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C Suite? Directors Looking to Advance? The Smart Way to Get Discovered.


Everyone knows the smart way to advance your career is by being discovered. In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a smart technique for being discovered.

Summary

As you have already discovered, if you follow the path that you used while you are a junior employee (applying to job ads), you will be wasting your time. What you want to be doing is getting yourself found in discovered by organizations. Yes, you can do that with a great LinkedIn profile , but that is only a small piece of what you should be doing. You should also be looking at putting yourself out publicly so the people discover you, your knowledge, your competence and have a positive impression of you so that they want to reach out to you about jobs and opportunities.

I'm in the process of researching the book now. I'm getting contacted by publicists for people, not just simply try to get their author on my podcast but as a result of researching a book for how people can make a certain level professionally, but publicists are reaching out to me in order to get their executive in front of me as part of the book.

For you who may be aspiring or you who is already in the role, a publicist can play a big part in your career progression. Don't neglect publicity with think that is for someone else because it then will be for someone else and they will get the job. They'll get the contact. They will hear about the opportunity that you don't.

Again, see if you can research publicists. I'm not to recommend any because I don't want you to think of getting a commission for recommending a particular publicist. I want to recommend the concept to you. Research them on your own. Start with Google. Ask friends or family. Start looking for people who can advance your career by getting you into media, getting you into conferences, getting you in front of influential writers who will be happy to quote you and happy to put you out there as part of their articles.

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.”

Preparing and Practicing Your End Game


Finding a job is like a chess match where everyone spends time practicing their opening gambit but no time practicing their end game. In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to also spend time practicing and preparing your end game.

Summary

One thing I know about job hunters is that they focus all their attention on the opening. It's kind of like chess. You focus on your opening gambit but don't spend a lot of time practicing your endgame.

The opening gambit is writing the resume, how to interview, maybe, how to second interview.But you don't really but you don't really work on the parts of the game related to salary negotiation, maybe resigning her position in a good way so that you don't burn the bridges. Particularly salary negotiations a weak spot for most people.

The result winds up being you leave money on the table, maybe burn a bridge behind you with your current employer that makes it harder for you to get a great reference when you needed in the future.

And you know you're going to need it in the future, right? This job is going to last until the hinge of the gold watch, right? What their huge were gold watch.

When all is said and done, you need to spend some time practicing your endgame in salary negotiation, too. Getting advice about how to negotiate salary and how to resign your job well.

I have tons of videos on the subjects, but a video isn't that the same as spending time with an expert and learning how to do it well at the right time. Yes, I will coach you on how to do a salary negotiation. I provide that service. I'll prepare you for it, prepare you, even if they've made the offer to you and your trying to "finesse them" into upping the money. .. I can't work miracles , but I've helped a lot of people get more money in all the salary negotiations that I've done it all those coaching sessions I've done.

I'll simply say don't sell yourself short and don't take the shortcut that costs you money. Spend some time learning what you need to about your endgame and not just simply her opening. It really is like chess and, at the end of the day, don't sell yourself short and don't take the shortcut that costs you money. Spend some time learning what you need to about your endgame not just simply your opening.It really is like a chess match. Remember, if you leave yourself in a position where you are boxed in, iit will be hard to win.

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.”

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

Tough Interview Questions: The Head Sweep


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The set up to the question is a great fake out. Would you get it? I think most people wouldn’t.

Summary

I want to give you 1 of those tough interview questions . . It is not a deflection per se, but It is a question designed to see whether your tunnel vision person or a conceptual thinker. Here is how the situation is set up.

You are in an interview and there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. You are invited to turn her head all the way to the left. Then, in one's sweep they want you to focus on everything that you see, that is the color blue. You move from left to right and notice everything that is the color blow. One sweep is all that you get. When you are done, you are told to look down and close your eyes. Then they say to you, "Without looking, there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. We want you to write down everything that you've seen that is the color green."

Catch that one.

You want to find out if you noticed anything other than the specific thing that they asked you to look for. It is a very tricky question and thus when you're invited to do the sweep, I want to encourage you to notice everything. They may pick a different color like notice everything green and then picked blue. They may say look for everything blue and then ask you about yellow.

Notice everything. Pay attention to what is around you because obviously the trick here is not the tunnel vision, the specific thing that they are inviting you to notice, but what you notice be God.

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.

3 Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/07/29/3-questions-to-ask-at-the-end-of-a-job-interview

EP 819 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers three questions you should ask at the end of every single job interview.

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.

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SUMMARY
I want to speak with you today about ending an interview extremely well and extremely powerful. In this particular approach, you will know very clearly how the firm sees you–whether they see was qualified or unqualified for the role. He will leave no mystery whatsoever. It also serves the purpose of leveling the playing field between you and the hiring firm.
Invariably, there is a section of the interview where they ask, “So, do you have any questions for us?” I have covered this in previous videos about how to best answer that question.
Now, is the interview is winding down there are a few more questions I want to encourage you to ask. This is past the point were you talking about the job or their assessment criteria once you are onboard; this is really at the wine down phase.
1. Do you see any gaps in my experience or employment that you believe I need to fill? Asking this will give you insights into how they judge you for this position.
2. Are there any reasons that you judge I’m not qualified for this role? This is the magic question because if you have any of that experience, you can cover this point by saying, “Oh! I’m sorry I didn’t cover that in one of my earlier answers. This is what I’ve done related to that. Would you like to ask me more about that because I want to make sure you have all the information that you need.”
3. Now that you’ve had a chance to interview me, are there any reservations that you have about putting me into this role? Again, this gives you an opportunity to address any concerns that they have so that, in this way, you have had a chance to take your “tennis racket” and send it back over the net to them, make them ask more questions, investigate more fully. You have to remember that, sometimes, the interviewer is not particularly skilled and has a finite amount of time where they are evaluating and assessing you. They miss things! This gives you ways of finding out there thinking at the end of an interview so that, at the end of the day, you know exactly where you stand.

There is Nothing Permanent About a Permanent Position

There is Nothing Permanent About a Permanent Position | Job Search Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/11/17/there-is-nothing-permanent-about-a-permanent-position/

EP 437 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter points out that there is nothing permanent about a permanent job and what you should do about it

Summary

There was something interesting going on on my other show, "Job Search Radio," where four guests in a row pointed out a fallacy the job hunters hold, that employees hold.

You see most employers try to seduce people (for you) by describing their jobs as "permanent positions," when they aren't.

Here I  point out that there is nothing permanent about a permanent job and what you should do about it.

The term, "permanent position," is an anachronism.

You see, there are full-time jobs that occupy your time for 40 hours per week or more. But they are not permanent. They just occupy your time.

Philosophically as you evaluate positions there are a few things you need to think of.

What are you going to get out of this experience?
What sort of knowledge, skill or experience can you plunk on your resume they will make you desirable to the next employer?
Think of this job as having a tour of duty-- 18 months, 24 months, whatever it is. How will they determine what your next tour will be with the firm. What sort of benchmarks will they use to consider you for another role?
Remember, just as the achievement you would have if you were to change jobs will be measured by another employer, the job you perform for this firm will be used to measure you for other opportunities internally. Don't let their chump job be how you are evaluated by them.

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.

Take Nothing for Granted

Take Nothing for Granted | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 929 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you of the importance of preparing whether it is for a job interview or a standardized test.

Summary

I want to remind you about something that sometimes we take for granted, sometimes were casual about limited you in the context of the story.

As you know, I was a professional recruiter and did work as a headhunter for more than 40 years. In the course of doing my work, I try to prepare people for interviews. More more firms these days, no matter what level looks of experience some has, are relying upon standardized testing as a way of evaluating and assessing different candidates. The more senior someone gets the more likely that they are going to blow these things off or take them for granted or be casual about the tests. After all, "I can do this. I've done it before. I don't have to study for this."

There was a person is representing who took 1 of the standardized tests and did well. But they're not looking for "well." Do not looking for "good enough." They are looking for "exceptional." He knows this. He has been told this. He was told to do a little bit of homework before hand so that if he was rusty and some of the subject matter he would be well prepared. Instead of scoring 3.5 or better on the exam, he scores 3.15, which may or may not be good enough to get him onto the next step.

When I spoke with him, he was (I want to say he was blasé about it because I think that's unfair) disappointed in himself because he coasted. You can't afford to coast. When you interview. You may be competing (more often than not, you are). You're competing with yourself. You're competing with the standards an organization sets. The matter where you are interprofessional cycle, your job is to score an A+ on any exam that you take. I'm not talking about written exams necessarily. Interviews or form of exam, too. You want to be well prepared before you walk in the door, knowing what it is that they are looking for and be able to talk with them about what your role, responsibilities and accomplishments are (and if you're in IT, you have to include the technology that you've been using in order to accomplish your goals).

No more coasting. No more taking it easy. Go all out.

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 Key to Answering Every Brainteaser You Are Asked

The Key to Answering Every Brainteaser You Are Asked (VIDEO)


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/04/19/the-key-to-answering-every-brainteaser-you-are-asked

Ep 720 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer every hedge fund brain teaser job  interview question you are ever asked using the example of “how much money do I have to my pocket?”

Summary

Today, I want to teach you the trick to answering every hedge fund question that you are ever asked, every Wall Street brainteaser question that you ever asked. It's really very simple.

It goes back to the idea of Capt. Kirk, The Starfleet Academy and the Kobayashi Maru question. If you are not a Star Trek flat fan, let me explain the scenario. There is no win question that Capt. Kirk is asked. Every potential captain of the Starfleet ship is required to be placed in the position where they face death. What Capt. Kirk does is reprogram the computers in a particular way so that he is exempt from all the worst-case scenarios. He is able to defeat the systems by reprogramming the systems.

How does this deal with hedge fund questions?

What they are really looking for are a few things. (1) You want to watch a reaction to the question. So let me give you a classic question: how much money do I have in my pocket? How could you possibly know the answer that? Let's concede, you really don't know. What can you do?

You can pause, hesitate for a 2nd and say whatever it is that comes to mind. 9 times out of 10, through that they will ask a follow-up question. They may respond by saying, "That's right.." Or they may ask, "How did you come up with that? "

Then, you can follow up by saying a few different things. For example, "I doubt if you carry $20 in your pocket; I doubt if you carry $5 in your pocket. I doubt if you carry $5000 in your pocket. It seemed like a reasonable amount."

Whatever it is, in the case of a hedge fund, you don't necessarily want to shoot low because it may be insulting to the interviewer and you would necessarily want to shoot too high because why wouldn't they just have a credit card? Using that particular example,, what you want to do is very calmly and very simply respond, and then if they say,, "that's not right," you can answer by saying, "Are you sure? When was the last time you check what was in your pocket?"

Understand what they are looking for is creativity and creative thought, a degree of self confidence. They want to watch her reactions to see what your reactions are the situations, they want to see if you are flustered or not, whether you have reasonable explanations or not, and whether you have the confidence, self-confidence to respond firmly and with confidence to what they pose... That doesn't come from whether or not you have reasonable explanations and whether you have the confidence/self-confidence to respond firmly and with confidence to what they pose...And that doesn't come from the behavior.

That's the simplest way to respond to hedge fund brainteasers. Understand what they are really looking for ( in the case of how much money do you have an your pocket, some really do require some thought.) and take the time to think it through.

You can always say, "Do you mind if I have a piece of paper and a pen to work it through? They are not expecting that.. They're expecting someone who will reason it through in their head... Again, you are reprogramming the problems work for you. He said with a degree of self confidence and certainty, they can always respond by saying, "No,, you can always figure it out you had."

Again, it is your manner that they are really looking at. It is your self-confidence, it is your certainty that they are really looking at.. If for some reason this is a firm that is out of control, that really wants a lunatic, so be it. Maybe it is not for you.

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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