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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.  

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Reconnecting to Build Your Network? | JobSearchTV.com


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It is very easy to re-connect with your network during the holidays but what about the rest of the year? Here is an easy and simple way of doing it.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a career and leadership coach. I work with individuals in their job search and in their new positions to help them be more effective. I'm a big believer in networking. After all, the statistics are very clear-- 70 percent of all positions are filled as a result of networking and 70 percent of the 70 percent (or 49 percent) are as a result of introductions to people that your network knows who you don't.

Now, this is ideally done at a time where you are NOT looking for work and I want to give credit to Jordan Harbinger who has a podcast of the same name who had this suggestion on an interview I heard him do with James Altuscher.

The idea is very simple. Take your phone, go text messaging, go to the end of your text messages and message some folks who are there and just very simply say,"hey! it's been a long time since we've spoken and I just thought I would reach out to you and see how you were. You don't have to reply. I'd love to hear from you but no need to reply and hope you're well and let's reconnect."

The message is real obvious. It's casual and it puts your name front and center in their mind. Now, as you know, people respond more readily to a text message than they do to an email but you can do the same strategy with emails. Like I just went into my gmail account and it's loaded with messages because I was an early Gmail user.

So, I went the page 9750 and just started to message some people from there with much the same theme.

The subject line said Hi! or Howdy! (I think I used "Howdy" because I say that to people when I meet them). "It's been a long time since we spoke. Just want to see how you were. Hope to have a chance to reconnect and I know we're all busy. So, if you don't reply my feelings won't be hurt." We'll see what the response is like.

Doing this regularly goes a long way to reactivating relationships with people that you've been involved with. These can be professional relationships, personal relationships. You were at a conference. You went to lunch with someone and you texted in order to confirm where the reservation was and you can message those people, as well.

So it's a nice simple way that doesn't require a lot of effort but all you have to do is invest a little bit of time each day to do it. Set an alarm on your phone as a reminder.

I hope you found this helpful. If you are interested in my coaching, connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mentioned that you saw the video. I just like knowing that I'm helping some folks. After we're connected, message me through LinkedIn. We'll set up a time to speak.

Hope to have a chance to help you. Have a great day and take care.

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

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.

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

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

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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Converting Networking Online Into Results | JobSearchTV.com


I discuss how to make the swing to getting results.

Summary

This is a video that's designed to help you convert those pseudo-relationships that you have developed online into something that will help you get results. I want to be clear, this is not “an instant response scenario. This is doing the work at the front end so that conversion becomes easy.

One easy way to do it is, if you belonged to an online group that creates a local event where people in the group get together, go! Start talking to people. Be approachable. Be friendly. Go! Just put a big smile on your face, exchange cards, do all the sort of friendly social things. Don’t drink too much, okay? Start working at the personal relationship while you're at the in person meeting.

Then, for many of you, and I'll use LinkedIn is the classic example, LinkedIn is a global platform and you need to think in terms of how you convert those connections that you have, those group memberships that you have, into something of value where you can ask for results.

One thing is through the shares that you can do on LinkedIn. You can write for the LinkedIn publishing platform which is like a blog and then share your material with others. You can share other people's material with your followers. The real thing is that moment where you doing outreach to someone, where you say something to the effect of, “I read your article. It was terrific it. It touched me in certain ways.” You leave a comment.

“This help me.”

Or you get into a discussion with the writer about the article.

Don't use the LinkedIn template, “great post!” I hate getting those. There is no thought whatsoever that goes into it. I did one article this weekend. So far I've gotten 50 “great posts” in response. I'm confident that these people didn’t read the article. They have no idea what it's about. All they are try to do is stroke my ego and all, I'm finding it does is annoy me. There is nothing personal about it. All they've done is use the template and send a quick note out. Ugh.

Two clicks. That’s it.

Again, personal.

So, most of your connections have no idea who you are. You reached out to them at different times and you need to convert those relationships now while the economy is good before you really need them so that they have a sense of you are and are willing to help. Reaching out every once in a while and saying, “would you be open to phone call. I saw something that you wrote. Would you be open to discussing it further?”

Or, I have a friend who's interested in . . . “ And it might relate to something you do or your firm does. “Could I to introduce the two of you?”

Or, they reach out to you and they're looking for an introduction. Introduce them. Don't hold back.

If they message you, don't simply respond by saying, “UNSUBSCRIBE,” or nonsense along those lines. You or networking. Sometimes that involves personal inconvenience but it's part of a relationship because that's what you trying to build . . . A relationship where you're doing for them and they are doing for you. It happens naturally.

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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Converting Networking Online Into Results | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
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I discuss how to make the swing to getting results.

Summary

This is a video that's designed to help you convert those pseudo-relationships that you have developed online into something that will help you get results. I want to be clear, this is not “an instant response scenario. This is doing the work at the front end so that conversion becomes easy.

One easy way to do it is, if you belonged to an online group that creates a local event where people in the group get together, go! Start talking to people. Be approachable. Be friendly. Go! Just put a big smile on your face, exchange cards, do all the sort of friendly social things. Don’t drink too much, okay? Start working at the personal relationship while you're at the in person meeting.

Then, for many of you, and I'll use LinkedIn is the classic example, LinkedIn is a global platform and you need to think in terms of how you convert those connections that you have, those group memberships that you have, into something of value where you can ask for results.

One thing is through the shares that you can do on LinkedIn. You can write for the LinkedIn publishing platform which is like a blog and then share your material with others. You can share other people's material with your followers. The real thing is that moment where you doing outreach to someone, where you say something to the effect of, “I read your article. It was terrific it. It touched me in certain ways.” You leave a comment.

“This help me.”

Or you get into a discussion with the writer about the article.

Don't use the LinkedIn template, “great post!” I hate getting those. There is no thought whatsoever that goes into it. I did one article this weekend. So far I've gotten 50 “great posts” in response. I'm confident that these people didn’t read the article. They have no idea what it's about. All they are try to do is stroke my ego and all, I'm finding it does is annoy me. There is nothing personal about it. All they've done is use the template and send a quick note out. Ugh.

Two clicks. That’s it.

Again, personal.

So, most of your connections have no idea who you are. You reached out to them at different times and you need to convert those relationships now while the economy is good before you really need them so that they have a sense of you are and are willing to help. Reaching out every once in a while and saying, “would you be open to phone call. I saw something that you wrote. Would you be open to discussing it further?”

Or, I have a friend who's interested in . . . “ And it might relate to something you do or your firm does. “Could I to introduce the two of you?”

Or, they reach out to you and they're looking for an introduction. Introduce them. Don't hold back.

If they message you, don't simply respond by saying, “UNSUBSCRIBE,” or nonsense along those lines. You or networking. Sometimes that involves personal inconvenience but it's part of a relationship because that's what you trying to build . . . A relationship where you're doing for them and they are doing for you. It happens naturally.

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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No BS Job Search Advice: Run Your Race! | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1199 What do I mean by, “run your race,” in the context of job hunting and your career?

Summary

When I think of job hunting, frankly, it is like walking into a casino for most of you and sitting there the tables. You don't really know the rules. Thus, you are easy pickings for the casino. Even if you do know the rules and how to play the game, most of the time, the casino is going to make money on you no matter what.

Understand that the way job is stacked right now, you're playing a game that is rigged against you. What can you do?

Obviously, you can refuse to comply, but eventually you'll be chewed up by the system. You can refuse to comply by refusing to apply for job through an applicant tracking system until you spoken to hiring manager. It's an easy way to do it on your room.

The real thing though is about attitude. You see, the Attitude that you have been instilled with is the one being the compliant employee. And fitting in. And doing what is demanded of you every step along the way to the point where you are a little cube you're being fitting amongst other cubes. In job hunting, Ideally from your vantage point, it is best to learn what the rules are and play your own game. Let me give you an example from sports.

Football teams. Basketball teams. Baseball teams There are lots of set plays That are involved. There are also lots of situations that they practice in order to put themselves in the position to put themselves in a position to execute the basic game plan, right? There is a lot of creativity and originality within those frameworks. You need to find the place for organizations respect you and your unique way of doing things.

If you want to be a drone, by all means… Do it. You can have messages piped into your head all day about being compliant doing what is demanded of you. Shut up. Do we tell you to do and don't have any original thoughts. Or, you can do things in your particular way and be sought out by firms. You see, LinkedIn is 1 of the greatest tools that we have in our modern times because it allows firms to reach out to you and for you to call more shots.

Remember, they are hunting for talent. If they want a person to fit into a box, that doesn't mean that you want to fit into a box, does it? I want to think in terms of a race. The race has a finish line – – the end of your career. How do you want to run the race? Do you know what could happen along the way? Do you know how to get you from where you are now and how to get to the finish line?

If you don't, you need to learn quickly. Let me give you an example. I was doing online coaching call I blab.im on the platform was still up. It is on YouTube as "No BS Coaching: Play Your Game Big!" At the end of the day, this person wants to move in the direction for their career a little bit differently than the obvious path. I spoke about informational interviews and you said, "Yeah, I have one scheduled." I asked him, "How about 5? How about 10? You can't just take one person's viewpoint for how to get to the finish line. And, even if the viewpoint is right, maybe it is right for you."

One thing I've learned over the course of the years in recruiting is that everything works in job search. It never works as well as we would like or as often as we would like but, at the end of the day, everything works. You may be turned down for a bunch of jobs but, eventually, you will find one that fits you. If it's your drive. It fits your ambition. If it's the kind of career goals that you have. Run the race in your particular way. Don't worry about what recruiters might tell you because a lot of them will tell you that you doing it all wrong. "It is a terrible mistake you're making! GROAN!"

Your job is to make a work recruiter a fee. YYour job is to make the corporate recruiter happy. Your job is to make yourself happy. Don't sell out your own ambitions for what the company wants.

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 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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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

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 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 in 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.

 

 

Conversation Starters When Networking


In this video, I discuss a few conversation starters for shy people, introverts and others to get you started.

Summary

There are a lot of people who are very shy. they consider themselves introverts. So I thought I would do a show about networking that will encourage you to start doing conversations with people. After all, whether you are at a formal networking event, with your meeting someone outside of work and you want to work on developing relationship with someone, to me, this is all networking. Thus, putting yourself in the position where you can have conversations freely goes a long way toward building your business, building your career. Here are a few ways to start:

You are going to find this 1 amazing. This is the magic one. The number 1 way to start a conversation with someone, walk over to them and say, "Hi!" Or "Hello!" And, if you are the networking event, continue by saying, "What brought you here?" Or, "What attracted you about this meeting tonight?" What you're doing is starting the conversation.

A variation on this is, you have been there for a little while you see someone there off in a corner. They are even more shy than you are. Walk over to them and say, "Hi!" What you're doing is beginning the conversation with them. It encourages them to open up a little bit.

Another thing you can do is make a joke. "You know, I love the food with these things. What about you?" There is no networking event I have ever been to where the food is just going to cause people to stop in their tracks and go, "Wow! This is incredible!" It all tends to be mediocre crap. Making a joke like, "I come here for the food. It's incredible!" Then, roll your eyes and you will probably start the conversation with laughter.

You can complement some. "Hey! Great tie!" Or, "I love your shoes. Or something else that complements appearance goes a long way toward starting a conversation with someone.

That's what you're really doing is looking to start a conversation. "Have you come to meetings like this before?"

If you see a group of people talking with one another and you want to get involved but you don't want to overwhelm, you stand there and listen for a while and then popping a remark from the outside. That will start the process of engaging you a little bit in their conversation.

Those are a few ideas I have for how you can start networking with people at formal events or in formal situations where you might run into someone.

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.”

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How to Build An Awesome Professional Network | Job Search Radio


Most people seem to be remarkably inhibited when they do networking, putting themselves in a subordinate place when it’s time to do networking.

 

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.”

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The Networking Habit | Job Search Radio


​Everyone whose anyone in job search tells you that networking is the most effective way to find a job. No one tells you that networking while you’re happily employed is critical to making your next job search easier and your career plan implemented.

On this show, I speak with Andy Miller​ of Brainworks in New Jersey about the importance of networking while you’re a happy camper in your job.

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, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

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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Do What Recruiters Do | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to do what recruiters to when they are conducting a search.

Summary

Let's talk about what recruiters do that you are not doing.

If you look at the process of being a recruiter, there are 2 ways the recruiters find candidates. What is the classic "someone sends them a resume."
Really being a recruiter. A recruiter someone who goes out there, find someone in France them down for a particular client.

To do that what recruiter needs to be doing (I'll speak about my own experience doing recruiting) is start talking to people and asking for help. The classic question is, "Who do you know who…" You not necessarily going for the actual target right away. You're going for someone who can get you further along your goal of getting to that person. It requires asking for help , which I know culturally in the United States is very difficult for most people. However, asking for help is essential in your job search.

You see, the statistics are 70% of jobs are filled through networking. We all know that. However, 70% of the 70% involve people who you didn't know at the beginning of your job search. How do you get to those people?

Answer. Asking for help. That's because, at the end of the day, the things that you do by yourself will only carry you so far. You don't know what you don't know. You think you do, but you really don't. In networking, you are always asking for help. You are always asking for someone who can get you a little further along.

If you're not quite sure what to do, here's. What I am going to suggest you do (you're going to laugh)… Ask for help! Hire a coach. Get someone to give you advice. Ask questions. Learn what you don't know. Frankly, it's a lot easier someone is telling you the answers, rather than you having to figure it out.

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.”

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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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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.”