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Hiring? You’re Missing a Huge Skilled Market (VIDEO)


In this video, I discuss a huge market you’re missing when targeting your recruiting efforts.

 

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 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 Final Countdown Before Your Interview | JobSearchTV.com


Preparing for an interview is not limited to looking at a LinkedIn profile or three and reviewing what’s on your resume. Here, I interview Barrie Barton of StandandDeliverAsheville.com about the final things you should do before walking in for an interview, giving a presentation, or running a meeting.

 

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 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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Finding The Back Door to a Job | JobSearchTV.com


On this show, I talk about how to find the back door and avoid the front door

Summary

This is a show where will be talking about how to get to the back door, how to get the people who are the actual decision-makers, instead of being the foolish individual who is applying through the applicant tracking system, applying through human resources . . yadda, yadda, yadda.

Firms want you to do that because, from their standpoint, they’ve got government reporting to contend with and that doesn't help you. That's just their meatgrinder. They put their sausage meat on the top and they want to hand wring it. You come out the bottom predigested pre-chewed. It's awful.

And even the best applicant tracking system, at the end of the day, is going to be largely ineffective. So here is a couple ways to find the hiring manager and see if you can entrée to that person, instead of doing with the company want to do.

The 1st thing is, of course, you have a network, you’ve got friends . . . reach out and see if they might know the person or know anyone who works in that firm. Check Twitter. Check Facebook. Check LinkedIn. See if you have a 1st level connection and reach out and see if they might know anything about the job and see if they can supply you with the name, email address, phone number . . . something along those lines.

Next thing is LinkedIn, of course. You go to LinkedIn and there's a couple of tools that you can use for researching on LinkedIn beyond your 1st level connections. These days, LinkedIn is a lot more open about this sort of stuff. It generally gets your 1st, 2nd 3rd level connections on LinkedIn. Reach out to those folks any way you can.

You can also, on someone's page, that you might be connected with on LinkedIn, look along the right-hand column and what you will discover is people who look at this profile also look at such and such. And the result winds up being you get even more contacts to reach out to.

I want to remind you CALL THEM. How do you get their phone number? Real simple. Do what recruiters do. You pick up the phone, call the firm, you try to connect. They’ve got a voice response system? Okay, work your way through the voice response system. Is that so tough? You type in the letters of the person's name, see if it will give you an extension, then just connect through, and when you get through, simply say, “ Hi! My name is .. . I’m looking for a job at your firm. Would you happen to know so-and-so?” You do this if you're not going that person you just found on LinkedIn or for trying to get to the hiring manager. “Could you point me to the person who heads the function or heads up programming, accounting, engineering . . .What have you . Then, you go to that individual and see if you can network your way through the admin, through the individual, to the actual hiring manager.

If you get to that individual (CIO, CTO, CFO, . Whoever has that “C” designation) what you do is really very simple.

“Hi my name is . . . This is what I do. I understand your firm is trying to hire such and such. Is the person I would reach out to, not HR,, but the actual hiring manager?”

“Why don’t you want to talk to HR? That's the way we do things around here?”

“Well, all that is going to happen is they are going to be a filter, and maybe they will submit it to the hiring manager. They are busy; they have lots of things to do and miss resumes. I can send it to both. I am happy to do that. I'd like to get the name of the hiring manager and submit a resume. HR will see that I copied them on it. So, I am not trying to circumvent them in any way. I just want to communicate with the hiring manager.

The hiring manager is going to get your resume and respond or not. Your resume may stink for the job. Lord knows, most resumes I see are in no way shape or form qualified but this is the way you approach it if are actually qualified.

If you are just going to be sending out stupid resumes for sport because you think you want to work for this firm and have nothing relates to what they're looking for, you will be wasting your time and their time.

But, again, this is assuming that you have qualifications that will matter to this firm or they are trying to fill a position.

So, know what you’re trying to do is get to the c-level individual in an organization and have them direct you down and when you make that call to that hiring manager, you just simply say, “Jennifer so-and-so gave me your name and number,” or “Her office gave me your name and number. Or, in the case of a friend or family member, “I was referred by so-and-so who told me you were involved with hiring for this position,” and then you going to a quick commercial about your background and how it fits with what the organization is looking for.

Another way to circumvent the meat grinder or the sausage maker as some people refer to it is see if you can find your way through the corporate website to different people. In doing that, generally, you're going to get executives but, sometimes, it will look for a PR person. Sometimes you can find someone in investor relations and, through them, get to the right person period.

I know in work that I've done in the way of business development to develop client relationships with firms, one of the best tactics has always been to go to investor relations or public relations with the firm. But again, you're making phone calls. Don't send email. They usually do not respond.

Another way you can find out . . .This, again, depends on your level of seniority, think in terms of a school’s alumni association. You can reach out through the alumni Association, be told who went to your school and is working at that firm, but they may not be motivated and certainly not get back to you promptly. Think in terms of the importance of promptness because, all the while, people are applying for jobs and this person’s schedule is going to get full.

You have to act quickly and the easiest way to get is on LinkedIn. There is a drop-down box. Go across the ribbon along the top and I believe it's in the profile area or find people something along those lines.

Just go to the web and along the top some black with white print and you will find the drop them for your people who have gone to your school work at this organization and then reach out to them.

Begin making phone calls talk to people, try to do some networking, trying to find who the hiring manager is for this role. “Can you point me to this individual?”

Again, if you not getting through the person, always try alumni for the organization.

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 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.

How to Change Careers Part 4 | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/03/29/how-to-change-careers-part-4-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1058 I discussed another step in your journey to change careers… This one is focused on you and the life that you want to live.

Summary

This is part 4 in my series about changing careers. I hope some things had been percolating so far but, if not go back and dig deeper. The idea behind all of this is to get clear about some things that you are weighing about what's going to be important to you in your career ending your life.

Your life is the next part of this because we can't partialize or divide work and life as distinctly as some think we should. How is that working for you to make those different things? 

I think that is all part of the same thing which is the life that you live. So I'm going to invite you to look at a few different things today and, again, as always, I want you taking down notes and spending time with this.

The 1st thing I want you to look at is your health. How are you physically at this point? I said in other places that one day I woke up and, try though I might, my weight got away from me. One day I woke up and weight and saw numbers on the scale that I never seen before

I have been working on my health, working with the trainer and that's become really important to me… To get my health in shape and be fit. As a matter of fact, this morning I had the pleasure of my wife say I look younger!

What kind of environment do I want to live in? Is it an urban area? Is it a rural area?

If it is urban, what type of neighborhood? Where is your ideal place to live in the world? After all, these days, people can do work from a lot of places in the world.

What kind of income do you need?

What you need to support yourself and your family?

What kind of goals do you have for your future?

Is your family important to you? I'm not just speaking about your immediate family. I'm speaking about your extended family. Aging parents, for example or maybe you are the aging parent and you want to be closer to your kids. How does that fit in? Do you need to have some flexibility in order to spend time with them? Do you need time to go to the kids soccer games?

What sort of personal development goals do you have? We tend to focus on work so much that we tend to forget that we can be students in our lives, too. For us to really excel, we need to learn and grow in order to master our circumstances.

These are all things you need to sit down and think about. Take at least an hour with this. Seriously. Minimally, an hour with this exercise. Learn your lessons from it and apply it to your life.

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 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.

How Can You Avoid Appearing Difficult? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/03/26/how-can-you-avoid-appearing-difficult/

How can you not appear difficult when an agency recruiter asks you for your salary and you won’t tell them.

Summary

How can you avoid appearing difficult when you won't tell a recruiter your last salary?

I was asked by a recruiter for my last salary and said I don't disclose that information. She said, "I was trying to be difficult and that she can't move forward . If I am not going to be a 'team player.'" Eventually, this person caved in   And when the telling the recruiter the salary.  This is 3rd party recruiter, not a corporate recruiter.

How can you avoid appearing difficult?  How can you stand your ground without you appearing, to put it bluntly, being seen as a "pain in the pot."

The 1st thing to understand is that recruiters, whether corporate or third-party work for employers. The employer sets down terms of engagement.  They want to know salary.

Why Do They Want to Know?
Why do they want to know this?  Because many companies will only offer a percentage increase over what you are currently earning.  They are not in the, "We value this person to ask level" business and, as a result, pay them what they are really worth.  They work on formulas that allow them to only extend an offer by a certain percentage  above a current salary.

No matter what, you are going to appear difficult. Accept it.

If you are extremely placeable to that agency, they are going to cave in. I want you to understand that you hold cards in your hand that represent a fee. If your background is so terrific that the market is clamoring for your skills, they will cave in and figure out a way to present your client without the exact salary.

You can offer them a range. "

I'm currently earning between $120,000 and $140,000. I want to be clear that I'm not looking for the lowest salary. I have picked up a lot of knowledge and experience that will be valuable to the next organization. If you think I'm going to be going for minimal 3% increase, you are mistaken. I want you to understand that I know my value and I want to be paid it."

By responding in that way, you are setting down terms of engagement that, by definition, make you appear very difficult to them because you are not compliant and you are not docile.  

You are not willing to play with in "the system."

So what! Who cares!

Firms that want to hire you for the least amount of money (which is what the agency will try to persuade you to take), well, you may not want to work for them.

However, that premier employer, that one you really want to work for demands that information, you have a choice to make – – to comply or not. Whether to risk losing an opportunity or not.

That's your choice to make, but to let the agency set down the conditions? You can do it differently IF you have the skills and experience that are in demand.

If you are Mr. or Ms. Ordinary , if you have a commodity skill

If you have a commodity skill, it is a lot harder for you. However, don't interpret that statement is telling you to always cave in.

Stand your ground. If you believe your skills are more valuable than what you've been paid and insist that they cave-in by demonstrating your value is higher than what they are going to try to con you in to.

just like a million other people out there, you have less of a chance, less leverage, than a salesperson has who is delivering a book of business worth several hundred million dollars and is a leader in selling this particular type of product or service.

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 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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How Can I See Another Person’s LinkedIn Profile Without Them Knowing? | JobSearchTV.com


There are currently two ways.

Summary

The question is, "How can someone look at a LinkedIn profile without someone knowing?"

There are 2 ways that I know of. The 1st 1 involves your privacy settings on LinkedIn. So, if you go to your LinkedIn page and click on your photo in the very top right above the ribbon, what you will have access to our your privacy settings. I think it actually says account and privacy settings. When you go there, you actually want to click on the option toward the top that says privacy. Within there, profile, viewing, options. You see in that area that you have a few choices. One is that people can actually see your name and choice. You can demonstrate what it is that you do..

For example, in my case it says, "Life/Professional Coach in the Human Resources industry.", Why it says, "Life," I have no idea. That is what LinkedIn has chosen for me. Then, there is a completely private one that says, "Anonymous LinkedIn member." Oooooooooh! It's almost like having the bogeyman there. That's one option. You make access to what someone else sees private.

As I understand it, if you choose this completely private option, LinkedIn stops carrying statistics about you. So, for example, if you want to know how you rank on LinkedIn in the role that you are in, they are not going to be able to give you any data about that. For example, I rank either 1st or 2nd for people in search in my network. It depends on the number of articles that I write and how many views that I get and things like that. You don't receive any data like that. If that doesn't matter to you, that's okay. That's option number 1.

Option number 2 was doing search outside of LinkedIn. For example, if you use a site with the address www.lia-usa.info, this is a Google custom search engine that I created where I am able to search LinkedIn profiles specifically within the US. I have to do Boolean search and I have to, within that, look for people within a particular geographic area. I have to use the LinkedIn naming convention for that particular area. For example, it doesn't say New Jersey. It may say, "New York metropolitan area." Find the convention for the area that you are searching.

The skills in a Boolean search AND that local area in quotation marks or parenthesis. This allows you to see information without people seeing that you are looking at them. Even if you click through.

Those are 2 ways that I know of. Do you know of any others? Leave a comment in the notes for this video letting people know what it is and I will take a look at and comment on it.

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 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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Signing a Non-Compete Agreement | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses his own experience with non-compete agreements and whether you should sign one.

Summary

I am going to talk with you about non-compete agreements that reminded of this by a former colleague of mine who is interviewing for a position with another recruiting firm and after multiple interviews, they slipped a non-compete agreement in front of her and asked her to sign it. She took it to an attorney who basically said that this was nonsense, but if they try to enforce she would have to pay to defendant. She of course turned down the job opportunity.

I'm also the mother my own circumstances where, years ago, there was an agency that I was working for, and, after 9 years of working for them, the owner slipped a non-compete in front of me and asked me to sign it. I started laughing at the guy. "Why would I possibly sign this? You're not giving me any consideration for doing that and, I want you to know, I would not a little money to sign this. You will have to pay a lot of money for me to give up my rights here."

From there, I said, "if you want me to leave because you to fire me because I will sign this, I'm okay with that. There are plenty of other agencies that will be happy to have me. It's your choice."

I'm going to tell you that, when you interview, hopefully they tell you early enough in their process that they have a noncompete agreement. If they do, you say, "That's terrific. I would like to take a look at it, have my lawyer look at it to make sure that there is nothing ridiculous and."

"What could be ridiculous?"

"I don't know. I haven't seen your agreement. You and your lawyer has spent time crafting us and you think it's fair to you and I need to have a lawyer look at it to see if it's fair to me, too." Just leave it at that.

If they bring the scene at the very end with a job offer, you have to go insane much the same thing as I suggested before, but then take your time.

Simply say, "I'm on the schedule to meet (him or her) early part of next week. I'm not going to make any decisions until I have a professional look at this because, after all, you didn't write this up. You had a lawyer draft it. I need to have my interests protected, too."

Personally, I'm not a fan of non-competes from a job hunter standpoint. I think it's a signal that the firm has problems and that the only way that they can keep people long term by binding them with the contract that is onerous. The contracts will say that you can't compete with them for one year, 2 years, 4 years, what ever it is , and take away your right to earn a living. Not a good practice for you to engage in because all they are doing is offering you a job and they are basically signaling that everyone leaves us and we want to make sure that you don't compete.

And what is "complete?"

I will pick a name out of the blue. You work for Big Brokerage Firm or Mondo Brokerage Firm and they slipped a non-compete in front of you. Well, Big Brokerage Firm might also on the bank or an asset management firm or an investment bank. They might also own any number of other firms. You will want to see what specifically, the agreement binds you from not doing.

Compete with any business that they are in? If you sign that, that can turn you into a shoe salesman!

Don't sign non-competes without an attorney. Recognize the messages that are in a noncompete.

A non-compete is like a pre-nup. I love you dearly, but in case this doesn't work out I need to make sure that you don't hurt me.

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.

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Make The Changes the Recruiter Asks for

Make The Changes the Recruiter Asks for | TheBigGameHunterTV


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to make quality changes to your resume when you were asked to make them.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and let's talk about working with recruiters again.

You sent the resume to a recruiter and had a phone interview. They made a suggestion for you to tweak your resume in a particular way. You send back a resume where you've changed 2 words. Why did you do that? The recruiter is tell you exactly what he or she needs there telling you that, not to waste your time, but because the client is communicated exactly what they need to say. Let me give you an example.

I was doing a search for client for a C level position with the firm. They have changed directions on what they are looking for and now want someone who is come up through the technology ranks, can still do some technology work, but has managed resources for a firm of the particular size. They are clear now about what they want. I can handle that they change directions. I'm not happy that waste a bunch of time up until this point but I can deal with it. I got back to 1 of the candidates I represented and told them that I thought they change directions in a way that suits you better. "I am looking at your resume and needs a few tweaks. Can you get back to me later today or tomorrow?" He said back a resume with one sentence changed and addressed none of the concerns about size and scope of the firms that he had worked for, did make clear is technology expertise currently… He wasted everyone's time.

Don't be a fool. Do what you are being coached to do as long is it is not a lie. . I want to be clear about this. Do what you are being coached to do as long as it is not a lie. I don't believe in lying. I know you don't as well. When lies occur, BUT the recruiter is telling you something when they are asking you through revision to your resume. If you tell them, "You can make the change," know they can't. They can change a few words. You know the depth of your skill far better than they. Put in the resume when they ask for it. It takes 5 to 10 minutes for you and an hour for them because they don't know you. Then, they're going to send it back to you for approval and you're going to say it is not exactly right. Save everyone some time and changed a few words to make it different and correct.

This is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and if you are watching on YouTube, share it, leave a comment, click the like button… Just do something that lets people know that it was worthwhile. Then, go over to www.thebiggamehunter.us. There's a lot more content there that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly. Then, you can also search positions. I am still recruiting for (since recording this, I am no longer recruiter; I am a career coach, coaching people into their new roles).

Finally, if we are not connected on LinkedIn, send the connection request to me at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. I accept connection requests worldwide, except if you look like a spammer or a scammer.

This is Jeff Altman. 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 “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For College Seniors and Recent Graduates

For College Seniors and Recent Graduates | TheBigGameHunterTV


The one thing you need to start doing now in order to be ready for interviews

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should I Include My LinkedIn URL on a CV or Resume? | TheBigGameHunterTV


As usual, “Yes,” but . . .

Summary

The question for today is, "Should I include my LinkedIn URL on my resume or CV?" Every time of answering the question, it seems like I'm answering, "yes, but…" If it fits, I'm going to say it. Yes, but… Here's the but.

1st of all, let me explain the yes. Firms are going to check your background, regardless. They are looking for congruence between what you say on your resume and what is on your LinkedIn profile. Why do they do this? They do it because people lie. They exaggerate one component of your background and minimize others. Suddenly, you discover this programmer (I will use the programmers the example) who is applying for a job doing Java development has been doing C# or, worse, C programming for most of their career and the last 6 months they have been working in job and that shows on their LinkedIn profile. Again, this is an exaggerated example, but it is among the things that you find out.

You find dates that are different on LinkedIn profile than what is on the resume. How stupid can you be??? Understand, if you are going to put a URL, as you should, because it makes it more convenient for people because are look for you anyway and is better that they find you easily and someone else who looks or acts like you were has a similar background to you, and rejects the resume because there background just seems weird to them and they become confused. After all, I only did this for about 40 some odd years. There are people with identical names who are working for the same large firm and suddenly discovered something in congruent with the wrong person's background.

Just make it easy for them. You don't have to put the full link on but underneath your name, city, State, ZIP Code, phone number where you want to be called (but your mobile number there, please; don't put a phone number there were you are going to wait until you get home there that night, forget to check messages, wait another day, and then get angry at the recruiters who are in your inbox and they have call once, maybe, twice because you haven't gotten back to them... And that is your mistake that you are pistol off at them)

Just put the LinkedIn profile in the resume. LinkedIn profile and then embed it. Make it a live link. Embed the URL in whatever text you write on your resume so people can find you quickly. If the role, the things that you do to inspire confidence but being smart about your presentation seem small but they build on themselves like blocks or bricks in the building. Suddenly, you have a very firm structure there. Firms love to see things, they love to talk to people who inspire confidence. They don't like to hesitate. When they hesitate, they pause for a second and normally go on to something else.

Just make it easy. Just put your LinkedIn URL underneath your name, city, State, ZIP Code (ZIP Code, in particular, is important), phone number that you want to be called at. Check your phone messages if it is on your mobile twice a day, before lunch and before the end of your workday respond to messages when you get them. Don't wait until you get home to write a message back with your time and availability. Just call. It will take you 15 to 20 minutes tops to have a quick chat with someone about your background,

I will simply say, "Just do it." It will serve you well and doesn't take a lot of effort.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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