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15 Questions to Prepare for On Your Next C Level Interview | JobSearchTV.com


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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 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.

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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Stupid Resume Mistakes: Being Vague


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses and other stupid resume mistake people make way too often.

Summary

I'm back with an almost stupid resume mistakes people make way too often. Now, understand, I read a couple of hundred resumes a day. I have to do the quick and even if I did them slowly it wouldn't matter with regard to this mistake.

What's that mistake? Easy. You are being vague in your resume and not being clear about what you've done that relates the position that you applying for.

I had a situation yesterday. The guys sent me his resume. It was okay. As I'm talking to the guy, he tells me he interviewed with my client the year ago for job completely unrelated to what I'm looking for now.

There is a message in that.

Where is his real strength? This resume suggests one thing; his previous resume suggested something different. This goes back to that sort of thing where, yeah, bots every firm has an applicant tracking system where they’re reviewing whether or not you've applied to them before what happened.

And that's what happened with this firm. They said, “He only has about 2 years of experience. According to his resume, but we saw him a year ago for this type of role. How strong you really be?”

So, recognize that your vagueness is no longer an asset for you. Your vagueness is going to cost you. The fact that you tailor resume . . . If you don't take into consideration the fact that you applied to the firm previously is good to cause you to get rejected anyway.

Wherever you are in your career, you have to be crystal clear about what you've done and how you went about doing it. Money saved; money earned. Without covering that, basically you are throwing out a vague resume. It is going to get you rejected or worse, ignored.

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

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

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

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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 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

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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.

JobSearchaGram: Job Offer


This is a short video about what to consider when you get a job offer.

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 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.

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.

6 Second Job Search Tips: Resumes


Six second job search tips about resumes.

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 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.

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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I had 6 questions to answer . . and then someone sent me a 7th AND I DIDN’T LAUGH!

What is the best way to network when you don’t know anyone in authority roles?

I have been approached by another recruiter for a role that I have previously interviewed for via another recruiter, about six months ago. What should I do?

Is there a permanent record of employment history? Will potential future employers be able to tell if a certain place of employment has been omitted on an application?

Are applicants less likely to get a job interview or be hired for the job if they require travel reimbursement or relocation assistance from the employer?

Do recruiters know you studied for an interview based on your responses?

Should job-seekers email an HR office directly for a job or only respond to specific job postings?

You ever just get so frustrated looking for a job that you give up and cram 10 waffles covered in syrup into your butthole so yours hairs are either knotted or tangled ..The syrup is like super glue

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

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

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.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support,

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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

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

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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What to Do If No One Is Getting Back To You | JobSearchTV.com


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I was coaching someone yesterday who was invited for an interview but the company wasn’t getting back to him to schedule the appointment. What do I do to get them to talk to me?

Summary

I was coaching someone yesterday who pose this situation to me and was looking for advice about how to handle it. You see, he'd been contacted by a corporate recruiter to schedule an interview for him with her. The scenario was one, "please give me a couple of dates and times for your availability." He responded quickly and then . . . nothing. First, he offered Wednesday which was (I think it was Monday they got the email). He offered Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday came and went. Nothing. Friday comes and goes. Nothing. He reaches out on LinkedIn. The connection request is accepted almost immediately. He knows the recruiter's around but she's not responding. He messages her again. Nothing.

We all know that this does not have a happy ending. However, in my mind, what I'm thinking is that from the time of the invitation, there's a final interview going on. And I'm thinking to myself, you know, she made a mistake in inviting him. But there's a final going on and they're waiting for the results. He is a backup person.

However, the question is, no one's getting back to me. How do I find out what's going on? How do I flush up the situation? Now, I've used I use this a million times when I worked in recruiting. And again, just to remind you, I now coach people. So, I look at scenarios and offer suggestions for how to resolve them. In this particular case, here is the resolution. Here is the idea that I have.

Send an email to them and the subject line would say, "Are you okay?"

The body of the email would have the original invitation for the interview, but then it would start off by saying, "you know, I received this invitation from you." Then, there's the invite for the interview.

Then, it continues below to say, "and I responded to schedule an appointment and, so far, I haven't heard anything back from you. It's almost two weeks (and here's the here's the final piece, ready). Are you okay?"

You're not asking about the interview. You're just asking if the person's okay. This works because it's kind of embarrassing to have someone concerned about you and you're not responding. So, now, that you sense that they're worried, you feel compelled to say, "No, no, I'm okay." Then, they offer the explanation for what's going on.

That's what happened. 15 minutes after he sends the email to the recruiter. he gets a message from him saying, " You are a genius. It worked like a charm." It was exactly what you thought. There was a final interview going on. And I don't understand why she invited him onto the calendar. she had to have scheduled this interview.

So, I'll simply say that, when push comes to shove, if you're not getting calls back from corporate recruiters and a while has going by and you're not getting a call from an agency recruiter, the message that says, "are you okay," and just summarizing what's happened. I'll give a typical example.

You called me about this role. I haven't heard anything back from You. I've called a couple of times. I've emailed a few times. "Are you okay," usually will get someone to surface because they don't want someone to think that there's something wrong with them.

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

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Jeff Altman – , The Big Game Hunter – Job Hunting Coach – Job Search Coach

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.

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

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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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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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6 Second Job Search Tips: Preparation


A 6 second video about preparation for interviews.

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

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

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.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support,

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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.” 

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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Networking Advice from “The Godfather” About Reciprocity | JobSearchRadio.com


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Ep 261 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter uses a quote from the movie, “the Godfather” to illustrate the importance of reciprocity when networking.

Summary

(Speaking like the Godfather) "I've done you this favor.. Someday I will ask you for a favor, and you will not refuse me." That's Marlon Brando in, "The Godfather." He is speaking with the funeral home director.

You keep reaching out to people all the time to network. Suddenly, someone reaches out to you who has been helpful to you and you act in an almost indignant manner.

Get over it! You're asking people for favors and they are entitled to ask you from for favors, too.

Recognize there is supposed to be reciprocity and networking. Just remember the advice from the Godfather. "I done you this favor. Someday I will ask you a favor and you shall not refuse me." And they are right to ask you for the favor. You've asked them and they had been helpful to you.

Come on! Be generous. If you want to advance professionally, if you want to find work, not just simply in this search, but throughout your career, don't burn your relationships. Make sure that you are always there being generous with what you offer, so that this way you can turn around to someone and say that line.

"I've done you this favor. Someday I'll ask you…" You get the idea.

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 1200 episodes 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 a free discovery 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.  

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Stagnant Career But Can’t Find a Job | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP1321 I hate stagnating in my job, but can’t find a better one. Should I take a career break? 

Summary

I received a good question from someone that I thought was worthwhile to choose for a variety of reasons.

Let me just read it to you.

"I hate stagnating in my job, but can't find a better one. Should I take a career break? I grew rapidly in my company but got stuck in middle management (“Head of…”), mainly due to hard politics. The worst thing is that other companies don’t seem to hire at my level.

I made huge sacrifices to get here and burnt out, so I would only be satisfied with higher pay and/or level of responsibility."

I want to expand the question a little bit to address less experienced workers and then come back to deal with this specific scenario.

For the younger workers finding it difficult to find something, maybe you don't like your job and are not getting job offers, often the issue is that your interview skills need to improve. Thus, I encourage people to learn and practice and become better a job hunting. After all, the skills needed to find a job are different than those needed to do a job.

However, this is a scenario where we are dealing with a middle management professional who feels stuck. There are two ways of addressing this.

The first is to get "unstuck." Start defeating the politics and learn where you been typecast in the wrong way and adapt. You to find your problem is being with your current firm and you are stagnating because people see you in one way and value something else.

Thus, the idea is to find what they value and start playing to it. This doesn't mean you have to change jobs but it also doesn't mean that you have to quit, go home and watch TV all the time.

That should probably be your first choice.

The second may be similar to the advice that I gave to the young professional but I'm going to emphasize something a little bit different.

For the inexperienced one, I spoke about getting better at job hunting. For you, I want to encourage you to get better at networking, Often, for people who are stuck in middle management, they worked so hard for so long, keeping their heads down to do a great job that networks outside their current firm are next to nonexistent.

You need to build the network seeking question and build the validity of the statement that you made that "other companies don't seem to hire at your level."

Often they don't have an opening right now but (1) they may create one for the right person, and (2) the opening may come later on as corporate "musical chairs" starts to occur and people move from one vacancy to another.

What I'm getting at is that you are obviously frustrated with your current job but also frustrated with job hunting so you're looking for permission to give up.

I don't buy that. For the person who's worked hard their entire career and for the first time have run into a career obstacle, quitting should not be your choice. Taking a break should not be your choice.

Finding the path to the right situation should be your choice and practicing patience should become part of your repertoire, rather than giving up.

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 1200 episodes 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 a free discovery 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.  

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Join And Attend My Classes On Skillshare https://thebiggamehunter.us/Skillshare

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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.” 

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Stupid Resume Mistakes If You Are Over 50 | JobSearchTV.com


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Yes, there is ageism AND you don’t have to make it easy for them

Summary

I thought I would do a video today that talks about some of the dumb things that older professionals do when they're looking for work. Now, I’ve arbitrarily pick over 50 but this applies to people who could be in their mid-40s, as well as my age. In case you haven't noticed, that's a lot of gray in there. I'm not just over 50, okay?
So I'll simply start off with the biggest mistake and I want to contextualize it by saying, you know that there's ageism in the workforce, right? And people do get discriminated against on the basis of age. And then you write a resume that says 25 years of experience. 30 years. 40 years of experience doing such and such and, thus, what we're doing in submitting your resume is making it easy for the algorithm to spot the fact that you're an older worker and that their system can arbitrarily screen you out.
Or, even if it's a someone who's actually reading it, you're announcing, "Hey, I'm old." Seriously, and you know, there's ageism so why do you make it easy for them?
Now, on the other hand, you have a choice and that's to use your age as an asset and that can wind up working very well. If you are a "very seasoned individual," I don't mean that seasoned by age but seasoned by seniority.
If you're a veteran individual who's going for something SVP, C-suite, anything along those lines, there, the number of years might make sense. But, even when you construct your resume, you have to think smart. So often, when I was reading lots and lots of resumes, when I was doing a search, I would see lots of irrelevant experience in the resume.
They'd emphasize things that were basically back in the antiquities of ancient history or their ancient history, rather than emphasizing their current work. Now, sometimes, they did that because the more interesting work was the older work, not the more recent work and I will tell you from again, from screening, employers really care about the recent experience not the stuff that you think is relevant from 25 years ago. They're never going to see it in your resume because, frankly, they're only going to go down one or two page downs in order to find it.
Now, you may think, "okay, so I'm going to use a functional resume and that's going to fool them." It won't fool them. Most of them will ask for a chronological one because they know the trick. So, think in term s of how you can position your current work in ways that advantage you against this job and get rid of numbers of years of experience like 25, 30,40 years of experience. Remove graduation dates.
Now, if you're going through a background . . . Unless you went back to school to get that degree . . . And you were like mid-career. So, then it's okay to do it. But if you're going to . . . for example, I graduated college in 71, would I put 1971 in my resume. No. I might put my Master's that I got in 1998 and even that one's questionable today. That's as of the recording today, that's 20 years ago. So, think in terms of what appeals to the audience that isn't going to cause you to be arbitrarily rejected.
Now, a couple of small things and these could be general statements, but I think they're good reminders. I want to get rid of your objective on the resume. Seriously. No one cares what you want.
You need to tailor your resume to demonstrate your fit. If you have this objective that's a little bit off from what the nature of the position is, you're inviting them to reject you. Seriously.
One other thing. I think it's a big one. I want to talk to those of you who are doing career change. You know, it's very hard to start from scratch in a new career that has nothing to do with your previous one. Now, I'm not talking about if you're going to go into business for yourself. But, let's say, you want to become an accountant or a lawyer or an engineer and your background up until that point had nothing to do with those professions.
Firms look at your background and they see a rookie at age 55. At age 60 and they think to themselves, "you know . . . " And stupid but this is how they think. They think to themselves "I've only got this person for a couple of years." Now, again, it's stupid because a 25-year-old or 22-year-old, they’ve got the same issue with because they're not going to sit there for any length of time.
So, if you're going to market yourself for a complete career change, which is harder to do if you're dealing with a full-time position, you need to have the body of your email address this by saying, "Hey, look. I'm in the midst of a career change. No, I'm not 22. However, I want to put down roots in an organization. And if you're worried about how much time you're going to get from me. Well, frankly think about it. How much time are you going to get from the 22-year-olds or the 24-year-olds. They are not going to stay with you for 20 years. Obviously, I'm not either but, you know, I'm someone who's demonstrated loyalty and dedication. This is important to me. I'd love to have a chance to talk with you about my background.”

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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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