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What Do You Have to Lose? (VIDEO)


Have you ever finished second on a job interview? Here’s an idea for something that you can do and maybe you’ll win it later!

Summary

I have a great idea can be helpful to many of you.

Never lose our job? You were beaten out. The manager agonized, but chose the other person. It happens. Have you really wanted that job? Yeah, and it's a disappointment when you lose out. Here's my idea.

It's not like you are incompetent. It's not that you are a loser. I just of the other person market themselves better than you. Maybe they interview better. Maybe they presented better.

Sometimes, there is a single buyer's remorse where an employer winds up deciding a few months later, "I really wish I had that other person."

2 months after you the job has been closed down, after you been turned down, put a little reminder on your calendar and contact the recruiter who presented you (if you are present. The buyer recruiter) or contact the manager directly.

Say, "I! How are you? How's the new person working out?" You keep your mouth shut. "They are doing great!" "I just want to know how much I enjoyed meeting with you and how interested I was in that role. I took a chance that maybe this person wasn't working out so I thought I would reach out to you." It's a great tactic

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.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 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.  

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.

The Key to Superior Focus on Job Interviews | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Ep 594 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a technique for improving your focus on your next job interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you better technique for preparing for your interviews that will help you perform so much better, it won't take you a long time to do, it could be 2 or 3 minutes, it could be 10 minutes but it is a very simple technique that has been done for thousands of years.

What's that technique?

Spend a few minutes in meditation.

I know. I know. You think meditation is real. "Whew."  I must tell you, when all is said and done. If you spend a few minutes on your breath, for example, or about a single thought, what you will wind up doing is relax your mind, relax your body and get yourself incredibly focused. If you drift off on 1 of those topics, just returned to it.  Don't beat yourself up.  Don't criticize yourself for doing it wrong.  Just returned to the breath, for example.

You will find that by doing this, your focus and concentration is going to grow.  Your ability to perform well on interviews and your career in general is going to improve as well.  What can go wrong?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a technique for improving your focus on your next job interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you better technique for preparing for your interviews that will help you perform so much better, it won't take you a long time to do, it could be 2 or 3 minutes, it could be 10 minutes but it is a very simple technique that has been done for thousands of years.

What's that technique?

Spend a few minutes in meditation.

I know. I know. You think meditation is real. "Whew."  I must tell you, when all is said and done. If you spend a few minutes on your breath, for example, or about a single thought, what you will wind up doing is relax your mind, relax your body and get yourself incredibly focused. If you drift off on 1 of those topics, just returned to it.  Don't beat yourself up.  Don't criticize yourself for doing it wrong.  Just returned to the breath, for example.

You will find that by doing this, your focus and concentration is going to grow.  Your ability to perform well on interviews and your career in general is going to improve as well.  What can go wrong?

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.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 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.  

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.

Deciding to change jobs

You Know It’s Time to Look When . . . (VIDEO)


Job search advice from Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, This video is about knowing & acting on that thought about changing jobs.

Summary

You Know Its Time to Look When . . ..mp3

[00:00:00] As someone who has been recruiting for a long time I've spoken to millions of people over the course of probably evaluated hundreds of thousands of people of course in my career. When all is said and done, was I a very successful recruiter in my career.

[00:00:20] And 1 the things I find fascinating are the reasons why people decide it's time to change. And I think it really comes narrowed down into a couple of different classifications. If you resonate with any of these, I think it's smart of you to be listening to the show because, at the end of the day, there's something going on for that are paying attention to and you can repress it you can pretend it's not going on but you're listening to a podcast about job search and you're not out there looking. So why is that? Because there is something going on that's rumbling around in you that basically saying, "Hey! Wake up! Something is not right.

[00:01:12] let me just talk about some of the of reasons why people tell me about why they are out there looking. The first one is very they're hearing stuff out there about their firm in the trade press, in the in the news, in blogs and it doesn't smell so good. Earnings will be down; the firm is start to slow down its its staffing. Business has gotten slower. The niche that the firm is in is not doing particularly well, and you know, you can ignore that You certainly can. But at in the end of the day, you are smart not to ignore it.

[00:01:46] Because whether you were marketing, IT, operations or whatever working the function that you're in, waking up to the fact that your business, the firm that you are working with is suffering is not doing well, if you remain there the fact that it's suffering is going to impact you Your raises will become nonexistent. Your bonuses More power is non-existent. The advancement opportunities exist non-existent. And will survive or they are in survival mode.

[00:02:19] They are fighting to regain market share. However it is presented, at the end of the day, that's going to affect you. And I have heard countless stories from people over the course of years where they stayed too long. let's say, a firm went out of business. They were with a startup or an established business and they then waited there too long until the very end. It became hard for them to find work.

[00:02:46] There are many reasons for that but you are waking up to the fact that the firm is not doing particularly well is a smart reason for starting to explore other opportunities.

[00:02:58] Another reason is you feel targeted around the office. You start to feel like no one appreciates what we do. You know I've worked at firms before where I've been a high producer and management just doesn't give a shit (excuse my language, please).

[00:03:16] It just doesn't give a shit. You are just there to generate revenue and just do your job. And it's not only you every day someone has to walk over and go, "Hey! That's fabulous," and give you a big thumbs up for the viewers on our video. So you know it's not like people need to be told every single day that they do a great job, particularly if they aren't. When in management catches you doing something right, they ought to acknowledge that. People feel better about their work circumstances if they are happy and they feel miserable if they're ignored. If you're feeling under-appreciated or taken for granted, it's time to pick up and start exploring other places.

[00:04:14] If you notice on your side of this you're just do it for the money, well, you know after a while of doing it for the money what starts to happen is you start to underperform because resentment starts to build that and that resentment building you in. . . You start to get angry and there's no reason to be angry at work. I'm going to tell you that one more time just to make sure you hear it there is no reason for you to end up angry at work because that sort of frustration (frustration is anger directed at yourself or lashing outwards) is a signal.

[00:05:01] You are basically hired to achieve. And, at the end of the day, if you're just doing the job for money and it's gotten monotonous, it's time to pick up stakes.

[00:05:15] Here's another one. A lot of organizations . . . I'll simply say that I've been writing about this on LinkedIn for for a couple of weeks . . . it's the desire for people to get compressed into a middle. Firms almost don't want to hire high achievers. They don't hire people who rock the boat and make them think. As such, if your ideas are being ignored because, frankly, you are a such and such level 16 and you are not paid to think, if what they're really looking for is that execute tasks rather than to think and execute tasks if they don't encourage people to excel and you're just basically another person putting screws on the door.

[00:06:11] Here's an automobile example. If you're just another individual who is tightening the bolts on an assembly line, if that's how it feels to you, it's time to pick up stakes and consider something else.

[00:06:23] Here's another one. You know, that person who just WOW'd you when you interviewed, that manager who inspired you and thought and told you all sorts of wonderful things, is now that person that you loathe and hate and can't stand sitting in their office talking to them. If you can't stand one more meeting with this person because you just found them to be a contemptible swine, that they have lied to you over the course of time, if you just can't believe anything they tell you, it's time to go.

[00:07:02] You know I know I've been attracted to organizations where the leadership has seemed spectacular at the time I've interviewed. But, at the end of the day, they are just nasty SOBs. You have to put up with that. It's time to go.

[00:07:20] Here's another one. You've been doing this same thing for years. There's nothing new for you to learn at that company. Iam going to tell you it's time to go.

[00:07:33] You know, if you know there is no one you can learn from, if they're not going to send you for training. If there is nothing that you're going to do that is going to be more than stagnating in the same function for the next 30 years of your life without a thank you, without an "atta boy" or an "atta girl:" with only being caught doing something wrong and people basically telling you you screwed up, if you're only there covering your butt all the time (that's CYA. You know what that is, right.

[00:08:09] If you are playing CYA games all year long and not learning anything new and you look ahead and the only thing you'll be asked to do is the same thing you've been doing for the last two years. It's time to go because at the end of the day, really when you think about it, life is too short. A lifetime is not a long time. Although we like to think of ourselves as being high performers / high achievers, sometimes when we're not being seen for who we are or what we do whatever you want to underperform because we're frustrated. We become tired.
What engages us in doing the same task repetitively I use the example of working on an assembly line and screwing the bolt. I respect these guys something fierce because they, whether they're men or women, are out there doing something to take care of their families that you and I might find monotonous. But they do it. they understand the importance of what they do. They put gusto into it.

For you as an individual working for a firm, unless you are learning, unless you are developing, unless you are involved with new things, I think the same thing will happen to you. It's going to become monotonous and you will underperform.

[00:09:38] Who wants that? Better to be proactive and take action tha to sit there doing the same job again and again and, especially if you're someone who rocks the boat, and you are asked to conform to that narrow band of function., who needs it? So, at the end of the day, I'm just going to tell you pick up stakes and start exploring things.

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 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.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

More Phone Interview Tips for Job Hunters


EP 903 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers more phone interview tips for job hunters.

Summary

I done a bunch of videos and podcasts about phone interviews and how to do the more effectively. This is a showroom and talk with you about some more tips about phone interviewing well. They are easy to implement; they are casual; they are involved with what I refer to as, "acting." Why think of as, "The Theater Of Interviewing." I hope you find this helpful.

Although it is a video before by phone interview, I want to cover a few additional points. I'll simply say that you already know that you need to be a quiet place for the conversation. But there are some fun things that you can do that will really help you excel at a phone interview.

When the interviewer calls, thank them for making the call and then you say, "I have looked at the job description but can I get an idea of what you are looking for from me? What's the role that I'm interviewing for?" This way, you make sure you're on the same pages the interviewer. Often, from the time the description has been created until the time to actually interview, and has "evolved" a bit. Although the job everyone way on paper, in actuality, the a screening for something a little bit different. Always take the time to ask them what it is that they are looking for.

Another subtlety is ask them, "How long do you expect will be speaking? I just want make sure I have that amount time in my schedule." When they are scheduling the interview, they may ask if you can speak at 1 o'clock.

"Terrific! How much time should I set aside my calendar?" Just an idea of how much time you be talking with them.

Listen to their question. I can't tell you the number of times that people tend to get off on these long tirades. I have to call them a tirade because they have no idea what they're talking about. They have no recollection of what the question was, and I've gone so far as to asked them, "Do you remember my original question?" Try to stay on point by answering the question in 45 seconds or less. If you have to go to 1 minute, so be it. Try to keep your answers to about 45 seconds in length and listen to what they are asking you.

Along the way, you may want to sound like you are thinking about your answer, that you're being a little reflective... It is acting that you are doing. They can see that you have notes out in front of you and that you are jotting down some things.

Another thing that all mention is wearing headphones.. If you have access to headphones, use them. I find that if I am hands-free when I do my podcast or when I do calls all day long is extremely helpful. It just allows me to use my hands, I'm not going to develop a crink in my neck is going to wind up hurting during the course of my conversations. Use headphones if you can.

Finally, at the end of this, you might asked them, "So, what is going to happen next? When do you expect I will hear back about next steps in the process." That gives you a sense of the timeline and, then again, nothing is to be done in a way that gives them the impression that you are anxious or nervous. Everything again is about the acting of the part

You might just simply say, "Thanks for calling. When you think that might be hearing back the next steps in the process?"

"Well, I have a number of people to speak with."

"Of course, you have a number of people to speak with. I just try to get a feel for the timeline that you folks have."

"I expect we'll get back to you in a week to 10 days." Or "I expect I'll be calling you tomorrow about scheduling an in person interview." Whatever it is, just get a sense of their timeline and then conclude by saying, "I am particularly interested in this role. I do look forward to hearing from you about next steps and I would love to continue further."

Firms find it much more appealing when they are being pursued. 1 of the things that hiring managers, in particular, hate is when they have to extend an offer and it gets turned down. You want to express interest because, often, frequently, it is a differentiator when hiring managers are deciding which person to make the offer to. They have to individuals, they like them a lot. They're both quite capable. The thing that can put it over the edge for you can be, quite simply, that they think you are interested.

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 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.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

Don’t Be an Amateur | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/09/26/dont-be-an-amateur-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

Ep 877 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter stresses the importance of interview preparation and tells you what to look for. 

Summary

Let's talk today about preparing for an interview. I would start by saying most of you do next to nothing to prepare. You know the name of the company you know where you're going, you about 3 words of information about the job. You walk in the door completely unprepared answer basic questions. Let's not kid ourselves. This is what 95% of all job hunters do when they go to interview. In other words, you act like an amateur.

Let me give you a comparison. Pro football teams. Baseball teams soccer teams (we call it soccer in the US; the rest of the world calls it football). Basketball teams. Do you think these teams walk out on the court and decide to run a bunch of plays that they've never practiced before? Tennis. You think a professional tennis player gets on the court without having spent tens of thousands of errors on the tennis court practicing every element of their game. Emily back into the hidden life just in practice? How many overheads? How many services they practiced to get on the court for this 1 moment?

And you go to a job interview where your career is on the line and you do nothing. It's ridiculous.

Understand that 60% of getting a job is already accomplished before you walk in the door. Each of you believe that you have something that the other one wants. 20% is involved with convincing one another that it's true; 20% is purely subjective. Most of you feel that part because you're not prepared.

What you prepare with? You rehearsed answers to basic questions. You know that they're going to ask you, "Tell me about yourself and what you been doing." Why don't you have a canned speech that doesn't sound canned available to answer that question? Did you talk with you about your role, responsibilities and accomplishments. How much of you helped an organization making a way of income or save in the way of income. While to prepare with an answer like that?

The good ask you, "Where you see yourself 5 years from now?" What you have an answer for that? You know all the basic questions and, if you don't, they are all over the web. I think I have them in some of my e-books. Get on the web and go looking. Start practicing your answers.

Don't just simply know the question that they're going to ask. Practice the answer.

When a basketball team steps out on the court, they are so fluid. They know exactly what they're going to do if this player is defended against in a particular way. Same thing with a running back in football. They know, and alignment know exactly how to respond if a defensive player moves in a particular way that they didn't anticipate the running back is going to compensated particular matter. Everything is noted advance the practiced just in case. That's what makes them a professional.

You think of yourself as a professional in your career? It's time to act like a professional.

I start talking about some of the canned questions you're going to be asked? What is you do some research into the firm. Where they are in their field. Read the news stories about them. Where are they in their industry? What are they doing professionally? You're going to be meeting a number of people on the interview. What you look at the LinkedIn profiles and see where they have come from. Do a Google search about them. See if they have been published or written about. All sorts of stuff.

Learn about the firm's competitors. See how you can help. There are some questions that employers are going to ask you, like, "What makes you the best person for this job?" Many of you answer that question regarding be sounding like a gorilla touting wonderful you are." I can do this. I can do that." It sounds like you're beating yourself on the chest like a gorilla does.

The fact of the matter is you need to have answers rehearsed in advance so that you can answer stuff 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, 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 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.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

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