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The Preferred Application Process | Job Search Radio

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question from someone about the preferred application process

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 on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com

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and then forward your question to the same address.

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.”

Can I Pick Your Brain?

Can I Pick Your Brain and Other Nonsense.

Stupid Expressions People Use When Job Hunting

Tell me the truth. Do you really like the idea of having your brain “picked?”  Picking someone’s brain is one of those completely ghastly expressions that people use habitually to describe asking for advice.

It is like listening to a podcast and hearing a guest answer a question by saying, “Absolutely!” How did that become de rigueur for answering interview questions on tv and podcasts?  All you are doing is showing yourself as an amateur since pros never say, “Absolutely!”

Picking Your Brain and Other NonsenseHere’s another one. Describing yourself as visionary. Are you really someone “who thinks about or plans the future with imagination or wisdom.”  I assume you don’t ascribe to the definition that describes a visionary as someone who “sees visions in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural apparition.” If so, there is medication for that or a part in the final season of “Game of Thrones” for you.

Are You Really “Unique?”

OK, snowflake, you are “special.” I will concede the point. But what makes you unique? What makes you special?

I have spoken to very few people who can back up the claim to being unique. Most of us,  myself included, are well-conditioned people who have learned through schools, media, friends, books (you remember what a book is, don’t you) and other venues how to think and what to believe. Yet, we often go into situations proclaiming our uniqueness while in a room of similarly costumed and made up people who look around the room feeling affirmed by their belief that by appearing like others, they are unique. Crazy, isn’t it.

Do You Really Want to Be a Team Player?

Stars make star money in sports. They are head and shoulders above the other player on their team or in their sport. Team PlayerThey are paid accordingly. Team players in business are generally paid ordinary money because they are “solid,” but not spectacular. Even if you are the best of the solid, you are a commodity to most organizations and replaceable. Yes, stars may do “the little things” that the rest of the team does. But don’t you want to be viewed as a star? Any time an organization talks about hiring a team player, they are telling you that they want another soldier to send into battle and get slaughtered or a person who will do what they are told. Thinking is unnecessary.

I worked in executive search for more than 40 years. I now coach job hunters into new roles. I never received a resume from someone who claimed to be “the perfect fit” for a job that actually was. The joke in my office was that the person who claimed that they were “the perfect fit” saved us time and we could treat the claim as a signal we could delete their resume. Prove it. Don’t proclaim it and not back up your claim.

I Feel Unappreciated.

Lastly, one of my biggest laughs comes from people who have told me that they felt unappreciated in their previous position. I find it funny because (1) they have allowed themselves to be taken for granted or (2) they are a team player and you can re-read what I said before about team players.

You are not underappreciated. You are valued at a level that a firm sees your value to be. This goes back to being unique and a snowflake. Most of you aren’t. You are 21st century factory workers working at identical desks doing identical work to other 21 century factory workers. You are commodities who will be disposable again when the next recession lands (particularly you, Ms. or Mr C Suite Executive who think of yourself as so essential to your firm’s well-being). 

Every era has its snowflake. In the movie, “The Graduate,” which introduced America to Dustin Hoffman as a recent college grad, the audience breaks into hysterics when his character, Benjamin, is told by his parents’ friend that there is one word he must remember in order to be successful . . . Plastics. Plastics was the hot tech circa the 1960’s that would guaranty his future.

We can all laugh at the line, even now. After all, Benjamin would probable have been laid off 5 or 6 times had he pursued his dream as a visionary leader in plastics.

Take your ego out of the equation and describe yourself and your work in 15 words without using a cliche. Speak as person to another without using a cliche. Communicate clearly without sarcasm (yes, I have used sarcasm to make a point about how unappealing it is). Overselling yourself and your abilities is a waste of time.

 

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC  2017    

 

For more, job search advice, read, “5 Things C Level Professionals Should Always Do When Engaged in a Job Search.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunterwork 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.

 

Why Aren’t You Making More Money?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains exactly how to answer this tough interview question.

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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.

Restraining The Voice in Your Head

Restraining the Voice in Your Head During Your Job Search | Job Search Radio

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There are times when you may get down on yourself while job hunting. On today’s daily episode, I discuss a simple tactic for managing that critical voice in your head.

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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.

Informational Interviews Are Easy | TheBigGameHunterTV

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EP 904  Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the purpose of an informational interview and how to do one.

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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.