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Leaving a Message? (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers an important tactic for leaving a message when you are networking.

Summary

If you are out there trying to find work, you're probably out there trying to network with people. How are you doing it? Your emailing. Hopefully, you are also calling not just simply hiding behind email and expecting that to do all the work for you. The hopefully not hiding behind LinkedIn and not just simply sending inMails to folks. Instead, if you are going to be calling someone, I want you to think about the message that you are to leave for them proactively.

I had a few calls recently were people left messages that were absolutely awful. It was clear that they were thinking of what to say on the spot and, as a result, 1 of them did leave a phone number, another one forgot to give me any way to get a hold of them... It's ridiculous.Just be clear about what you want to say when you call someone.

If you are networking, simply say, " I wanted to reconnect with you. It is been a long time. Please give me a call back at ..." In very simple ways, leave messages that are clear about what you are trying to accomplish AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU TELL THEM HOW TO REACH YOU!

By the way, follow-up with an email just because folks are busy, the more likely to get the email if they are in meetings and act on it quickly . Then they might with a phone call. Leave a voicemail but follow-up with an email.

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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Why Do So Many Employers and New Employees Become Disappointed Once They Join a New Company?


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I have addressed the subject in different places before. Here I tackle it directly.

Summary

I received a great question that I've answered indirectly for a long time. So, as to the question pointedly today, so let me use it as my subject.

'What is somebody employers and new employees become disappointed wants to join the new company?"

To me, this is very very easy. It's also the fact that both sides, both employers and employees forget 1 of the basic truths of job hunting and hiring. The basic truth is that everyone is on good behavior.

The employer was presenting things in a good light; their subordinates are presenting things in a good light. The job hunter is putting on a "happy smile button face." They are showing the credentials as being exquisite and perfect.

In other words, everyone is lying.

Everyone is lying because they are not telling you what is wrong.

For example, I've never heard of the job hunter say, "You know, I get cranky unless I have a chocolate bar by 4 o'clock each day. Sometimes that crankiness pisses off my coworkers." It's never happened! No employer has ever talked about those last for people who sat at the desk. They want you to sit at and why they quit. Never happens.

Even if you have asked them about what happened to the person using the job before, they will talk about going onto another opportunity without discussing where the failure was. They will never say, "You know, I pissed them off. They got annoyed with my constantly needling them about getting things done on time and within budget." Or, "They kept running away with stuff that got me annoyed and eventually, blew my stack at them." No one ever says that.

Thus, that lie that both sides tell becomes the seed of the eventual discontent.

There is a statistic that says that within a year of a hire, employers have buyers remorse and judge a higher as being a mis-hire. Job hunters are no different. That's where the seat of the soul lies. Everyone is presenting themselves in the best light and no one is being completely honest about what they are stepping into. No job hunters ever told, "Do you see that woman over there? I have no idea what they work here. I can't fire them." Or, "she gets on everyone's nerves." Or, "he's a jackass." No one ever says that.

No job hunter ever talks about how he was the jackass or how he annoys everyone and his current firm that they have suggested he start looking elsewhere. There can provide a great reference because they don't want him around.

So, understand that the problem stems from the fact that each side is lying. Worse than that, each side looking for "a good fit." How will you ever know that someone will be a good fit. If each side is trying to deceive one another?

That's what I see.

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 [email protected] 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.”

 

 

Can I Avoid Becoming Obsolete? | Job Search Radio


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question from someone who wants to know how to avoid becoming obsolete.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question from someone who wants to know how to avoid becoming obsolete.

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 [email protected] 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!​​

I Was Lowballed on a Job Offer

I Was Low Balled on an Offer! | Job Search Radio


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question about a tough salary negotiation where he was low-balled by a firm he received an offer from and then received a counteroffer from his current employer.

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 [email protected] 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.”

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.

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

Here’s An Underutilized Interview Tool for Job Hunters | No BS Job Search Advice

EP 869 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a resource that more job hunters should be using.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about an underutilized tool in interviewing, few people use it as well as they could. It really isn't that difficult to pull this out , but there's a bias that most job hunters have... Let me explain.

Most people go into interviews prepared to talk about what they've done, how they went about doing it, maybe you know your metrics (how much were you helped your firm save or make as a result of your efforts). Maybe fall into that category. Unfortunately, the one thing that people don't really access, that they are not really prepared to reveal is the personality. You see, there are personality attributes that really make you extraordinary and will really help you stand out from your competition in interviews.

You see, if all you do is recite facts and figures, what you did, how you went about doing it technology utilized, all that sort of stuff, you are like everyone else.. Your job is to stand out in a positive way.

Understand that some firms will turn you down as a result of your personality. FINE. You wouldn't thrive there anyway. All you would do is become boring and a tool for that organization.. Is that how you want to spend the rest of your life? Being bored, boring, in effect, decapitated by organization? I don't think so. I think what you want to do is be extraordinary.. You want to be magnificent. You want to be the individual who stands out from others... And if you don't, that's okay. Just keep doing what you been doing.

If you can take a minute or 2 before you walk into the interview, accessing who you are in all your glory, putting a big smile on your face, sincerely (I'm not talking about some pasted on smile that has no meaning or sincerity), one where you are really feeling great, that I can assure you that you are going to stand out from others and firms will like you that much more.

You see, the one thing the firm's look for beyond skills competence is the ability to inspire confidence that they are the solution to the problem being sought. You can't inspire confidence unless you are confident. You can't be confident unless you feel confident. You can't turn that on and off like a spigot..

Again, go out there. Connect with that part of yourself that is great. So what to them and, if they don't like it, it is their loss. You will find an organization that will.

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 [email protected] 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.

How To Get Better at Your Job Search & Make Magic | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


FROM THE ARCHIVES (2012) Any job mentioned was filled years ago.

On this show, I use the story of Jeremy Lin as a model for job hunters.

 

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 [email protected] 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

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