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Job Search Mistakes: Did I Ruin My Chances By Trying Too Hard To Get Feedback? | JobSearchTV.com


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Someone messaged me with this question, Where some people get the idea that is a good idea . . . I hope it was just that they were young and bullied by parents.

Summary

Someone wrote to me. I'm not going to read the entire question. I'll just simply say, they were concerned that they jeopardized their chances by trying too hard to get feedback. Now, when I messaged them to ask what are they doing that they thought might have been too much? They eventually told me that in the last week that he emailed the recruiter 25 times.
I can only pause when I hear that. 25 times! Now what's very clear to me is that what this person has done whose been the recipient of this abuse is direct all their emails into junk because on what planet is it okay to email someone 25 times in a week?
Like, let's assume it's Monday through Friday for a second. 25 messages. Five messages a day. Have you heard anything? Have you heard anything? When are you bringing me back in? Have you heard anything? Weird? Where did that idea come up that this was a good thing?
Now I get the idea that this person might be young and thus a parent told them to do this. Folks, don't listen to your parents' advice when they tell you, "it shows that you are interested!" No, it doesn't. It shows that you're an idiot and that you have no concern for someone else's time. You have no interest in being respectful of another individual and their needs, as well. All you've done is cause yourself to be rejected, because if they were in any way interested, number one, they might have gotten back to you somewhere in the first couple of emails and, number two, is let's go extra step. They may not have been prepared to commit to you or to someone else or to anyone yet because they were still interviewing.
But you showed gumption! You showed you were an idiot. In no universe that I've ever seen is it okay to send someone 25 messages in a one week period of time and expect to not wind up in junk mail. And their email filters may have already directed you to spam without this person even doing a thing because this is abusive.
Look, I know you want feedback, I know you want to know if you're going to be considered. But this is not the way to go around it. It's kind of like, you have to realize that if a firm is interested in you, you want to be with someone who want to be with you. AND you can't chase them down, stalk them, hunt them down like they're animals and expect to get a favorable result.
What you did, clearly would have turned me off. It would turn any individual off. Would you want to get 25 messages like that, in the course of a one week period of time? And imagine if it was only over two or three days!
Folks, this is ridiculous. I'll just simply say, if you're ever in a situation where your impatience and your anxiety, or the advice that you get from someone older, is to do something like this don't. Don't do it.
Instead, you are better off going for a run, being patient, going to the gym, meditating, working on something else. When they are ready to proceed, they will get in touch with you. If a week goes by from the time of the interview, and they had indicated they will be back to you within that week. A quick message that says something to the effect of, "when I met with you last Tuesday, you indicated that I might hear from you in approximately a week. I haven't heard as of yet. I just want to see if I was still under consideration, or whether that ship has sailed?" That's a metaphor for "I'm no longer under consideration.
Never, ever do something like that because, I can assure you your name is in their memory banks clearly as a lunatic. And do you think that person doesn't go to another organization and remember? Do you think even if they don't go to another organization, they don't spend part of their day talking about this idiot who emailed them 25 times in a week? Yeah, I remember.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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.

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.” 

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.

Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Being on the Wrong Side of History | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/19/stupid-job-search-mistakes-being-on-the-wrong-side-of-history

EP 1380 I remind you make a conscious choice about sharing your opinions.

Summary

This is a simple video to remind you 1 of those stupid job-search mistakes that people make way too often. I call it, "Being on the wrong side of history."

We let it a very hyper-charged times with people arguing relentlessly about one issue or another. I don't want to take you away from any conscious decision you choose to make but I want to encourage you to make a conscious decision.

Whether you are right or left makes no difference because there is going to come a time where your opinion is not going to be enough to satisfy "the revolutionaries." I want to be clear, if you're progressive, there's going to be someone who's going to overturn your opinions later on. Don't believe me? Just remember that the policy called "Don't Ask. Don't Tell" was popular among progressive years ago and see how that is turned out?

The issue more than anything that is that data and data collection has become so dominant for so many organizations and that is only getting more so. Understand that firms are using data mining techniques now that are relatively immature be getting better every day to find people and learn everything about them before they meet.

How does that affect you? Real simple. It's your choice as to whether or not your speech is protected and whether or not you want to sue if someone chooses not to interview you based upon your opinion

If you don't think this is an issue because you're in business for yourself, think twice about that. There are people out there looking to see what people's political opinions are.

I just want you to be conscious. Make decisions that you think are right for you. I'm not going to lecture you about your politics. I personally don't care. All I want you to do is be conscious that what you say and what you do online may have an impact, even though you may think it's popular now, it may come back to bite you in the butt in the future.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Being on the Wrong Side of History | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/02/19/stupid-job-search-mistakes-being-on-the-wrong-side-of-history

EP 1380 I remind you make a conscious choice about sharing your opinions.

Summary

This is a simple video to remind you 1 of those stupid job-search mistakes that people make way too often. I call it, "Being on the wrong side of history."

We let it a very hyper-charged times with people arguing relentlessly about one issue or another. I don't want to take you away from any conscious decision you choose to make but I want to encourage you to make a conscious decision.

Whether you are right or left makes no difference because there is going to come a time where your opinion is not going to be enough to satisfy "the revolutionaries." I want to be clear, if you're progressive, there's going to be someone who's going to overturn your opinions later on. Don't believe me? Just remember that the policy called "Don't Ask. Don't Tell" was popular among progressive years ago and see how that is turned out?

The issue more than anything that is that data and data collection has become so dominant for so many organizations and that is only getting more so. Understand that firms are using data mining techniques now that are relatively immature be getting better every day to find people and learn everything about them before they meet.

How does that affect you? Real simple. It's your choice as to whether or not your speech is protected and whether or not you want to sue if someone chooses not to interview you based upon your opinion

If you don't think this is an issue because you're in business for yourself, think twice about that. There are people out there looking to see what people's political opinions are.

I just want you to be conscious. Make decisions that you think are right for you. I'm not going to lecture you about your politics. I personally don't care. All I want you to do is be conscious that what you say and what you do online may have an impact, even though you may think it's popular now, it may come back to bite you in the butt in the future.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

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

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Stupid Job Search Mistakes: Social Media Fails | JobSearchTV.com


A few recent sports stories offer reminders to job hunters and business owners about what they post to social media, particularly Twitter,

Summary

This video was prompted by yet another social media fail by an athlete . . . and I must tell you, so many of you play with fire throughout your careers with what you post online as though no one can see it, as though it's limited to you and your friends. There's a fire hose out there, particularly if you're on Twitter that allows people to see what you've done, see what you've said and people find this stuff. If you don't believe me, there's a football player who got drafted in 2018, an all star baseball player who was confronted at the all star game, both of whom had racist (I don't know if they both had homophobic) and misogynistic slurs in their Twitter feed. But at least one of them did.
I'll just simply say when firms are out there background checking someone. It is easy for them to find information about you, easier than you really think it is. And, if you as a younger man or woman, say some of the things that younger people do, you can risk getting into trouble.
I must in all candor say this involves your politics as well, and how you express them. It's one thing to have a level head and express your political opinion. It's another one to have an explosive temper about one side or the other in the current political climate, throw those ideas out there, not knowing who will discover them in the future. And, you know, your rants can come back and haunt you at a time where a firm is referencing you.
You can be a big shot now if you're not looking for a job or trying to take on a client for your business and think that your comments about the church or gays (I'm trying to do the you know both sides of that particular battle) or transgender people are fine and no one will notice them . . . and someone can notice them.
It's like having a sword over your head, never knowing when it could drop.
If you don't believe me, I'll just simply say all star pitcher, a first round draft pick, we also have, a year ago, another first round draft pick, who should have been a top five pick . . . a bong picture showed up. The bong pictures I think everyone, by this point knows, you can let those ever show up. But someone got annoyed. They decided to get even. It came out on the day before the NFL Draft.
I'll just simply say you don't want to be in a situation where someone's carrying that on you and has the ability to hurt you. You don't want to be the perpetrator on yourself either. Again, I'm going to bring politics into the equation because both sides can have such explosive tempers and hurt themselves in the process because you never know who's looking at your feed at one time or another.
So I'll just simply say it's okay to express your opinions about politics with a level head and with respect for the other person. It's another thing to explode on them and risk losing 50% of the US population as a result. Do you really want to take that chance?
And there's never an excuse for racist, homophobic, anti-trans, misogynistic comments. Never in a million years is there a valid excuse for that kind of comment.
So if you feel that way, shut up . . . shut up. Don't put it online because people will find 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

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

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.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

Jeff Altman - , The Big Game Hunter - Job Hunting Coach - Job Search Coach
Jeff Altman – , The Big Game Hunter – Job Hunting Coach – Job Search Coach

Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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

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

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

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

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

 

Stupid Job Search Mistakes: The Fixation With Your Resume | JobSearchTV.com


People torture themselves with having the perfect resume. Yet there are so many other things that go into a search beyond the perfect resume.

In the video, I mentioned I would include a link to a firm that does good work writing resumes. Here’s the link. https://thebiggamehunter.us/6m4x

Summary

This is another one of those stupid job searches the that people make much too often.
You decide to look for a job and, immediately, start working on this perfect resume and never really do anything to take the time to figure out what kind of role am I looking for. Where did they fail in the last one? What was my bad choices at the last one? What do I want next?
They never practice interviewing. As a matter of fact, the first practice they'll have is when they get sufficiently desperate that they contact someone like me, let alone ever get around the figuring out how to do negotiation. They don’t understand the negotiation goes on every step along the way when you're interviewing with a firm. It's not just when they make the offer. It's when they're asking all those questions about money.
So the fixation with the resume really reveals an amateurish quality that people have with job hunting.
Yes, a resume will get you in the door and get introductions to a certain number of opportunities. But, you know, what does even better is your network. 70% of positions are filled as a result of your network and of the 70%, it's because there are people that your network knows who you don't that they can introduce you to.
So, fixating on the resume and spending so much time on it and who you should send it to is so dumb. Instead, get the resume into a minimal viable version of it that has lots of keywords that are embedded to it, get your LinkedIn profile up to speed.
As firms look for congruence between the resume and your profile, make your resume attractive. Move on from there. Seriously, move on from there.
So, as a matter of fact you're best off if you just hire an expert to write your resume. I'm not that person. I'm not fishing for that business. Find a resume writer. If you want a referral to one, I will include a link for that.
But the fact is fixating on your resume without understanding what you want, whether there is any training or knowledge you need to get what you want, without contacting your network for advice is a mistake.
You know, there's a podcast I listen to you earlier today where a guest talked about "I should know how to do this. I'm smart." You are an amateur, folks, In this area. Whether it's me, or someone else, get someone to give you some advice about job hunting.

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

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

than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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

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

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

Jeff Altman - , The Big Game Hunter - Job Hunting Coach - Job Search Coach
Jeff Altman – , The Big Game Hunter – Job Hunting Coach – Job Search Coach

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

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


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/25/dissecting-where-the-breakdown-is-in-your-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

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.

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


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/25/dissecting-where-the-breakdown-is-in-your-job-search-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

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.  

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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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Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results and Other Mistakes | JobSearchRadio.com


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Three mistakes people make that prove so costly.

Summary

I thought I would do a video this morning (it's Monday as I record this) To mention some of the stupid job search mistakes that people make.Let me start off at the big one.

They act as though past behavior is going to guarantee future results. In the mutual fund industry, they always say, "Past performance does not guarantee future returns."Job hunters, particularly senior professionals, Often act as though, "Hey! It is easy last time. It was easy to time before. It's gonna be easy this time!There's nothing to worry about." Usually when they come to me, they been out of work for a period of time and stubbed their toe on a few occasions. As a result, they are not getting the results that they were hoping for.Now, I am there to clean it up. So the number 1 mistake is that you think that because it was easy the last time, it will be easy this time. Wrong! It doesn't work that way.

With that, along the way, people have gotten so immersed in their work and in their careers that they have and maintain their networks.. They think they can begin networking when they are anxious and looking for a job. Or desperate and out of work. Networking is really all the things you do up until that point that you do that allows you to be in someone's line of vision and in someone's thought process when something comes up. It's been a friend to someone; it's being friendly with someone. It means having lunch with someone. Every once in a while. It means putting a phone call into them and taking a phone call from them. It involves helping them, too, because it's not just supposed to be a one-way street. So that's another dumb mistake people make.

By not following my advice and preparing updates your resume every 3 or 4 months, Suddenly the need develops and you have to change jobs you have really chronicled what you been doing professionally. As a result, you start sitting there asking yourself, "What exactly did I do a few years ago? What were the successes that I had?" You just don't remember. Not updating your resume on a regular basis Is a mistake. I'm not asking you to send it anywhere but you want to have it available for that time when you are going to need it.

Even if you don't do it in the resume, every 3 or 4 months, Sit down at your computer or tablet and write down what you did. If you start to notice that there are no real accomplishments, trust me, management has been start noticing that, too. If that's the case, you need to start taking it up a little bitso that you have results.

Think about it. If you are accomplishing nothing, if you have nothing that you have championed during that period of time that has been successful, if you have nothing that you can point to with pride, why should they keep you?

Start thinking in terms of what you've accomplished because when it comes time to selling yourself in your credentials, they are hoping to hear about stuff that you have done for this employer that you could do for them.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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

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

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.

Would you like to connect with a motivated audience of job hunters. Email MaryLou@WebTalkRadio.net for information

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EP 1153 I discuss a lot of stupid things job hunters believe that needed to be changed so you get of your own way and find work faster.

Summary

I believe job hunting doesn't are difficult, painful or take so long. The skills needed to find a job are different than the skills needed to do a job. In this case, we’re going to talk with you about some of the BS that is been foisted upon you that too many job hunters tend to believe that interfere with your career success, that interfere with your job search and cost you money and cost you opportunity.

Now, this is a show about some of the stuff that has been repeating to job hunters and professionals, and even non-professionals over the course of your lifetime. It's the kind of stuff that people believe and unfortunately, it isn’t true. So, hang in there, join me for the ride and I think you’ll find some things that you are doing that are interfering with your job search and perhaps your career success.

So, the 1st thing people do is they believe that they have to stay in the job for certain period of time. (BUZZER SOUND) WRONG! When I started in recruiting the figure used to be 5 years; before that you were job hopper. These days, the magic number that people are trained this the think in terms of is 2 years and as some of my readers on LinkedIn commented so eloquently in a story I told about a guy who was hired for a position and, no sooner did he join that 2 weeks later, the client canceled the opportunity there he is employed by a consulting firm, and he is writing white papers from home and the firm doesn’t do the kind of work he really does. There he is a year later telling me, “I am a hanging in there for dear life. Should I change jobs?”

Damn straight you change jobs! And that is one year.

If you're ever in a situation where your employer backtracks on what's been committed to you, backtracks on the nature of the work, or just like this person has, is experienced and circumstances changed in his professional life and, suddenly, they are out of luck.

So, you stay as long as is appropriate. In this economy, frankly, employers fire people left and right. Why are you supposed to put up with mistreatment? What are you supposed to last for particular period of time when employers have very little loyalty to you?

So, stay as long as is appropriate. Don't think that there's some magic period of time. Now, you don't want to present a pattern that says I only work at places for 3 months, , then 6 months, , then 2 months . . . You get the idea. That doesn't look so good.

However, for the typical individual who has been with a firm for a while, and suddenly is in a bad set of circumstances, CHANGE JOBS!

Next thing. The expectation that you have that whenever you send out a resume that someone is going to respond to it. Now, I get resumes all day long. I took a quick look at my email this morning. It was a relatively light weekend. It is what I expect in the summer in the US. So, I walked in the maybe 85 resumes. By winter, I'll be walking into over 200 again. If you think I will respond to all 85 people when the likelihood is maybe 1 or 2 fit anything I have, why would I let someone steal my time when I am working for my client and they're not paying me anything to write back and say, “Your background did not fit anything I was looking for. You wasted my time. Goodbye.”

Why would you even take the time to set up a signature file so that could be done automatically and waste the 10 or 15 seconds doing that? It's a waste of time. Don't expect that everyone's going to get back to you.

Another thing job hunters do that is absolutely bizarre is they treat recruiters like the enemy. Before you start going, “WHAT! WHAT!” Even the least experienced recruiter, even the one that I would say is a moron, is representing an organization that is trying to fill a position by representing you. You can respond by saying, “That is not what I am looking for.”

And when they go, “WHAT? This is a great opportunity! It is a terrific firm.” You can respond by saying, “Listen to me. This isn't something I want to look into. It doesn't fit looking for. The money is way low.”

“You can’t tell unless you talk to them.”

Again, tell them that this is an something that you want to look into. Say it calmly. Now, if you have something else, I am happy to hear about it BUT this is the way it is with this job. Am I being clear?”

“Okay.”

So, that’s for the most junior and/or obnoxious recruiter on the planet. If you just take recruiters at face value and think that every recruiter is alike, you are being obnoxious. It's like saying all the people of this ethnic background or this race are all alike. Start learning discernment!

Have you figured out that my beard is gray, I did recruiting for more than 40 years, I filled 1200+ positions plus consulting assignments. Maybe I might be a little bit different than most? There are other people out there who could say the same thing and be right..

So, start learning to tell the difference between recruiters. Don’t just blanket them. If you feel like jumping off at this moment, go away. It's okay. You are making a mistake, missing out on, some of these other things, I am about to point out because you are so annoyed at recruiters, the problem’s you! They just do what they do. That is where it starts off. .

Next, you send resumes into the applicant tracking system. WHY! You know better.

“The ad says submit it to the applicant tracking system.”

Why do YOU have to do that? Why can’t you circumvent the system and reach out to the hiring manager and do a little bit of homework?

“It’s so much easier to do it the way they want me to.”

It’s easier but doesn't work well. It is better to get to the hiring manager and circumvent the system. If the hiring manager says, “ I need you apply through the applicant tracking system,” “Sure, no problem. I can do that. However, I just want to make sure you get my background, and see if it fits because, no disrespect to your organization, you can understand what is like applying to that system and manually filling out, so many of the fields.”

So, avoid the applicant tracking system.

Next, if you applying to a position, don't just send your LinkedIn profile when you apply. This is a variation on don't just submit the same generic resume over and over again. As though every job is the same. Obviously, it isn't and neither your generic resume or your LinkedIn profile is customized to demonstrate the fit.

“I have the background and I am not getting phone calls.”

Obviously, you aren’t because your profile and will resume doesn't communicate everything that you know that relates to what this firm is looking for.

You need to send it tailored resume if you're going to submit a resume for a job. So, tailor it and don't just send your LinkedIn profile. Even if you have a resume on monster or some other place that allows you to autosubmit it. Don't. You have to tailor your resume.

“But if they think I have the background, they should call me.”

Like recruiters have all the time to do that. Corporate recruiters have little time, as well.

Do you think they are sitting around drinking coffee all day? They have meetings galore where they are talking with hiring managers, they are screening people, they trying to on board people . . . They are not sitting there, waiting for your generic resume. They don’t have time to say, “Hey, maybe, even though it doesn't say it, I should call them!”

NO! NO! They don't do that.

It is just foolish to expect them to figure out that you might fit the job description. You have got to pretend that they are like a 6-year-old with ADD. They are just too busy and are bouncing off the walls. They have a work schedule. Make the fit obvious.

Here is another one. I read it on a website recently. it's what gave me the idea, for this show.

“When they interview me, my enthusiasm and passion will win the day.”

NO!

Your qualifications will . . . And how you interview will. So, you need to learn how to interview and it is not just like you are sitting there going, “Okay.Let me just asked some questions.”

It is not like a tennis match with the backhand here. A forehand there. A volley at the net.

NO!

There are rules to interviewing. If you don’t understand what they are, visit my website, thebiggamehunter.us

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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.  

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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

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

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

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

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

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

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

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

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EP 1135 This is a mistake that consistently costs you money.

Summary

This is a mistake the job hunters make all the time by falling in love with the job and falling in love with the work. The impact of doing this is that for many of you, you lose all your negotiating savvy.

Imagine for second that you walk into a house And say, "I love this place! Oh! This is fabulous!" What happens to your negotiating power? At that point the realtor knows that your sucker for a price. If the sellers there, they know that you want this house. If there are 2 of you walking in and one person is doing that, the other one is over a barrel. There is no walkaway capability.

A lot of you make that same mistake with job search. You reveal way too early on that you like the job you do to people like me, you do it to the firm that is hiring, and the impact of that is they think that they have you over the barrel.

1 of the things you always need to be prepared to do is walk away. I know we bought a house a few years ago, my wife liked it, but wasn't in love with it and she said, "This decision is yours.." I made the decision to buy. I negotiated my particular way. .. I got of the lowest price that I could and we are very happy with the house that we put money into it.

When you're negotiating with the company for job, you can't let them in on the secret that you love this job because then, they know you don't have the ability to walk away because most people don't. At that point, most people are overcommitted and the result once it being that you get less money when they offer to you.

You always need to walk in prepare to leave and not loving the idea of the job so much that you will take it for less than what you are deserving of getting it for.

I don't care with the company's budget is because the budget, at the end of the day, is irrelevant to you. What your value on the market is should be what is important to you. Don't overcommit and show that you are in love with the job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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

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

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

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.