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There is one way to answering this seemingly insane question. I offer 3 choices.

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.

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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.”

What Qualities Do You Look for in a Boss (Manager)? | No BS Job Search Advice


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/07/25/what-qualities-do-you-look-for-in-a-boss-manager-no-bs-job-search-advice

EP 815 In this video, I discuss how to answer this typically second interview question?

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

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.”

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.”
Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

Preparing to Job Search: The Question to Ask Yourself BEFORE You Start Your Job Search

Preparing to Job Search: The Question to Ask Yourself BEFORE You Start Your Job Search


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/11/10/preparing-to-job-search-the-question-to-ask-yourself-before-you-start-your-job-search/

EP 431 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you the critical question to ask your self at the beginning of your job search.

Summary

Let me just dive into it and say most people begin job search and is only one question on your mind – – How am I going to find a job?That's a good question, but it works with the assumption of desperation.Frankly, most of you don't need to be desperate. I understand that you may be scared or worried or frightened about this entire thing. What's going on? Where am I going to find work? All the sort of doubts start to show up when you begin job search.

Let's look at things from a different perspective. Let's work from the place of "I'm going to have choices to make." Quite obviously, you may not but I would like you to start off by at least getting clear about this 1 question: "What's most important to you in the next job organization? What will you need to see you are hear to believe is the right place for you to join?"

You may have a lot of different answers from this... That's terrific. I want you taking and hour. 40 minutes. Whatever amount of time, you may feel comfortable. You can always add to the list. The idea is to ask yourself these questions.

Here is the follow-up tasks to this. I want you to prioritize your answer to the 1st question.

Why is this important?It's really simple. From the time to begin your job search until you get your job offer or multiple offers, you are going to go through ping-ponging that goes on in most job searches. You are going to get confused. People are going to say a whole bunch of stuff to you. They are going to deal with their interests but you always have to remember yours.

Let's go back to the situation where you have multiple job offers. Everyone is going to be talking about why their job is the best for you. They don't know you. They are trying to persuade you, hypnotize you, Using very subtle forms of coercion into accepting your offer. Having this list gives you something to refer to And use as part of the evaluation criteria.

No firm may hit all the items on your list will or will wind up looking perfect based upon your list. It is still a reminder for you. Is to look forward to a grounding place for you to evaluate and assess different alternatives.

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.

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The Two Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

 

EP 922 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you two great questions to ask at a job interview.

Summary

Today, I'm going to talk with you about the 2 best questions you should ask on every interview, you go on and when you should ask them. Let me start by reviewing the way a typical interview goes.

You walk in. You sit down. The interviewer looks and you and in that certain voice says, "So, tell me about yourself and what you been doing professionally." You answer. Then, they ask you some follow-up questions and you answer those. If you are in disciplines that require certain objective knowledge like in IT, engineering or accounting, they will ask you some questions to measure your knowledge. Eventually, they will say, "So do you have any questions for us?" You will say, "Tell me about the job," and they will do that. You will say, "Sounds great." They will say, "Terrific. We'll get back to you." That is a typical interview.

Let's do a different interview. You walk in and sit down and, as the 2 of you get comfortable in your seats, just as the 2 of you have your derrière reached the seat, I would like you to start talking. You start by saying, "Thank you for making the time to meet with me today. I remember seeing the position description but wanted to get your take on the role. Would you tell me about the job as you see it and what I can do to help?" If you been scheduled by an agent, you might say, "I spoke with Jeff Altman about the job and he gave me a brief description but I wanted to get your take on the role. Could you tell me about the job as you see it and what I can do to help you?"

What this does is take the question you would normally ask at the end of the interview and moves it up to the very beginning. My thinking is even if you seen a job description, even if you reply to in hand or spoken to her recruiter, what you're able to do now is by moving a question to the beginning is get the current thinking about the job and tailor your answers to what matters to them.

You see, even if you seen the job description, from the time they start interviewing until now, they may have changed their thinking about it. As a result, you want to get their current thinking about the job, get that information at the beginning of the interview so you can use it to your advantage.

What are you going to do? Not lie but talk about what you've done in the context of what they are looking for. You see, most people talk about what they've done in the course of the interview, but they don't talk about what they've done in the context of what the employer is looking for because they don't know until the end of the interview what they actually are looking for.

So that's a great question to ask and I have told you exactly when to ask it. So, since we taken that question out of the end of the interview, you can't just simply re-ask the question. You have to substitute a different question. This is the question I'd like you substitute at the end of the interview when they ask you whether you have any questions for them.

"Let's say it's a year from now and it comes time for you to give me my review. I have a just a good job. I have a just a great job. I have done 1 of the best that you have ever seen. What what I've done during that year that would cause you to give that kind of review?"

1. You are giving the employer the idea that you're not going to think small, but are prepared to do great work.
2. You are going to get an idea of how realistic they are in the thinking about the job. If the role, if they talk about something that will be absolutely crazy for you to have accomplished, how could you ever do it?

The real thing is that you are planting a seed in their minds about your drive for excellence, you're getting them to talk about the job and some of the day to day stuff in the role, differently than they might otherwise with a great question that I believe will give you a lot of terrific information.

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.

 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

 

Is It OK To Take Notes During The Interview?


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/04/24/is-it-ok-to-take-notes-during-the-interview

Ep 725 You want to remember what you are told but is it okay to take notes?  That’s what I answer in today’s show.

Summary

This is a question that shows up from time to time that I have avoided answering but decided to take on today. To me, the answer is very simple.

"Is it okay to take notes during an interview?"

Let me ask you this. If the hiring manager constantly looked down at his desk to take notes, how would you feel about them? Would you think they were paying attention to you? Would you think they cared about you? Would you think that they were more focused on the note taking process and you?

Answer! Not number 1! Not number 2! The correct answer is number 3! They are more focused on taking notes than you.

The same questions would apply to you as well. If you're constantly looking at your pad, if you're constantly taking notes, there is a problem. If you don't ask if it is okay, that's rude.

If you are interested in taking notes, if you want to jot down a few things, the best thing to do is sit down, ask them what I call The Single Best Question. You Should Ask On Any Interview, and, as they were about to speak, ask, "would you mind if I took down a few notes?" Once they say, "Sure," you can't make it seem like you are taking dictation.

If you're working with an iPad or some other tablet, you can start to overtly whimper if you start to have typos. You just have to let it go and corrected later on.

Experience tells me that when I've been interviewing someone and they are taking notes, I really don't mind as long is not prevalent throughout our entire conversation. As long as they're not looking down and sending me the message (understand that everything you do or don't do communicate something) that the notes are more important than the conversation.

If you want to make sure your notes are accurate, that's terrific! However, if all you're doing is taking down notes, it suggests does this person have a memory problem? Are they even listening to what I'm saying? Worse than that, you're not connecting with the interviewer.

Interviewers want to FEEL like they like the human being they're going to interact with once they are on board. They want to like you, as well as believe that you are competent. Often, if what you are doing is staring at your pad, you are not paying attention to them. You're not smiling, and if you are smiling, you're not looking at them when you are smiling. You are looking down. That just takes away a lot of power.

So, if I were just looking down here to take notes during the entire time of this conversation, you might have the opinion of me that I'm kind of weird.… And that is the issue with note-taking.

Again, start by asking, The Single Best Question You Should Ask on Any Interview, then, ask for permission to take a few notes. Don't be fixated on the note taking process; not only do you need to pay attention to giving great answers to questions but on connecting with the interviewer.

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.

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