LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements (VIDEO)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter puts attention to the importance of this function on LinkedIn and help to use it best for your advantage.

Summary

You'll know that some of the most important real estate on your LinkedIn profile is the skills and endorsement section. This is a place where, on your profile, people can choose areas of the expertise that you have and with the simple click of a mouse endorse you for those skills. His work becomes problematic. Where they pick things that are irrelevant to what you do.

For example, in my case, I see things like SDLC, I've got 99 endorsements for it of all ridiculous things. What I've chosen to do, before I noticed I was up to 99, and I know people just to be helpful to me but what do I really know about SDLC,

1. Ask for endorsements,
2. Tell people what you want to be endorsed for.
3. I respected it up to 50 as quickly as I did, but if you have items that you see are relevant to what you do, get rid of them.

Tell people what you want to be endorsed for in your profile. You can do something as simple as saying, "I want to be endorsed for such and such. If you want to endorsed by for something, these are the items of what you endorsed before."That directs them into choices.

If you have something that's become a runaway freight train like SDLC has become a mine, do 1 of 2 things

1. If there are relatively few numbers, get rid of it
2. If you want is people like me was 50 different items because that is the maximum that LinkedIn allows, Move it to a relatively low position.It will deflect attention but still show that you are still getting endorsements for it

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 executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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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.  

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Stupid Interview Mistakes Being Somewhere Else | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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EP 790 There’s another 1 of those stupid interview mistakes people make, particularly executives – – – being somewhere else.

Summary

I want to talk with you today, I'm not concerned with your senior professional (though I see more with seniors with staff level people)... As an executive, you go to interviews and you've got a very full plate. You are handling a lot of things, you are walking out on situations that will require your attention. You are distracted. That's probably the best way to put. You are distracted. You arrive at an interview where people carve that significant portions of the day and you're not prepared to focus right away on delivering your message, let alone even remember your message. You're still back in your office you're still back at home , because the distraction could also come from your home. As a result, you don't deliver at the meetings.

Terrible mistake to make! It's 1 of the dumbest things you can imagine.

Your spending time to talk with people about the role. He clearly interests you, about an opportunity that appeals to sufficiently that you're carving out time in your day to talk to people about it, and you're not prepared because you still back at your office or your back still in an argument with your wife/husband/partner or the kids if absent you... Whatever it is, you are off somewhere else. Dumb thing to do.

I just want to encourage you that if you feel like you would be distracted, take a few minutes before hand, I out in your car, get some coffee, spend some time by yourself and focus. Meditate and beat you at your best.

After all, when you are evaluating and assessing people and you get the sense that someone is not on the game, what is your 1st reaction? Rejection, of course. It will be the same for you, too.

Put aside the members from now. Put aside the distractions. Be focused on being the best you, you can be.

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 executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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

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.  

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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.”

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Perfection | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

Do you have this affliction as badly as I do? On this show, I make a commitment to change. What about you? What can you do?

Summary

My thought for today was around perfection.I know I suffer from the disease of wanting to be perfect and I suspect for many of you, you have that same affliction, too.

I know 1 of the places that it shows up for me is in 1 of my websites were I know it isn't perfect yet. It isn't even that great. It has mistakes in it that I need to fix. But I would rather focusing on helping other people and I haven't taken the time to make the corrections yet.

I know some of you may say that if I correct the website. I will help more people, I know that. Where do you folks do the same thing? Where do you make choices that are "complicated" that you can rebuke yourself for and criticize yourself for cannot really take the time to fix.

I'm just can simply send all make some changes in the NoBSCoachingAdvice.com website over the course of the next few weeks that will improve it. Right now, like I said, it is not perfect. It is getting better all the time.

I hope there's a place for you can focus in and start making some changes that will allow you to feel better about some aspect of your life.

Again, the goal is not to be perfect. That is impossible. But you can do better and you can be excellent.

To get around and see where you can take some steps, maybe it is in your help. Maybe using your family and with your relationships. Maybe it is and how you tell people that you care.

Wherever it is, just do a 1st step real soon.

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

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What to Look for When Reviewing “At Risk” Employees


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For many managers and business leaders, the first clue they think they are given is when they are asked if they have a minute on a Friday afternoon to given notice. That couldn’t be the furthest things from the truth.

Here’s the simplest thing to keep an eye out for.

Summary

This 1 came from an institutional customer of mine who asked for some advice about something. The advice is about recognizing the signals employees are sending about being "at risk." To me was an easy question before her was a bit different. I thought I would walk through stages of employment so that you could spot the evolution with your people.

Jimmy, there are a few stages beginning with the one where they joined and they are all sorts of gung ho and they are really into it and they are trying to prove that you made a great decision hiring them and that this is a great job. Then, they get into the rhythm of the office where they start to play to the level of everyone else. It is not an ideal set of circumstances. if you have average staff or mediocre because they start to adapt to them, rather than your existing staff adapt to the new hire.

It's like I heard said many times, environments tend to win. If you think about the language and offices, "Oh! He is a brown nose," what are they trying to communicate? He is trying to get on the boss's good side. As a result, he is not 1 of us. He is someone who is catering to the boss. Until that individual levels out on the same plane as everyone else, they are not seen favorably by their peers.

Then there is the phase where they have adjusted. That's because environments win and they have adapted to it. In doing so, there will be times where they are hitting your head against the wall because you are not communicating with them the same way as you used to. The result is that frustration starts to set in. That's what happens. That has been my experience and the experience of everyone I work with as a recruiter and now as a coach. Resignation starts to set in.

Then there is the phase where they just don't give a damn until they walk out the door.

If you see this is a few natural progressions, you need to look out for the "noticing the resignation" phase that they have leveled out to their existing staff, they have become 1 of them, and are not trying to rock the boat anymore. "Not rocking the boat" is the 1st signal.

Then they start bumping up against you in some way because they start parroting the staff about something, instead of thinking like you. Until they become so frustrated that they start to neglect stuff. Maybe they're going through the motions… minimally. However, at the end of the day, they are really putting on a good performance anymore. That's a real problem because the next step is that they start heading out the door.

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.  

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Naming Your Resume File | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter explains how you should name your resume before you start to email it to people.

Summary

I get tons of resumes. You save them. You have to rename them. That's because all of you take no time and name your resume, "resume.doc." That's a big help in finding your resume. Your is a very simple convention for naming your resume.

Ready?

1st name.last name.resume.doc

Really simple, isn't it? 1st name. Last name.resume.doc or put – 's between each of them.

Your resume needs to be found easily. Naming it resume.doc does nothing to help people find you in the morass of her applicant tracking systems, and the morass of our Outlook files. Just change the naming.

If you are sending a cover letter, I'm not good tell you to do the same thing. there. Only put the cover letter as the body of your email instead of as a separate file.

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.

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You’re Willing to Take Less But Are Afraid They’ll Reject You (VIDEO)


You earned more than they are paying for the job. You know they’ll be afraid to hire you fearing that you’ll leave for a higher paying job. How do you handle that in the interview? Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers an easy tactic for this job interview trap.

Summary

Today, let's talk about an interview tactic. Let's say you are interviewing for a job that is paying less than what you were previously making. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that employers are reluctant to hire people who were making more than what they are willing to pay now. Their thinking is that is soon as the economy gets better, as soon as you find another job, you are out the door.

How do you counteract that? How do you deal with that? Obviously, you can tell them the truth. "I was making X number of dollars per year; I understand this position is paying less and I am willing to take less." Then you're back in the same boat.

There's an idea of what to do instead. What you can do is respond to the question of, "How much were you earning," by saying, "My last employer was very generous with me, probably too generous as a matter fact. They will probably pay me more than what the market is. My understanding is that this is a position that is paying less than what I was previously earning. I understand I was earning a very generous compensation; I am willing to come to that level."

If they persist, they will ask you, "So how much were you making?"

"I was making X number of dollars per year. Does that make sense to you or does it seem like they were being particularly generous?" Most of the time, they will say something that confirms that they were paying more than what the market is. "We are paying up to such and such."

You can say, "That's what I understand the market is right now; I'm very willing to accept that. I know my employer was paying more than market value; I was happy to take the money but now it is time to come back to the market."

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.

The “Not One Single Person Gets Off” Brainteaser (VIDEO)


There is a bus traveling to the Hay River full of people and no one gets off the bus throughout the journey.

Summary

I have another brainteaser in a long long time. I thought I would do want today and see if you would get the answer. Here's the question:

There is a bus traveling to the Hay River full of people and no one gets off the bus throughout the journey. When the bus gets to the Hay River, not a single person is left on the bus. How is this possible?

The trick in most brainteasers is that there is a keyword or phrase you have to listen to and catch before it sneaks by you. That is the key to answering the problem.

Were you able to spot the keyword in there?

The keyword in the question is "single." As in, "not a single person got off the bus."

The answer is it is because all of them were married.

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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