Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, has helped organizations achieve their objectives by hunting down leaders and staff as employees or consultants since 1971.
21 Things You Don’t Know About Me
1. I pitched a no hitter in the little league
2. I grew up in The Bronx
3. I once went on a date where I traveled 2 and a half hours on the subway and a bus to get there.
4. My first real job out of school was as a messenger
5. My brother’s name is Alex
6. I ran and finished The New York Marathon
7. When I started my first job in recruiting, I earned a draw against commission of $125 per week.
8. I have been married more than once (I interview better now)
9. I have lied in Queens twice
10. I love ice cream and my favorite is from a little place in Pennsylvania called Manning’s
11. When I was in college, I spoke with a phoney (and bad) British accent.
12. I was the lead singer for a band named, “Swago.”
13. I used to be a “political kid” and did advance work.
14. My parents’ names were Abe and Lola.
15. I was the first person in my neighborhood to hit a jump shot.
16. I played stickball on Sherman Avenue in The Bronx and hit a ball so far it traveled more than 4 sewers and on top of a five story building.
17. My best friends growing up were Sheldon and Jerry.
18. It took me more than 10 years to write my first book.
19. I wrote my first blog post in August 2001.
20. I almost always am up before 5 AM
21. I will never read “50 Shades of Grey.”
“The common thread of my life is encouraging and supporting people. Whether it’s my work in recruiting, as a therapist, a leader, a husband and father, I try to assist individuals and organizations prosper.”
“I have effectively worked with industry leaders and start-up firms in many industries and many types of roles at executive, management and staff levels.”
* More than 40 years of search experience
* Successful track record
* He looks for the right fit in the person and not just skills competency
* Great listening skills
* He tries to deliver the person you want
* He has worked throughout the US and Canada
* A large network supporting his work
I have a Master’s degree from Fordham University and post-graduate training at the Institute of Modern Psychoanalysis (IMP), where I developed an abiliity to evaluate a potential employee for their “fit” into an organization.
“Leaders and their staff shape the success of an organization. I understand how important it is for a firm to hire a whole person who fits into their culture and can deliver, not just a person who acts like a machine that can execute tasks.”
“One of my strengths is working with clients who afford me the opportunity to partner with them in order to understand what their culture is like. When this happens, we as an organization can deliver extraordinary results.”
I have been a top performer for several search firms before opening, The Big Game Hunter in 2006. Throughout my career, I have developed and managed client relationships, internal recruiting staff and successfully filled almost 1200 search assignments PLUS many consulting assignments.
“Job boards and social network sites have replaced newspapers for do-it-yourselfers who believe quantity equals quality. Try sifting through useless resume after useless resume when you could be talking to a professionally evaluated person (or spending time with your family!) and you’ll understand that a competent search professional is worth its fee. I am a CPC (The Certified Personnel Consultant designation is awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services to professionals who are able to meet rigorous standards), and an MSW.“
“I understand the importance of both effectiveness AND ethical conduct when working with individuals and institutional clients.“
“Most firms don’t know how to assess a recruiter’s capabilities and, too often, contribute to the waste that much of the search process becomes. I’ve developed an extremely effective recruiting methodology that helps to narrow the focus of referrals and dramatically improves interview-to-hire ratios.“
I am also a leader emeritus of the ManKind Project, a not for profit organization that assists men with life issues, was a practicing psychotherapist with a successful practice in New York, a husband, and a father of a terrific teen named Jack. My articles about job hunting are published on my website, www.TheBigGameHunter.us or in his free ezine, No B.S. Job Search Advice Ezine (you can also subscribe at www.TheBigGameHunter.us) and on NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com.
I also publish No B.S. Hiring Advice Ezine to help hr professionals, managers and business owners make even better staffing decisions.
Jeff has also written and published 7 books about job hunting plus many special reports about different aspects of job hunting.
In addition, I broadcast, “Job Search Radio,” and “No B.S. Job Search Advice Radio” and “No B. S. Hiring Advice Radio.”
Jeff also has developed over 1000 videos about job search and staffing,
The Big Game Hunter
*The term, The Big Game Hunter, is a trademark of The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2007