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Everything Can Make a Difference | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 1032 Have you heard the story of the princess who can feel the one pea under their thick mattress?

Summary

EP 1032 Have you heard the story of the princess who can feel the one pea under their thick mattress?

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.

Understanding the Mindset of a Retained Search Recruiter | Job Search Radio


Recruiters, Can’t live with them. Shouldn’t live without them.

Retained search recruiters are often perceived of as the creme de la creme of the search world. What is the job of the retained search professional when their target is all so well rehearsed and generally extremely capable?

On this show, Jeff speaks with Mark Jaffe, a veteran executive recruiter as he speaks about how he evaluates and assesses particular contenders and helps his clients hire exceptional talent.

 

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 business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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.

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.”

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.

Job Hunting is Getting Frustrating. Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 1012 Yeah. I do. Follow my advice carefully. It will make a difference.

Summary

I wrote a short ebook for Kindle. $0.99. I'm going to summarize it for you.

By the way, the way I'm selling it now. It has 2 additional features. A guide to writing resumes and a guide to interviewing. Even knowing how to do this, it is still worth buying for those 2 items.

Here it goes. The book is called, "Diagnosing Job Search Problems." Here is how to diagnose them.

Assuming that you have the skills required, if you're not getting interviews, your resume sucks. If you're not getting calls from recruiters based upon your LinkedIn profile, your LinkedIn profile sucks. If you are getting initial phone interviews but you are not getting invited in for in person interviews, you don't know how to do a phone interview. If you are getting to a 1st round in person interview but no invitations back, you don't interview as well as you think you do… You see where I'm going?

You can diagnose the problem. Every step along the way.

You don't do a good job selling yourself in any of these modalities. If you are not getting results. So, break it down for yourself. That's how you diagnose the issue.

At the end of the day, what you need to do is make changes. There, I can't help you right now because I don't know what you doing in order to give you specific advice. But, for job hunters. In general, JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has a ton of great content to help people find work and correct mistakes that they're making in the job search . AND It is not enough to watch a video or listen to a podcast or read a book or what have you. You have to put into practice

I was coaching someone yesterday before the interview. He's a guy who isn't particularly sophisticated, very talented in what he does but he needs some work. Suddenly, after starting to work on my site, he has interviews going on. He asked for some advice for how to prepare for in person interview because it was the 1st 1 that he had been close to 20 years; he went on his interview on short notice, well prepared, did a great job. The hiring manager told him he was the 1st person in the door, I'm away next week, let me know if anything changes for you… All the right sort of things, doesn't guarantee these getting the job. But he put on a good show and feels good about himself.

Why? Because you learn what's necessary and has been practicing in order to execute. Great athletes practice. Michael Jordan? Lebron James? Pick the sport. There is not a person in the game who is not practicing relentlessly and you walk into interviews and you wing it.

By the way, you have, how much experience writing resumes? Zero. You may read them as a hiring manager, but that doesn't make your resume writer or good interviewer. Trust me. 40 some odd years of doing this… Most of you guys are awful.

Get help. Get a coach to help you. I'm not talking about a third-party recruiter because all. They are going to do is coaching into a job that they represent. They're not there to represent you. They are representing a client of theirs who was trying to hire someone and they are going to try to "the nests you" into that job. That's fine up to a point, but it is not impartial advice.

Get some help. In a coach. Don't just simply rely upon friends, family, former managers… You know, people who know little more than you do. Maybe? These people haven't been through it as long as I have.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has more than 400 videos, podcasts, books, articles, all designed to help you find work more quickly. In addition, you can ask me questions and, as I did with this person, I will prep you on interviews, help you with the salary is and I'll walk you through different steps of the process, personally.

Again, that is JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. Hope to see you at the site. Hope you have a great day and, you know, you need help. You are an amateur in this area. I will finish this up by saying, we've all heard of the 10,000 hour rule popularized by Malcolm Gladwell….It takes 10,000 hours of focused work in order to become expert at something.
And you have, how much experience writing a resume?
Interviewing,

I can go on and on with this, but you are a babe in the woods and you don't know what you are doing., Acting like an amateur. Do with the professional athletes do – – get a coach. Practice with that approach. Get better. You'll get a job.

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.

Stupid Resume Mistakes: The Unreadable Unchangeable Font | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Stupid Resume Mistakes: The Unreadable Unchangeable Font | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 994 It sometimes amazes me what people do.

Summary

I'm laughing because I just try to read resume that was completely unreadable. Why? I know how to change a font. The resume was delivered to me in 6 point font and it was unchangeable. The person the creator file that was in 6 point font record really with a magnifying glass on my screen, but the document was unchangeable. Are you kidding me?

I don't care what your ages, 6 point font is abusive. They created this lovely embellishment around it with the ability to email them… Why bother! The key thing is about what you do, not whether I can email you. I know how to hit reply; you don't have to put on a Gmail envelope at the top of you document so I can send from my personal Gmail account ... Which I'm never going to do just going to tell you, don't be a jerk. Make sure your resume is readable, not just by me but by machines. That's because if you are mailing out resumes, I am assuming you are sending them to applicant tracking systems, even though you shouldn't be doing that. In doing so, you want them to be as the size and font and format that is easily readable by the ATS.

Go for at least 10 point, preferably 12 point fonts. Stick with traditional funds like Arial, Calibri, verdana (I'm not a big fan of them personally, but, so be it), Times new Roman (bland and boring). Go for traditional fonts what you will find that you are going to get more responses because you know what I did with the resume?

Delete. And rightly so.. This person showed no consideration for the reader. I wanted to read her resume. I really did because if I help her find the job, I would or large commission. That this is impossible and I'm not going to waste my time.

I'm going to caution you folks, don't be abusive to recruiters. Don't be abusive to sorcerers or screeners. Give people something the size that they can read and allow people to adapt the font to their preferences as well.

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.

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 Upload My Resume to Indeed? Will My Contact Info Be Visible? | TheBigGameHunterTV


Will your information be publicly available if you upload your resume to indeed?

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and www.nobscoachingadvice.com. The question for today is, "So I upload my resume to Indeed and will only information be publicly available?"

I think Indeed is a terrific place if you are using job boards because Your resume gets lots of exposure there. From the standpoint of job hunting, 1st of all, there are lots of jobs available to you, but there are also lots of people who use indeed as a resource. We come to what I think is most important which is whether your information is publicly available.

When it is on the website, Indeed will strip out certain contact information so that a recruiter or a company using the service has to pay a dollar to receive it with the resume.. They can view your resume but with no contact information. It can be worked around in a few different ways because were tools to 3rd parties and some corporate recruiters use that will interface with indeed and pulled the data from other places and provide them with. However, from the indeed site, they don't have it available there freely. People have to work to get it or pay the $1 to receive it.

That's about the publicly available . . . It is not listed out there for people to see. Once you post your resume there, it is going to strip out city, state and ZIP Code, yada yada yada.. Is going to take that stuff out to encourage people to pay. I also want to say that I have used indeed what I worked in recruiting, if you haven't head on indeed and someone applies to it, the firm will send name, city and state, no ZIP Code (that's a little bit of an issue. I will come to that in the second), Relevant phone numbers to someone who has an add on Indeed to which you apply.

My thing about ZIP Code is I will never be able to find you in my database at a later time because what they're doing is sending it through a feed to an applicant tracking system. If I'm going to find you at a later date because you are just not right for this job at something else materializes, I can't really find you without ZIP Code. After all, you are telling me (I use New York as an example). I have a job in New York, you live in New Jersey, let's say Teaneck, New Jersey, I'm not going to search every county New Jersey for relevant stuff. Phone numbers don't work anymore because area codes are portable. Some of my live in New Jersey but they took the mobile number with them from Kalamazoo. Or some other place in the country with them. I can't use that to find them.

Indeed does a lot to obscure where you are and make it such that people will pay for service, rather than get information freely. Again, from your standpoint, Should you upload your resume? You bet! All your information be publicly available? No. If you want to work around that and you do want to publicly available, what you do is embed information in the resume itself.

I did another video about the previously. In the resume there is information about who you are and how to reach. It becomes difficult for indeed to strip out.

I hope you found this helpful and I hope you visit me at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. By the way, I also host to podcasts-- Job Search Radio and No BS, job Search Advice Radio. The 2nd show has more episodes in iTunes and any other job search, podcast. My version of Job Search Radio, not the older version, as the 2nd most. There's a lot of great information to help you. I hope you found this helpful and hope you have a great day.

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.

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.

Why Do Applications Ask You Questions When The Resume Has All the Answers?

Why Do Applications Ask You Questions When The Resume Has All the Answers?

EP 1006 I explain what your part in this may be . .  .and what their part is, too.

Summary

So why do online applications ask you to fill in particular fields?  Why did they ask you questions when your resume has all the answers?

Starts off with the fact that employers, particularly large ones, but actually any employer as government reporting requirements in order to ensure that they don't conduct themselves in a discriminatory manner.  It's not as though there is anything personalized about this, but the statistics show that they interview (I'm just picking numbers at random) 100 people from a diverse population (a non-white male population) and 100 people are rejected. The government has the opportunity to say, "Huh. That's interesting.  Let's explore more deeply."

In the US at least, government requires that firms maintain certain types of data.  Let's go beyond that.

When you upload a resume and the system attempts to parse it, your resume may not be in a format or in a type font that that is easily readable by the system.

Catch that one again.

This is your part of the equation.  It may not be easily readable or in a type font that is parsable by their system.  As a result, you have to fill in certain fields.  Whether it is name or address fields that the system is just not able to read, your email address, the system has a concern.

Some applicant tracking systems asked the county in which you live. I have no idea why they need this information when so many systems are set up so that they can search by a radius of a particular ZIP Code.  Some are ridiculous and will ask for the county.  I think a moron design the form I forgot that people are human and not your sheep.  That one has nothing to do with government reporting.

The real reasons are (#1) your resume was not readable.

2. They may be asking for ridiculous things like the example of the county which isn't going to be anywhere in your resume.  Without that city, state or ZIP Code field

3.  I think this is a valid one.  So many people are not including addresses, so there is no city, state or ZIP Code information on a resume.  They are giving just a name, email address and phone number when they submit the resume.  If a person is doing a search in her applicant tracking system for someone with a particular background, they are never going to find you.  Without that city, state and ZIP Code field, without a phone number or mobile number (Remember that area codes of the phone number don't necessarily correlate to where you live), how did they find you?

It's very possible that your lack of an address is causing the system to request this information so that they can find you again.

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.

A podcast listener wrote asking the question. I can’t believe I missed this one.

What Would Your Current Manager Say You Need to Work On? | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/06/06/what-would-your-current-manager-say-you-need-to-work-on

EP 766 A podcast listener wrote asking the question. I can’t believe I missed this one.

Summary

Someone wrote to me with the question and Jason, I can't believe I missed this question somewhere along the line! I appreciate that you asked it and let me covered for you.

The question is, "What would your current manager say you need to improve on?"

When you think about this question for moment, is not really any different than the question about what your weaknesses are. Let's view it in that way. It's a way that they want to elicit what your weaknesses are. As I said in an earlier video on the subject, I think the best way to address the weaknesses is not by saying things like, "I sometimes worked too hard." It doesn't work. It's 1 of those canned answers that basically show immaturity.

Here's a far better one that I offer in the weaknesses video. "I think if you call my manager, what he or she (depending upon gender, of course) would probably point to is I sometimes get down on myself and that I am a hard critic. I really work hard to improve upon that and I hate making mistakes. I read. I learn. I really work hard at improving and that's great. What they think I should improve upon is focusing on my strengths, rather than my weaknesses all the time. You see, their thinking is, and I think the right about this, is that most people have areas of their background where they are not going to really get a lot better. So, using an example of myself, I wrestle with (and this is an example. I used in the other video is about) I don't think I'll ever be a mobile app developer. I just don't have the time. I just don't have the patience, etc.. However, I have certain strengths that other people don't have that if I really try to hold those improve upon them by fractional percentages they really think that I would be extraordinary. If there is one area that I can improve upon, their thinking is that should really focus in on..." And then you talk about 1 or 2 of your strengths.

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 business 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.

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.

A Really Cool Negotiating Tactic | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/09/14/a-really-cool-negotiating-tactic-2/

EP 333 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers up a fun and really easy to implement salary negotiation tactic.

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 business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching from me?  Email me at [email protected] and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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.

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.”

The Second Easiest Way to Negotiate a Higher Salary


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/09/13/the-second-easiest-way-to-negotiate-a-higher-salary-2/

You may have heard my show last week about the easiest way to negotiate a higher salary. This is the second easiest.
 
Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching or help with a salary negotiation, email me at [email protected]
. In the subject line, tell me which service you are interested in and in the body how you would like me to help you.

If you would like me my help critiquing your resume and/or LinkedIn profile or perform  a Job Search Makeover, visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us, look for the tab on top, place an order and follow the instructions for scheduling an appointment.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is a website 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 in your job search 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.”

Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!​​​

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Episode 1000 of No BS Job Search Advice Radio: Top Takeaways from 1000 Shows

EP 1000: Today, No BS Job Search Advice Radio becomes the first job search podcast to hit this milestone. 

Summary

On November 20, 2010, I launched “No BS Job Search Advice Radio” as a weekly podcast on BlogTalkRadio. I called into a phone number that was provided and began a 15 minute conversation with an audience that did not exist. I talked about myself, spoke about how to ace a phone interview and then spent a few minutes talking about jobs I am recruiting.

On January 30, 2018, the show reaches 1000 episodes. It has more episodes in iTunes than any other job search podcast, a few hundred ahead of the #2 show, my version of “Job Search Radio (yes, I have the #1 AND the #2 shows about job search in iTunes).” The audio quality has improved. I no longer do recruiting, having transitioned into coaching where I work with people worldwide to help them transition into new roles. Along the way, I converted from a weekly show to a daily one where I provide a daily tip about job hunting because I believe job search doesn’t have to as hard, difficult or painful or take as long as it does. It’s just that the skills needed to find a job are different but compliment the skills needed to do a job.

Along the way. I have amassed a number of thoughts about what job hunters should do in order to be most successful.

1. No one is looking out for you at work. One of the hardest things people need to hear is that their employer doesn’t really care about them. You are a tool to accomplish what they want. They don’t really care about you. Your boss/manager may tell you a bunch of things at review time or in between that communicates how important you are to the organization. Do not abdicate your future to Mommy and/or Daddy company you work for. They look out for their needs (and rightly so), not yours.

2. It starts with courage. Job hunting is going to force you to challenge a number of your assumptions about professional success. If you are like most people, you will probably be rejected many times before you are hired. Putting yourself in the way of other’s judgements and opinions, right and often wrong is courageous.

3. Practice will help you become better. If you’ve never heard the story of Michael Jordan practicing foul shots, Jordan would practice by walking to the foul line, repeat his shooting ritual and sink the first shot. The next time, just before shooting, he would close his eyes and shoot. After all the rim was still 15 feet away and 10 feet above the ground. Closing his eyes made him pay attention to his mechanics and how it felt. Job hunters tend to job hunt by shooting with their eyes shut until they have experienced enough pain to start learning how to do it better. You should learn first and then close your eyes, not the other way around.

4. Coaching helps . . . A Lot. Great athletes all have coaches. Great entertainers do, too. Most people try to figure it out on their own without an ally to help them perform at a high level. After all, you are an amateur when it comes to job hunting and a pro at what you do. This is a skills deficiency that is easily correctible with coaching. Maybe you have a friend or mentor, a wife, husband or partner who is knowledgeable. You can hire a coach through LinkedIn’s ProFinder feature or hire me. No matter, you have an idea about what you should do. A coach will help you course correct before too much pain occurs.

5. Figure out what’s most important to you in your next job or organization BEFORE you start job hunting. Until you can define what success will look like in your search to the same degree your employer has in choosing someone to do the job (or better than some of them do but that’s a different conversation), you have no idea whether this will be the right role or whether you should keep looking. Your uncertainty about what you are looking for and how to evaluate for it is part of the reason that somewhere between 50% and 60% of new hires fail.

6. Learn how to job hunt BEFORE you need to. If you drove from New York to Boston without working GPS or any maps, you might have a vague idea of how to get there but will probably make many wrong turns. Job hunters do that all the time. They are clueless about how to search, have let their networks disappear on them and suddenly lurch into action to find work and do this again . . . and again and again. You don’t want to have to figure it out when there is real or imagined pressure on you to find work. Be proactive, instead of reactive.

7. Branding and networking work together. It is fascinating to me that the least listened to shows are my branding episodes. Branding and networking are intertwined with one another as critical career development strategies yet most people view it as little more than window dressing. Your brand will help you cultivate your network. Your work will help you confirm your brand. Your brand and your network, when congruent, will help lead you into your next position, as well as a successful career.

8. It’s easy to blame others for struggles. It is hard to look in the mirror and look at our part in our problems. When you don’t practice and just wing interviews, when you let your network go to hell, when you have a resume and LinkedIn profile that are ordinary, when you have no forethought about your job search endgame when you get to negotiations with your new employer, when you refuse to ask for help, well, one finger is pointing at others and four are pointed back at you. You are often your biggest problem. You want to change your circumstances without any effort. How often does that work?

9. BONUS: LinkedIn messaging is a game changer. This subject will be on the show soon but isn’t there yet. The ability to message a recruiter who doesn’t call back, reach out to a hiring manager for feedback, know when they are online because of the little green dot, message more people and get pretty immediate responses changes a lot for all of us. Less hiding from people creates more transparency . . . that goes two ways. You won’t be able to duck that recruiter so easily who is trying to schedule you for an interview that now you don’t want to go on.

There is so much more I can call attention to but these are some major themes among 1000 episodes. If you are not a subscriber to “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” you can subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher and many other podcast services.

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC 2018

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.

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