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Executive Networking | JobSearchTV.com

I discuss the second biggest mistake executives make in their approach to networking.

Summary

As someone who's been in the search business for what seems like 100 years, I run into executives all the time who commit many many mistakes with their job search. And I did a another video about the #1 mistake I see executives making, Other people do this well, but executives doing it prolifically.

Here is another one mistake that executives make and the real big one here is that you don't network! Really that simple.

You so immersed in your job that you don't take time on a regular basis to build relationships. Now, if you watching this video or listening to this podcast, you may be immersed in a job search. So it may be to late to head off this problem. But, I want you to think that after you get this position, while you doing this search, you always take time to network.

"You know, I'm too busy."

Well now you're not busy because you are out of work and do you want to be out of work or do you want to be able to easily activate the #1 way that people find positions and that is an effective network.

As I said in mistake #1, lurching from networking and networking only when you need people, shows you as a mooch. That all you care about is yourself. Building relationships that come between the interview cycles when you were there to help people, where you are available to offer advice, where you can be a mentor to others in their searches and where offerleads to people graciously, not as though they're dragging it out of you, will go a long way toward setting you up in the next search.

So, again, don't lurch from networking situation to networking situation while you learned from search to search. Always be networking.

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 what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 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.  

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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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EP 1160 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to executives about networking more effectively but this could apply to everyone.

Summary

I want to talk to those of you who are senior professionals because, often, you think you know more than you actually do and thus get yourself into trouble. I was a recruiter for more than 40 years . . . I know. It's a long long time and one of the ways that I have done well as a recruiter, of course, networking. You would start with one person who introduces you to another who introduces you to another and, lo and behold, you find someone to fill a job, you find a new client.

I know you understand that. Where it applies to you is, often, you think you are better than you are at networking. So, I just want to take it back a step to the beginning and walk you through some of the things, from a networking perspective, that will help you be better.

The 1st 1 is ditch the elevator pitch. When all is said and done all you are doing is vomiting on someone. You don't want to wind up doing that. What you want to be doing is giving people effective information about who you are and what you do. Don't think about this “I have to get it out in 10 seconds,” thing but what you have to do is engage someone in a conversation, focus on having a great conversation with them and then switch the conversation into, “By the way, I am looking for something. If you hear about a position for someone who . . . “ And then you talk about your background a little bit. You talk about 1 or 2 of your successes and, “I would love to talk with you about it more. Could I get your card and give you a call later this week, just send a resume over and just give you heads up about what I'm looking for, what my background is so this way, if something materializes you have an idea that you can refer me.”

Just do it that way. That’s really your starting point. You start with friends. Why? Because a friend really isn't going to go away. So, if you screw up, if you make mistakes, you cannot wind up hurting yourself. I hope over the course of years, what you have done is accumulate a good list of people that you worked with previously-- former colleagues who may have left, former bosses who may have left, and ways of reaching them. If you don't have those ways, find them on LinkedIn.

Can't find them on LinkedIn because you not connected to them in some way? On to Google. You have an idea of where they live, right? You should be able to find that out and be able to call them up out of the blue.

So,, again, two starting places for you when you doing your networking in order to start reconnecting with people who can help you and, again, the focal point should be the “hi how are you,” checking in part of the conversation, rather than on the . . . I hate elevator pitches. Like I said before, I just feel like someone's vomiting all over me, rather than making the actual connection. I just I know I tuned them out and that a lot of other people do, as well.

So, ditch the pitch. Focus on making a connection or reconnecting with someone and casually setting up on the conversation or just going into the conversation where you talk about what you do and where you'd like to be working and who they might know and seeing if they might be able to point you to someone.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Executive Networking | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1160 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to executives about networking more effectively but this could apply to everyone.

Summary

I want to talk to those of you who are senior professionals because, often, you think you know more than you actually do and thus get yourself into trouble. I was a recruiter for more than 40 years . . . I know. It's a long long time and one of the ways that I have done well as a recruiter, of course, networking. You would start with one person who introduces you to another who introduces you to another and, lo and behold, you find someone to fill a job, you find a new client.

I know you understand that. Where it applies to you is, often, you think you are better than you are at networking. So, I just want to take it back a step to the beginning and walk you through some of the things, from a networking perspective, that will help you be better.

The 1st 1 is ditch the elevator pitch. When all is said and done all you are doing is vomiting on someone. You don't want to wind up doing that. What you want to be doing is giving people effective information about who you are and what you do. Don't think about this “I have to get it out in 10 seconds,” thing but what you have to do is engage someone in a conversation, focus on having a great conversation with them and then switch the conversation into, “By the way, I am looking for something. If you hear about a position for someone who . . . “ And then you talk about your background a little bit. You talk about 1 or 2 of your successes and, “I would love to talk with you about it more. Could I get your card and give you a call later this week, just send a resume over and just give you heads up about what I'm looking for, what my background is so this way, if something materializes you have an idea that you can refer me.”

Just do it that way. That’s really your starting point. You start with friends. Why? Because a friend really isn't going to go away. So, if you screw up, if you make mistakes, you cannot wind up hurting yourself. I hope over the course of years, what you have done is accumulate a good list of people that you worked with previously-- former colleagues who may have left, former bosses who may have left, and ways of reaching them. If you don't have those ways, find them on LinkedIn.

Can't find them on LinkedIn because you not connected to them in some way? On to Google. You have an idea of where they live, right? You should be able to find that out and be able to call them up out of the blue.

So,, again, two starting places for you when you doing your networking in order to start reconnecting with people who can help you and, again, the focal point should be the “hi how are you,” checking in part of the conversation, rather than on the . . . I hate elevator pitches. Like I said before, I just feel like someone's vomiting all over me, rather than making the actual connection. I just I know I tuned them out and that a lot of other people do, as well.

So, ditch the pitch. Focus on making a connection or reconnecting with someone and casually setting up on the conversation or just going into the conversation where you talk about what you do and where you'd like to be working and who they might know and seeing if they might be able to point you to someone.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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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Executive Networking Mistake #1 | JobSearchTV.com

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the biggest mistake executives and others make when networking.

Summary

Have you ever gotten 1 of those emails that says, "Hey! How are you? How's it going?" The next line basically translates into I'm looking for a new job. Can you help me?

You just want to hit the delete key because you haven't heard from this person for the longest time and suddenly, they are sending a message to you, like they are your long lost cousin and they need $20,000 from you.

You hate those emails yet so many of you operate that way of doing networking. You see, the biggest skill that you can develop professionally (other than the core job skills that you have) is maintaining your network. That's because at the end of the day, there is going to come a point where you going to need them. You may want to hire someone that they know or you may need help finding another position. Not nurturing your network is a huge mistake that way too many of you people make.

I don't care if you are in the C suite, the have a corporation, or the most senior person that firm. You as an individual have to cultivate and nurture a network of contacts because, one day, you don't want to be in the position of lurching to someone and say, "Hey! How are you?? How's it going? It was going real well for me until…" And then having to ask for a favor.

How many favors like that you grant? Most people I know don't grant many of them… If any of them.

Nurture your network during the time that you don't need so that they are available during the times when you do need them.

 
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
 
If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​.
 
Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.

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.

Connect with me on LinkedIn as well as 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.”

Executive Networking Mistake #2

 

In this video, I discuss the second biggest mistake executives make in their approach to networking.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

Executive Networking

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to executives about networking more effectively but this could apply to everyone.

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

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube  for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.