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How Do They Handle Conflict? | No BS Hiring Advice


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, suggests a technique for exploring how a job applicant handles complex and offers the correct answer that you should be looking for.

 

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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

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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One Question to Ask on Your Interviews | No BS Hiring Advice


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter suggests a question to ask on your interviews that will help you get many more hires.

 

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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

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.

 

A Great Interview Question for Employers to Ask (VIDEO)


Here I offer up a great question for employers to ask that is very revealing about the job applicant, particularly executive candidates.

Summary

This is a video geared toward employers, rather than job hunters. The short version of the question is, you are an employer, and are interviewing someone. You want to get a sense of their preparedness. After you been talking with them for a little while and discuss some of the pleasantries, ask them this question, "How did you prepare for this interview?"

It's a very simple question that reveals a lot. There's a difference in the answer of, "I went to a Wikipedia page. Then I went to the company's website and read that." That is one level of answer.

The more senior someone is, the more depth I want you to expect of them. For example, from a factual perspective, you might hear them start by saying, "Well, I did a review of the company website and did a Google search to get a sense of how the business was doing and the challenges that it was facing. I found several articles were really quite interesting. Then I went to your LinkedIn profile discovered that we were 3rd level connections so I can see all that much. But then I used the chrome extension called Prophet that I use for. circumstances like this so I can look at your background in greater detail. What that allowed me to do beyond simply look at your LinkedIn public profile, was that your email address, phone numbers, see where you are on social media and then visit some of the other places. I don't want to say I was stalking you

I don’t want to say I was stalking you, but I started following you to get more holistic picture of you in your work.”

This answer’s a little bit different than the, “I looked at your Wikipedia page,” answer. That’s one level of an answer.

You may have noticed that as I offered the more in-depth answer, you want to listen for not just the depth but the excitement as they speak. If you listen to someone who speaks in a flat way as they say, “Well, I went to the company website,” that is one level of response.

However, if they talk with enthusiasm and passion, with a twinkle in her eyes that you can detect whether it is in person or over the phone, their answer may not be as in-depth as I offered up but the more you hear the excitement in their voice, isn’t that more likely to be the better individual for you to consider hiring?

They are more mature individual, more self-confident, show more self-assurance, more willing to expose themselves and demonstrate the effort that went into it versus that voice that almost seems disinterested when they say, “Well, I went to the company website. Look to your LinkedIn page…” That is a lot different in answer.

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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