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Squeeze Bottles | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/09/02/squeeze-bottles-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

EP 854 What does a brownie with ice cream and a job interview having common?

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 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
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.”

What Is The Difference Between a Career Coach and a Recruiter? (VIDEO)


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I’m surprised that someone doesn’t understand the difference. In my answer, I explained the specifics an offer thumbnail way to recognize where someone’s motivations lie.

Summary

A recruiter is hired by corporations to identify and refer talent to them who need a specific set of qualifications. If the person, in fact, does meet those qualifications and is hired by the corporation, performs well enough during a set period of time that is been pre-agreed to, the recruiter is paid. Thus, a recruiter does not work for a job hunter; they work for the corporate client.

In contrast, a career coach works for a job hunter, because that is who pays them. They help the job hunter in many different ways and has no vested interest in the choice that the job hunter makes because they are not receiving a big payday from the corporation once the search is completed.

Both may help the job hunter improve their interview skills, but the recruiter is only focused on their client and helping the job hunter perform well with THEIR CLIENT. As we know, they will attempt to dissuade you from taking the job with a firm that they don't represent.

In contrast, a career coach is focused on you and helping you perform at a higher level. They want you to find the job but have no vested interest in which job you take. If the role, a recruiters only paid if you take a job with your client (please note that I am judging that you are junior enough to not make the grade for, a retained search firm. A retained search firm is compensated differently).

In conclusion, to understand where loyalty lies in professions, notice who was paying the bulk of the money. Recruiters are paid by corporations to find people who work for that firm for pre-agreed to period of time. That company then pays the recruiter a sizable amount of money.

A career coach doesn't care which firm you join because you are paying them. Thus, the loyalty is to help you perform at a higher level in order to get the result that you want

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching,  all 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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.

Instead of a Permanent Position


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the morning mindset shift in how you approach your new job.

Summary

I would like you to take a moment and think about the language of work.  If you are looking for a job, most of the time you are looking for a. "permanent position," or "a full-time job."  A permanent position is the language of our times, and the result is that we trick ourselves into believing that this job that we are interviewing for is permanent.In point of fact, there is ample experience an ample information to let us know that it really isn't permanent.

I would like you to change your thought process a bit and think of it as a "tour of duty" that what you are doing is signing on to accomplish a particular task , and that when those are complete you are to think of going.  This could be true like having a consulting mentality but for those of you like the security of a full-time position it is a shift in attitude that basically says, "Yes, I'm going to join this firm as a permanent employee (wink wink) and, at the end of this assignment, I'm not wed to what they are going to assign me to next. Because, in point of fact, if I am not going to learn anything, there is nothing new. I'm going to get out of it,, no marketability. I'm going to achieve, on to the next thing and do it with no harm, no foul, no recrimination."

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.

Stupid resume mistakes

Stupid Resume Mistakes: Your Resume Interferes with the ATS


Listen to the full episode here:
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EP 427 Many people have resume that create conflicts with a company’s applicant tracking system. And you are causing your own problems.

Summary

The long and the short of it is many times a resume winds up in the legendary blackhole and it is your fault. There's a tendency to job hunters have to blame the ATS... And don't get me wrong, there are many instances where it has been program definitely and winds up screaming at people who would be qualified for a role.

Often, the issue is the resume. Here are a few things that people do that interfere with the ATS:

1. Embedded headers. I said that one before, but I'm still getting embedded headers very regularly. They look lovely and that they show up on each successive page is completely irrelevant an unnecessary. That was something that was done in the day when people were printing resumes and they didn't want to lose the order of the resume. They staple them together. No one does that anymore. They are reading them off of the screen. Forget the embedded headers. Just put it on the top of page

2. Another thing that people do that interferes with the applicant tracking system is that they use shading in their resume. The shading looks lovely but the ATS will not be able to read what is within the shading. Not only that, it may outright "cough it up." If you think that anyone will then manually enter your information from the resume, you are sadly mistaken. Your resume is that.

3. If you think lines of the solution, you are also mistaken. Lines are not a solution. If anything, and ATS cannot read the words or lines in proximity to a line unless you've skipped the space. If you do want to use a line, skip a space before and skip a space after. That's also true. If you are using a slash mark (/). You need to put a space before and in the space after which is grammatically incorrect, but it has been submitted to an ATS, he needs to be there. Otherwise, they don't read those characters correctly. If you have a particular skill that is being sought, and you have 5 of the 6 letters to the ATS, you don't have that skill. Avoid slashes, avoid lines, avoid embedded headers, avoid shading.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching,  all 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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.

The Purpose of a Phone Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 917 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the purpose of a phone interview from the employer’s perspective and from yours.

Summary

Today's video is about the purpose of the phone interview and and I want to do it from both sides perspective.

First of all, your side is easy. Your purpose is to get to the face-to-face interview. 999,000 in times out of 1 million, no one is ever hired on the basis a phone interview. There are very rare exceptions but usually a firm wants to meet someone before they are hired. So your job is to get to the actual in person interview and I will give you a couple of suggestions for how to do that.

The employer's perspective is (number 1) they're trying to confirm that what piqued their interest about your background is actually true; that ou have relevant experience. So they may have some questions in mind as to whether is your experience is relevant. There may be something that's causing them concern. They are looking confirmation, which means they see your background as a great fit and they're trying to confirm that by speaking with you. Really what they can confirm is a couple of pieces of objective information . . . that comes to subject the questioning. I know that sounds contradictory, but the questions that they use to evaluate involve some degree of subjectivity. And again, I'm going to get to how you can do your part of this most effectively in a moment.

So the other thing that they can really evaluate is your energy level. Do you have passion, do you have zeal, do you have excitement for what you do? Does it come across in your voice? Do you speak in a slow, methodical monotone manner that puts people to sleep or do you demonstrate a degree of enthusiasm and excitement?

Your side of this. How do you demonstrate that you have some passion for what you do? How do you demonstrate they don't have to worry about you, that you do fit the role? There are 2 parts to this.

If the call is coming out of the blue, then what I want to encourage you to do is to say something along the lines of (from a corporation, not a third party recruiter) if the call is coming from a Corporation would encourage you to say, "I would love to speak with you. Can we schedule time, a little bit later. I have to go to a meeting . . . I've an appointment. I want to give you full attention. Could we speaking at . . . " That you offer up a time.

Then you go back and forth and schedule it. Understand that part of what you've now gotten from there your phone call is who it is, you can reference your notes about the job that you might submit your application to, or,mbefore you jump off, you can say, "Would you tell me about the position that you are trying to hire for," and make them talk. Then say, "thanks. I look forward to speaking with you."

Then there's the call that's actually scheduled and you now have a call set for to 2 o'clock, for example. When they call, you start the conversation with (remember, scheduling can come from third-party recruiters, as well as from yourself),you start the conversation by saying, "I spoke with Jeff Altman about the position. He gave me a brief summary but I wanted to get your take on it. Would you tell me about the job as you see it and what I can do to help you?"

And in that way, they are going to start off by talking about the position that they are trying to fill. You'll get enough information so that when they start with, " tell me about yourself," and all follow-up questions that come from your answer that, you can tailor your answers to what matters to them.

So, again, the purpose of the phone interviews from their standpoint is the screen you in or screen you out. They don't want to waste time with someone who isn't a fit. What they want to do is confirm that you have the right background or get answers to a couple of basic questions that gave them hesitancy.

Summary

Today's video is about the purpose of the phone interview and and I want to do it from both sides perspective.

First of all, your side is easy. Your purpose is to get to the face-to-face interview. 999,000 in times out of 1 million, no one is ever hired on the basis a phone interview. There are very rare exceptions but usually a firm wants to meet someone before they are hired. So your job is to get to the actual in person interview and I will give you a couple of suggestions for how to do that.

The employer's perspective is (number 1) they're trying to confirm that what piqued their interest about your background is actually true; that ou have relevant experience. So they may have some questions in mind as to whether is your experience is relevant. There may be something that's causing them concern. They are looking confirmation, which means they see your background as a great fit and they're trying to confirm that by speaking with you. Really what they can confirm is a couple of pieces of objective information . . . that comes to subject the questioning. I know that sounds contradictory, but the questions that they use to evaluate involve some degree of subjectivity. And again, I'm going to get to how you can do your part of this most effectively in a moment.

So the other thing that they can really evaluate is your energy level. Do you have passion, do you have zeal, do you have excitement for what you do? Does it come across in your voice? Do you speak in a slow, methodical monotone manner that puts people to sleep or do you demonstrate a degree of enthusiasm and excitement?

Your side of this. How do you demonstrate that you have some passion for what you do? How do you demonstrate they don't have to worry about you, that you do fit the role? There are 2 parts to this.

If the call is coming out of the blue, then what I want to encourage you to do is to say something along the lines of (from a corporation, not a third party recruiter) if the call is coming from a Corporation would encourage you to say, "I would love to speak with you. Can we schedule time, a little bit later. I have to go to a meeting . . . I've an appointment. I want to give you full attention. Could we speaking at . . . " That you offer up a time.

Then you go back and forth and schedule it. Understand that part of what you've now gotten from there your phone call is who it is, you can reference your notes about the job that you might submit your application to, or,mbefore you jump off, you can say, "Would you tell me about the position that you are trying to hire for," and make them talk. Then say, "thanks. I look forward to speaking with you."

Then there's the call that's actually scheduled and you now have a call set for to 2 o'clock, for example. When they call, you start the conversation with (remember, scheduling can come from third-party recruiters, as well as from yourself),you start the conversation by saying, "I spoke with Jeff Altman about the position. He gave me a brief summary but I wanted to get your take on it. Would you tell me about the job as you see it and what I can do to help you?"

And in that way, they are going to start off by talking about the position that they are trying to fill. You'll get enough information so that when they start with, " tell me about yourself," and all follow-up questions that come from your answer that, you can tailor your answers to what matters to them.

So, again, the purpose of the phone interviews from their standpoint is the screen you in or screen you out. They don't want to waste time with someone who isn't a fit. What they want to do is confirm that you have the right background or get answers to a couple of basic questions that gave them hesitancy.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching,  all 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? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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.

​​Marketing Yourself as a Six Figure Professional​​ | Job Search Radio


When job hunters think of marketing themselves, they often make the mistake of making LinkedIn their sole resource.

On this show, Jeff speaks with Tammy Kabell speaks about a benefit of functional resumes​ as part of a marketing campaign to get people to pick up the phone and call.

 

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.”

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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