The Biggest Negotiating Lie Employers Tell | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 2148 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, explains the biggest lie employers tell when they negotiate a job offer with someone.

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This is going to be a relatively short video but one of the more important ones for you to listen to because of the layout very simply one of the prevailing tricks employers use in order to hire people.

That's the use of the term, "permanent position."

Firms use the term like you to have a job for life and the fact of the matter is, I want to have you to this loud and clear, there are no permanent positions anymore.

Your only usable to an employer for as long as they need you and is long as they can afford you. Period.

You can do a spectacular job for that firm but they can't afford you, if the economy craters, and they need to lay off people who are going to be a potential target.

Don't kid yourself anymore when you hear the term, "permanent position." It's a full-time position. That is they want to hire your full efforts from 9 to 5 and beyond but it is not I repeat NOT a permanent position.


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, 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, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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