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Using Twitter To Build Your Network | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/08/23/using-twitter-to-build-your-network/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter lays out a strategy for you to use Twitter as part of your networking.

Summary

Twitter is such an underutilized resource for you, as a job hunter, and I want to remind you that it is 1 of the easiest places to engage through in order to reach people that you want to connect with. You may find out who they are on LinkedIn and you may have a lengthy conversation with him on LinkedIn. If you are someone who is not job searching now and you have a target firm that you want to gain entrée into, twitter may be a more effective way to go beyond the connection request on LinkedIn to start building the relationship, having the conversation through and, from there, at the time that you are looking, be able to use your connections to use your connections from twitter to gain entrée to jobs.

Why do I say that? Because LinkedIn is such an aggressive job-search platform; people don't really have conversations there like they once did. Yeah, sometimes they do them in groups, but they don't do it in the social way. Yes, you can do information gathering kind of stuff. You can do something like an informational interview through LinkedIn. For the real personal relationships, consider going to twitter 1st. After all, you're not out there trying to find something right away; what you're doing is working to build relationships with people so that the time that you are looking, you can use them for leverage to get entrée into a firm.

For example, you can start by retreating posts that they have on their twitter feed. That's not too difficult, right? If you been following for a while, you reach out to them start of a conversation with. People been doing this with me for years; you notice them.

Don't be hesitant to reach out on twitter while you are a "happy camper" where you are. If the role, it's a networking you do when you're not looking for work that really pays off in your career. Don't be hesitant to reach out to twitter.

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.”

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Learn to Speak “Civilian” (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to those men and women separating from the military and encourages them to communicate in as way that the civilian workforce understands.

Summary

1st of all, thank you for serving.  I appreciate the sacrifices that you've made.

Getting a job in civilian life is different than serving in the military.  In the military, you are an environment where people learn very quickly the importance of commitment, the importance of determination and the importance of your word having meaning.  In civilian life, it is a little bit different.  Plus, in all candor, I must say, the language of the civilian is different than that of the military.

I did an interview. Recently for "Job Search Radio" who is in HR professional for a university in North Carolina.  I read her bio and she is someone who established the PX in Iraq and when all is said and done, she said, "I listened to my bio (I use the military want more than her civilian one). I appreciate how different the languages in the military versus civilian life."

I'm going to make a suggestion to you that I think will help you a lot.  Learn to speak civilian.  It is a different language to you.  There is a behavior that is different than in military life.

You don't need to say, "Yes, sir," or "No, ma'am."  The word, "ma'am," can be offensive to some women in civilian life.

There are other behaviors that are different.  5 minutes late in civilian life isn't considered a big deal.  5 minutes late in the military can be the difference between life and death.  I get it.

When you are interviewing, you need to talk civilian.  You get there on time or early.  As my guest said, get there 15 minutes early in case you need to complete an application.

When all is said and done, learn to speak civilian.  You don't need to say, "Yes sir," or "No ma'am," very often. Yes, I do appreciate the courtesy that is been extended by saying these things.  In civilian life, it is confusing to them.  It is not readily accepted.  At least, in the US, what often happens is that you are saying as being "odd."  You don't want to be seen that way because odd is usually dismissed.

You want to emphasize your leadership qualities and experience, no matter what rate you held.  After all, no matter where you are in the military, there qualities of leadership that you learn to display that you may be taking for granted, but you can express in an interview.  You can do it in ways that the civilian population can understand.

That extends to your resume as well.  Clearly, in an interview that is the most obvious place.

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.

Will My Own Project Help Me Land a Job?


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/07/19/will-my-own-project-help-me-land-a-job/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers this question about whether a person will have an advantage finding a job by doing a special project while they were in school.

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.

Going Against the Advice You're Getting

​Going Against the Advice You’re Getting | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/11/02/%e2%80%8bgoing-against-the-advice-youre-getting/

EP 425​ Maybe you’ve gotten advice from friends to do or not do something. Maybe your parents are threatening you. Here I talk about how to process they input and how to respond.

Summary

For some of you older professionals, you may not think this applies to you, but it does because there are times where you're going to go against the wishes of a mentor, an advisor, your friends, your wife, husband or partner and you are going to confront this sort of issue.

That's because the one thing I do know is that everyone has opinions and everyone knows what you should do, but they don't really know or act on what they should do.

So, with parents, this may be more applicable for younger professionals, often, there are threats associated with it because you are still dependent upon them for financial assistance or because you feel hooked in and require their support. The threats are overwhelming.

With other people who know better than you what's right, there is just "the dismissal factor." They start to act as though they are dismissing you and your opinions.

I was encourage people to take a step back for a 2nd and take the emotional charge out. Even if you have to take a day off from the decision, remove the charge. Then, from there, let's start breaking down what they are really telling you.

If it is the threat about you disappointing the family, if it is the threat that basically translates into, "you are going to fail and you are a loser," answer the question, "Why?" What do they think you're going to fail and that you are a loser? What are you going to be someone who can't succeed when you are following through on something you really want to?

Ultimately, what you need to do is sit down with yourself and go, "Why is it that I want to make this change?" If the answer is, "This is the work that I love. There's a market for it. There is something here that will give me the opportunity to really feel satisfied," by all means, I think you should do it and let others down gracefully.

With friends, is often easier to say, "Hey! Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it. I think I'm going to go ahead with this because if it fails, it fails! I'll pick up and do something else. If I succeed, it is a homerun for me and I will love doing what I'm doing."

Often, with family, it's harder because parents always treat you like someone who's under their thumb. I know my parents did and judging by what I read from people who message me at different times or come to me for coaching, it happens more often than not.

What you need to do is figure out what is right for you and, if you make a mistake, you make a mistake. It is not the end of the world. You'll make a different decision and, come to a different conclusion after you have experienced this. However, when push comes to shove, it's your life. It's your choices. You've received input. It doesn't resonate for you. Go to it at 150% and really push yourself to make it work.

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.

Getting Ready for a Cold Weather Interview

Getting Ready for a Cold Weather Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 914 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers several simple tips to help you prepare for a cold weather or nasty weather interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about interviewing during the cold days of winter. I'm someone who grew up in the Northeast, in the New York area. So I'm speaking to people from the cold belts of the country, not Phoenix or Miami when doing the show. In doing so, I just want to suggest a few things to you and will make winter interviewing much easier for you.

The 1st thing I want to say is, if you or someone who has an interview be scheduled and you are seeing the weather and there is extreme cold or snow coming in, you don't want to schedule the 1st interview of the day. You want to avoid doing where you can.

Why?

It's because it is likely one or both of you is going to wind up being late. I want you to notice and is not just you who can be late at the interviewer who can be late. I know way too many interviewers who, when they see the weather is going to be bad, just cancel it. So rather than be the 1st interview of the day, be someone who is in later. Even if they are late, you want to be in a position where they have already adjusted to having completed their commute. Their head is in their work day and not over there, "Boy that was tough getting in. What time do I have to leave today in order to get home at a reasonable hour given all the snow on the ground?"You don't want to take the 1st interview of the day.

The next thing I want to remind you of is that whether if there is called or advice or snow or whatever out there, I want to encourage you to get to the building where the interview is going to be a few minutes early. Even if you are driving there, get there a few minutes early. Why? It's simple. I want to be clear about this, United asking to meet your appointment early. If you going to an office building, I want you to wait in the lobby for a few minutes in warm your hands. Start to focus on the points that you want to make during the interview and not just simply on, "Boy, that was tough getting your day. Boy that was a tough drive!" I don't want to be off the point of what you are there to do which is to sell yourself as being qualified for the job.

It's human nature for someone to go, "oh! It's cold! Oh my hands!" Like I said, I lived in New York for a long time and I listen to these complaints. But, again, get to the building 5 minutes early, warm your hands up, or your face and ears up, if you have to use the restroom, use it so that you can splash water on your face to get you focus right away on what you need to do

Thus, when the interviewer comes out to greet you, they are not shaking hands with a popsicle. It's weird when you shake hands with a popsicle.

Also say that by getting yourself there little bit early in getting focused, you're not going to go through or put someone for what I had to go through one time which is the 20 minute tirade about how tough their trip was, how much snow there was on the ground.

"Oh, I had to shovel my car out!"

You know, all those sorts of things that are horrible to listen to. Who cares?? You are there to be interviewed! You are there. They have someone evaluate and assess you for being qualified. They are not there for you to dump all over.

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.

Skilled labor

No B.S. Hiring Advice: Hiring Skilled Junior Staff

 

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter paints a picture of why it may be difficult for you to locate experienced junior skilled talent.

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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