What’s One Assumption People Make About You That is Dead Wrong? | JobSearchTV.com

What a wonderful trap question! After all, there is always a follow up question that will follow

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations to be more effective. That can involve your job search, your career, leadership, hiring, being more effective in the workplace and in your life, management, a whole host of different things. This is one of those tough interview questions. I love this question because most people fall into the obvious traps. What one assumption do people make about you that is dead wrong?
So people have the first part down. They can identify what it is about themselves, that people are wrong about. For example, I'm not approachable. Because the next part of this is when they asked this question, they want to understand how self-aware you are to understand your part in this.
You see people think of you in a particular way, not because you're a mean ogre. Like if you identify yourself as having a temper, or they think you have a temper, what's your part in that? Skip the temper answer? There's no good way of responding to that one!
But if you talk about, "they think of me as being unapproachable." And you can say, "part of that's my job title. Now, people tend to be afraid of be ining interactions with someone at my level. But the reality is, my part in this is I don't really reach out to people that much because I'm so engrossed in my work. I don't really have my staff think of me as being approachable." See where I'm going with this?
It's always about your part in this and, you know, you've been trying to be more conscious. "But lately, you know, the workload is just enormous. We're understaffed right now. We're trying to bring on people but the reality is right now that's my biggest issue with regard to where people misconstrue my behavior."
So, it's not just the direct answer. Always think of your part in this when you answer this question,
I hope you find it helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. If you're interested in one on one coaching with me, reach out to me through LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Connect with be there; then message that youre interested in coaching. We'll set up time for a free discovery call.
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Hope you found this helpful. I hope you have a great day. Take care!


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 Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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