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The Opposite of a Team Player | Career Angles


When managers speak with potential hires, they talk about hiring “team players” What the hell does that mean? What can you do instead and what is the risk?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

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What’s So Good About Hiring Team Players Any Way? | No BS Hiring Advice Radio


On this show, I’ll be talking about team players and why companies so foolishly focus so much effort into finding them.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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.

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

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What’s So Good About Team Players Anyway? | No BS Hiring Advice Radio


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nobshiringadvice/2015/05/20/whats-so-good-about-team-players-anyway

On this show, Jeff looks at the emphasis on “team players” when hiring staff.

 

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.

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

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.

 

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Stop Looking for Team Players


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells employers, HR professionals and business owners to stop looking for “team players.”

Summary

Let me talk with you about some of your job descriptions and how ridiculous they can be sometimes. I did recruiting for more than 40 years and it is so rare to see a job description that doesn't talk about team players.

What is it about being a team player that has become so popular in our lexicon?

Do you think a guy like Steve Jobs is a team player? No disrespect to our past president, but you think Barack Obama was a team player?

No! These guys are leaders. These guys are visionaries. Are you trying to hire drones or are you trying to hire exceptional talent who are trying to move your business forward?
You don't want people to have an imagination. You don't want people who can inspire. You just want people to shut up and do a job and, I must tell you, as I talk to people, more and more people pick up on that words responding to those kind of positions.

Many of you have business cards that say you are in the talent acquisition field. The way you act, I think you are trying to hire a little more than bookkeepers. They may have fancy job titles but you really want little more than that.

The result is that most of you are hiring little more than mediocrity. You really want cooperation; you don't want exceptional individuals. I'm not saying you have to hire a renegade maverick unless yours is a startup where you really need to hire people who think creatively and differently.

But for most of you who work for large organizations, I must in all honesty say cut out that phrase. What you're doing is telegraphing the fact that you don't want people to think.

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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What’s So Good About Hiring Team Players Any Way?

15 minutes of No BS Hiring Advice from Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. On this show, I’ll be talking about team players and why companies so foolishly focus so much effort into finding them.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

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So many job descriptions speak of hiring, “team players.” Personally, I think the term is code for “people who take orders and don’t think,” but that’s a conversation for another time.’

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

 

What’s So Good About Team Players Anyway?

On this show, Jeff looks at the emphasis on “team players” when hiring staff.

 

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