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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Don’t Abuse Your Applicant Tracking System | No BS Hiring Advice


It doesn’t do most of you any good to claim your applicant tracking system “knows” a particular candidate if you don’t have the time to contact them. In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a common form of abusing a firm’s applicant tracking system and how it does you no good. NOTE: This was recorded when I did recruiting. I no longer work as a recruiter. I now work as a career and leadership coach.

 

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.

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

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The Rules of Engagement for Being Recruited by Text | JobSearchTV.com


Recruiters are adaptive in how they deal with changing conditions. Since you are responding to fewer phone calls, emails and inMails, they are now switching to text. Here are rules of engagement for texting with recruiting contacts

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. That's a site with curated information that you can watch, listen to or read that will help you find work more quickly. I also have courses on Skillshare. Look me up there. By the way, if are not connected on LinkedIn, send me a connection request to www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

I want to talk with job hunters and employers alike about text-based recruiting because it is the next new thing. If you think about as a job hunter, you have hated getting all those emails, right? LinkedIn has been overrun by recruiters who are sending you inMails about jobs. You've started to turn those off altogether. Recruiters are looking for another way to get through to you. Thus, they have been exploring looking at new platforms to connect with you. 1 of them is text. There. Now services to drive text-based recruiting like TextRecruit which was recently acquired by icims and Canvas.

The 2 of them are forms where people can do massive average to people by text and start conversations. From their standpoint, the cool thing about these is that they can do multiple conversations concurrently. At the same time, they are able to cut through your attempts to block them most of the time and try to connect with you. The issue for you is if you are not interested, you may block a phone number that you may want in the future. That can create a problem for you. You can just delete the message, quite obviously, but, today, I wanted to address the notion of how to respond if you are contacted by text for a position or following up on a resume that has been sent.

As you know, the 1st thing is text suggests brevity. Do not go through a lengthy monologue in response to questions you are asked. Take a moment to compose your thoughts. You don't need to be instantaneous in your response people have the expectation that at least for the 1st response, if not for the 2nd or 3rd, if you said, "I'm with some folks. I'm not going to respond right away. Bear with me," you can engage and think through your answers. Brevity. Brevity in your response. Concise and to the point. If they ask you a question about your experience, they are not expecting a 400 page diatribe to come back to them, right? Brevity wherever possible.

Be to the point is the biggest thing I can say. Demonstrate a fit quickly. Don't expect that they will engage in a lengthy conversation, but I would encourage you to ask them about the job they are recruiting for before you give up a lot of information.

Modest emoji use. I want to remind you of that. This is still a business conversation and you want to use business language wherever possible. You want to minimize the use of emoji's because not everyone who is going to be texting you is going to be a contemporary of yours. Some may be significantly older than you may struggle with the emoji's that you use. You may not think it is a big deal and not think it's going to screen you out but it may.

I want to mention is both from the corporate perspective employers. . . You need to start thinking in terms of text delivery view recruiting materials. Job hunters? You need to think of how you are responding to text if you are getting them.

Brevity and start taking advantage of legs and time to suit your purposes.

I hope you found this helpful. Again, connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Mentioned that you saw this video. I love knowing that I've help some people. If you're interested my coaching you, I coach people during their job search and once they are on board. You can find out more at www.thebiggamehunter.us. Use the tabs on the top. I'm sure you'll find me helpful.

Hope you have a great day. Take care!

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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