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Why do companies make so many bad hiring decisions? I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations. I try to help them be more effective with hiring, job search, managing and leading, a whole host of different things. Excuse me. I just noticed my color's a little off. Sorry, there we go.

And there's so many reasons why firms make bad hiring decisions. And part of it is, they're unclear about what they're looking for, and more importantly, how to evaluate for them.

They misrepresent jobs. They misrepresent the environment. I need to go on beyond those? They only target passive candidates. People aren't on the same page with how to assess people. So, a hiring manager thinks one thing, the staff thinks something different. They interview across purposes. Bad hiring choice.

And here's the big one. Everyone forgets that the other one is on good behavior. Let me explain about that one. To me, that one's huge. See, companies think that they can evaluate for fit and so do you. And for Job Hunters, you're on good behavior, right? But so are they. And I can say that with certainty because I'd never heard of an employer ever say to a job Hunter, "You know, Jeff, we've got a real problem here. You know, the last four people who've sat at my chair, sat at my desk were fired. It doesn't take a genius for me to figure out that my butt is on the line. I need to hire someone to save it."

No, they never say that. No, they have these happy faces on They talk about a terrific team of people, a wonderful environment "Have I mentioned we're like family around here?" They all put on this happy look. And even if they tell you this is an environment where you all work hard, "we all dedicated to our jobs," well, you know, they don't talk about the fact that people are one another's lungs, trying to solve things. They just put on a facade, just like you do. And thus they're evaluating you for the act. And you're evaluating them and their act is No wonder you're at cross purposes with one another.

Now I don't want to put it all on them. Part of it is on Job Hunters, too because you misrepresent your capabilities, you fool them, and it's their fault. So, when all is said and done, there are many reasons why people why firms make these hiring mistakes. Part of its them. Part of its you.

I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. My website is Go to the site; go exploring. There's a ton there that will help you. It's all located in the blog. If you're interested in my coaching you, on the homepage, you can use the button that says schedule to schedule time with me for either coaching or a free discovery call. Coaching, I'm obviously going to charge for.

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Have a great day and take care!


No BS Hiring Advice
No BS Hiring Advice

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 He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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