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Think Gigs | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP1256 The economy has begun to change. Swim with the river and survive or swim against the current and eventually drown.

Summary

In returning from vacation, I decided to change the format of the show from one where I was finding people to interview to one where I share my advice and advice more freely than I was allowed to previously.

Every day, Monday through Friday, 5 to 6 minutes, 10 tops, you'll be getting job search advice for me to help you find work more quickly.

This is the first show as I return and is not just simply design to help you earn additional income, but to head off any sort of difficulties you might have during the next recession. That's because I believe the economic framework in the United States has changed… Let me make my case to you.

Think gigs.

And if you like today show, give it five stars in iTunes; given a great review; it's can help other people discover the show.

If you have been paying attention, you've missed something that has been changing structurally in the US economy. That's the change to part-time work that has become so prevalent.

If you take a look at the recovery (this isn't a criticism of government policy or anyone politically), this is just an observation about how business has learned to cope with (1) the opportunities caused by changes in technology and (2) they'll see the value in hiring full-time workers anymore.

What's been happening more and more frequently is that companies are hiring part-time workers. That's in the government statistics. Some of the gets buried in the notion of the U-6 report where the statistic talks about people who would like to work full time but are actually working part-time.

I question that a little bit now; part-time can be broken up into two categories. One is part-time workers; the second is the new gig economy. Free agents. Freelancers. People who are working whatever hours they need to in order to do a particular task.

Some might fall under the category of virtual assistants; some might be web designers who are working on an individual project. Writers, editors, a whole host of people. Recruiters. Coaches. People who are doing particular functions for specific people.

They are not working 40 hour work weeks. Some are working less; some are working more. Some may work 40 hours. They are self-employed individuals were part of this new gig economy.

What I expect is going to be happening with the next downturn is that this is going to be ingrained in the culture and ingrained in our society that much more.

If you think about it, if your business right now, you're the headquarters building, you have buildings around the world where you are employing people. You are paying for benefits; you're paying for that building; you're paying for air conditioning and heat, for phone lines and computer systems… A variety of different additional things.

You are doing this even though you might need these people for a limited number of hours per week, a month or a year.

More and more firms, both small and large firms, and start to look at contractors, gig workers, people who are hired to perform a particular task. These people do it, are paid and move on.

You may complain, "Oh, it's these people in India again, or in China or wherever." But, you know, let me use myself as an example.

As I work on launching JobSearchCoachingHQ.com, I started looking at having some videos and the cost of having videos edited in the US was more than 10 times the cost of outsourcing it abroad. What would you do? You are buying close the made elsewhere. Don't criticize me; you are doing the same thing except to do it with your clothes, your food and many other things.

That's the trend I really see getting ingrained. Now, how does this affect you?

I want you to start thinking about things that you can do on the side or things that are part of your knowledge base that you can break apart that would create income for you in case the next recession, in case the next economic downturn or catastrophe affects you. Start now.

You can do research on sites like freelancer.com or upwork.com (that's a successful company to elance.com and odesk.com) in any number of other sites where there is information and experiences with gig workers.

Thank you from the standpoint of what special skills you have that, if you were marketing yourself and your knowledge, how you would sell yourself on a contract basis.

So, for example, if you are an accountant, you might the tax returns. If you are an engineer, you might do design work for different people. If you are a programmer, you might write specifications or design documents.

What is it that you do that can be broken apart into component parts and marketed?

Go to the sites and just do it from the standpoint of research. Take some time to proactively think but don't delay starting because gigs are going to be much more the norm in the future.

When I look at myself, my own background, and the work recruiters are doing, I am seeing more and more firms hiring contract recruiters, I am seeing sites that are paying for hourly work from recruiters. For example, there is one site I've seen where a recruiter sets the price (I have seen as low as $25 per hour in the US) for recruiting work. They are not paid a fee at the backend; they are hired to source, find and refer.

It's happening everywhere, folks. You need to be ready for it. If you are an administrative assistant, obviously, you can do virtual assistant work.

Start thinking ahead. Start laying the foundation for doing work for others on a part-time basis NOW. That way, if the economy craters, if the recession hits, if you lose your job, you have the financial wherewithal to last until you find your next job. That may take longer than you think.

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

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

“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.

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.

How Do I Increase My Chances of Finding a Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1287 I will answer this and a sister question.

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.

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NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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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Are LinkedIn Profiles Still Relevant? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1248 What do you think?

Summary

The question is, “Is having a LinkedIn profile still relevant?”

Usually this question is asked by a younger professional, a recent grad, not a lot of experienced individuals, those kind of people. So, I want to speak to you in terms of investing.

If I told you putting two dollars a day aside had any sort of meaning you might scratch your head and go, “Two dollars a day? What’s that going to do for me?” Well, if you had zero interest and put down two dollars a day, you would have over $700 at the end of the year. You would have over $1400 at the end of two. And you have 3500 at the five. This might get your attention.

LinkedIn is kind of like that, as well, in that the investment in time and effort in a LinkedIn profile and becoming involved on the site pays off big dividends later. Here's how.

Recruiters are basically looking for people to fill jobs. That's corporate and third-party recruiters. So, both are on LinkedIn looking for backgrounds to fit jobs. So, you start getting messages from firms are trying to hire. So, you have to think of your profile in terms of SEO. Thus, you keyword optimize your LinkedIn profile to draw attention to yourself. You become involved in groups and you start doing networking online through LinkedIn.

The investment in time and effort pays off at times when you really need to make a change. Like, if you think you are going to get laid off in the next 30 years of your career, 40 years of your career, trust me. You are wrong.

So, making the investment NOW in building your profile out, keeping it up-to-date, regularly (like at least twice a week), take the app, logon, see if anyone's trying to reach you. Do that regularly and you are going to get tantalized by some of the jobs that people present to you.

Opportunity is going to knock and, even if you're not interested, you can start building relationships with people just by basically responding say, “Thanks. Not really a good time for me to change jobs right now. Keep me informed of other things. Okay?”

Doing that is how you, in the current economy, I'm not saying five years from now it might not be different, but for now, LinkedIn is the place to be for job hunters. Don’t miss out.

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. 

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.

A Question About Discrimination | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1280 When hiring, are you allowed to deny people on a bad personality?

Summary

"When hiring, are you allowed to deny people on the bad personality where, if they don't embody the company image, even if they meet the paper requirements."
I want to break this question down into a couple of different components.  The basis of the rejection is your personality, not whether you have the skill… The company image… I'm confused about that but I will try to sort through as I talk.

Discrimination exists, under US law, based upon a number of criteria.  Some states have added additional criteria onto the initial federal wants.  As long as the form of discrimination. Any of those laws, it is not, by definition, discrimination.  It may be discriminatory. It may reflect ignorance, but it is not legally discrimination.

In this example, a person meets the paper requirements and we don't know whether this person displayed their knowledge poorly on the interview.  We are just going to look at what we know here.  This person believes that they were turned down based upon personality and a 2nd criteria.

Personality is not a discriminatory category under any criteria I've ever heard of.  Firms are allowed to evaluate people for "fit" as long as that doesn't fall into a discriminatory category.  For example, we don't think you fit in because we only hire men.  Another example would be your gay and we only hire heterosexuals.  And, of course you are black and we are white or your white or black.  What do you know about our culture without actually giving them a chance to demonstrate that in the course of the interview?  That would be clear discrimination based upon it. Personality… No.

Company Image?
I had a question based upon the phrase, "the company image."  They don't embody "the company image."  I'm wondering whether this is a question about weight and whether this person might be profoundly obese, for example.  In certain states, that behavior might qualify as discrimination.

Ultimately, you have to prove that was the criteria for being rejected by this organization.  That is a hard road to take.  In terms of weight, to my knowledge, an attorney would know this better, you can't use the excuse of, "No one at this firm is morbidly obese."  That's a term that I've heard used, to describe someone who was extremely overweight.  They are at the point of risking death by being that overweight.

Again, if you really believe that this is the case, consult an attorney and see what they have to say.  Find out what it would take to prove your case if the issue is about you being extremely overweight.  See if that would allow you to become a part of a "protected class" under state or federal law.  If you live in a bigger city, you might be protected under local law, as well, because those laws are added on top of the original federal law.

I'm sorry to be more specific, but I think this becomes a way to evaluate whether this is a case of discrimination and whether firms can do it.

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

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

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.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Advice for Baby Boomers | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1246 I was asked a series of questions in advance to an interview for a podcast that, I believe offers great advice for Boomers.

Summary

I have been invited to be a guest on a podcast dealing that supports an audience of baby boomers and they asked me a few questions, in advance since I’m going to be speaking about job hunting. Since it's dealing with Boomers, they asked some questions targeted to Boomers and I thought some of this would be very helpful for my audience.

So, the first question’s how is working with Boomers different?

The biggest challenge of working with Boomers is how easily they cop to the excuse of ageism in job hunting. “How do I find a job now that I am 60 or 65? I'm going to be interviewed by someone so much younger than me. Boo-Hoo! Boo-hoo! They are going to see me like there mother or father and they are going to reject me.”

My experience is, most the time, Boomers are so confident in themselves and their abilities that they spend no time preparing for interviews. They can’t backup their stories and they are blown away by an interviewer who sees as a fraud, representing knowledge and experience that they can't defend. So, I want to encourage you, first of all, take the time to be prepared for interviews. Don’t go out there and wing it.

So, the top three tips for Baby Boomers is to (number one) preserve and enhance your network of contacts. I have the belief that the next recession isn't that far away. Certainly, we are closer to it than we are to the last recession. After all, the last one was 2007-2009. It was a huge debacle and now were years later. Do you think we’re six years away from a recession? I don’t. So, if you're in a management role, you are likely to be targeted because, frankly, that's who gets targeted in most of these recessions. You are expensive, the cost of benefits, you are older, it's cheaper to keep people around and if there are five manager supporting 35 people, they may decide that three managers is just enough and to make those three work harder. So, you have to be prepared for what could be a layoff.

So, you network. You get a leg up on your competition for when you are job hunting, and you start proactively activating your network with a bunch of, “hi! How are you,” phone calls. You start acting proactively to enhance your network. Get involved with trade groups, organizations and places where you can develop relationships with people.

Second thing you do is update your resume NOW. Even though you're not looking, it just makes sense to have it ready in case you needed it, rather than in the midst of the crisis you are suddenly trying to think of writing a resume. It’s hard to do it under those circumstances,

You are feeling a lot of pressure. Everyone's asking you questions. You feel like it just doesn't make sense to you. You update it now. You update it every three months.

Last thing is you start conserving capital now so that, in this way, if you are laid off and not ready to retire, you have greater financial flexibility and staying power in your job search. The last recession hurt a lot of people because they were out of work for a long periods of time. You can also, by the way, start a business on the side, using your expertise or using one of the talents in order to create revenue opportunities for yourself. That’s also going to give you staying power.

So, this is my favorite question. What's the biggest challenges or concerns you see Boomers experiencing regarding job search. Boomers, like their older brethren, don't listen, don’t prepare and you become shocked when they been fire you.

“How can they do this to me? I have been so loyal!” Like Michael Corleone says in the Godfather, “it’s business. It's not personal.” So, you have to do things to look after your own interests and do a great job but you also have to act like the CEO of your own business with your family as your board members.

After all, job hunting doesn't have to be hard, difficult or painful, let alone take as long as it usually does. The skills that are needed to find a job are different than the skills needed to do it and they just involve practice in preparation. Whether it's networking, you can get better at networking. Interviewing just requires practice. Resume writing or the willingness to outsource your resume to someone who can write it well … You put things in place now when you're not stressed that will help you in case, suddenly, you are laid off.

So the last question is, “what would you tell a Boomer to do now, today to get started making changes?”

The economy operates in cycles. Although it may feel good now, the fact is another recession's on the way. Being prepared now is smart business. Don't wait until the knock on the door and someone opens it and says, “Can we see in the conference room for a few minutes.”

That's obviously too late to be prepared because you are about to be handed the notification that says you have been let go, what you’re final date is, what the buyout package terms are… all that stuff. You will freak because that's what most people do and understandably. All I’ll say is you have some time now. Get ready now.

As Jim Rohn says so well , either you run the day or the day runs 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

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.

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.

Dissecting Where The Breakdown Is in Your Job Search | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1266 Things can wrong in many places in your job search. 

Summary

You're involved with a job search. It's just not working for you. How do you critique what's going on in order to figure out what to course correct? Right?
It's very rare that a job search goes in a perfectly straight line with absolute progress and you wind up in a job instantly. Often the situation breaks down. So let's look at how to dissect it
If you're sending out resumes, and you aren't getting any interviews, you've got a resume problem. The resume isn't working for you. How you aresubmitting it isn't working for you.
If you're not even getting phone calls about resumes that you've posted on job boards, the issue may be one of two things. It could be the career that you've chosen for yourself isn't particularly marketable or, more likely, your resume is not keyword rich in the kind of skills that recruiters are looking for. You may need to change the language on your resume.
If you're getting calls for phone interviews and aren't being invited in, you've got a problem with phone interviewing. You just don't know how to do it well enough to entice people to want to continue the conversation. So,you need to improve on that. There are many different ways. I have a bunch of the posted as JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. But I'll simply say that you need to improve your phone interview.
If you getting phone interviews, being invited in for in-person ones and not getting asked back, you don't interview well in person. That could be caused by a variety of things too numerous to really mention here but that's where the breakdown is occurring. If you're getting invited back for finals and not getting past "the boss of bosses," you know "the Don" for the organization, the person to whom this job ultimate the reports, not the immediate manager, but the over "the overlord," you're not making connections with people, certainly not at the high levels.
And if you're getting offers and you're getting low balled,you haven't done a good enough job on your interviews to make them believe that you can solve their problems. So, they're basically tossing a bone at you and seeing if you'll bite. You haven't made them fall in love yet.
So this is how a job search gets deconstructed. There are obvious paths along the way and often people go through the process of just going through the motions.You know, they send out resumes. They don't prepare for phone calls. They haven't really keyword optimized their resume to make it attractive on job boards. They're flipping resumes across the transom like they're burgers at a fast food restaurant. How well does that work? Do you find them tasty? No, of course not. Neither does the employer. You're a spammer.
And if you're interviewing and not practiced for it, it's your fault, again. You haven't done the homework necessary to impress people all at all.
Job hunting involves skills that you can learn and skills that you can develop. JobSearchCoachingHQ.com will provide those answers for you and, I'll simply say, sign up on the site. It's very inexpensive. There's a lot there that you'll be able to learn from.
Hope you found this helpful, and hope you have a great day.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a 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 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.

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

How Do I Stay In Contact With My References During A Long Job Search? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1261 References are important. How do you stay in contact with them?

Summary

How do you stay in contact with the references when you know you to be involved with a lengthy job search?

So much of this question reveals a lack of confidence on the part of the job hunter. First of all, I don't know how long a "long job search" is. Let's assume this person knows it will be a long job search because they realize that they are a beginner or they have antiquated skills or experience that will cause it to be a long job search.

First of all, you need to accept the fact that you will need to do work in order to make this not a long job search. By that, I mean that there are things you will need to learn or relearn that the job market demands of you that will improve your chances, instead of being like a feather in the wind blowing from place to place. You take charge of your own career and learn what you need to learn. That's step number one

Step number two is how do you stay in contact with people? You stay in contact are limited basis but not an abusive basis. For example, you write what seems like a personal note. Instead of doing a bulk copy or blind copy to five people who might be references, and send it to one person at a time.

The subject line could be something like, "Status update." The message could read, "I'm not at a point yet where my interviews will yield an offer, but I want to let you know that I'm still looking, keep this in your mind." Then remind them of the few points you want them to make at the right time so it just doesn't hit the like a ton of bricks.

Continue by saying, "Have no fear. When I need you I will contact you immediately and say," 'It's time.'" That will give them the habit of knowing that that is the code phrase for, "I really need you."

Doing it every 4 to 6 weeks is fine, just to send a quick report on your job search and where you are. You don't have to mention companies by name. You just want them to know that she was still looking for a position and you'll be in contact when you need them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest

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

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

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

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You’re Going to Have to Take The First Step | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1229 I point to one of many possible challenges a person may need to face.

Summary

I was doing a class last night in they posed a wonderful paradoxical question you. I am just going to repeat it to you.

“If you can't lose the game, the game is not worth playing.”

The metaphor that this version of coaching does is that most things can be enjoyed and be made more successful when, instead of thinking of it as work or a task, we construct a game about it. So, again, to just repeat, if you can't lose, the game is not worth playing. In other words, if there's no challenge here, why bother?

As a result, most people take the safe route in order to advance, and frankly, it leads to mechanistic behavior because, frankly, at the end of the day, where's the fun in all of this? Where’s the challenge to all of this? So, if you can't lose the game, the game is not worth playing.

Here’s the second one. When you really play, you always win because failure (what most people would associate with not being successful) is a learning opportunity. You grow from it. You expand yourself and, in the course of stretching to achieve, you’re changing yourself. This isn’t about the outcome, per se. It's about who you become in the course of doing this.

What got you here, won't get you there. For job hunters, this is hugely important because, at the end of the day, you're going to need to adapt to new roles unless you want to stay doing the same thing the next 30 or 40 years of your life. I don’t think you want to do that period I think you want to grow and stretch and learn from this experience and being in and environment that supports you.

That's true in your job search, as well. You're going to need to learn new skills and start thinking of, not just simply the immediate search, the totality of your career development. You need to build a brand for yourself. You need to construct solutions that employers want reach out to you for that you want to become known. In other words, you want to build “the brand of you.”

There’s never been a time in human history where it is easier than now to build one. After all, you’ve got YouTube here. You have video, you have live streaming. There's twitter. There’s Facebook. There’s LinkedIn. There are all sorts of venues where you can do things. There’s public speaking. There’s all sorts of venues where we can practice doing things differently then you have to this point and create “the brand of you.”

I'm not expecting you to get on YouTube and do 1000 videos plus like I've done (by the time you see this, I am already over 4000+) the important thing is that you start thinking in terms of what you want to be known for. What qualities and experiences and successes and knowledge do you have and do you want to be known for so that people want to reach out to you and offer you opportunities instead of you seeking them out at a time to time we you get a crisis or feel desperation.

You are far better being “the go to person” in your field, rather than being someone who's always like as supplicant, hat in hand, trying to find something.

After all, the person who gets ahead, isn't always the smartest semicolon they don't always work the hardest (although those great qualities to have). People get ahead by being alert to opportunity. Sometimes those are internal to your organization. More often than not, they are external.

Since most jobs are filled as a result of networking connections, you want to make sure that people know about you. Practice and put yourself in situations where you can speak publicly. Be the expert at a conference or one of the experts at a conference where people bring you in to espouse on your knowledge and your successes.

Never done it before? There was a time I never did a YouTube video. You learn. Get yourself into Toastmasters. Practice there. It's an easy supportive environment where you can learn that skill. Write an article. Get it published. Never did it before? Most people never did the first time they write one. You may make a mistake and you will learn from it. It’s okay.

Just start exposing yourself to new instead of getting yourself into this or rut where you are constantly doing the same repetitive thing over again. At the end of the day, each time you take a step toward evolving your career and making sure that people know about you, you are closer to never being out of 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 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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

How Do I Write an InMail to a 2nd Degree Connection . . . ? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1254 How Do I Write an InMail to a 2nd Degree Connection  Without Looking Like I’m Going Behind a 1st Degree Connection?

Summary

Episode 1254 of No BS Job Search Advice Radio. This is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm called The Big Game Huntetr because I used to hunt down leaders and staff . . . Did it for organizations for a hell of a long time. And now I coach people to play big . . . HUGE and help you in your job search, help you be more effective in your work, life. . .
This show is about one of those peculiar questions that I've been asked before about how awkward someone feels about contacting or I should say inMailing a second degree connection and feeling like they're going behind the back of their first degree connection. Hope you find this helpful. Hope you give it a great review and I hope you listen to the end of the show where there's information about different services I have that I believe can help you and with that,let's get going.
Okay, the question is "how do I write to a second degree connection without making it look like I'm going behind the back of my first degree connection "
Now, my philosophy is you are inconveniencing the first so, it's quite okay to go directly to the second and if you're looking for tactically how to do this, well, yes, you can reach out to them directly and reach out to them with the idea of them becoming a first before you actually reach out to them.
what you can also do is have the first degree connection provide the introduction, but that seems so old school and so passe in these modern times. I think you're best off just and best served by just reaching out to the the person that you want to get to, connecting with them or going around the entire LinkedIn system altogether.
You know where they work .You call them up on the phone and you reach out to them and say, "hi. My name is . . . And I'm looking for position doing such and such. I saw you work for the firm that I like to work for. Can I pick your brain for a minute and see if you might be able to introduce me to someone . . . If you're comfortable doing that? I want you to feel comfortable that I have a background would be appropriate. But, you know, I'm wondering if I could just pick your brain for a couple of minutes."
What that does is circumvent this entire "reach throughyour first degree connection" to introduce you to the second, getting the connection request accepted If you're going to them directly.
Just call them up on the phone, introduce yourself and say, " I understand the firm is looking for such and such. I was wondering if you might introduce me to the hiring manager. Can I ask who that might be or would you feel more comfortable interviewing me for a couple of minutes to see that I'm competent before referring me?" That will save you a lot of time,a lot of Agony, have you develop an advocate within the firm instead of worrying about this extraneous thing called LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a database. It gives you information. How you use that information is your choice. You don't have to use their system. There's no requirement. Just use it and get your. interview.
So that's today's show. I hope you enjoyed it. And if you did, here are a few ways that I can help you. First of all, you can hire me to coach you throughout your job search in every way imaginable that includes a resume and/or LinkedIn profile critique interview preparation helping you with a salary negotiation and/or networking, answering your questions about your job search, give you advice about a decision you have to make once you have the offer.
We can work in 30 minutes or 1 hour increments throughout your search and the easiest way to talk with me about it is by connecting with me at linkedin.com /in//thebiggamehunter. Mention that you listen to the show. I just like knowing that I'm helping folks and, once were connected, message me that you're interested in coaching. Will do it a free discovery conversation with one another if you're not interested in coaching. If you just have a few questions, the easiest way to do it is by reaching out to me through the Magnifi app for iOS or, if you don't have an iOS device, if you are and Android user or you just want to call me on the phone, do you through PrestoExperts.com where I'm a career coach and job search expert.
For those of you been listening to the show, you know I always talk about JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and recently we've been changing the focus of the site to really emphasize interviewing and answering tough interview questions. You'll have access to curated information that you can watch, listen to or read that's designed to help you find work more quickly as well as videos and podcasts and other information that emphasize interviewing and answering tough interview questions.
You can also take my classes on Skillshare and become a premium member using the link in the show notes and get two months for free, instead of the one month that the site offers.
And the last thing I want to mention to you is . . . Scheduled me for lunch. I do it at 12:30 most days. For now, I'm making myself available Monday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for lunch at 12:30 eastern time. We'll meet over Zoom and be able to see one another you bring something to eat or if it's early for you, very simply bring some coffee with you will sit and talk for 45 minutes. I'll answer your questions. For $175 that's less than what I charge for comparable time for my coaching. So, again, reach out to me through Linkedin and we'll schedule a time for lunch.
Have a great day. 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
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.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

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

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Looking for Remote Work? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/09/14/looking-for-remote-work-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1226 Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter discusses something you should not be doing when you are looking for a job where you can work remote or telecommute.

Summary

I just had a flurry, and it happens from time to time, of people who have seen listings of mine on my website, or on the web and they send their resume in and it's very clear that (#1) this is a full-time position and (#2) that they are on-site. We’re having a conversation and are about five minutes in and they basically then tell me they want to work remote.

Now, in all candor, don't you think I would've put “remote is available” if that was the case? Do you think firms that information or do you think that becomes an attractive selling thing for firms?

So, for you job hunters who think you can finesse someone into talking to you for a few minutes and then saying, “hey, can I do this job remote,” all you've done is screw the other person. Do you hear me? You’ve wasted their time. You misrepresented yourself and you've wasted your own time.

As Bob Newhart says in his skit on YouTube, “STOP IT!” Stop wasting people’s time.

We don't have extra time for your nonsense. Be effective. Look for jobs that are clear about remote work or telecommuting. Target jobs that allow telecommuting. That’s fine. I filled many jobs that allow telecommuting.

But not the ones that don't refer to that. You follow? So, again, if you're looking for remote work, don’t waste people's time. Respond to jobs that are focused on remote.

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.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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.