Have You Ever Fired Someone? (VIDEO)


Although I offer 2 ways to answer this question, I think what is more important is the signal that it sends to you about the potential employer. In this video, I not only answered the question but discuss how to flip it so that you learn something about them, too.

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter a leadership and career coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change 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.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

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.”

The Executive Presentation Interview (VIDEO)


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The Executive Presentation Interview

I outline the 10 minute presentation and how to get ready for it.

Summary

I have been coaching someone recently who is up for a very senior role and he is been asked to do presentation to the senior leadership of the organization. 10 minutes. That's it. He will be doing is via Skype and need to be prepared for his presentation. I thought this would be a good subject for many of you for how to do this kind of an interview because you are going to face this pretty regularly.

Here are a few pointers.
1. The visuals. What is the wardrobe you're going to be wearing? You want you and your presentation to pop. You want to stand out. What can you where that will make you look like a star? You're being seen as a potential leader in an organization and need to look like a leader in an organization.
2. In 10 minutes time, you don't have room for 45 slides, do you? If anything, you want to demonstrate that you have done your research, while, at the same time, getting on with the subject. Invariably, when you are doing this presentation, they are giving you a topic that they want you to cover. It's almost like free consulting for them. There is an expectation that you are (a) competing with other people but (b) you are giving them advice about how to go forward in the business as you see it. You can't go into 45 slides. You have to narrow it down to a few basic points . Yet, at the same time, demonstrate that you have done your homework. For example, you use opening slides to talk about whatever public numbers are available about whatever organization you are interviewing with BUT basically blow through them while demonstrating that you have done your homework. For example, in one case that I coach not long ago, the idea was to very simply say, "These are some of the slides that I have been able to find that demonstrate your organization and where it has come from, these are your demographics that I've been able to find publicly, these are a few of the things I believe you're doing extremely well." From there, you talk to the leadership about a few the positive things that they been doing very well.

3. From there, subsequent slides are only about a few points. From there, in total, 8 or 10 slides tops. Each slide may have 3 bullet points but is making one significant point that you are going to emphasize. You might make the three points recessed a little bit but the dominant one is a bold in the center. In this way, the point that you are making is very clear, while at the same time they can see the secondary objectives of the slide visually in front of them.

4. You are going to be talking about these things in the idea is that you will finish on time. Give them 30 seconds for questions at the end. The idea is that you are making your points and remembering that is not just what you say that matters; you are being seen as a leader of the organization. It's how you tell the story that's going to be important.

Remember, when push comes to shove, you've got 10 minutes. You have the time to cover a 500 page book in 10 minutes, do you?ore you have to make a few basic points, not giving away the store but, at the same time getting all the major items.

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.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com
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.”

Hedge Fund Brainteasers: How Many Typists Will It Take? (VIDEO)


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This is a quick little brainteaser. Hope you like it!

Summary

I found a brainteaser I hadn't done before! Here's the question: if two typists can type 2 pages in 2 minutes, how many typists will take the type 18 pages in 60 minutes?

Oooooooooooooh! The drama!

2. typists can type 6 pages in 6 minutes.

What you do is have 3 teams of 2 typists, each working in parallel and within 6 minutes to be able to type the 18 pages the required.

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.

Do I Need to Use a Cover Letter? | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question asking whether you need to use a cover letter.

Summary

Is important to provide a cover letter well applying for a software engineering position?

I think I think the right answer is, "why wouldn't you use a cover letter?"

It's a sales opportunity. If you think it's just another chance to say, "I am forwarding my resume to you for the position of software engineer with your company. I believe will be an excellent fit for the position, " you are wasting your own time and you are missing the opportunity.

People tend to look a job hunting as to you. In fact, is a chance to sell yourself to an organization that you can perform a cover letter was just such a document. Resumes just such a document. Think of it as an opportunity to present you and your capabilities.

If you are uncertain, if you are frightened, if you are tentative, you are not selling. What you doing you showing that you don't have confidence in your ability to solve the organizations problem that there trying to fill. That is the tip off to them.

However, if you approach it, as I said, like a sales opportunity, to say, in effect, "Hey! Look at me! I can do what you want. This is what I have done along these lines." If you do that, it is a great tool.

Asking the question, just let me know you haven't really figure that out..

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life 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​

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

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.

If you are interested in a resume critique, a LinkedIn profile critique or a Job Search Makeover, find out more at www.TheBigGameHunter.us

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Active Interviewing | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/08/15/active-interviewing-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

EP 836 Hiring is broken. We know it’s broken because surveys of hiring managers done after a person comes on board reveals how few managers would actually rehire the person they hired.

Hiring is the only game in town. How do you present yourself effectively and demonstrate your knowledge and skill effectively and powerfully.

Eric Kramer, author of “Active Interviewing” and owner of www.interviewbest.com offers ideas about what you can do . . . and they are really good.

 

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.

Recruiting with Google+ (VIDEO) | No BS Hiring Advice Radio


This is a simulcast of No B. S. Hiring Advice Radio: Recruiting with Google+

 

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

 

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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