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Over 50 Job Search and Ageism


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/07/24/over-50-job-search-and-ageism/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a few rules to follow when you are job hunting and over 50.

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.”

3 Steps to Better Interviews

3 Steps to Better Interviews | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 891 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter suggests 3 things you can do to improve the results of your job interviews. 

Summary

Today, I specifically want to talk . . . You know who you are. You have been a lot of interviews. You know how this all works I want to remind you about something pertaining to your interviewing. It comes from an episode that occurred many years ago who is really very good in his field, but, for some reason, he wasn't getting hired. I feel that about him job searching after he had been doing it for a while. He had already been on more than 10 interviews. I invited him to my home to give them a coaching session and to get a sense of what was wrong.

I started off with the traditional question of, "Tell me about yourself and what you been doing professionally." I listen to him answer this question and immediately knew what the problems were.

Problem number 1 was that he was not particularly well prepared. He thought he could just wing it and provide answers off-the-cuff. After all, it doesn't many times before and why would this time be any different. It was different; he wasn't doing well.

Problem number 2 was that when he did answer, it sounded like he answered this question a thousand times before (which he probably had) and frankly, he sounded like he was bored. There was no passion in his voice. There was no excitement. This didn't sound like opening-night for Broadway show where the entire cast were excited to be on stage. Instead, this sounded like the cast had been performing together for a long time and seeing the same songs over and over again.

I can only imagine what it was like the people were performing in the cast of, "Cats," the longest running show on Broadway. I can't imagine would be like to sing those songs over and over again night after night . . . "Memories!" Oh God! You got to get bored and has to show up in your performance at some point. I'm not trying to be disrespectful to the actors; I just think it's human nature. This is what showed up for him.

The 3rd thing that showed up was that he was long-winded.. That was part of not being well prepared. Often, you veteran folks out there, we start to answer questions, you start going off on these monologues and pontificate as though we should all bask in your magnificence. It doesn't work. All that happens is the listener starts to mentally channel surf and go somewhere else. They start thinking about anything other than you.

You need to keep your answers to 30-45 seconds in length so that you make the interview interactive. Through your answers, what you are going to do is guided the interviewer to the next logical follow-up question. You want to tantalize them a little bit so that they want more. And ask you for more. By doing that you keep them engaged and 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 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.

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

​Preparing to Job Search: What Makes Your Heart Sing?


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/11/14/%e2%80%8bpreparing-to-job-search-what-makes-your-heart-sing/

EP 434 I discuss a few ways to figure this out. On the show, I mentioned Core Map. To take the Core Map test and receive a discount, email bruce@spectracomm.com  and mention Job Search Radio.

I also mentioned a book, “How The World Sees You.” http://amzn.to/1CNfJId

Summary

I'm happy to be back today talking about another step in the preparation for job hunting. This is the hard one for a lot of people and that should be the natural one, but it becomes the hard one for a lot of people. It's called, "What Makes Your Heart Sing?"

Many people take the time to figure out what makes them happy professionally or a way to achieve it. Some people do it, but most people don't. I think what happens is they work a job that leaves them deadened. You've learned the hard way that work is just something like WORK. It's painful. This is an opportunity to explore alternatives that can make your heart rejoice and feel free.

For a lot of people, that is an alien thought. What you really good? What do you really love doing? What is something that you really love doing that someone would pay you for?

I know for myself, I became a headhunter many years ago and then there was a point there were decide to go to graduate school to get an MSW. I had the good fortune of meeting my wife there. We decide to have a child, buy a house... All sorts of different things. So is chilled my psychotherapy practice idea and became a social worker for job hunters. In doing so and now moving into coaching, I start to share certain things and ideas the really get excited.

The idea of coaching, job hunters, more than "placing them in jobs," has become something that really floats my boat.

For you, if you are not sure what to do or how to go about doing it, take 1 of the quality tests I want to be clear that why speak about Myers-Briggs or Strengths Finders or Core-Map (I thought this was a really interesting one), whichever one you use, don't do the online versions of the test because most of them are just not validated, don't necessarily cover all the material as well as a person administering the test well. Making investment in yourself to figure out what your natural tendencies are.

I really liked Core-Map when I took it. I'm probably going to get a core map certification to administer it, but I don't have it now.. Even if I did, I wouldn't put it in the show notes. I will point you to someone else so that you don't think it's a plug for me making money.

At the end of the day, people learn with their natural tendencies are and what their skills are really good at, what their interests are what leaves them passionate. There was a book that I read the have the fascination test in it. It is Sally Hogshead's book, "How The World Sees You."

When all is said and done, find what your true nature is and start exploring those possibilities so that, in this way, you don't have to be deadened in your next job or in your career. Even if you don't apply it in this job search, you can start thinking about over the next few years and start exploring avenues we can start maximizing your true nature.

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 One Thing to Use Your Mobile Phone For on an Interview

The One Thing to Use Your Phone For on an Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 926 This is the one thing to use your mobile phone for on a job interview.

Summary

This podcast is about one thing, the only thing you should be using your phone for on an interview. I want to be clear that this is an in person interview not a phone interview. This is the one thing you should be using your phone for.

Before you arrive, I want to take a picture of your mouth and check to see if there is anything your teeth.

There are 2 bit hygiene things I was taught long time ago. Dirty fingernails and stuff in your teeth. Obviously, you need to take a shower before him. I'm not going down that road. These 2 things are things that, particularly men, tend to forget about the women get caught in the trap of the thing with the teeth.

I'll simply say that if you have lunch or had breakfast, if you've eaten anything before the interview, take a quick snapshot of your mouth just to make sure that there is no residue there from the meal. Then, if you discover something inappropriate there, you have time.

Better to do that than to go on an interview and have that nice piece of lettuce in your teeth (if you don't believe me that that happens, trust me. It happens).

Again, take a quick picture of your mouth, check the results and smile like a star.

 

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.

Losing it

I’m on a Phone Interview & Losing It!!! | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/04/18/im-on-a-phone-interview-losing-it

ep 719 Here’s how to handle a situation when you’re feeling flustered or losing the interview.

Summary

I was working with someone yesterday who asked me about how to handle situations where they feel flustered.

Feeling flustered often comes from lack of preparation. Thus, you wind up in situations where you just don't perform. Frankly, I believe for most individuals, if you took more time to rehearse answers to predictable questions, the number of circumstances where you feel flustered were losing the phone interview would decline quickly.

Proper Preparation Prevents ________ Performance. The full sentence is, "Proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance."

Here's what I always suggest that people do. Have you ever been on a call with someone who says, "Hold on 1 second. Someone's interrupting me. Can you bear with me for a moment?" The call goes on hold, they come back and you pick up the conversation. Why not apply the same tactic here?

You're feeling a little bit off. You feel like the interviewee is going south on you. You need to pull yourself back together again and don't want to feel worked up. As soon as you send sense it, you say, "Could you bear with me for just a few seconds? Someone just walked in and I need to handle the situation." You put them on hold or mute the call and what you do is take a few deep breaths, focus on what you have to do . . . Do that for 5 seconds. That's enough time. You can do it in 5 seconds. You can put yourself back together and come back to the call , ready to continue.

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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