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Career Management: Thinking Ahead and Planning | JobSearchTV.com


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The reality is your career is in your own hands, When you get lazy about including that effort, you place yourself at risk. Here, I help streamline what and why you should do these things.

Summary

This is a video that talks about career management and I know the history and the programming that people receive about working hard and working your way up. We know it's not true anymore. I know I remember watching TV as a kid and there was always the guy getting the gold watch after 40 years of service, the retirement ceremony, the big buzz around this person finally living life and here's the reality -- It doesn't exist anymore.
So, I want you to think a little bit differently and start paying attention to your programming because, one of the reality is, is that job stability doesn't exist anymore. You're responsible for your career. Every time you take the opportunity to outsource your career and your career planning and management to your employer, you're putting yourself at risk. That's because their interest and yours often are very different. The result winds up being so many people get caught by surprise when they're let go, not because of performance, but because their firm isn't doing well or they take on assignments or projects that have no real value outside their organization. So, think in terms of each job each task, how it will impact your career going forward.
The next thing is you want to be in this situation where you'd become more well-known than your organization would really like you to be. Think in terms of putting yourself in the position of (I'm going to put a marketing term together) creating a brand for yourself where people know you because of what you've put out into the world.
Now, this is not a "I do it one time and that's how I create my brand." This is a sustained strategy where you work to write and create video and to promote yourself as a speaker and in a variety of other venues as an individual who has a reputation for excellence at what you do. Remember, every time you put yourself in the position of being ordinary, just one of the pack, You are at risk of getting weeded out.
In a new organization, you want to be referred in and put in the position where an organization has heard of you or people in the organization have heard of you and they want to refer you in for an opportunity because they've read your material. they've watched your videos . . . they just know of you and they're curious and they want to refer you. This is branding.
This version of self-promotion is really the big pivot and how career planning takes place. It's not like you want to be out there every day with something (although that's really what I did). But, as a coach, as a person who wants to work with more people and understands that people want to know about you, this is my career. This is my work; that's not going to be the case for you.
As an employee of an organization, you will always have to be in a position where you're balancing your job with the need to promote, the need to network and to stay in contact with people with whom you've had a successful relationship for many years and do it going forward. So always think of yourself as a promoter.
Always think of yourself for how you can be known in the world. Whether you can be world class or just another person and everything that you're doing to take charge of your career will have benefit to you for many years to come.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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 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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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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Online Job Search Branding | JobSearchTV.com

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In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter talks about the Importance of online personal branding.

Summary

Today, I want to give you some no BS, job search advice about developing your online personal brand because, frankly, there's nothing more important to you at this stage of your career than developing your online brand.
You see, understand, philosophically, for me, I believe that the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest, they don't always work the hardest. Those are two great qualities to have. People who get ahead are the ones who remain alert to opportunity. Sometimes, those opportunities are internal to an organization; more often than not, they're external.
So, the question becomes, how do you hear about these opportunities? Now, obviously, you can hear about these opportunities when you're aggressively looking for work. You are going to send out resumes. Firms are going to find you and, you know, you're dealing with the idea of being the active job hunter and the bias that employers have against the active job hunter.
If you're not familiar with that bias, look at my video about passive job hunting and learn about the sort of bias that exists in favor of the person who's not actively looking and against the one who is actively looking.
So, what you're able to do by creating an online personal brand is set the tone for how people think of you, number one, and, number two, is put yourself in the position to be found.
Why is that so important? As I said, people get ahead by being alert to opportunity. Now, I'm not telling you to respond favorably to every inquiry that you get, of course. But be smart about this thing. There's a reason why people at all the dot coms and all the startups that exists around the world are trying to get press releases out in order to get their products known.
Now, now one thing that happens as a result of that is there are individuals at those firms get attention, as well. They get opportunities handed to them, too. For you, no matter what the field is you're in, your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook profile, your Twitter accounts become so critically important in terms of establishing your brand. That's because recruiters are not just looking at job boards for resumes. They're out there on these sites, trying to find people in the future.
I have no idea what the next big site is going to wind up being. But let's assume that there are going to be other big sites for social. now we're looking at a Google Plus (NOTE: This was recorded prior to the announcement that it was being closed). We're looking at anything that will allow us to get a handle on someone.
So, number one is make sure you have a great photo or post on your social network sites. Number two is be aware that whatever you post is something that people will be looking at in the future. And, it has the risk of having a positive impact in how people see you or the unintended consequence of causing people to scratch their head and go, "What's with this guy," and go on to the next person. Be smart about these things.
Now there's a proverb that basically says, "Two years from now, I bet you wish you started today." Well, you can start today to establish your brand. It may not have an impact in your job search today, and maybe it will. But no matter what you do, start today.
If you're looking at LinkedIn, for example, don't just write a great profile, but get involved with some of the groups that are there. Read some of the job descriptions that show up from time to time and tailor your profile to some of the keywords that are in those job descriptions that relate to what you do, right? Yeah, it'll help you get found.
Look at career choices that you make. You can have a blog where you talk about some of the work that you do without revealing anything of a proprietary or confidential nature. It can talk about some of your successes. Talk about better ways to do some of the things that you do because firms will find it.
It doesn't matter what it is. Just get out there and establish the brand for yourself. Be aware that you can do things to disqualify yourself and cause people to reject you or cause people to think highly of you. The choice is yours.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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. “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.

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

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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.

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.

Summary

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

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

The Simplest Career Management Strategy to Get You to The Top

The Simplest Career Management Strategy to Get You to The Top | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/12/24/the-simplest-career-management-strategy-to-get-you-to-the-top/

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 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 in 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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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses how to manage your job search to avoid wasting time and put you in control, instead of it running you ragged.

Summary

Today, let's talk about how to organize and manage your job search in order to get into production more quickly. To put it in a nutshell, most of the waste a lot of time. I want to get everything consolidated in a good way so that you can get rolling quickly.

Step number 1. Find an old resume. It has a lot of the data that you need from the "antiquities" in order to lay the position or rewrite your resume.

Step number 2. Start writing down updated information about your role, responsibilities, accomplishments, technology utilized if that is appropriate, money saved, money earned. Start to compile that information.

The ideal thing to do to update your resume is to farm it out to affirm that actually does this. What you will receive back is "a core document" or sometimes called "a base document" to work from. You will need to tailor it a little bit for individual jobs that you apply for. But this is the base document that you start with (the one that goes up on job boards and other places).

Step number 3. Make sure your LinkedIn profile shows this stuff so that is congruent with what your resume is saying

Step number 4., In the summary area of your LinkedIn profile. Put your phone number and email address.

"The recruiters will start calling me then!"

Don't you want them calling you? You want them hunting you and not wasting all your time reaching out all the time, right? This is the time to make sure that your phone number and email address are in your profile.

Step number 5. Make sure your LinkedIn profile as well as your resume is SEO optimized. That is, it contains lots of terms that firms are going to look for when they are hunting for someone like you. After all, if your posting on job boards, firms are looking for someone with your background. You want to make sure that your resume and profile are SEO optimized.

Step number 6. Get your resume up on the job boards. Get that done with. Once you get it back from the resume writing service, put it up on the job boards. I'm not just talking about "the majors." Many of you are in disciplines that allow you to use specialty sites.

Step number 7. This is a tricky one because you're going to have to do a number of things concurrently. You need to start practicing what you are going to say and how you're going to say it for phone interviews, in person interviews to talk about your work (for you. Hiring managers who think you have a big gauge because you interview people all the time, trust me. Most of you don't do a great job of interviewing).

I'm going to throw in a commercial here for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. This is a site where I have a lot of video, podcasts, articles, all my books are there for one low price from. There's a lot of material there. That is going to help you because you need to practice. You need to be more effective. You need to use LinkedIn better than you are doing. That's at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.

Step number 8. While you are practicing, you need to start networking. A lot of you spend a lot of time studying every ad that you see on the job board. Set up agents to deliver things based upon keywords. Just like the employers do, you didn't need to have agents set up based upon keywords delivering jobs to you.

Will you get a lot of crap? Absolutely. Just delete it. Don't make a fuss out of it. Start looking for things to cover the keywords that you are looking for. Then start tailoring your resume as you start to apply for jobs.

Practice. Practice for interviewing. Practice hard for interviewing. I can't stress this enough because most of you go to interview after interview getting "warmed up."

Meanwhile, you have had 3 or 4 bed interviews. You have a wife, husband, partner were all saying, "Hey! How is it going?". Then, you whine your answer back to them and say something like, "I didn't do a good job. They were so mean to me." You start whining that the employer is the problem when you're the problem. You haven't learned to do your homework yet.

Step number 9. While you are practicing, you have to start networking. You need to be out there networking with people, far more often that you are studying the results from your agents that are set up with the job boards, talking with absolute strangers. Get out to a Chamber of Commerce meeting.

I don't care if you are a senior individual or a junior person or recent college grad, Chamber of Commerce meetings is an underutilized resource for a lot of you. Get to chamber meetings and start networking with people they are.

Go to networking meetings with groups, alumni groups – – there are a lot of different places where you can get out there… And get a business card. They are not expensive anymore. Get a personal business card seeking handed out or get a few apps on your phone that will transmit from one device to another. Don't make the assumption that you can do this with everyone because not everyone has these apps.

While your networking, you want to continue to practice and practice and practice interviewing, tailoring your resume for individual jobs, networking till you're blue in the face and this, now, becomes your job.

If you are working now and deciding to look for a position, this process gets stretched out. You definitely need to hire a resume writer because most of you stink at resume writing.

Hire a resume writer. Get your LinkedIn profile up to date. You can hire someone like me to critique it. Once you get back from the resume writing service but, at the end of the day, outsource a lot of the nonsense, network, practice, go to JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and sign up. If you have questions during your search, I will answer them for you. That's the key thing about the site. You can ask me questions and get answers back so that you don't make mistakes.

And if you ask yourself, "Why do I have to pay for content," most of you never look for content and you need to get better at job hunting. This is a place where great content is consolidated in one place and you can talk with me and ask questions about your search.

I'm not functioning as a recruiter here. I'm functioning as your coach, answering their questions and I don't have a financial interest in which job you take

Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday. The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change that with 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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Don’t Forget . . . | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Ep. 610 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to not forget to ask about your retirement planning.

Summary

I want to talk with you about the criteria that fewer individuals are using when they evaluate job offers.

It's important to consider the money. It's important to consider the benefits. I want to point this one out because it was a mistake I made early in my career; I just want to make sure that you avoid it in yours. That is, look at retirement planning.

You may be 22. at this point and retirement may be 100 years from now. But, the fact of the matter remains, it can be free money that, when compounded over the course of your career, can be money that you can use and will need. And, trust me when I say this, I wish I had done it differently myself.

With that being the case, there's another thing that people need to evaluate when you evaluate offers-- career pathing. When a firm talks with you about a job offer, you have interviewed about the job they have available today and you need to also ask, "2 or 3 years from now, where am I going to be? What kind of options might exist for me. If I do a great job? What is this firm normally do to rotate people in the organization?"

This is important because, think about it for a second, if you were to do the same job for the next 5 years of your life, 15 years of your life, 40 years of your life, I think you might want to put a bullet in your head. I know from my experience as a recruiter, you kind of do the same thing over and over again. One of the reasons I do this podcasts is to keep myself fresh because, all day long, I am staring at resumes, I'm talking with people, I am doing business development to open up new accounts, I am responding to customer inquiries,, negotiating salaries and people… All the same tasks.

What I set out to do is to create a little bit of freshness. So I started to write books, do videos, do podcasts, do a whole host of things to make my work more interesting to me Because the job of recruiter is extremely repetitive.

Do you want to be in a position where you are doing the same job for 40 years? No change whatsoever? I don't think so.

So, asked him about career pathing. Asked him about where you can go a few years from now. No guarantees, obviously. But what is the pattern of rotating people into newer opportunities.

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with 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.”

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Strategic Job Change and Career Planning | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


FROM THE ARCHIVES (2011). PLEASE DISREGARD ANY JOBS REFERRED TO LATER IN THE AUDIO. I NO LONGER DO RECRUITING AND THESE POSITIONS WERE FILLED YEARS AGO.

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.

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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.”

Job Search Radio: Owning vs. Renting Your Career


Once upon a time boys and girls, a person went to work right out of high school confident that they would be able to work for an employer until retirement, Fat chance of that happening now!

On this show, I speak with Kevin Kermes of All Things Career about constructive ways to look at your career. Rather than allowing yourself to get “stuck” doing work you don’t enjoy, Kevin offers a formula to help you think holistically about your career and come up with an answer for yourself

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.

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.

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.”

 

Owning vs. Renting Your Career | Job Search Radio


Once upon a time boys and girls, a person went to work right out of high school confident that they would be able to work for an employer until retirement; fat chance of that happening now!

On this show, I speak with Kevin Kermes of All Things Career about constructive ways to look at your career. Rather than allowing yourself to get “stuck” doing work you don’t enjoy, Kevin offers a formula to help you think holistically about your career and come up with an answer for yourself.

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 leadership coaching.

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.”

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.