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Building Your Career as The CEO of ME | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1332 Seeing yourself as the CEO of your own business with your family as your Board of Directors helps you make better business and career decisions.

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

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

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

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You Are Probably Doing Your Career Planning at EXACTLY The Wrong Time | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1241 When should you be doing it instead?

Summary

Let's talk today about career planning it period most people do career planning at exactly the wrong time. You do it when you're angry, freaked out desperate, pissed off, stressed out – – every quality you should not have when you're trying to plan a career. That's your mindset at those times.

You're angry at your boss. You stressed out from your work, from fear of making a career change, or you’ve been out of work for a while and you're asking yourself, “oh! Is there any future in this for me you?” Exactly the wrong time.

If you’re in that mode now, this video isn’t for you. That’s because you really shouldn't be thinking about career planning at these times. Yes, you can think about insofar as the choice that you make but I want you to think bigger picture. You see, in operating under these circumstances, you are in the wrong mindset. You can't do research because you're in survival mode, right? You have to land that next role that.

Instead, once you land that role, I want you to sit with yourself. I want you to think about where you want to go and how you get there. So the classic example I give is if you were driving from San Francisco to LA or Denver to Salt Lake City and you didn’t have a map, you might be able to figure it out but it might be by accident. You might have a vague idea of how to get there but you really wouldn't know how to get there (yes, I know. You can use your GPS on your phone. HA! HA! HA! But you know what I'm talking about).

You have to get concrete about these sorts of things and really, at the point where you or job hunting, this is exactly the wrong time. Instead start meeting with people in talking with them about the goals that you have, where you are now and start planning ahead. Thus, even if you land this role, I want to be thinking about what you prize is. What's the destination that you want to get to period where you want to be five years from now. No, I’m not thinking of this from the standpoint of an interview question. I am thinking about you. I want you to be thinking about your career period where you see yourself five years from now. Do you know how to get there?

You see, most people have this vague notion that “I want to be in the C suite,” or “I want to be an important individual.” They don't know how to get there. They just think that if you do your job well, you are going to get promoted and that's an industrial age mindset. It doesn't work that way.

Number one in career planning is you need information. Number two in career planning is you are probably going to have to change organizations with some regularity because the frequency with which someone rises from the mailroom (to use that classic industrial example that we’ve all been bred with) to the C suite – – let’s is start counting the number of people that we know who who's done this.

None, right?

It doesn’t work that way, but we will think that that's how it's can happen for us because we are different. We have been trained like chimps to believe this way.

So, start thinking ahead. Where do you need to go. Start doing informational interviews with people who've gotten there or are close to there or at the next wrong or the next two rungs up from you and start talking with them about their career progression. What has their journey been like? What have they been doing? We did they do to advance themselves so you can learn some of the strategies and operate from a big picture perspective, rather than in the weeds all the time.

What happens with most people is they start thinking about the job and executing their job well. That is important period but there's the bigger picture about looking out for you and thinking of yourself as the chairman of the board of your own organization with the stockholders being yourself, wife/husband or partner. You have kids there in the mix as well; minority shareholders as you will. You have to think of yourself as being a company of your own.

How can you deal with your assets best? If your significant other has an important career where they’re the dominant earner and has the dominant potential, then, you have to do things to support them with you in the secondary role, focusing on their needs. But not operating reactively. Operating proactively.

Do you need to go to grad school? Do you need to get supplemental training? Do you need to start getting involved with networking and business groups in order to build your network of relationships? Do you start needing to get together with consulting firms or accounting firms and their partners in order to to get known to them? That’s because, often, they are the recommending source for a lot of opportunities.

Again, think strategically here and start looking ahead to what you need to do in order to advance.

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.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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.

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

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.

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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Avoiding Career Management Scams | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers a few warning signs to help you avoid career management scams.

Summary

There are firms out there who are very happy to separate you from your money. There are also firms who do very good work; I'm not going to provide testimonials here. After all, some people tell me they had successes and other people have not. I happen to do coaching, as well. Some people had terrific success with me. I'm sure others would say, "He's okay."

At the end of the day, there are signals that you can look for to know that there are firms that you should avoid like the plague.

For example, if there is a firm that guarantees your results (they guarantee that you get a job),... I'm going to do this life. Jeff Foxworthy would… If there is a career management firm that guarantees that they will find you a job, this is probably a scam.

If they have to have a check right now, this is probably a scam.

If they only have one way of doing things, one package, one price,, one set of service offerings, this is probably a scam.

At the end of the day, you will probably need coaching because you probably been so involved with your work that you haven't really paid attention to how to find work. It's good to have someone who can prod you and push you and encourage you and kick you if you need a kick in the derrière.

Whether you use me (you can find out more about me at www.TheBigGameHunter.us) or you use someone else, I thought I would just give you a couple of warning signs about things to avoid.

At the end of the day, more than anything, get the advice that you need. See if there is a policy where they will refund if you're not happy after a week or so.

See if you can relate to the person that you will be speaking with. Do they seem like the kid in the office who seems like they had been doing this for about an hour or are they a veteran professional?

No matter what, find someone that you're comfortable speaking with who can understand your particular needs and avoid the ones that like I joked about earlier.

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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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 LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

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

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

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

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You Are Probably Doing Your Career Planning at EXACTLY The Wrong Time | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1241 When should you be doing it instead?

Summary

Let's talk today about career planning it period most people do career planning at exactly the wrong time. You do it when you're angry, freaked out desperate, pissed off, stressed out – – every quality you should not have when you're trying to plan a career. That's your mindset at those times.

You're angry at your boss. You stressed out from your work, from fear of making a career change, or you’ve been out of work for a while and you're asking yourself, “oh! Is there any future in this for me you?” Exactly the wrong time.

If you’re in that mode now, this video isn’t for you. That’s because you really shouldn't be thinking about career planning at these times. Yes, you can think about insofar as the choice that you make but I want you to think bigger picture. You see, in operating under these circumstances, you are in the wrong mindset. You can't do research because you're in survival mode, right? You have to land that next role that.

Instead, once you land that role, I want you to sit with yourself. I want you to think about where you want to go and how you get there. So the classic example I give is if you were driving from San Francisco to LA or Denver to Salt Lake City and you didn’t have a map, you might be able to figure it out but it might be by accident. You might have a vague idea of how to get there but you really wouldn't know how to get there (yes, I know. You can use your GPS on your phone. HA! HA! HA! But you know what I'm talking about).

You have to get concrete about these sorts of things and really, at the point where you or job hunting, this is exactly the wrong time. Instead start meeting with people in talking with them about the goals that you have, where you are now and start planning ahead. Thus, even if you land this role, I want to be thinking about what you prize is. What's the destination that you want to get to period where you want to be five years from now. No, I’m not thinking of this from the standpoint of an interview question. I am thinking about you. I want you to be thinking about your career period where you see yourself five years from now. Do you know how to get there?

You see, most people have this vague notion that “I want to be in the C suite,” or “I want to be an important individual.” They don't know how to get there. They just think that if you do your job well, you are going to get promoted and that's an industrial age mindset. It doesn't work that way.

Number one in career planning is you need information. Number two in career planning is you are probably going to have to change organizations with some regularity because the frequency with which someone rises from the mailroom (to use that classic industrial example that we’ve all been bred with) to the C suite – – let’s is start counting the number of people that we know who who's done this.

None, right?

It doesn’t work that way, but we will think that that's how it's can happen for us because we are different. We have been trained like chimps to believe this way.

So, start thinking ahead. Where do you need to go. Start doing informational interviews with people who've gotten there or are close to there or at the next wrong or the next two rungs up from you and start talking with them about their career progression. What has their journey been like? What have they been doing? We did they do to advance themselves so you can learn some of the strategies and operate from a big picture perspective, rather than in the weeds all the time.

What happens with most people is they start thinking about the job and executing their job well. That is important period but there's the bigger picture about looking out for you and thinking of yourself as the chairman of the board of your own organization with the stockholders being yourself, wife/husband or partner. You have kids there in the mix as well; minority shareholders as you will. You have to think of yourself as being a company of your own.

How can you deal with your assets best? If your significant other has an important career where they’re the dominant earner and has the dominant potential, then, you have to do things to support them with you in the secondary role, focusing on their needs. But not operating reactively. Operating proactively.

Do you need to go to grad school? Do you need to get supplemental training? Do you need to start getting involved with networking and business groups in order to build your network of relationships? Do you start needing to get together with consulting firms or accounting firms and their partners in order to to get known to them? That’s because, often, they are the recommending source for a lot of opportunities.

Again, think strategically here and start looking ahead to what you need to do in order to advance.

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.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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.

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

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.

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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Career Mistakes: Outsourcing Your Career | JobSearchTV.com


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There are many mistakes employees make. The biggest one is trusting their employer to look out for them and their career.

Summary

This is a video about career management and one that I think is vitally important for almost all of you, job hunters. I want to say it's also vitally important for all of you who work for organizations and it's just a question of awareness as to when it will resonate from for each of you. If you are employed by a company, you're in the business of doing what they tell you to do. It becomes a habit that was ingrained when you were much younger and you went to school, the teacher told you what to do and when you were even younger and your parents told you what to do. You went to college and the professor told you what to do and when to do it by in order to get good grades.

Now that you are in the workforce, I don't care if you're a beginner or the most senior person in and organization, many of you have, most of you, almost all of you have outsourced your thinking about your career to your employer until the point when you say, “I have had enough.”

It’s important for each of you to review your career aspirations and how you firm is satisfying them on a regular basis. I want to be clear, I'm not trying to get you to change jobs. I’m trying to get you to think about yourself and your professional needs and aspirations on a regular basis and not just simply when you're looking for work. Let me give you an example.

Many years ago, there was an insurance firm in New York that had a large data center and they developed their own proprietary programming language. Thus, people who went to work at this large stable insurance firm worked in a language that no one else in the world used. This firm tried to tie people into the organization and make it impossible for them to ever change jobs.

The result was the firm had what it needed and the employees got hurt – – hurt for years, hurt for the balance of their careers because, although they had done good work, eventually, the firm was going to get rid of them once they became too expensive.

Thinking of your own career as being in your control thinking of reviewing where you are every 4 to 6 months (I said “4 to 6” because if I say 4 months, many of you are going to say, “much too often!” If I say 6, it really shouldn't be that infrequent), you need to take some time regularly to review where you are now, where you are trying to get to, whether what you're doing now satisfies your aspirations, whether it's time to move on.

After all, you are the chief executive of your organization. In my case, that's thee Altman Organization. Just like the firm that you work for looks out for its needs and will fire you at the drop of a hat if the economy goes south and they have to save money and that won’t have anything to do with your work or with your performance, you can be a terrific person, but if they don't need you, you are gone. It’s that simple.

Don't outsourced the thinking about your career to a firm. You have to be in charge of it. They can't think for all 200 people 2000 people all 20,000 people, or 200,000 people in their firm. You need to be the one who's looking out for yourself. Don't worry about what other people think. Everyone's got an opinion and everyone knows better than you what you should be doing and how you should get there.

Have some conversations with people. By all means, talk to a coach. It doesn't have to be may. It can be someone else who doesn't have a vested interest in the decision that you make. However, get advice and then sit with it for a while and then make a decision.

I’m not talking with sitting with it for months. Sit with it for a little while. Think about it for real, not just simply put it aside and get rid of it. But think about it and then make a choice about whether to recommit for another 4 to 6 months.

At the end of the day, you are always better off looking out for your interests and not waiting for that visit to your desk where someone says, “ they want to see in the conference room.”

Now, the economy is good. It won't always be good. More frequently, in the future, it will happen. Maybe not this year. Maybe not next year. But at some point it will happen. You want to make sure that you're working in ways that are congruent with your aspirations. Again, your employer should not be in charge of your career.

You should.

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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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.  

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

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.”

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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Abdication Isn’t Just Done By Royalty | JobSearchTV.com


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People make mistakes throughout their career and thus abdicate the responsibility for their career, for what their salary is and much more to others. Is that really smart?

Summary

The term, "abdication," is an interesting one.  I know I tend to think of it in the context of royalty-- a king or queen abdicating the crown, removing it from their head and surrendering authority for the realm.  Other people abdicate as well.  Let me offer a few illustrations.

The 1st 1 comes from my work in headhunting.  As you know I did for many years before becoming a coach.  There was a firm I done a lot of work with filled a lot of positions with that came to me and said that they wanted to reduce my fee by 20%.  I pause for a moment as we were speaking over the phone and nodded my head and said, "When you go to the store and pick up a package of steak and it says $20 on it and then you offer $15 or $16 for it, what did they tell you to do?"

"The answer is that they won't sell it to you and tell you to put it back.  I charge the price that I am going to charge him is up to you to decide whether or not you are willing to pay it.  If you don't, that is perfectly fine. You can purchase from someone else but this is what I'm going to charge."

Story number 2 involves people in their careers.

When was the last time you really did career planning for yourself?  When was the last time you sat down and said to yourself, "You know, this isn't going the way I hoped.  I'm going to sit down and figure out where I want to take my career 5 years and how I'm going to get there."

Have you ever done that?  Most people never.  They go to a job and do the tasks that they been assigned to do.  They stop thinking about themselves and their needs, doing a great job for their employer so that mommy and daddy company will take care of them. How smart is that?  If you look at the last recession, it wasn't too smart, was it?

And, we can expect another reces of course, not! S

I want you to start thinking for yourself ion because recessions always show up.  Do you think you're going to be immune to layoffs because your good girl or good boy and did exactly what you are told? Of course, not.

I want you to put yourself into the equation, take responsibility for your career. Instead of abdicating it to someone else.  If you do abdicate, you put yourself and your family at risk.  Is that really all that smart?

If you are involved with job hunting or need advice with your search, visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and join there.

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.  

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

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.

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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The Simplest Career Management Strategy to Get You to The Top | JobSearchTV.com


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It’s easy to get to where you want to get to if you have a map (or a map app on your phone). Here I offered to step strategy for getting from where you are to where you want to get to.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. You're watching and/or listing to Job Search Radio. I like to spend a few minutes 6 days a week talking with you about some element of job hunting or career management Because, to me, a lot people make mistakes that are so easy to correct. It just doesn't have to be that hard if you just take a moment to learn, to think and to practice.

Getting a job, frankly, for many of you, is harder because you forget that the skills need to find the job are different than those needed to do a job. In this particular case, I'm going to talk with you about career management which is far easier than many of you treat it. Many of you abdicate your responsibility to employer to decide where you should get to account for you should ascend the ladder. There's no reason for that.

Who's in charge of your life? I think you know the answer is you. In terms of managing your career, many of you give up your power to a Mommy or Daddy company and let them make all the decisions.

So, here's the simplest career management strategy to help you get to the top. It doesn't matter where you are in the process. It doesn't matter if you're looking for job. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner and it doesn't matter if you are a senior. All that matters is that you take this attitude and deploy. Here's the strategy.

You decide where you want to get to. Understand, it may not be a straight line. You may have some zigzags. Once you decide where the target is, start networking with people at target organizations and in targeted roles. Let's start with the targeted roles.

Let's use marketing as our example, want to start talking with people, you want to network with people who are in Chief Marketing Officer roles and start talking with them about their path to success. What did they learn along the way? What are their forecasts for the future? Start engaging in conversations with them where you learn from them, knowing full well that how they got there and how you get there may be completely different. You start with some basic information from folks who have gotten there. If you asked him about it, they will talk with you about their lessons learned because, I can assure you, they didn't get there on a straight path AND you also want to talk with and start networking with people at target organizations.

Why? Very simply, there are firms that you want to work for. If you wait until your job search is about to begin and start networking then, why should they help you? Networking is really about, as I said in another video, is like being 2 kids were getting to know one another and develop a friendship. Through their friendship and the times that are shared, they learn to trust one another.

You act as though people will talk to you one time and think to themselves, "You know, I know this perfect individual for our firm. We should go out of our way and hire them." Obviously, it doesn't work that way. What works, is when 2 people get to know, like, trust and respect one another and decide that there is a place where they can help one another and then they bring the marriage together, right? It is like dating.

You get married to someone who you love. Love doesn't happen instantly, very often. Here, I'm simply suggesting you start learning from people who are already in the role and then start thinking of organizations that you would like to work for. Target them. Start networking with people who currently are employed there and lots of them, knowing full well that some of them are going to leave and some of them are going to stay. If they leave, you have tentacles out into other organizations that may appeal to you, too, right? You do this years in advance, months in advance, preferably years in advance so that you are not just diving in and expecting people to jump through hoops to help you because you need help. Why should they help you?

Network to people who are in leadership roles and learn from them. Network to people who already work for organizations you would like to work for so that you develop a relationship where they learn to know, like, trust and respect you. Understand your skills. Let them teach you what you need to learn and know in order to be qualified to work for their firm and then, at the right time, you can ask them or they can reach out to you for them to tell you about relevant opportunities.

So, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I hope you found this helpful. Please give the show 5 stars in iTunes or stitcher. It helps other people discover the show. Subscribe to the show, whether that's on YouTube, WebTalkRadio.net, whether you subscribe in iTunes, stitcher . . . Any place that you're watching or listening to the show, give it a shout. I look forward to helping you in the future.

By the way, if you're interested my coaching you, visit www.thebiggamehunter.us. There is information there that will tell you how I can help you

Have a great 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 “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 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

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

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The Biggest Career Planning Mistake People Make | JobSearchTV.com


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There is a classic mistake people make when planning their careers and thinking ahead that happens so frequently and is so destructive. Whether you are 20 or 60, this is for you.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Hunter because I hunting down leaders and staff from more than 40 years, coach people throughout your career, help you in new positions, I work for you unlike recruiters are client organization. I'm going to speak with you today about career planning and the mistakes I know I made and no so many other people make when they start thinking ahead.

People tend to think that the universe is static. I know. I know. I know. You are going to tell me that you are different. You are going to tell me that you have a visionary view of things and you may be the one person who may be that way. Most people who describe themselves as being visionary really aren't. When you look at your career in think of where you want to be 5 years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, you will tend to think through the lenses of today rather than actually taking some time to think and extrapolate and consider nuances.

AI, for example. We are starting to see evidence of AI showing up in lots of different places. 5 years ago, it was a joke. It was basically a tinker toy that was useless. We might have said and thought about where it was then and not how it might benefit us today or challenge us 5 years from then.

In my own case, I went to college in The Stone Ages and technology as we know it today did not exist. The following is a very different device than it was then. It was a rotary phone. You can laugh and mocked me to your hearts content, but trust me, if you have kids, 40 years from now, 30 years from now they are going to make fun of you and the device you had now because of just how the nature of things are that he involved. We think in terms of how things are going to remain the same.

I remember a Sunday New York Times article that was talking about a concept that Pacific Telesis had come up with. If you haven't heard of that name before, it is all part of AT&T now. It was part of the old AT&T and is now part of the new AT&T. No matter. They talked about this radical idea of how your phone number could follow you around. In other words, a mobile phone. They had a concept for but who would've ever anticipated what an iPhone or an android device could do today, 30 years ago?

When you think of your career, the most important thing that you can do is adopt both a long-term and a short-term strategy. The long-term strategy is to pay attention to trends, to be agile, to be nimble, to be ready to adjust and adapt as situations present themselves to you. You want to be in a particular type of path, but not so walked into it that you are going to miss huge waves of opportunity that present themselves to you out of the blue.

For the short term, you always want to have marketable skills and make connections with people so that you can learn from them and talk with them and become aware of opportunities because, as I have said a million times, the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest or work the hardest (although those a great qualities to have). The person who gets ahead is the one who remains alert to opportunities. Sometimes, those opportunities are internal to the organization. Most of the time they will be external to it. Notice how this all ties into the notion of being nimble? You always want to be nimble and aware of the possibility of change because change is happening all around us.

I was listing to a podcast today where they were talking about how their business was being disrupted. The fact of the better is businesses and all of our jobs are being disrupted. It was offshoring, that it was near shoring, now it is immigration issues, there is always something that is happening that will disrupt the status quo. There is always someone who is trying to improve it or change it.

Air BnB. Who could've ever anticipated something like that disrupting the hotel industry years ago. We can go product or service. Facebook. Google. It'll comes down to how we need to be conscious and aware that change is always happening. We need to be prepared to ask ourselves how we can be on the vanguard of change, not reacting to it. Being on the vanguard, we will probably make mistakes but be able to recover from them but we can always recover from them. We can also have huge success!

If you are in your 20s or 30s, I must in all honesty say, in your 50s or 60s because you're going to work longer than you would like, you will need to adopt a strategy of being alert to change and being on the cutting edge of it. Otherwise, the door will hit you in the butt as people throw you out.

I hope you find this helpful. If you're interested my coaching you, reach out to me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us. I want to be clear. I don't work for free. I do charge for them and would love to help you.

And, if we are not connected on LinkedIn, said the connection request to me at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Mentioned that you saw this because I love to know that people have.

AND, if you have a short question for me, not a big long story (that I will have to charge you for), I would be happy to answer it as well.

I hope you 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 life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 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 1 month 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.

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.

Your Carer. Your Decisions.

Your Career. Your Decisions. | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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EP 979 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to take a proactive view of your career and explains how you can explore different options.

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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.
Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.
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."
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.

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.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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.”

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.

The Top 10 Career Mistakes People Make (2017 Edition) | TheBigGameHunterTV


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I’m sure you realize you don’t flawlessly handle your career. Here I lay out the top 10 mistakes that people make when managing their career. This is the 2017 edition.

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Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and welcome. This is an episode of Job Search Radio which I do ss a video . I thought today's show would be the term 10 career mistakes people make and I will refer to this as the 2017 edition. I see lots of different iterations of these mistakes over the years. I will simply say that I've been watching people for a long time, initially as a headhunter and now as a coach. I find that these things show up time and time again. There are a few tweaks in here for this year But let me talk with you about the top 10 mistakes.

Before I go into them, let me simply say that if you like the show, please give it a thumbs up on YouTube, give it a favorable review on Facebook, follow me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter www.thebiggamehunter.us. There are tabs on the top to talk about the various services that I offer. Pick the one that you would like help with; I would like to work with you.

Here we go!

10. Only networking when you need a job. I will tell you the people do this all the time. They lurched from job search to job search,, putting in little effort between those searches to keep their network up to date. Thus, when they needed job, no one is there to help them. Since at least 70% of all positions are filled as a result of networking, you need to preserve your network, not just simply during your job search but your network and help you within your current role. Not maintaining your network is a big thing… And I list it at number 10!

9. Dwelling on your mistakes. One thing I have learned over the course of time is that I am going to make mistakes. There are times that I beat myself up relentlessly for a mistake that I made that someone brought to my attention. The biggest thing that you can do instead of getting to this notion of shame or self degradation Is to ask yourself, "What can I learn from this? What can I do differently? What did I miss in the situation?" View. It is an education opportunity,, not just something to punish yourself for.

8. Not keeping your expertise up to date. This is not something that simply relates to IT or engineering or the sciences.Most professionals have a skill set associated with them that requires periodic updating. Take advantage of any training programs you can get into and keep your expertise up to date.Don't think in terms of your current employer. Think in terms of The market in general and what the market is going to hire for.The fact of the matter is, there may come a time that you may need to look for something else and your experience with some obscure technology or business function may not serve you well. You need to keep your expertise up to date as pertains to the market in general.

7. Working for someone who proudly tells you that she or he will be in the trenches with you.When you work with someone like that, frankly, you will wind up working for a micromanager.Micromanagers will drive you nuts.That's because they know how you should do everything and are very happy to tell you that.So if you want to be turned into a clone, a machine of "mini me," then work for someone like that who is in the trenches with you because, frankly, they don't know how to delegate. Often, they are overworked,overwhelmed and stressed out and direct their frustration at you because you haven't done something perfectly according to their standards. So, avoid working for someone who proudly tell you that they will be in there with you helping.

6. Not trusting your gut.There are lots of situations where your emotional instincts can read the room and read the situation better than your mind can. If you repress your gut, You're going to wind up in messy situations that you could have avoided and pay the price for it. There is no reason not to trust your gut. I am not telling you to always act on your got. Your gut is an alert signal to something you want to check it out with your head. If what your head tells you calms your gut, that is okay. If it tells you to shut up and avoid thinking about it, that is not valid.you have to always trust your gut.

5. Asking your boss if your job is at risk when you hear rumors. It sounds like a good thing to do. They should know, right?But frankly, most of you work for people who are too far removed and too low on the food chain to know where the decisions are really made and won't really get any value from what your boss is going to tell you. Often, what happens is they give you a pat on the head and a placebo. "Oh! You are doing a great job. I would go to the mat for you!" However, if it's a choice between you and them, that map becomes pretty small and they are the ones who are going to occupy it. If you ask your boss if your job is safe at the time when there is a crisis, they just don't know. You can be at risk with them shrugging their shoulders and going, "G, I tried," but they didn't alert you.

4. Always thinking the grass is greener somewhere else. There are lots of things you can find out BEFORE you join a firm. I will tell you from my time in recruiting, there are firms that people would die to get into and many of those same organizations are firms or places what happened?he problems are, particularly those that will affect you in your new role. Will you be working for someone who's like that micromanager I pointed to earlier? Is the reason the position is there because the last four people that they've hired for the role have left? I wouldn't be into that and I know a friend of mine who was coaching someone not too long ago turned down an offer and then came back to her a year later and extended the offer to her again. What had happened? There had been for people in their roles from the time that she interviewed with them the 1st time until they now extended the offer to her again! Had she not asked about it, she would've walked into a hellhole. Always do research. The idea thinking that every other place is perfect is childish and amateurish. Trust me. Everyplace has a problem.

3. Only working for (the money, the opportunity, the noble cause…) And not taking a holistic approach. There are people who take jobs because they are offered an enormous bonus or option and quickly grow to resent it because the work stinks or they are working for an imbecile And nothing ever comes to pass. They are premised some sort of future opportunity if they stay in this role for a year and then their boss leaves and their new one says, "I don't know anything about that." Where they take a job working for some noble cause and don't take their finances into consideration. They take a job For a substandard salary and then can't afford to do the job that they were hired to do, have 5 roommates and are going to happy hours in order to eat anything. If you are working for the money or the future opportunity or the noble cause and sacrificing the other, You are making a career mistake.

2. Forgetting about relationships and the people. The way you are going to get things done in advancing your career is not by keeping your head down and working like an animal.The way you are going to get things done and being successful Is that in addition to doing good work Is taking the time to cultivate relationships with people and leaders in your organization so that they know, like, trust and respect you. If you act like you are going to work like a beast, they will treat you like an animal and then treat you as though you are a person who they will never move ahead. This will tie in with number 1.

1. Abdicating responsibility for your career to your employer And not looking out for yourself You see, #1 and #2 really are tied together.When you surrender responsibility for your career to your employer and forget to look after yourself, I am going to tell you all that's going to happen is that one day your employer is going to decide to let you go and be stuck with the experience that doesn't really matter to the job market. And when you keep your head down and do what you are told instead of developing the querying techniques, The relationships with people, the relationships with leaders, the ability to think and persuade, you will wind up hurting your career.Let me tell you a quick story for those of you who work in IT and work in New York, You may know that the insurance firm, MetLife,they used to have a mainframe Honeywell computer and use a programming language called English which was described as being COBOL-like. That means it was not a dominant language of its time (I told you this was a story from a long time ago). As a result, with MetLife needed to do layoffs, Their IT people had skills that no one else wanted to hire. They trusted their employer because they said, "We have a stable environment."Which it was . . . Until it wasn't. When you trust your employer and don't look out for yourself, When you don't keep your expertise up-to-date in ways that are relevant for the job market, You are giving up your power to your employer and trusting them. I will tell you point-blank that your employer cannot be trusted with your and your families well being and livelihood.. It is a huge mistake.

So that's today show. I hope you found it helpful.If you did, I hope you give it 5 stars in iTunes or stitcher AND If you would like me to coach you, I would love to work with you. Let me help you play big in the world. Let me help you find a purposeful life, if that's what you're looking for. Let me help you find successful life and work In step further with your leadership.

I hope you 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.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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.”

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.