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Being a Sleuth to Find The Hiring Manager | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1420 Hannah Morgan, The Career Sherpa offers many tips for how to be a sleuth and network or research their way to connecting with them

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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. 

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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.” 

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

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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What Are Some Networking Tricks When You Are Job Hunting? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1330 What do I do to expand my search?

Summary

I recently learned that the best way to land a job is to know someone within a company. But I also learned that I don’t know that many people….
I have been messaging people on LinkedIn (people I know, and that I don’t know) and, hopefully, that will get me something.
What do I do to expand my search?
What are some networking tricks when your job hunting?
I hate this question and I hate the implication of this question. Let me explain.
The first implication of the question is you only network with the job hunting. The second one is that you have to trick people into helping you.
What are some networking tricks? I know. I know. What are some networking tips that I can use when I am job hunting.
Step number one. Don't leave network with your job hunting. That's the real big one.
You have to think of networking has been part of her job at every stop in your career, not just when your job hunting. Your employer may not be paid you for it, but you will employer is – – namely YOU.
You are your own employer.
You are self-employed and every decision you make is looking out for their own interests, you and your career.
Don't outsource that to your employer otherwise you are screwed. They are looking out for themselves and, although they tell you that they care about you and they think you are wonderful, they are not looking out for you, nor is it their job to look out for you. That is a seduction on your part is not true.
You have to think in terms of being self-employed and doing the things that are needed in order to build a brand for yourself. You want to become known as an expert in your field, as well as your particular level in your field.
So if you are junior developer, you can't compare yourself to a CIO or a VP of technology. You are different and comparing yourself to them is a mistake.
Learn from those people, but comparing yourself to them is foolhardy.
So I hate this question because it's just all the bad qualities of job hunting that cause it to become has hated as it is. After all, job hunting shouldn't be about needing to suddenly network; that's what career should be about – – building your relationships so that if you need one another at different times you are there to help one another at those times.
It's a two-way street. It's about developing relationships over the course of time. After all, if you are suddenly connected to someone on LinkedIn, do you expect them to jump through a hoop for you?
No! You wouldn't jump through who for them; why would you expect them to jump through hoops for you?
Think smart. You are the chairman of the board of your organization (in my case, it is "The Altman Organization). Get out there, get known and build relationships. Then, people will be more than willing to help you.

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


In this video, 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 career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

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

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 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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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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.

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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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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3 Ways to Up Your Networking Game | JobSearchTV.com


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Everyone knows that networking outperforms recruiters and job ads as a way to find work by better than 2:1. Here =, I offer 3 ways to up your game.

Summary

I thought, today, I will give you a couple of suggestions about how to up your networking game. After all, the statistics are very clear. Networking fills 70% of all positions. Even more if you are a senior professional. I see numbers as high as 90 and 95% of senior positions are filled as a result of networking. I don't know this next statistic for the seniors, but the general numbers 70% is filled as a result of networking and 70% of the 70% (or 49% of the total) are filled as a result of introductions the people that you don't know who network does no. I’m sure that's even higher for more senior professionals. So, what can you do? How can you improve your networking? I thought I would offer you three ways.

Number one. Instead of going to a staff level individual, instead of going to HR, I want to encourage you to start the top of the function that you are trying to find a job for and look for some advice. I will speak of myself, when I got into recruiting back in thee Stone Ages, they said never call HR. they said always contact the head of technology for the organization (In those days, to give you an idea how long ago this was, there was a VP level position, occasionally, it was an SVP. There are no C-level in technology. That’s how long ago this was).

You start the most senior level individual and work down, instead of trying to work your way up. So, you don't pull the financial analyst if you're looking for a leadership role. You're looking for the head of the function. That's number one.

Number two. This is a fun one for networking events. You know how you you're looking for an opportunity to talk a little bit and this is one of the ones that I find enjoyable. That’s the one where you’re invited to tell your story about how you got into your field. So again, I will use myself as an example.

When I got into recruiting, again, back in The Stone Ages, I was a political kid. I used to do advance for presidential candidates. The idea was that, at particular point, I decided to get out politics and look for a role. I didn't know what to do. I just knew I had a cushy situation at a government agency where I really didn't have to do any work. As a matter of fact, I was working nights and basically sleeping because there was no one there to police what I was doing. I was 20 years old. So, I will just simply say I hope that doesn't disappoint you about me. I was 20 and didn’t know any better.

Eventually, I start the answer job ads and I saw one that said, “Management Trainee. Inexperienced Preferred.” I almost didn't apply because it asked for “inexperienced,” and I had “no experience.” So, you can create a fun story where you can laugh about yourself as a gateway to a conversation with folks at a networking event by talking about how you got into your field. You can start by asking them, ”How did you wind up getting into . . . (whatever it is)? That becomes the way that they can talk first and, usually, they'll reciprocate by saying, “how did you do it?” So, it becomes a fun conversation starter.

The third one, I think, is the best of the three. If you get an email from a recruiter – – corporate or agency makes no difference – – you get an inMail, you get an email instead of replying with an email, call them. Call them as soon as you get it and start the conversation, “hey! I just got an email from you about a position. Thought I would call instead of just simply responding by email.” it is probably fresh in their mind, even if it's a bulk email that they had sent out or a bulk inMail through LinkedIn Recruiter. You are going to stand out from all the other replies.

So, you do it with a smile on your face. Sound happy. Don't sound depressed. Don't sound like it was an inconvenience. Just simply say, “I got your email about this position. Thought I would give you call and talk with you about my role and about my background. Do you have five minutes now for a preliminary conversation? Obviously, I’ll send the resume over to you if you if you think it's worthwhile . . . “But just start the conversation where they can hear your energy and passion and excitement and go from there.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

Job Search Radio

Converting Networking Online Into Results | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/09/08/converting-networking-online-into-results-jobsearchradio-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.  

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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.

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Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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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


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/08/17/no-bs-job-search-advice-run-your-race-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

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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Icebreakers at Networking Meetings | JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter provides you with two easy to use Icebreakers to employ at networking meetings. 

Summary

Today, I’m going to talk with you about meeting people at a network group meeting.

You know the usual routine at these meetings. You walk into a room; there are a lot of people there and you don't really know anyone. You are supposed to mingle. So, you can talk about yourself and that’s always awkward but I have simple advice.

Instead, when you walk into a room with a group people, you can do a couple of different things. #1, in the course of mingling, you have a conversation starter. In this way, when you walk over to an absolute stranger. You have never met them before; if you know the US dating scene, you may remember this stereotypical question of, “hi! Do you come here often?” You can try that line on people.

My personal favorite is, “So, what's your interest in being here? Why are you here?”

What I have learned over the course of time is the more people talk about themselves, the more they like you. Being a great listener allows you to really learn about the other person and then, like in boxing, you counterpunch. You throw in some ideas. Eventually they ask you about yourself or you voluntarily talk about yourself, but always make about the other person first.

2 simple ways to meet others.

“Do you come here often,” and then if they start talking to talking to that answer, you can you can joke with them. “So, what's your sign?” After all, we are meeting at the bar here.” “I remember these days from when I was younger,” or is you just make a joke out of it so, in this way, people know that you are being facetious.

Then, finally, “What’s you're interested being here? What are you hoping to get out this,” or “what's your background,” and ask them about their work. That is just a smoother question to ask them about what their interest is in being here.

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.

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.”

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 A

How to Be a Great Networker | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/05/08/how-to-be-a-great-networker-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1098 I discuss the top ways to be seen as a great networker, referring to a podcast done by Dr. Ivan Misner of BNI

Summary

Today's video is about being an effective networker. It came as a result of a podcast I listened to from BNI and Dr. Ivan Misner. Dr. Misner spoke about what it takes to be an effective networker. What he did was survey many businesses to determine what the qualities were of an effective networker. 3400 people were surveyed. Not all of them were business owners. Not all of them were members of his business networking organization.

In doing so, although there is a bias toward business owners I think the results are helpful to job hunters as well. Here are the7 characteristics of being a successful and effective business networker.

7. A great networker is approachable. People may forget what you said, but they are not going to forget how they felt when they spoke to you or met you. You want to be in approachable individual because, frankly, they're not going to come to you. If they don't find that you are approachable.

6. They are trustworthy. It doesn't matter how successful someone is. If someone doesn't trust them, you are not going to work with them, right? You are not going to work from them because people put their reputation on the line when they refer someone. You have to be trustworthy in order to be referred.

5. The person follows up. I know I had a situation recently were referred one person to another for some testing and that person hasn't followed up. It makes me crazy. You stop giving opportunities that person. You stop giving referrals.

4. They are sincere and authentic. They convey authenticity. After all, if a person seems insincere, are you going to trust him? No, of course not. You want to be seen as someone who is sincere and authentic.

3. They help out and are collaborative. Maybe what you do to help out another person's clip some articles and send them to them. Maybe you send some links that you think will be helpful to them. Put them in touch with individuals who can help them with no expectations of something in return. With time, it may come back to you but you want to be seen as a giving individual.

2. They have a positive attitude. It's not that everything is going to work out quite obviously but you really want to walk over to someone or refer someone or help someone who makes them feel depressed or who is depressed? I'm not suggesting that you should should fake it, but folks realize that when you are feeling down and you carry yourself that way perpetually (it's one thing if it's an occasional thing, but it's another thing, if that's the way you live your life), people won't want to help you. A negative attitude, a consistently negative attitude makes people dislike you and not want to refer you.

1. They are a good listener. I thought it was interesting that people thought the fact that someone listened well was the number 1 criteria for being a good networker. It is more important to be interested that interesting. People want to help individuals who care about them. Recognize that great listing skills help you be a great networker. Put all of these together and realize what you're good at and work on one thing where you can do a better job.

You know, the things were you start making excuses to yourself or why you're not that way--- that's probably the one that you should start off with.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

 

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

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.