of the day, if you join, they will collect the fee if you stay there for 3 months (it's 90 days by the way, which can be less than 3 months. You get the idea).

So, again, maintain a certain vantage point with the search firms. Don't fall prey to the seduction that they engage in in order to get you to sign with the client. If you do that, you will be a lot happier at the end of the day.

ABOUT 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 and life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Why Do Recruiters Ask My Thoughts About The Interview Before Giving Me Feedback? | JobSearchTV.com


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There are several reasons why both corporate and agency recruiters do this.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. This is the new Job Search Radio done as a video. What can I tell you!??? I was asked the question by someone I thought was terrific. The question is, "Why do recruiters ask my thoughts about the interview before giving me results?"

I think the answer is true whether it is a corporate recruiter or a third party recruiter. It involves 2 potential sets of situations. Understand that from a recruiter's standpoint, both corporate and third-party, the last thing they want to do is to make a phone call to a hiring manager who is not going to be pleased. If you were to tell them, "You know, I think I stacked up the joint. I had an awful performance. They asked me questions that I just couldn't answer." Why would they call the hiring manager and be berated by them or risk being scanned by them or criticized by? Seriously. Why would you want to do that?

If your internal recruiter a corporate recruiter, you're being criticized by 1 of your users who can go to your boss embarrassing. If you are an external recruiter, you don't want to remind the client that you screwed up. There's no point in calling the hiring manager if you stank up the joint.

Here's another scenario. They already have feedback. What they're really trying to find that is whether YOU are interested. What they are trying to do is to gauge your interest based upon how you answer the question.

"So, what are your thoughts about the interview?"

"I think it went really well. The manager was terrific. I learned a lot about the role. I like the role." Suddenly, they can convert the conversation into something that I will call a pre-close, something that they can use to start persuading you about the opportunity, draw information out from you and turn the conversation into something where they say something like, "You know, your 1st conversation, you said you were looking for a salary of such and such." They can confirm that the numbers that you are speaking about haven't changed. They can start working toward maneuvering you into be interested in their opportunity.

For example, they can say, "I'm glad you are interested. I've already heard from the hiring manager and they thought you were terrific." Suddenly, you are beaming with pride. You're excited. Your tail is wagging . . . it's a good call for you, right? They can then start talking about, "They are going to want you to come back and they are going to start building up momentum to having you go back and preparing you for the next interview.

So, the reasons are pretty simple. Either you stank up the joint and they don't want to stick their neck in the noose, you did well and they wantg to get you excited about the opportunity and, here's the third one . . . you're kind of neutral and they know they are going to have to make the call because all they are getting is a factual recitation of the events and they can't interpret from them whether or not the ,manager was interested.

This is all about gaging your interest and how you performed.

ABOUT 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 and life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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Do People Become Recruiters to Help People Find Jobs or Help Companies Fill Them? | TheBigGameHunterTV


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Do people enter the recruiting profession because they want to help job seekers find work or because they want to help companies narrow down job candidates?

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. There was a question I saw on Quora that I want to respond to. I just I was a ridiculous question. "2 people become Recruiters in order to help people find work or to help companies narrowed down job applicants?"

The answer is, "Neither." They enter the recruiting field in order to make a living, just like you Have your job because you want to get paid, You want to do something that is interesting, you want to earn a living. If you think the choices helping people find jobs are helping companies narrowed down the field, They are paid by companies to identify and refer talent that the company needs to employ to fill particular need that they have, refer the candidate, have the person join, and have that person remain in their employ for 90 calendar days. That is what the job of a recruiter is.

This is not social worker you trying to help people grow and become more fulfilled.No! There paid to find talent for organizations who pay them. Period. Anything else is either the recruiters delusion or a lie.If the role, a person can do a lot of helpful things and be a coach and be paid by job hunters . . . Which is why do, but I spent 40 years doing recruiting so I am well aware of what the pressures are of being a search professional.

The pressure starts off with mistaken belief that you work for them.It is not true. You work for an employer who pays you. The employer hires you to find talent that satisfy the firm's needs. The outcome is the replacement will be done,a person hired, a fee paid, And that person remains in the employ of that organization. THAT'S WHAT THE JOB OF A RECRUITER IS. Everything else is self-delusion or goofy marketing to make you believe that they work for you.

They don't. They work for an employer who pays them. Period.

So, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. It's a blunt answer, but it is a truthful one. Everything else is fantasy.

I'm Jeff Altman, I do one on one coaching and can help you with interview preparation, Critique your resume and LinkedIn profile, help you with the salary negotiation… All the stuff in the middle there. Visit my website, www.thebiggamehunter.us. Click the tabs on the top. There is information there There will tell you how to hire me and the nature of the work that I do.

AND, if we aren't connected on LinkedIn, send a connection request you me at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter.

Have a great day! Take care.

ABOUT 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 and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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How to Get on on Recruiter’s Radar | JobSearchRadio.com


I discuss how to get on a recruiter’s radar.

Summary

So you've seen an ad and it's a roadmap for what they're looking for. Take a look at your resume and ask yourself, "How does that really match up? Does it match up? Do I have the experience, but my resume doesn't really express it well? I need to fix the resume." That's going to be the benchmark by which they go. You can also get on their radar by . . . There are going to be times where they are going to contact you and say, "Hey, I'm doing this with our client. Do you know someone?" and being supportive of them. If they get abusive, and one particular recruiter calls you every day four times a day for referrals, you just tell them, "This is getting to be a little too much. I'm willing to help but I'm not stupid. I've got a job to do. It is not putting money in your pocket. I'm willing to help but why don't you send an email with this information?

Now the true recruiter model,they are out there hunting for you. They're trying to find you. If you're working with at a level where they're going to be dealing with a contingency firm or an executive firm, that really doesn't matter. Part of it is you want them to find you. And there's a number of easy ways to do it.

Number one is you start being in situations where there it is publicity about you. So, for example, you've written a book, you have an article, there are a number of articles that you've written, a number of books. The firm that you are going to wind up looking for someone like that because they represent being an expert. In another instance. Let's say, you are not at that higher level where you're an author and publishing deal with a major publisher. Another thing you can do you speak at conferences. You know, you can be part of a program for a trade group where you are presenting on a subject. It doesn't have to be the most sophisticated presentation but understand they'll find you through Google.

Another way is your LinkedIn profile. There are recruiters who operate at that level who are looking through LinkedIn and you need to demonstrate a keyword rich LinkedIn profile where they are finding you based on your experiences. They are seeing things in the profile such as articles that you've written for LinkedIn, connections to podcasts where you have been interviewed or perhaps PowerPoints on SlideShare that help firms recognize and help recruiters recognize I should say that you're not the average individual. By doing these powerpoints and putting them up on SlideShare and connecting them to your LinkedIn profile, it's a great way to stand out from the pack and and demonstrate that you are an expert.

Have a Web site where you have your resume. Have a blog on that Web site where you talk about, not your family but professional matters. These were all great ways for discovery to occur because, understand a real headhunter is help, they are trying to find you and they are looking looking for people in ways, did not trying to find you on LinkedIn most of the time.
They may use LinkedIn to correlate, but they are using Google to try to find people who will impress their clients, just by the fact that there is PR about them they presented . . . a whole host of things along these lines.

So I want you to think of your career as a business and, in doing so, when you look at what businesses do to be discovered, you know, it's not just the advertising that they do because there are a lot of places that don't advertise that you go to, right?

Just because you've seen them in the neighborhood that you're buying. After all, the first time shopped on Amazon you never heard of them before. You had no idea what to expect. You went to Amazon, had a great experience. Again, you went to Amazon to be discovered and put yourself in the position to be discovered. That will go a long way toward being discovered by third party recruiters.

And again, if you're working with the agency level with someone who only response so resumes that are sent to them, remember your resume just has to demonstrate the fit and then they will be happy to help.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Sh*t Recruiters Say


Here’s some more BS recruiter say.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Sh*t Recruiters Say


A new series where I demonstrate some of the sh*t recruiters say.

What sh*t have recruiters said to you? Leave a comment below.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching throughout your search, interview coaching or help with a salary negotiation?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell me what you would like help with.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Working With Recruiters | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


On this show, Jeff speaks about working with recruiters and what you can expect.

NOTE: This show was recorded in 2011 and was among the first recordings for No BS Job Search Advice Radio. Do you notice any progress?

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes