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How to Get More Interviews | JobSearchTV.com

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. explains how to get more interviews when you apply for a job.

Summary

This show is about how to get more interviews after you submit your resume for a job. Let's look at this from the employer's perspective. I'm pretty sure my observations because I receive a time of resumes. As a matter of fact, as of the recording of this, I had over 5000 unopened emails in my inbox. Pretty amazing, huh?

I was just a guy doing recruiting. You can imagine what it is like in a major corporation!

How do you actually get someone to respond to your resume in a way that's going to get you the result that you want?

Generally, people sent 2 files to me. They send the resume file and a cover letter file. Step number 1. Don't do that. Don't send a cover letter file. No one reads cover letter files. It may be read if it is in the body of an email. Even then, there is no guarantee.
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If there is a reference to job, the 1st thing will do is mentally checking off how you fit against the requirements of the job. That's what all of us, whether a third-party recruiter or a corporate recruiter will try to do. We want to know if you fit the job that you selected for yourself. We opened up the resume and look and there it is… NOTHING! Nothing in your resume fits the job that you selected for yourself.

Here's what you do. It really isn't that difficult. Take the job listing that you saw, copy and paste information that you saw in the job description and make it the new page 1. The reason I suggest doing this when applicant tracking systems are reviewing resumes, they are looking for particular keywords in particular places in the resume. You are gaming the system by entering all those keywords onto page 1.

If you don't have experience with it, don't include it. Once you have a list of items that relate to the job description (that's in terms of the requirements and the function they want you to perform)... Let's say you list the set of skills that you want you to have, a list that set of skills. If there are functions you will be doing once you are on board, list those functions. Where you perform them next to it, you will put for example, "3 years, current." "2 years up until one year ago." Get the idea?

What you are doing is causing them to see very quickly how your background matches. Now, you have to go one extra layer. In the resume itself you have to include some of the data about what you did and how you went about doing it. That's if you are applying in the standard way for a job through an applicant tracking system.

On page 1 of your resume, show how you match up. Not in the cover letter because the applicant tracking system doesn't care about the cover letter and it doesn't care about a "cover email." Put it into the body of the resume as page 1. As you slide down putting more data about how you perform those functions and what your experiences with those particular skills and experiences that they are looking for.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Get More Responses To Your Resume | JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you specific strategies to help you get more responses to your resume submissions.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Hunter because I hunted down leaders and staff organizations for more than 40 years. Let's talk about how to get more responses to your resume.

It's not just as simple as flipping resumes like burgers in a fast food restaurant over the transom of some organization. This is actually a pretty simple strategy to it. It does involve a couple different components.

So the 1st 1 is dealing with the generic resume that you might place on a job board, looking for responses from recruiters or third-party recruiters or corporations to the resume.. Here, you don't know what the job is that they're looking for so, understand, that they are looking at keywords. They’re searching via keywords and your resume needs to be keyword laden in order to get responses. It also has to be in your the top when they do their search because, if you let your resume sink more than 3 screens down (more likely two screens down) they’re never going to see it.

Being practical (and when you think about what you do on the web you do a search), how many screens down do you really go looking for a product? Screen 10? You’re on screen 1 or 2 and then you get distracted to something else and you never see anything beyond that. So your resume has to be the same.

One of the easiest ways to get your resume into onto page 1 or page 2 for your search term is to add a period a few lines down on the day that you refresh it. Let me explain more clearly.

In order to get fresh results, job boards or like search engines and newer, fresher content is at the top and older content goes to the bottom. So, you trick the search engine for the job board by adding a period a few lines down, let's say, the day that you refresh and then a few days later when you refresh it again, you delete that period. To the job board, that is change to your resume and moves it to a high position. That's really where you want to be consistently. You want to be on page 1 or page 2 of search terms.

By that I mean, in terms of search terms, you want to have lots of keywords in your resume. You, ideally, want to have them positioned relatively high in the resume because some of the search engines have tools that weight them, like Google does, for the probability of fit. One of these factors that they use is how high in the resume the key word is.

So, recognize that keywords, highly placed, early in the search result advantage you in search. So the that's the generic one that you might put on a job board for. .

If you're submitting a resume to an applicant tracking system (I'm not real big fan of that. I'll deal with that another video) but assuming that you want to do that, the simplest thing, I'm a tell you to do is, again, keyword rich but targeted toward the specific job that you're responding to. They don't care that you may have done 37 other things beyond the one that they care about. They need to see things in your resume to demonstrate the fit and you need to make it obvious to them.

So, targeted resumes submitted against specific jobs-- pretend a 6-year-old is reading the resume-- would your resume show a 6-year-old how you fit the job? If they have to make the 6-year-old stretch, is you are never going to get an invitation. .

Why do I talk about it being a 6-year-old? Recruiters are busy folks. They're not just simply recruiting for one job., They are interviewing people all day. They are talking to people like I was, talking to the hiring managers, doing phone interviews. A lot goes into their job. So, they may look at a resume for 15 to 20 seconds. 30 tops (more likely 6) before making the decision. You don't want to make it hard on them because, the reality is, if they have doubts, they hesitate and go to another resume. If they hesitate the likelihood is they are never going to come back to yours and give you another interview. They are certainly not going to call you and say, “ what about this? What about that?” That’s because the next resumes is probably going to have it.

So, make the fit obvious to them. Pretend, again, like you are dealing with a 6-year-old who has ADHD and who is finding it very difficult to pay attention just because they have so much else to do.

So, those are the 2 simplest strategies I can suggest to you for getting more responses to your resume

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

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

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.

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

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

Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Best Ways to Get An Interview | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the most and least effective ways to get a job interview

Summary

Today, we talk about the best ways to get an interview. Let me give you a context.

If you want to be referred to a product or service, you've done some research and you're ready to make some choices, often, what do you do?

I'm not talking about flipping a coin, of course. You talk to friends, colleagues, business associates… People that you know and trust and rely upon. Then you make a decision.

In interviewing, you can do much the same thing. Let's say you're about a job opening. What can you do? Friends, colleagues and associates who you might know who can provide you with an introduction to the hiring manager.

Let's work with the assumption that not everyone that you know is going to know something about the firm you are interested in. Why not just go to LinkedIn? Why not see if there is someone you can connect with who can provide you with an introduction? After all, many of these people get employee referral bonuses for recommending someone to their firm was hired.

Then I can simply do you was silent because you asked him for it. Yet the demonstrate that you have experience, knowledge, and skills that are suitable but let's assume that you do. Do you think it's better to go into the great abyss of the applicant tracking system or be referred by someone who already works there or contact the hiring manager yourself?

The second and third choice are clearly best in the likelihood of you getting through directly to the hiring manager but it's hard and you have much greater chance of getting through if you are referred by someone who already works there.

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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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.

How to Get More Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/03/13/how-to-get-more-interviews

Ep 682 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. explains how to get more interviews when you apply for a job.

Summary

This show is about how to get more interviews after you submit your resume for a job. Let's look at this from the employer's perspective. I'm pretty sure my observations because I receive a time of resumes. As a matter of fact, as of the recording of this, I had over 5000 unopened emails in my inbox. Pretty amazing, huh?

I was just a guy doing recruiting. You can imagine what it is like in a major corporation!

How do you actually get someone to respond to your resume in a way that's going to get you the result that you want?

Generally, people sent 2 files to me. They send the resume file and a cover letter file. Step number 1. Don't do that. Don't send a cover letter file. No one reads cover letter files. It may be read if it is in the body of an email. Even then, there is no guarantee.
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If there is a reference to job, the 1st thing will do is mentally checking off how you fit against the requirements of the job. That's what all of us, whether a third-party recruiter or a corporate recruiter will try to do. We want to know if you fit the job that you selected for yourself. We opened up the resume and look and there it is… NOTHING! Nothing in your resume fits the job that you selected for yourself.

Here's what you do. It really isn't that difficult. Take the job listing that you saw, copy and paste information that you saw in the job description and make it the new page 1. The reason I suggest doing this when applicant tracking systems are reviewing resumes, they are looking for particular keywords in particular places in the resume. You are gaming the system by entering all those keywords onto page 1.

If you don't have experience with it, don't include it. Once you have a list of items that relate to the job description (that's in terms of the requirements and the function they want you to perform)... Let's say you list the set of skills that you want you to have, a list that set of skills. If there are functions you will be doing once you are on board, list those functions. Where you perform them next to it, you will put for example, "3 years, current." "2 years up until one year ago." Get the idea?

What you are doing is causing them to see very quickly how your background matches. Now, you have to go one extra layer. In the resume itself you have to include some of the data about what you did and how you went about doing it. That's if you are applying in the standard way for a job through an applicant tracking system.

On page 1 of your resume, show how you match up. Not in the cover letter because the applicant tracking system doesn't care about the cover letter and it doesn't care about a "cover email." Put it into the body of the resume as page 1. As you slide down putting more data about how you perform those functions and what your experiences with those particular skills and experiences that they are looking for.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 1 month free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Get More Interviews | JobSearchTV.com

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to get more interviews when you apply for a job.

Summary

This show is about how to get more interviews after you submit your resume for a job. Let's look at this from the employer's perspective. I'm pretty sure my observations because I receive a time of resumes. As a matter of fact, as of the recording of this, I had over 5000 unopened emails in my inbox. Pretty amazing, huh?

I was just a guy doing recruiting. You can imagine what it is like in a major corporation!

How do you actually get someone to respond to your resume in a way that's going to get you the result that you want?

Generally, people sent 2 files to me. They send the resume file and a cover letter file. Step number 1. Don't do that. Don't send a cover letter file. No one reads cover letter files. It may be read if it is in the body of an email. Even then, there is no guarantee.
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If there is a reference to job, the 1st thing will do is mentally checking off how you fit against the requirements of the job. That's what all of us, whether a third-party recruiter or a corporate recruiter will try to do. We want to know if you fit the job that you selected for yourself. We opened up the resume and look and there it is… NOTHING! Nothing in your resume fits the job that you selected for yourself.

Here's what you do. It really isn't that difficult. Take the job listing that you saw, copy and paste information that you saw in the job description and make it the new page 1. The reason I suggest doing this when applicant tracking systems are reviewing resumes, they are looking for particular keywords in particular places in the resume. You are gaming the system by entering all those keywords onto page 1.

If you don't have experience with it, don't include it. Once you have a list of items that relate to the job description (that's in terms of the requirements and the function they want you to perform)... Let's say you list the set of skills that you want you to have, a list that set of skills. If there are functions you will be doing once you are on board, list those functions. Where you perform them next to it, you will put for example, "3 years, current." "2 years up until one year ago." Get the idea?

What you are doing is causing them to see very quickly how your background matches. Now, you have to go one extra layer. In the resume itself you have to include some of the data about what you did and how you went about doing it. That's if you are applying in the standard way for a job through an applicant tracking system.

On page 1 of your resume, show how you match up. Not in the cover letter because the applicant tracking system doesn't care about the cover letter and it doesn't care about a "cover email." Put it into the body of the resume as page 1. As you slide down putting more data about how you perform those functions and what your experiences with those particular skills and experiences that they are looking for.

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. NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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Ep 682 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. explains how to get more interviews when you apply for a job.

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.”

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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.

Get Creative. Get Interviews

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses some creative ideas for getting more interviews.

The show stems from an interview I did with Abby Kohut for “Job Search Radio.

She cited a few ways the job hunters are getting interviews. They sound a little corny but I can see how they work. They obviously don’t work all the time but, when they do, you get a leg up.

She says that may work 50% of the time. Let’s say she’s exaggerating and they only work 30% of the time. Want to try?

These are creative ways to have organizations take notice of you because you want to stand out and get your foot in the door.

Let’s say you want to get an interview with someone and they’re just not responding to you at all. What you do is buy a cheap shoe or pair of shoes and mail one of them to the hiring manager and say, “you want to get your foot in the door.”

Another tactic she suggested to someone who was doing a career change was to send an egg timer to the hiring manager and that he get as much time with the hiring manager as sands and the timer.

The interview, of course, went longer than the timer and he was obligated to put on a good performance at the beginning of the interview, and it worked. Is now a VP with the firm.

The point of all this is that it is important to think creatively at times in order to get an opportunity

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Cut the Line

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter shares an effective technique for getting more interviews.

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