The Offer and The Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Ep 686 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question from someone who has one job offer and has been invited to head on site interview

Summary

I have another question that someone asked of me. This 1 is a fun one. "Should I delay signing an offer letter? I have an opportunity for an on-site with a better company."

It is what we don't know. We don't know what the better companies interview process is like. Isn't one interview and a job offer? 5 interviews? How long do they plan on taking? Usually, the answer is "We will take as long as we need to in order to come to a good decision for ourselves. We are not going to get bullied into brushing our process."

On the other hand, "burning hand is worth 2 in bush." It's never quite that easy.

What I would do is sign the offer letter and accept it. And here's where it gets obnoxious. You then go continue interviewing with the other firm.

Why do I say that? I know HR people and hiring managers will tell me I am an awful human being. But the fact of the matter is organizations do what is right for them. Job hunters need to start learning that lesson for themselves, too. When times get tough, whichever firm you join, may lay you off. Don't feel this notion of chivalry, of respecting these other firms is a value that they are going to reciprocate.

Again, what I would do is sign the offer letter, continue interviewing, satisfy your curiosity because at the end of the day, you don't want to lose in an acceptable offer. You also don't want to lose an opportunity with a firm that intrigues you. You haven't mentioned anything about comparing the jobs so I'm working with the assumption that the positions are comparable. And they may not be. The only way that you're going to find out if they are comparable or better, with the hiring manager and the people you'll be working for and with our better is by interviewing with them. I know that's really what you want to do so just go out and do it.

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 leadership coaching.

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.

START YOUR 7 DAY FREE TRIAL TODAY

Connect with me on LinkedIn

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

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Ask Away!

 

 

 

 

On this blab, I answer several questions:

Do I stay with a high paying job that I hate or find a job I would like but for half the salary? (30 years old)
Which of the habits that you’ve adopted has done the most to improve your life?
Is Life Coaching a growing market?
Should you try to bypass recruiters and apply for a job directly?

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube  for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

When Periscope wasn’t working right, Jeff decided to do a ‘scope about the job market.

———————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

 

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

 

I answer a question from someone about LinkedIn contacts changing, and speak about how recent grads can find people to network with.

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

I answer a question from someone about LinkedIn contacts changing, and speak about how recent grads can find people to network with.

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts

 

 

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

 

Folks were quiet! So I talked about what veterans can do when they leave the Armed Forces and how your job hunt when you work in an open environment.

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts

 

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

I answer 3 questions:

How do you answer, Tell me about yourself.”
How to use Instagram in a job search
What mistakes do people make on LinkedIn?

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts

Ask Away!: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

 

Love this live periscope feed, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a few ways you know it’s time to change jobs.

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts

Ask Away! Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Love this live periscope feed, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a few ways you know it’s time to change jobs.

—————————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts or Clarity.fm

%d bloggers like this: