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Hiring Millennials | No BS Hiring Advice


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to hire millennials into your workforce.

Summary

I want to talk to you about, as as a hiring manager, HR professionals, small business owner about hiring millennials. Millennials have an awful reputation and, mostly it's adult bigotry toward those younger thn them. Let me just explain.

Believe it or not, when you look at this face, I was once 20. When I was graduating college, it was the early 70s. You know, it was an era where younger individuals, you know, "hippies" had a certain reputation. Certainly, all the stories about younger people at that time were they'll never adjust to the workforce. They'll never, you know, work in an office. All they care about is getting out and playing. They are nine to fivers at best. They're lazy. Is this sounding vaguely familiar? You know, all they want to do is to go to concerts and fool around. This sounds remarkably like the Millennials.
I'll just simply say that for you, millennials, who roll your eyes at these stories, I'll just simply say you're going to be in the same boat at some point 25 years from now, looking at some generation that follows you, complaining, pissing and moaning about what their behaviors like. Because that seems to be the way that it works.
The boomers have gotten old and the result winds up being most of them are remarkably intolerant of what it's like to adjust from college or high school to the world of work. There is an adjustment that goes on and the ones that adjust quicker you tend to like. The ones that don't adjust, you tend to get rid of. That's the way it is.
So, I just want to remind you folks that you've got to be patient. You've got to hire on potential, some level of skill, you can't expect someone who's 20 to 25 years old to know to know as much as someone who's experienced.
But, take a look around you. If you only have an office of old people, what are you doing to the business that you're working for? You're killing it because, frankly, all of us old folks are going to die off. So, if you want to think intelligently about this and, Yes, I'm being insulting to you, because you haven't up until this point (At least many of you haven't up until this point), you've got to start laying the foundation with younger individuals to help them adjust to the workforce because that's the new leaders in your organization. Otherwise, you might as well just announce that to your management team that you want the business sold to an overseas firm and let's move on with it.
The fact of the matter is unless younger individuals start getting into the mix, then your firm is going to die off, need to be acquired and you're gonna be out of work later on in life.

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 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)

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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Millennials & Management | JobSearchRadio


Complaints about millennials are legion yet, the fact of the matter is, millennial’s are entering the workforce in numbers that exceed those of the baby boomers.

In this interview with Lee Caraher, the author of “Millennials and Management,” http://amzn.to/1Xmgpei
we discuss managing millennial’s and hiring millennial’s and come to the conclusion that there are not bad at all.

 

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 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.

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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Finding Work as a Millennial | JobSearchRadio.com


No matter where in the world you live, you know that the Millennial generation was dealt a terrible hand by the collapsing economy in 2008-2009. In addition, as a generation, yours is seen as spoiled, entitled, unreliable and, if you’re lucky, misinformed and misled.

Amanda Abella, author of Amazon bestseller, “Make Money Your Honey,” offers concrete advice for what you can do to get your career going by thinking a little differently about all you’ve been taught about work.

 

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 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)

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.

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I Am 29 With a Useless Degree. How Can I Have the Career I Want ?| JobSearchTV.com


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This is a common and sad story for so many. How do you approach finding a career?

Summary

I shortened the title for this video because I just didn’t have the space. The question is, “I’m 29, have a useless degree, in debt, want to change careers and am completely lost. How can I managed to pursue a new and great life?”

This is a painful question. I'm not being sarcastic. There is an entire generation that feels this way. And they are right. Many of them have been sold useless degrees, wound up in debt and need to figure it out and don't know how to because the system is just treated them like sausage and put them to the meatgrinder to sell them degrees and not really outcomes. Horrible. Absolutely horrible.

To you older workers, I just want to say, shut up!” You weren’t any different at this age.

For those of you wanted to have careers and did have careers, God bless you. I know you took a linear path. You started off with that. But, I have to tell you, a lot of you in the same boat at this age, not sure what to do and couldn't figure it out and now that you are established, you’ve forgotten what it's like to be young and unsure and having been put through a system that doesn't try to help you get any more sure.

So, for you who are in this position, don't listen to the “ass wipes” because they are useless to you. However, what you can do is (#1) be patient with yourself. You don't have the answer and you're not going to have it tomorrow but you have to start beginning your process where you begin figuring it out. I know you think you been doing this up until this point by taking different jobs and that's can be part of the process for maybe another year or 2. Part of the process is also going to be being patient with yourself, easing up on yourself and just trying different things.

And in trying different things, I want you to not just take them at random. I would like you to start talking to different people who are already a little further along than you about how they got their jobs and what it’s like to work in that field.

So, I just started a series a little while ago about careers where I am interviewing people. I don't have a lot there yet but I will fairly soon. I talk with people who work in different professions about what it's like to work in that field. There will be more but consider taking a look for the careers playlist on my YouTube channel which could find JobSearchTV.com.

Try different things. Talk to different people about what it's like to work in different fields. Don't just listen to them complain because complaining is useless to you. Listen between the lines about what they do, what a typical day is like, what the problems are, what they like and don’t like, and what the future is like.

You can't get stuck in other people's complaining and you have to learn to read between the lines to the stuff that really matters to you period you can be doing a great profession in a crappy firm and feel like crap and then, you stop and say, “ what and I taking away from this. I'm learning something that's very marketable peer a” but the idea is to talk to different people, bounce around a bit, (because, frankly, it’s normal as you figure things out and get experience in that profession.

Always talk to people period connect with people who our doing the kind of work. You can do through LinkedIn, Facebook, a whole host of different places and try to arrange quick conversations with them by phone, by email, on facetime, on Skype. . . Whatever way it is, just find a way to talk to people about what it's like to work in a particular profession.

Make sure you maintain the contact information for them so that, in this way, you can get back in touch with them in the future and say, “I really appreciated the time that you took to help me. This is where I am right now. Your advice gave me a lot of hope, potential and guidance. Thank you.”

These people can become mentors to you in the future if you take the time to reconnect with them from time to time. You don’t want to be doing this every week, but if you land in a profession, or if you choose to exclude it, where you can tell them, “I really appreciate the fact that you took time with me period based upon what I heard, I learned enough to know that this really wasn't right for me. Now, I’m doing such and such and your advice was really helpful by helping me to decide not to make a mistake and go into the same field.

See where I am going? It's all about building a relationship and it's also about trial and error.

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 complementary 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.

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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In Your 20’s or 30’s? Don’t Abandon LinkedIn | JobSearchTV.com


In your 20’s or 30’s and having trouble launching your career? In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you not to abandon LinkedIn and, instead, work the system there.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Hunter because I hunted down leaders and staff organizations for what seems like 100 years.

The point of this video is really designed for those of you who are you 20s or early 30s, those of you who may be struggling to get into your careers, those of you who may have abandoned LinkedIn because you think it's an old person’ s network.

Frankly, it is. It's geared toward people in the midcareer and beyond who want to position themselves for their future. However, those are people who have jobs, those are people hire people, those are people who you need to be in contact with because they've got some power. They've got some authority. They make decisions that can get you into organizations. They can refer you to organizations. They may be involved with hiring.

Now you may think this is a load of crap. But how has what you've been doing so far been working for you? Sometimes, people need to do is to try things that are uncomfortable, try things that others think are useless and make it work for them.

So, my encouragement to you is revisit LinkedIn and really work the system. How do you do that is networking? Networking with absolute strangers. Networking by joining groups and creating a positive impression. Talking with people. Finding ways to use the system to your benefit to create positive impressions so that you can get entry into an organization and ultimately get to a decision-maker who can hire you. That's the game plan with LinkedIn.

Now, you may think the yourself that this is a lot of work. Yes, it is. Again, how is what you been doing so far been working for you? If you our happy working in a menial job that you weren’t trained for, keep doing what you are doing. If you're in your career and you just don't like LinkedIn, well, maybe you'll find something different at some point. Maybe someone will create a product that will be more to your liking, but, for now, it's the best game in town.

Within Facebook, there are products that try to mimic LinkedIn where you get a chance through your Facebook connections to connect with people and network. Frankly, they are small potatoes (If you're familiar with that expression) by comparison to what LinkedIn does for so many millions of people.

My encouragement for you is pay attention to LinkedIn and use LinkedIn. Don't just simply post your profile. Get immersed in the culture of LinkedIn. There will be days that you will find it's a waste of time and nothing will happen. Then, that one situation happens during your job search and then others will present themselves to you in the future that can make all the difference in the world.

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? 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.

 

Managing Younger Staff (VIDEO)


Business often blames Millennials for bad work habits. Wrong.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a leadership and career coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

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In Your 20’s or 30’s? Don’t Abandon LinkedIn

In your 20’s or 30’s and having trouble launching your career? In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you not to abandon LinkedIn and, instead, work the system there.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Hunter because I hunted down leaders and staff organizations for what seems like 100 years.

The point of this video is really designed for those of you who are you 20s or early 30s, those of you who may be struggling to get into your careers, those of you who may have abandoned LinkedIn because you think it's an old person’ s network.

Frankly, it is. It's geared toward people in the midcareer and beyond who want to position themselves for their future. However, those are people who have jobs, those are people hire people, those are people who you need to be in contact with because they've got some power. They've got some authority. They make decisions that can get you into organizations. They can refer you to organizations. They may be involved with hiring.

Now you may think this is a load of crap. But how has what you've been doing so far been working for you? Sometimes, people need to do is to try things that are uncomfortable, try things that others think are useless and make it work for them.

So, my encouragement to you is revisit LinkedIn and really work the system. How do you do that is networking? Networking with absolute strangers. Networking by joining groups and creating a positive impression. Talking with people. Finding ways to use the system to your benefit to create positive impressions so that you can get entry into an organization and ultimately get to a decision-maker who can hire you. That's the game plan with LinkedIn.

Now, you may think the yourself that this is a lot of work. Yes, it is. Again, how is what you been doing so far been working for you? If you our happy working in a menial job that you weren’t trained for, keep doing what you are doing. If you're in your career and you just don't like LinkedIn, well, maybe you'll find something different at some point. Maybe someone will create a product that will be more to your liking, but, for now, it's the best game in town.

Within Facebook, there are products that try to mimic LinkedIn where you get a chance through your Facebook connections to connect with people and network. Frankly, they are small potatoes (If you're familiar with that expression) by comparison to what LinkedIn does for so many millions of people.

My encouragement for you is pay attention to LinkedIn and use LinkedIn. Don't just simply post your profile. Get immersed in the culture of LinkedIn. There will be days that you will find it's a waste of time and nothing will happen. Then, that one situation happens during your job search and then others will present themselves to you in the future that can make all the difference in the world.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

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