Get Publicity for Yourself | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses presenting yourself as an expert and the service that will help you do so.

Summary

A lot of people think publicity.. That's not in my league. There's nothing I can really do to interesting newspaper, reporter or magazine in me. In point of fact, you're wrong. Let me show you how to find out.

There is a service available called, Help-a-Reporter-Out, that you can find at helperreporter.com.

This was started years ago by on man named Peter Shankman as a way of providing an email list 2 people about stories that reporters were working on that they needed help with. He since has sold the list and it is now being managed by different firm. The concept is still the same.

You sign up. 3 times a day you get an email from them. Most of the topics available are not going to be appropriate for you. There will be ones that are. I have appeared on many different sites and in many newspapers as a result of responded to questions the reporters have had about job hunting or hiring. That's my area of expertise, quite obviously.

You have yours. If you start thinking, "I'm a mortgage broker. What are they going to care about?" Let me tell you a lot of these things are going to relate to you. You can also segment the list so you are getting only topics that are appropriate for you.

Again, go to helpareporter.com, fill out the questionnaire, start subscribing. Responding to most of these inquiries when you do... 5, maybe 10 minutes. You can take 5 or 10 minutes to create publicity for yourself that will help you not just simply in this job search, but positioning yourself as an expert for years to come.

You'll wind up in recruiter searches because they are all looking at Google and other search engines for ways of identifying people who are thought leaders. Start working with helpareporter.com and get yourself out there.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

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Should I Follow Up After I Submit My Resume? (VIDEO)


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Here’s a question from someone about whether or not to follow up on their resume after it is submitted through the applicant tracking system.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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and then forward your question to the same address.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Being Tested

Most of us have become immune to the idea that we are being tested. We act as though tests ended when we completed school when nothing could be further from the truth. We are constantly being scrutinized, measured against someone’s benchmark for the right performance. We know we do it with politicians and athletes. Heck! We do it with our commute! The train or bus is awful. That driver is terrible. Constantly, we critique and evaluate others and ignore that others do it to us, too. Amazing!

So, people go on job interviews knowing full well that they are going to be measured and critiqued for their performance and what do they do? MAYBE, just MAYBE, they do enough preparation to be bad, particularly those who manage or at Director levels. Why? Because they Being Testedthink they know what interviewing is about because they have hired people for themselves. They forget that other firms and other leaders have different expectations and assessment criteria than they do. As a result, what I measured in my 40+ years of work in search before moving into coaching is that managers and Directors, in particular, are the worst at interviewing no matter what the field or industry. So, like an inverted bell curve, managers and directors, people who should be performing at a high level because they know better. Their staff and their boss’ usually perform better than these middle management professionals who are relied upon.

What can you do?

1. Decide in advance the direction you want to take your career next.  Generalities won’t cut it for you when you are asked about your career aspirations and expectations. You need to prepare a truthful answer.

2. Conduct informational interviews. Test your hypothesis for your future with former managers, bosses, peers . . . anyone who might have perspective of you and your abilities plus the wisdom to be able to discuss it with you without giving you BS. Remember, you don’t know what you don’t know.

Being Tested3. Fix your deficiencies. It is up to you to improve. No one can do that for you, nor will they pay to have you upgrade your talents to take it elsewhere. You are kidding yourself if you think the next firm is going to write a check to train you to do something to make you qualified for the role you want. After all, why should they give that training to an outsider who they don’t know, rather than one of their existing staff

4. Practice interviewing past ugly to good or great.  My friend, Alain Hunkins, once described most public speakers as being people who practice enough to be “ugly.”In other words, they practice enough to be mediocre, rather than excellent. Folks, you need to practice past “ugly.” Step up your game!

5. Understand that interviewing is combat where you don’t know the enemy. The enemy is not HR or the hiring manager. It is not the applicant tracking system the firm uses or the junior person who is brought in by the manager to interview. It is “the unseen enemy” with whom you are competing. You need to annihilate them with excellence. As you know, good enough isn’t yet that is how you enter the arena.

6. Get clear about your value and don’t MSU. Most people “make stuff up” (MSU) when it comes to their value. Your company doesn’t give out $50000 raises in base salary yet you think the next firm will even though that will put you into a position that you are not qualified for in order to earn the money you want to earn. 

7. Practice Interviewing. You can’t coast into your next job based upon success in your current organization that no one in the next one has seen. You need to be ready to perform on the stage called a job interview knowing that there is a critique in the 7th row on the aisle who will be writing a review that will make or break your show.

 

Many years ago when I was at the midpoint of my career as a recruiter (I no longer do recruiting; I coach job hunters), I remember listening to a trainer talk about how to recruit someone effectively. His sales technique translated into, “The person who gets ahead isn’t always the smartest or work the hardest . . . although those are great qualities to have. The person who gets ahead is the one who is alert to opportunity.” To which I add that sometimes those are internal to an organization; usually the are external.

I also add that this person needs to be “prepared and ready” when they hear a metaphorical knock on the door with an opportunity. Otherwise, the door will close quickly on you.

For more, read, “It’s Easier to Network Than You Think.”

 

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC  2017       

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job SearchJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching with me? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

 Connect with me on LinkedIn  

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Respond to LinkedIn InMails | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why you should respond to inMail on LinkedIn.

Summary

I want you to send reminder on your phone, especially those of you are not actively looking for work to log on to your LinkedIn account at least once a week., At least once a week, for those of you are actively looking, I want you to log on daily. Here's one thing that you need to do. When you log on, check your inMails that you have received from recruiters presenting opportunities.

I know a lot of these opportunities are not going to interest you. That's fine. I'm not going to tell you to be interesting job that you are not interested. However, instead of just deleting them, reply to them.

Here's why. Those of us who use the LinkedIn recruiter product are being charged if you do not reply. If you do reply, we receive a credit back. This allows recruiters to sustain their work in reaching out to other people. The courtesy of a quick reply that says, "Sorry, I am not interested," is really helpful to recruiters and allows recruiters to be of service to you at times where you do need us and want us.

Again, log on, minimally once a week. If you are not actively looking, and daily if you are an reply to all the messages that are sent to you, particularly inMails. Hi what yes, I would've thought I have to I went there I purchased it. I don't remember wordplay. It's not all you want is a type of clause you. Yes, that there was a night and woke up the morning. If you'd obviously forgotten of the fire. It was much worse and yet the screen on the screens and screen on the field. The evidence is there, come up and you might become coffee and do for another delivery today or tomorrow

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

 

Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!​​

hiring someone else's problem

New Hire? New Problem? | No BS Hiring Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nobshiringadvice/2015/12/09/new-hire-new-problem

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers up the best solution for what to do when your new hire becomes your new problem.

NOTE: There is probably a reference during the show to my being a  recruiter. I no longer do search; I coach people and organizations.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

 

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011GK0ADE

How Interviews and Applicant Tracking Systems Are Changing | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Job hunters refer to “the black hole” where their resume goes in and nothing comes out. Employers dislike that they are bombarded with more resumes than they can reasonably handle. They know that the 999th resume received is likely not to be responded to as well as the 1st if at all.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks with Chip Luman of HireVue, an award winning candidate and interviewer recommendation engine, about the next wave of technology for employers to evaluate your credentials.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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