Job Search Blogs You Should Be (VIDEO)

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter points you to blogs and websites that offer great info to help you with your job search . . . other than mine, of course.

Summary

Today, I want to be talking with you about learning what it takes to be effective in your job search. A lot of job hunters believe (and they really do believe) that if you do your job well that immediately translates into being able to find a good job. To some degree there correct, but they are missing a big point. The people who believe this miss the point that job hunting, in and of itself is a skill and it has rules and requirements to it that people need to learn. I want to talk with you about how you can get more the information that you need to be effective in your job search.

Let me start by saying there's a lot of great information on my website, jeffaltman.com or thebiggamehunter.us and visit the blog, you will find many articles, podcasts and videos that will help you with your job search. You can sign up for complimentary subscription to my e-zine and receive it twice a month.

(The Free Job Search Guide is no longer available).

CareerRealism.com also great information to help job hunters.
BrazenCareerist.com
Ask The Headhunter
LindseyPollak.com
JobMob.co.il
CareerRocketeer.com

All the sites are going to provide you with information. What you want to be doing is reading with their advice, learning, practicing the advice that you get from them so not just purely selling yourself based upon your skills, but you're actually selling yourself. Your selling yourself in your knowledge and experience in a way that audiences will find acceptable to them. It'll be much easier for you to find work.

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” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

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.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 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.  

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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.”

Should I Have a Web Site? | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answer someone’s question about whether or not to have a website.

Summary

"I'm a university student and applying for jobs." Apparently they are graduating." Should I have a personal website? I have a Github and a Slideshare account already. Is it a good idea to make a personal website with the resume and all the links to Github and Slideshare and other sites?"

Here's my thought. You can do that and it is going to take time. You then have to think about SEO. There is a simpler way to go about doing it.

1. Get to a service like about.me or flavors.me and link all your sites through there. They have far more readily found discovery then your site will have.

2. Get a simple blog account like Blogger or a wix page. Put your resume there. Link everything to it from about.me or flavors.me. You will accomplish the same thing and it will take you a lot less time. Their results are going to be far more effective than what your website will probably draw.

 
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
 
If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​.
 
Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.
 
JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with 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 as well as on Facebook

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Blogging as Part of an Executive Job Search

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the strategy and tactics for blogging specifically for executives.

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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.

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Do You Blog? Why Not?

Although you may be looking for a job now, it is important to think long term about how to create a strategy for yourself that allows hiring managers and recruiters to “find you” when they have positions that might be interesting.

Why is that important?

To undertand why that is important, you have to understand that recruiters, both corporate and third party, have the idea tat people who are not actively looking for work are superior potential hires that people who are actively looking for a new job.

I know I can debunk this myth in less than 5 minutes but, regardless, the bias is well ingrained with people in HR and in recruiting.

Blogging is an easy way to put yourself in a position where people can find you by writing articles or brief entries about professional subjects in which you have some area of competence or expertise.

“How to” articles are good subjects to write about.

So are stories that explain a number of steps in order to accomplish something like the article I have to the right– “7 Steps to Winning Interviews (People tend to think they can follow 7 things and get the result they want).

Creating a blog can be easy. If you don’t have an exiting website, you can create a blog at Blogger.com as I originally did when I first started to write in 2001.

Another way to do it is using WordPress. Most webhosts offer WordPress for free as part of their service. You can follow instructions about how to install it with your webhost (it takes less than 30 seconds plus there are many many themes (the term wordpress uses for the templates that your site can use).

Simplest is Blogger; better looking and with more features is WordPress.

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