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Should I Indicate My Availability in My Resume (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains whether you should indicate your availability in your resume.

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.

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Scared of Negotiating? Here’s a Little Trick. (VIDEO)


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Because people are inexperienced they are scared of negotiating. Here’s a trick I’ve picked up.

Summary

This tip for today is not going to be in the typical playbook that you read if you read about negotiating. I will simply say that for job hunters, for a lot of business people (I'm going to focus on job hunters though), you are not really used to negotiating. Even if you have changed jobs a bunch of times, you if you change jobs 10 times in the course of your career, you have engaged in maybe 12 or 13 negotiations spaced out over time. There really isn't a lot. As a result, you are an amateur and make amateurish mistakes.

One way that I know that people can sometimes overcome their fear that causes them to make those mistakes is, instead of doing some of this by phone where you need to be on the spot all the time., If they catch you on the phone, pushed back and say, "I'm in meeting right now," or, "I with my family right now. Can I get back you my email?. Can you give me an idea what's going on right now? I will send you a message later."

What email does is buy you some time to think. It takes you off the spot so you have time to craft a responsible way so that you present you and your interests well. It takes away some of the fear because you have the ability to bring in people to help you in crafting your response so that is congruent with what you been telling them all along answer, you can push the envelope and they cannot hear your nerves because your voice may give away that you are afraid.

Instead of putting yourself on the spot like corporate and third-party recruiters will want you to do, what serves you is to pull back a little bit and say, "(with a hurried voice) I get back to you in little bit; I have some people with me." Or, "I with my family, right now I can't really have this conversation." And continue in both cases by saying, "I'll send you an email little later on" this is a way that you can buy yourself a little bit of distance so that you can be effective.

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 or interview 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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dealing with curveballs

Dealing With Curveballs | No BS Coaching Advice


Life has a way of throwing curves at you. What should you do when it happens?

Summary

Life is this way of throwing curve balls at you. You know, you're going along with a great path when, suddenly, out of left field (another baseball metaphor), something gets thrown at you that you don't know how to deal with. What do you do?

It's very upsetting if you're looking at it from a business or personal standpoint. You discovered suddenly gotten hard. You didn't anticipate it. At times, you can even get scary.

Let me give you 2 choices.

The 1st 1 is to try to stay calm. That's sometimes easier said than done.

There is another alternative on the same theme. Go crazy in private. Get wild, frustrated and angry and that calm yourself down. Give yourself permission to let out your fear and anxiety in a private place or with someone you trust is not going to get caught up in your fear. What you're doing is finding a place to discharge.

Again, 2 choices. The 1st 1 is keep yourself calm. Number 2 is find a way to discharge it by yourself or with someone who you trust so that you can get the emotion out. Either way works.

Another way is to ask for some help. It's for advice about how to sort things out. You may not have all the answers. Statistics say most of you don't have all the answers. Many of you, because of your fear and anxiety, are going to be too scared to have any answer.

Start polling your friends and ask for opinions layout things in a factual way without any sort of judgment or opinion. Don't put any additional template on top of it. Just layout the data and what its effect on you will be.

Next, start focusing on solutions. Start looking at ways to solve the problem. You could try avoiding it but the problem isn't going to go away. Thus, your best of focusing on the solution and getting to the other side before it starts to run you too hard.

So, when dealing with a curveball, you 1st deal with the emotional component by staying calm or getting to a place with a person where you can go crazy. Next, start asking for advice. Then, number 3, focus on the solution.
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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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Ending Your Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 881 Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter explains how to act and speak during the last few minutes of your interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about ending the interview properly.

I'm not talking about asking great questions.  I'm talking about the very last moments you are speaking with someone. I'm 1st to talk about it in the context of an in person interview.  Then I'm going to come back to the phone interview.  Even asked all the questions.  They've answered all the questions.  It is the obvious time and everything is ending. 

There comes a point where you are going to be saying goodbye.  Everyone stands up.  They do the handshake.  The escorted out.  Here's what you do.  You stand up, shake hands and stand tall, without appearing like you're being formal, you put a great smile on your face, make your face appear warm and say, "Thanks. This is been a really great meeting.  I've enjoyed talking with you. I hope to hear from you soon about next steps." You do it in a way that just seems friendly and engaging.

If this is a phone interview, standing is irrelevant to the equation.  However, your voice is your sales tool. So when it comes to the end of the conversation, they may say, "So, is there anything else," or something like that.  You use those same words.

"I just want to thank you for making time. I thought it was a great conversation. I'm really interested in the role and I look forward to hearing from you about next steps."

You don't say it formally and businesslike.  You said with a warmth to it.

Acting and interviewing go hand in hand. There is a form of theater to it.  At the very end of the interview, you want to make that personal connection to let them know that you are interested.  Saying these things and acting in this particular way goes a long way toward doing it.  New line does it guarantee that you get the job?  No.  What it does do give you the chance to make a heartfelt connection with the other person so that, in this way, they like you and want to see more of you.

Again, it doesn't guarantee anything, any more than all my other tips guarantee anything.  However, it does advantage you over the competition and that's what you will be looking for.

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 or interview 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 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.

Frustrated? Call Yourself, “The Colonel”


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Ep 292 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter shares a story to help you cope with frustration while job hunting.

Summary

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There was once a guy who owned the gas station. He lived in the South and was trying to make money at the gas station, he used to sell chicken to people. He was in his mid-60s and then thought the may be selling chicken would be more interesting to himself and his family than selling gas was. He start the branch out from just selling at the gas station and start the knock on doors to try to get someone to buy his formula or buyers idea.

He knocked on over a thousand doors before someone eventually responded favorably to him. From that can Col. Sanders.

You are dealing with 1 or 2 instances of disappointment. Col. Sanders got turned down over 1000 times and didn't quit. You can't quit either. You have a reason that you want to change jobs? You have a reason why you want a job.

Yes, there are times in job hunting that are frustrating. However, you have to just keep going. You have to keep trying. If you quit, all that happens is that you live with doubt, you live with the pain and live with the disappointment.

Call yourself the Col. as a reminder! I think you may enjoy that story as a way of staying upbeat and motivated knowing that at the end of the day if you demonstrate perseverance, you will ultimately get the prize that you are looking for,

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 or interview 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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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.”

 

 

Tell Me About Yourself for C Suite Professionals (VIDEO)


In this video, I explain how to answer this classic interview question for those in the C Suite professionals.

Summary

I wanted to speak to those of you today who are either in the C suite or are aspiring to the C suite about answering the classic, "Tell me about yourself," question at your level. You see, for staff level individuals, they have to skirt around part of the answer. However, for you, there us a bit different approach that I encourage people to take.

You see, you have a longer career. As a result, you can't talk about 20, 25 or 30 years of your career when answering that "tell me about yourself" question. You can basically do something along the lines of, "I have a pretty lengthy career were I've done a lot of different things. At this stage, what I focused in on is 3 different things." Then you hit on all cylinders on those 3 points. 15 seconds on each of the individual points. That's because you don't want to do this lengthy monologue. After all, when you doing interview and asked that question, you want to hear someone droned on for 2 minutes or more talking about what they had done professionally.

You want the people who will be listening to you to choose between the menu of 3 choices and zero in on the one that makes the most sense for them. With that, you know where to dive in. You can't get away with being a generalist. You can't talk about 50 different things that you have done. Obviously, I'm exaggerating but you know what I'm talking about.

You have expertise and the zeal in your career and have probably zeroed in on that area, right? Focus in on that. Don't try to be all things to all people. If you do, you will wind up being nothing to everyone.

Focus in. Talk about 3 things that you are particularly good at and that you can really excel at if you join the organization. If they don't need what you have to sell, that is okay. They probably wouldn't have hired you anyway and probably don't have relationships where they could capitalize on those things. Again, focusing on where the strengths really are. 3 things. Tops!

You can get away with 2 but it is a missed opportunity. Then, dive into the subject.

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 or interview 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.

If You Can’t Negotiate a Higher Salary | Job Search Radio


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EP 400 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers advice about what to do if you can’t negotiate a higher salary offer from a firm. 

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, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

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
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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.”

Stupid Interview Mistakes: Cnstantly Interrupting

Stupid Interview Mistakes: Constantly Interrupting | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 880 We know you’re excited, but this is just stupid.  You will never get hired if you keep doing this.

Summary

Today, I have 1 of those stupid interview mistakes that people make much too often this 1 of these comes from exuberance and excitement but it also reveals something about you was a job hunter. The mistake you make is that you constantly interrupt the interviewer as they make a point or as they are asking you a question.

When they are asking you a question and you interrupt, it presupposes that you know what the question is going to be... And you don't yet. I remember a time when it was still doing recruiting and I was interviewing someone for job with a client of mine, the Costley kept interrupting the questions. I pause for 2nd and said, "Would you like to sit in my seat and ask questions. Would you allow me to do my job and evaluate and assess you?" 4 or 5 times in pretty quick succession I was interrupted.... And they are wrong with the assumption what my question is going to be.

Don't interrupt people. Again, another time where I was engage in a conversation with someone and in their excitement and exuberance, they kept cutting me off mid-thought wanted to add on to what they thought I was going to say, but being completely off base. I just sat there silently, nodding, knowing that I could never refer them to my client because this behavior is rude.

If you are interrupted by someone CONSTANTLY, I'm not talking about wants because we all make mistakes and sometimes misread what's being communicated, the constant interruption, what's the message that you send to the interviewer? Whatever the message you think it is, the message they receive is that they don't like this.

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 or interview 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.

Keeping Your Network Alive After You’ve Found a Job


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains why it’s important to keep your network active when you’re not looking for a job and how to do it.

Summary

Usually, when people talk with you about networking, is with the idea finding a new position. I also want talk with you about networking from the standpoint of what really advantages you and your career. There was a survey not long ago that said that 60% of chief financial officers saw that there networking value to them in their work from the standpoint of building their business, helping with the business growth of the organization. 10% of them spoke in terms of job hunting.

Notice that big disparity. In most of your life, in most of your career, it is about business growth. It is about helping yourself as a professional advance. As a matter fact, 1 of the best answers that I suggest people give to the question, "How do you use LinkedIn," is not the talk about job search, but about talking about having a ready supply of people to reach out to in order to help you in your career with being successful and getting input on problems that may crop up.

Once you have this network established, like any garden, it needs to be tended to. I suggest a couple of things.

First of all, keep you network growing. Do things to advance your network that could be something as simple as tagging articles and sharing them, posting new information, helping others. That's the idea of passing it on. It is the idea of helping others.

If your professional association, I know there is the temptation to be less involved with it once you are in your new job. However, the relationships that you build in the professional organization will go a long way toward helping you in your new career. Thus, it becomes really important for you to be out there networking all the time.

Lastly, and I know that is the tendency to slack off on this, keep your online presence up to date. Other folks have questions and they want advice. Be helpful. You never know when your relationship with someone is something that you are able to benefit from later on. And, from the good karma perspective, you're obviously doing a good deed by being helpful to others.

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.”

How to Respond to a Low Ball Job Offer


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EP 398 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers a simple strategy for responding to a job offer lower than what you are looking for. 

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 or interview 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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