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EP 1661 There are lots of things to do that I lay out in this video.

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The question I received from someone is, "What can I do to get more job offers?" I've got a great answer for this person; I know they're not going to like it because, like most people that are looking for a simple answer, I wish it was simple and it isn't. But before I go into that, I'll just simply say, if you'd like to connect with me on LinkedIn, send a connection request to me at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this, I'd love to know that been out there helping someone and it had an effect. Also, if you're interested in my coaching, you visit TheBigGameHunter.us There's information there where you can find out how I can be hired by you to help you with your search, not as a recruiter. I stopped doing recruiting a while ago. I now coach people. See the hat?
So, what can I do to get more job offers? Well, let's start off with skills competence.
You are masterful at what you do. But you've probably already figured out that that's probably not enough and, depending upon your level of experience, there's slightly different answers.
For example, if you're more experienced, you have more opportunity to brand yourself over the course of a career. You have more opportunity to build your professional network and support it and have it support you as part of your search. That's just a matter of time and effort which, if you're a junior person, you just haven't had yet but these have to be part of your repertoire.
What do I mean by branding? Creating reputation for yourself in your market area of expertise, in your geographic area or wherever it is you believe you want to be known for. Network? Relationships. You build relationships where people get to know, like, trust and respect you for your expertise and see you as a subject matter expert in it. That doesn't happen overnight, quite obviously.
In addition, how do you get more job offers? Become masterful at the job search process. So, what goes into a job search? There are many things.
A great LinkedIn profile allows people to be drawn to you because of a skill that you have that shows up in their search. A good resume, if you're aggressively looking. Being effective with interviewing, which means practicing how to interview before you actually go out on the interview. I don't mean a day before. I mean, it's something that becomes part of your routine where you review questions that you might be asked on interviews.
You become good at negotiating. You develop relationships with recruiters, because recruiters often are a gateway to certain organizations. I don't want you to stress that; I think its, frankly, a minimal thing that you should be doing because you draw recruiters to you with your brand and through your network. So you don't need to put in tremendous effort at that. If you are doing the right things, they will come to you like a fly to honey.
Also, negotiating. You learn how to negotiate well and to do it, not just simply at the end of the process but to recognize all the signals along the way where firms are trying to elicit information from me that helps to box you into a price that may be less than what you actually deserve and swap them away like a flea.
So, I'll simply say there are lots of things that you could be doing in order to get more job offers but they require effort on your part. They require practice on your part.
They require learning different skill sets than you probably have developed at this point but if you start now, you'll develop the expertise, not just simply for this search but for every search that you're involved with this boy


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 1600 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.

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