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What Qualities Do You Look for in a Boss (Manager)? | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I discuss how to answer this typically second interview question?

Summary

I am 1 of those tough interview questions that is designed to ... I'm not sure what it's designed to do. But the fact of the matter is it's not that tough; however, in the heat of the 2nd interview, (occasionally, it is asked in the 1st), it surprises people because they are not prepared and there is nothing that gives them a context for the question... It kind of stumps them.

The question basically is, "What qualities do you look for in a manager (in a Boss)?" Things along those lines.

Again, not a tough question. Let's break it down.

You start off by going, "I work well with the manager who treats all all sorts of people with courtesy and respect. The manager who values ideas and input from the people. They don't necessarily have to follow those ideas but looks for the input, sorts it out and gives you the impression that matters to them what I think."

"I also work well with the manager is very clear about what is expected of me. What my responsibilities will be. What sort of boundaries exist, work. Someone who can streamline my area so that they remove roadblocks and barriers from doing my job.. Some of the trust me and thus things that I don't need a lot of supervision but also expects I'm going to come to them for advice or help or input or if I'm struggling. I also think availability is helpful." You get where I'm coming from? These are legitimate qualities anyone would expect from a manager. You give them back this kind of an answer.

The key thing is the sound like you are thinking of your answer and that is not rehearsed answer. If you make your answer sound like it is a checklist, is going to sound like you planned for this. If you listen to my answer, you'll notice that might sound a little bit reflective. That's really the key to it.

Then there's one more piece so don't think you're off the hook here. The extra piece is to flip the question and ask, "What is your style like?"

Let's be practical here. Do you think anyone is going to tell you, "I'm kind of abrupt and they don't really care what my people think. It's your problem to get rid of the barriers to your success and I don't really care what you think about or what your thoughts are." Do you think it was good to say that to you? Of course, not.

There going to feedback exactly what they have heard you say and that will help hook them into you. To say anything to the countries and make them feel defensive. If you shared what's important to you that something that they can mirror back.

Again, lack of preparedness is the biggest issue with this question. And forgetting to flip the answer to the manager or future boss and asking them what their style is like is the 2nd mistake. You always have to do that flip at the end. It will help nail the higher.

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.  

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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Understanding the Different Constituencies | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the importance of finding out what the different constituencies are looking for when they interview you and how to find out.

Summary

Today, I have more advice for you about interviewing is an IT professional or a senior level professional with a different organization.

Here's the pattern of the interviews. The 1st interview. HR. 2nd interview. Hiring manager. 3rd interview (sometimes 4th and 5th interview) different constituencies that are being impacted you being hired. Final interview. Area manager. This is how it generally works. Lots of different interviews from lots of different directions.

Once you are being invited back by the hiring manager, HR may make the phone call but the hiring manager is the one who makes the decision, you need to start understanding the different constituencies in the organization. What's their problem? What matters to them? It may be different than what your immediate manager cares about.

Your immediate manager cares that, at the end of the day, he or she isn't going to get bugged that you are incompetent, that you are a problem, that you are not doing what the user wants. But, at the end of the day, what DOES the user want? What do these different departments care about that you can solve for them?

I want to encourage you that when you get the invitation to come back, as the hiring manager. What is it that they are concerned with? What problems have they been facing? What did the predecessor in the role do really well? What were they so good at? Are you going to be evaluated by these different constituencies in order to ensure that you give them the information that they need?

Sometimes, these constituencies have a completely different view of the job than what you are going to be told. I'm going to encourage you to go back and watch my video about "The Single Best Question You Should Ask on Any Interview," or read my book on that subject. And, at the beginning of the interview with each of these constituencies, say something to the effect of, "When I spoke with (name of the hiring manager), he gave me his take on the role but yours may be a little bit different. Would you tell me about the role as you see it and what I can do to help you?"

Thus, they will tell you at the beginning of the interview what matters to them so that you can address their concerns in powerful ways early in the process and not guess what they are looking for.

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

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.

Second Interview Questions: Why Should We Hire You?

Second Interview Questions: Why Should We Hire You? | No BS Job Search Advice

EP 985 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer this important interview question. 

Summary

This 1 is geared toward 2nd interviews. The question I want to offer up is, "So, why should we hire you?" This is been the meta-question that has been behind everything else that is taken place from your phone screen, your 1st in person and now this interview. They want to understand why it is they should choose you from all the other individuals whose resumes they have screened, who they have interviewed, who they are bringing back now on this interview.

To some degree, this is a pretty easy question... If you take a little bit of time to reflect on your previous interviews. That's because, at these interviews, they have given you cues about where their interest really piqued in your background, what they really zeroed in on the cause them to really get excited about you. They may have said something to you. They may have really gone in deep into that part of your background.

At the end of the day, that's what it's really all about. You have to deliver a message to them that really focuses in on their area of interest that causes them to say, "Yeah, that's right." All the stuff that they have signaled in the course of their previous interviews are really what you need to zero in on. You construct the answer by saying, "I'm sure you hear this all the time – – I really have a lot of passion for what I do. I love doing such and such. " Go into detail about that.

"But what really makes me stand out from others is..." You zero in on those qualities that they honed in on in your interview so that in this way, you're playing into what they believe your strengths are, confirm it for them and thus helping them choose you versus your competition. All

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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.

Thank You Letters After Second, Third or Any Late Stage Interview | TheBigGameHunterTV


In this video, I discuss how to format a thank you letter after a later stage interview for maximum effect.

Summary

I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com.

Someone was asking me about thank you letters after 2nd or final interviews (Obviously, 3rd or 4th, as well) and I thought I would do a quick video talking about that and how they differ from thank you letters after the 1st one. First interview thank you letters early interview thank you letters, they could have a lighter feel to them.

By the time you get into a 2nd or 3rd or final interview, you have to go in for the close and really push hard for why you fit to role. Because, after all, you've got kind of information by this time as to who you are, what they are looking for, how it fits and you may not have covered all the points. So, you want to make a strong case for yourself and really the format is no different than a cover letter.

1st paragraph. I just want to thank all of you for taking time to meet with me (That's if it was a group interview that was involved); if it's the head of the department or someone in the C suite, Thanks for making time to meet with me today. I know your him and schedule is busy. I appreciate the opportunity to chat with you. We covered a lot of points and I have a good idea of the role. I just wanted to demonstrate, again, how my background can fit”

And then, from there, the 2nd paragraph that really addresses how your background fits the role. It's not just about listings skills and how your experience and how long and how recently you performed that function or did that role. That is that's like a cover letter where you are talking to a stranger.

You want to have a personalized message there that really demonstrates how you fit and then concludes by saying in the 3rd paragraph, “I want to let you know how interested I am in the role. I know you said you said you would be in touch next week, but , again, just want to thank you for the opportunity to speak with you and appreciate you making time. Best wishes.”

Insert this before the “best wishes.” “If you have any questions don't hesitate to give me a call or drop me a note. I would be happy to answer them, and best wishes. Then, you conclude.

It's a strong sales letter; not sending a thank you is a mistake. It's a mistake people make after 1st interviews, 2nd interviews, after every interview because you have a selling opportunity where they can reflect on what you said and asked themselves she had I missed that point and cause them to come back and ask you about it at the next stage at the final interview, you had ample opportunity to close the situation. That's what you're trying to do is to reinforce your interest here make a strong case for your candidacy because you know you're competing with other people, right. I'm Jeff Altman the big Game hurt if you're interested my coaching you visit my website, which is the big Game Hunter .us on the top. There are tabs they are put the service that you're interested in schedule time with me. I really love to help you. I'm also enough just simply say that if you have questions forming is also waiting just as a ask questions and schedule time with me for that. But the real thing is if you'd like me to help prepare you for an interview, helping the salary negotiation particular resume LinkedIn profile answer your job search questions. I will call it handholding because that's really unfair, but help you with all the details of the search to be clear, I'm not a recruiter any longer. I did that for many years, I now coach people to perform an elite level so if you'd like may help, visit the big Game Hunter .us order the service that you think best serves the needs and love to help you have a great day. Take care

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about 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.

One Thing to Get Before Your Second or Final Interview

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses something you need to get before your second or final interview.

Summary

I'm back with more advice for you for your 2nd or final interview. I have a number of videos about 2nd interviews and I believe there is even a playlist. See you want to watch the playlist of you have already see my other videos about this. I think will be a huge help for you in your preparation. Here's another point I want you to prepare for on your 2nd or final interview.

The point is get the feedback that is been offered so far about your performance. Most people think that if they been invited back, everything is great! I'll tell you a story. When I was working with an agency in New York some years ago, a colleague of mine was scheduling a candidate I was representing on 1st, 2nd, and ultimately final interviews with 1 of her clients. That was all going well. She told me everyone love the guy… bullshit. bullshit. bullshit . . .

It got to a point where the person was turned down. Then she told me what the reluctance had been all along. I was furious. It is all things that he could've addressed very easily on the interview if only he knew.

Here's my point for you. It's really useful to get the feedback from the HR person or from the hiring manager before you need to head of the function. If you're working with a third-party recruiter, get the feedback through them. If the third-party recruiter goes, "EVERYTHING IS GREAT!" Ask them, "could you go back and just say, 'Are there any areas of concern? Any reservations? What do you like? Are there any hesitations?'" Ask questions. The flush up any of the problem areas because there was one thing I learned in my 40+ years of doing search, small problems become BIG PROBLEMS unless they are addressed.

You are always best if you address them in the meeting, are prepared to address them in the meeting , and are proactive in addressing what their hesitation or concern might be... But you need to know what they are. You cannot assume it.

If you cannot get anything or find out something, I want you to think back to your 1st interview or previous interviews and see where the dead spots were, where the uncomfortable things were, where your background doesn't necessarily match up perfectly with the job and how you handled it then and whether you seem to have a receptive audience. Go back and review and that becomes the best that you can do to compensate if you cannot get feedback elsewhere.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Two Second Interview Tricks | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 916 Here I discuss two second interview tricks that will help you bond with people you meet with.

Summary

I have to tricks for 2nd interviews that I think will help you stand out from other people and help build connections on the interview. On previous shows, I spoke about how important is to appear congruent with what you set your 1st interview. That is, if you talked about something at your 1st interview, you want to be consistent with what you say about it at the 2nd interview, right? Otherwise, it makes them scratch their heads and wonder, "Okay. Are they being truthful?"

Here's a little trick. You always want them thinking as though you are part of the team. You always want them thinking that you are 1 of the folks.

Let's say, you're coming back to interview and meeting with someone, you've already spoken with. Maybe was a phone interview. Maybe they were part of the set up before the next group of people. As you speak with them this time, here is what you say, "I was thinking about our last conversation. You spoke about such and such. I was really getting excited about. My mind is been racing about that since we spoke last time and I was wondering if you would tell me a little bit more about that and how I may contribute to this." You just try to get them to talk more because, if you see 1 of my other videos called, "The Headhunter Secret to Knowing If You Did Well on Interviews," the idea is that the more they talk, the more they like you.

It's like you are allowing them to be magnificent and you are just basking in their magnificence and listing adoringly what they say. Always get them to talk by saying, "You know, I was thinking about that last conversation we had it not been thinking about since the time my mind really hasn't stopped mulling that over. Would you tell me a little bit more about that please because it is really very exciting to me?" That's one little trick. Getting them to talk.

The other one I want to bring to your attention today is the, "referring to the other person conversation." Let's say you're speaking to John, Phil, Brenda, whomever in the 1st conversation and there was a point that was made that stuck in your mind. Your meeting with someone new. You say to them, "I was speaking with Brenda last time and she was talking about such and such. It was really very interesting to me. Would you give me your take on that, please. Do you see it the same way she? It was really very exciting."

The idea is that by referencing a person that you spoke with before, you get an idea as to whether they are being congruent, right? For example, if last time you spoke to subordinate and now you're speaking with an overall manager or director or VP, you are getting their take on the role. The ideas always reference something from the previous conversation.

Again, the key piece on this from your standpoint, whatever you reference has to be accurate. You can't just make stuff up because otherwise the scratch their heads and just reject you, assuming that you can be accurate, then referencing the conversation that you had with Brenda asking for their take on it, but some of the position of imagining you in the role, expanding upon what you been told, talking in ways that allow you to see that they are consistent with their thinking because the last thing you want to do is to step into a situation where there is conflict about what your role is going to be and how they are going to measure success.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about 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.

One Thing to Get Before Your Second or Final Interview


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/07/20/one-thing-to-get-before-your-second-or-final-interview

EP 810 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses something you need to get before your second or final interview.

Summary

I'm back with more advice for you for your 2nd or final interview. I have a number of videos about 2nd interviews and I believe there is even a playlist. See you want to watch the playlist of you have already see my other videos about this. I think will be a huge help for you in your preparation. Here's another point I want you to prepare for on your 2nd or final interview.

The point is get the feedback that is been offered so far about your performance. Most people think that if they been invited back, everything is great! I'll tell you a story. When I was working with an agency in New York some years ago, a colleague of mine was scheduling a candidate I was representing on 1st, 2nd, and ultimately final interviews with 1 of her clients. That was all going well. She told me everyone love the guy… bullshit. bullshit. bullshit . . .

It got to a point where the person was turned down. Then she told me what the reluctance had been all along. I was furious. It is all things that he could've addressed very easily on the interview if only he knew.

Here's my point for you. It's really useful to get the feedback from the HR person or from the hiring manager before you need to head of the function. If you're working with a third-party recruiter, get the feedback through them. If the third-party recruiter goes, "EVERYTHING IS GREAT!" Ask them, "could you go back and just say, 'Are there any areas of concern? Any reservations? What do you like? Are there any hesitations?'" Ask questions. The flush up any of the problem areas because there was one thing I learned in my 40+ years of doing search, small problems become BIG PROBLEMS unless they are addressed.

You are always best if you address them in the meeting, are prepared to address them in the meeting , and are proactive in addressing what their hesitation or concern might be... But you need to know what they are. You cannot assume it.

If you cannot get anything or find out something, I want you to think back to your 1st interview or previous interviews and see where the dead spots were, where the uncomfortable things were, where your background doesn't necessarily match up perfectly with the job and how you handled it then and whether you seem to have a receptive audience. Go back and review and that becomes the best that you can do to compensate if you cannot get feedback elsewhere.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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 on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com
and then forward your question to the same address.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Two Second Interview Tricks (VIDEO)


Here I discuss two second interview tricks that will help you bond with people you meet with.

Summary

I have to tricks for 2nd interviews that I think will help you stand out from other people and help build connections on the interview. On previous shows, I spoke about how important is to appear congruent with what you set your 1st interview. That is, if you talked about something at your 1st interview, you want to be consistent with what you say about it at the 2nd interview, right? Otherwise, it makes them scratch their heads and wonder, "Okay. Are they being truthful?"

Here's a little trick. You always want them thinking as though you are part of the team. You always want them thinking that you are 1 of the folks.

Let's say, you're coming back to interview and meeting with someone, you've already spoken with. Maybe was a phone interview. Maybe they were part of the set up before the next group of people. As you speak with them this time, here is what you say, "I was thinking about our last conversation. You spoke about such and such. I was really getting excited about. My mind is been racing about that since we spoke last time and I was wondering if you would tell me a little bit more about that and how I may contribute to this." You just try to get them to talk more because, if you see 1 of my other videos called, "The Headhunter Secret to Knowing If You Did Well on Interviews," the idea is that the more they talk, the more they like you.

It's like you are allowing them to be magnificent and you are just basking in their magnificence and listing adoringly what they say. Always get them to talk by saying, "You know, I was thinking about that last conversation we had it not been thinking about since the time my mind really hasn't stopped mulling that over. Would you tell me a little bit more about that please because it is really very exciting to me?" That's one little trick. Getting them to talk.

The other one I want to bring to your attention today is the, "referring to the other person conversation." Let's say you're speaking to John, Phil, Brenda, whomever in the 1st conversation and there was a point that was made that stuck in your mind. Your meeting with someone new. You say to them, "I was speaking with Brenda last time and she was talking about such and such. It was really very interesting to me. Would you give me your take on that, please. Do you see it the same way she? It was really very exciting."

The idea is that by referencing a person that you spoke with before, you get an idea as to whether they are being congruent, right? For example, if last time you spoke to subordinate and now you're speaking with an overall manager or director or VP, you are getting their take on the role. The ideas always reference something from the previous conversation.

Again, the key piece on this from your standpoint, whatever you reference has to be accurate. You can't just make stuff up because otherwise the scratch their heads and just reject you, assuming that you can be accurate, then referencing the conversation that you had with Brenda asking for their take on it, but some of the position of imagining you in the role, expanding upon what you been told, talking in ways that allow you to see that they are consistent with their thinking because the last thing you want to do is to step into a situation where there is conflict about what your role is going to be and how they are going to measure success.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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Stupid Second Interview Mistakes: Being Too Casual


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Here’s a dopey mistake people make on second interviews, third interviews and final interviews.

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I wanted to talk with you about 1 of the stupid interview mistakes that happens more on 2nd and 3rd interviews than it would on a 1st interview. The nature of the mistake is acting too casually with the interviewer. You gotten comfortable; you've gotten involved with the conversation with this firm, the 1st time through. You met 2 or 3 people; they invited you back and now you're feeling really good. You started to feel like you belong and gotten comfortable.

So you some of the people you met last time and you stop selling. You stopped paying attention to what you said the 1st time through and started to tell different stories. You stop thinking that this is a situation where you have to sell yourself and start acting too casually. The result winds up being that you shoot yourself in the foot.

Again, this tends to happen more on 2nd and 3rd interviews that it would on a 1st interview because people know better than doing that on a 1st interview , . . unless they are an arrogant SOB. Then, you just so cocky and full of yourself; most people aren't that way. People know how to behave the 1st time through. It is generally the 2nd time through the people lower their guard, are more revealing and make this dumb mistake . They left their unprofessional nature come out and cause them opportunities.

Remember, don't act too casually. You are there to sell yourself and persuade them that you are the right person for this role, you are not there talking to your best friend . They are not your ally. They are there to evaluate and assess you until they get to the offer phase

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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More of What to Expect on a Second Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 690 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers more detail about what to expect on a second interview.

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This is another 1 of those daily shows I do about job search. My channel on YouTube is TheBigGameHunterTV . I have a lot there that you can watch the will help you with your job search. This is a show about 2nd interviews and a few of the things that you can expect of the 2nd interview.

The 1st thing I always tell people that you will meet a whole new crew of people. You already spoken to HR and maybe a line manager. Sometimes all it had you talk to the team; sometimes or have you talked to the user population.

1 of the interesting things about meeting with the business group that this job supports or a different constituency that the job supports is that their agenda is sometimes a little bit different. If you watch my video called, "The Single Best Question You Should Ask on Any Interview," I want to ask that question again of the user population or the 2nd group in order to make sure that you get their thoughts about what they are expecting from someone in the job.

You can't assume that what you been told. up until this point is the same that they are going to be looking for.

I was on intake call yesterday with the hiring manager who is trying to fill a position. It was an IT job and he was talking about what his boss was looking for in hiring him and his replacement (he's to be moving on to another job). We got to a point where we were talking about the user group. It was my turn to ask questions. I asked, "Are they clear about what they are looking for and how does it match up with what you expect to be looking for?"

The cat was now let out of the bag. "Yes, it is going to be complicated because the 2 groups have a different viewpoint of what is to be looked for… Completely different viewpoints." He tried to make the best out of it, but I heard loud and clear that they are on different pages as to how they are doing the interview.

Expect this group is going to go into more detail with your background. Whoever it is, I don't care if you're an IT accounting, engineering, or whatever, expect that they are going to go with the meticulous detail about what you did, how you went about doing it. If you are an IT, the technology that you utilized. Why you made certain decisions… All this sort of stuff that comes up in an interview.

Thus, if they start off with some questioning on the 1st interview that they didn't quite get to complete, expect that they are going to complete it here.

They may pose some behavioral interview situations to you. Some "what if" scenario to you just as a way of seeing how you think. This is more true of higher level positions than it is for staff level jobs AND it sometimes occurs in staff level interviews.

In answering questions like this, remember, you are signaling how you would be as an employee in their organization. You also want to tie your answer into something that you already know about the job. Understand that they are asking these questions for a reason and they are not just simply hypothetical, out of the blue, nonsensical questions... Most of the time. As such, you want to tie the bow on your experience and how you do the job in the context of what they are looking for.

You can expect to talk money with them. Someone is going to ask how much you are making and how much you are looking for. It's almost going to be a casual thing at a certain point in the interview were almost everything has been done so far, but they will cover it at some point. They may talk about next steps… What their expectations are... Frankly, if they don't, I want you to ask about them.

It's kind of like in dating… "So where do we go from here?" You want to ask them, if they don't explain it to you, "I assume that you're talking to other people. When should I expect to hear back from you about next steps? What would those next steps be." It's questions along those lines that you want to pose in a logical break-point in the interview.

So when they ask, "So, is there anything else?" You'll see that they're trying to get out the door... That's really the ideal time to ask this. "I know you have other things to contend with today. I just want to ask you, I assume that you're interviewing other people, when you explode back to complete this round and when can I expect to hear back about next steps."

"Well, we have people schedule between now and doomsday. Sometime around when hell freezes over you will hear back from us." Okay, they have told you that they are not interested. You get where I'm going to from here.

When all is said and done, these are all pretty predictable things that happened on 2nd interviews and things that you should anticipate and be prepared for. I have another few videos on 2nd interviews. Look for those on YouTube. I think you'll find some great value from them as well.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

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