EP 1963 Here, I explain how to answer the question, “What are you looking for in your next job?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm referred to as The Big Game Hunter
because I've been hunting down leaders and staff for organizations for more than 40
years. I've got my headhunter hat on just in case you were wondering and I'm
Going to talk with you about one of those tough interview questions.
There's so many different ways that people can answer this. I just want to
give you the crux of a good way to answer it. So the question is, "So, what are
you looking for in the next firm that you join, a job that you take. What's
going to be most important to you in that firm. Now, there are lots of different things
that you could talk about but you start off by talking about, "I want to join a
firm where I can feel successful and be successful, where I can help to drive the
organization, where I can help and that's obviously through a leadership role
where I can support the leadership (If you're in a staff role) in accomplishing
their objectives. I want to feel like I'm making a contribution to the success of the
firm and that I am successful as well. No, I don't want to ignore the fact
that I'm looking for them for a decent compensation, but let's assume that
that's taken care of, ultimately. I want to feel like I'm going to get
challenged that I have an environment that I can be successful with, I can
drive the success of the organization or support the success of the organization
or the efforts for success in the organization, depending upon the level
that you're at within the therm." This kind of an answer helps to move the ball
forward toward the goal line because again, you can't make it seem like you're
looking around then just trying to pull
something out of your butt. You have to be able to state it with conviction. So
always think . . . "I remember in college, I had to read a book by Max
Weber called "The Protestant Ethic," and to summarize what it was . . .
it was always about, "I want to learn. I want to work hard. I want to get ahead.
Thus, the theme you have to put in with this answer is, "I'm prepared to work hard.
I want to help support the success of this firm. I want to feel successful. I
want to be compensated for it. I'm going to feel challenged and I'd want to help
this organization win. So, this is Jeff. Altman. I hope you found this video
helpful. If you did and you're watching on. YouTube, share it, leave a comment, click the
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and go exploring. A few final things, please. First of all, if your current
firm's trying to hire someone, send me an email at the address below (discontinued) let me know
who to contact and whether I should mention your name. I
want to help the firm staff positions.. After all, if you're in a leadership role,
it could make the difference between wanting to go and deciding to stay. If
we're not already connected on LinkedIn, send me a connection request.
LinkedIn.com/in/TheBigGameHunter.. I accept connection requests from people
worldwide except if you look like a spammer to me. Except if you're a third
party recruiter. Finally, if you have a question about some aspect of job
hunting, you are are not alone. Most people do but make the mistake of asking the wrong
people for advice. You know, friends, family, former managers, people who
know as little as they do about job hunting. Instead, contact me through
liveperson.com (discontinued) a job search coaching expert. (Use TheBigGameHunter.us/live). I'd love to help you.
I'm happy to answer your questions. This is Jeff Altman. Hope you have a great day
Take care.

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 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 Jeff NoBSJobSearchAdvice.comSearch Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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