No B. S. Job Search Advice: Considering a Job Change? These Are Your Choices

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses your basic choices when you are thinking of changing jobs.

Summary

Let's start by Working with the assumption that you're trying to figure out what to do next. Your ideas are being passed over. Your career is stalled. Whatever the reason is. Here are your basic choices:

1. If you're being passed over because you have a skill deficiency or knowledge deficiency, remedy it.Go take the training and get the experience outside of your current environment.. Take the courses even if you have to pay for them to satisfy that problem. If you deficiencies or that you don't have to sell your ideas so that you're getting passed over, you have to develop sales skills so that you work persuasively to get your ideas across. So again the 1st point is remedy the skills deficiency.

2. Get the hell out of there. Find an organization that will value for where you are. Maybe then They won't leapfrog you to the senior position you want to have right now but you are going to arrive with a halo and you can do things fresh with the next organization. Get the hell out of there is the 2nd choice.

3. The 3rd choices get the hell out of there and start a business of your own. Many of you have the knowledge, skills, and marketability as well as marketing savvy to start your own businesses. You don't have to work for Mommy or Daddy Big Organization to be successful.If anything, you would actually do better out on your own. Recognize that starting your own business can be 1 of those alternatives.

4. Here is the last choice and is it is a tough one for most people to hear. Shut up

Stop whining. Stop complaining. Accept your circumstances And work hard within the framework that Mommy and Daddy Big Organization have giving you in order to be successful there.

Those are the basic choices– – Get better, Stop whining, stop complaining, Accept your circumstances. Work harder within the framework that your current employer gives you in order to be successful there. Those are the basic choices. Get better. Get the hell out to a place that will value you, get the hell out the storage room business or shut up.

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. NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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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.

Asking Your Manager if Your Job Is Safe (VIDEO)

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers advice for people who are worried about their jobs

 

Summary

I'm going to talk with you today about those times in your career when you are hearing about the potential for layoffs.

Often, when John Hunter started thinking about job hunting, it's because there are some rumors going on in their offices. They are hearing "stuff." There is the grapevine going on. There are going to be job cuts occurring. Suddenly, people start talking to one another. It becomes a situation of the blind leading the blind.

Sometimes, there is the brave soul who has the courage to talk to their boss or manager. They asked them, "Hey! It is my job safe? Do I have anything to worry about? What do you think?"

95 times out of 100, what the manager tells them, "There is nothing to worry about. You are very important to us. Really. Don't worry about it."

When you stop and think about it, that manager doesn't know anything more than the subordinate does is coming to talk to them. That manager is so far down the ladder on a low wrong that all they are trying to do is hold that employee in place. They don't have any more information that the employee does.

Let's stop kidding ourselves. Let's start by analyzing.

Frankly, if you have reason to worry, there is a bigger problem that is going on. Your firm is struggling. You are reading about it in the press. Everyone is cutting back on jobs. Why would you put up with that?

Instead of waiting passively to see if the shoe will drop, put yourself in the position to be found. Put yourself in the position where your profile is up to date on LinkedIn where you might have your resume on a job order two. Where you are starting to network with some people, maybe a former manager of yours who is at another organization that may be in better shape than yours.

Connect with them. Talk with them. Get a feel from them about what's going on at their office. Maybe, there is a place for you at their firm.

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.”

 

The Systems Is Set Up. You Have to Change Jobs | No BS Job Search Radio


There are systemic reasons why you have to change jobs to get ahead.

 

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.  

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

Considering a Job Change? These Are Your Choices

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses your basic choices when you are thinking of changing jobs.

Summary

Let's start by Working with the assumption that you're trying to figure out what to do next. Your ideas are being passed over. Your career is stalled. Whatever the reason is. Here are your basic choices:

1. If you're being passed over because you have a skill deficiency or knowledge deficiency, remedy it.Go take the training and get the experience outside of your current environment.. Take the courses even if you have to pay for them to satisfy that problem. If you deficiencies or that you don't have to sell your ideas so that you're getting passed over, you have to develop sales skills so that you work persuasively to get your ideas across. So again the 1st point is remedy the skills deficiency.

2. Get the hell out of there. Find an organization that will value for where you are. Maybe then They won't leapfrog you to the senior position you want to have right now but you are going to arrive with a halo and you can do things fresh with the next organization. Get the hell out of there is the 2nd choice.

3. The 3rd choices get the hell out of there and start a business of your own. Many of you have the knowledge, skills, and marketability as well as marketing savvy to start your own businesses. You don't have to work for Mommy or Daddy Big Organization to be successful.If anything, you would actually do better out on your own. Recognize that starting your own business can be 1 of those alternatives.

4. Here is the last choice and is it is a tough one for most people to hear. Shut up

Stop whining. Stop complaining. Accept your circumstances And work hard within the framework that Mommy and Daddy Big Organization have giving you in order to be successful there.

Those are the basic choices– – Get better, Stop whining, stop complaining, Accept your circumstances. Work harder within the framework that your current employer gives you in order to be successful there. Those are the basic choices. Get better. Get the hell out to a place that will value you, get the hell out the storage room business or shut up.

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

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.

9 Things to Do to Avoid Career Disaster (VIDEO)

Here are things you can do to avoid career disasters.

Summary

Although the US economy is chugging along fueled by low interest rates that have punished savers, the world as a whole is struggling. Whereas in 2008, the US was hemorrhaging jobs, there has been mediocre but consistent job creation occurring. It is nowhere near pre-collapse levels but nonetheless jobs are being created.

Where once job boards were the primary way that people were looking for work, now positioning on LinkedIn is as important if not more so, as well as quality of your professional network.

As one of my guests said in an interview for “Job Search Radio,” 70% of all jobs are found through networking and 70% of those (or 49% of all jobs) are found based upon a relationship that didn’t exist at the beginning of your job search.

When I released my first book, “Get Yourself Hired NOW!” in 2006, branding was an alien concept to job hunters (and to some of you it may still be one) but it is incredibly easy to do given the technology tools that are now available that didn’t exist 10 years ago.

One thing remains true today as it did in 2006. If you’re like most people, you think job hunting is hard, something about as pleasant as going to the dentist or a visit from the Internal Revenue Service. But if I told you that you could earn at least $50,000 or more than you do now over the next five years, would I get your attention (Statistically, it would be easier to earn more than $70000 following a simple strategy)?

In 1972, when I was looking for my first job, I applied for a position at an employment agency. I almost didn’t apply because the ad said, “Management Trainee: Inexperienced Preferred.” In fact, I had no experience and thus was not qualified for anything else. On that day, I stumbled into the field of job hunting and have spent the subsequent years learning how the job hunting system works . . . and doesn’t work.

Since April of 1972, I have spoken to hundreds of thousands of people that I was able to document (more likely, much more), learning from their experiences, successes, and mistakes, and have successfully coached people to use these different strategies to find their next job.

After all, the next recession is on the way. Usually after blow out growth, 7 years is an extremely long period for a recovery. We have passed that threshold and are living on borrowed time.

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Here are several things to do in anticipation of a need or desire to look for work.

Write a resume update. When a good opportunity presents itself to you, you can’t wait a week to update yours and then send it to the search firm. By then, they will have gone on to other potential submissions and lock you out of the competition. Every 3-4 months update it. Write a paragraph reviewing your accomplishments during that period. In this way, updating your resume will take no more than 90 minutes instead of scratching your head to remember things.
Keep your LinkedIn profile up-to-date. Resumes are for when you are hunting for an opportunity. LinkedIn is for when you are being hunted. The person who gets ahead isn’t always the smartest or work the hardest, although those are great qualities to have. People who get ahead are the ones who remain alert to opportunity.
Cultivate your network. Networking is the most effective way of job hunting. As I said, 49% of positions are filled as a result of introductions to people you did not know at the beginning of your search and 70% all told are filled through networking, out positioning by more than 2-1 to job boards and recruiters. A network, whether in-person or online is cultivated through regular care and feeding. Start reaching out to people you know at least twice a year.
Build a “success brand.” The ability to brand is probably the biggest change that has occurred since I released my first book. There are more places to speak and write to demonstrate your subject matter expertise to audiences locally and worldwide. They require very little time and have a huge potential return.
Read the tea leaves. Every day, there is another story about workers being laid off from major and small companies throughout the world. It is stunning to me that so many of these people were surprised by job cuts. Didn’t they notice no one walking in their store, buying their employer’s products or services or were they just “wishing and hoping” that it might not happen to them?
Practice interviewing regularly. No matter how experienced someone is, interviewing is an acquired skill. The most senior people in the world make stupid mistakes on their interviews saying dumb things that prove costly. Don’t be an amateur. Practice proactively.
Make sure your wardrobe is appropriate for the position you are interviewing for and fits properly. Although this may be a bigger issue with men, both men and women arrive at interviews wearing clothes that are ill-fitting and 2-3 generations old in style, even when wearing “classic styles.” Even the classics go out of style. Even the classics don’t fit properly when you gain weight and stop doing any exercise.
Look out for yourself. Trust me. Your employer really doesn’t care if you live or die. You are hired to be “a team player.” In fact, you are disposable. One of the most accurate statements of this is in the comedy movie, “Back to School.” The last line of the movie is said by Rodney Dangerfield playing the part of the obnoxious but lovable millionaire, Thornton Mellon. He says, “It’s a jungle out there! You gotta look out for number one! Just don’t step in number 2!”
Hire a coach to help you. A relationship with a coach with whom you can sort things out, can help you succeed professionally. Great athletes and entertainers have coaches that bring out their talents and help them succeed. Why do you think you don’t need one? Don’t be a fool and think you have all the answers. Many of you don’t even have the right questions, let alone the right answers.

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.

On the Outside Looking In? | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter he answers a question about what she should do while working in a bad environment . . . you know . . . being on the outside looking in.

Summary

I received a letter today from someone who sounded very down. It's also by thanking me for doing videos that she's fine, so very helpful. She continues on to comment that I said that when you look for a job, a person needs to know what you are looking for in a company. Then, she talks about her current circumstances that she finds very frustrating. It is an office where in order to get anything done. You have to move large boxes and she is afraid of hurting her back. There is. Also, an office environment that feels very clicky to her. She's being asked to contribute to the Christmas present for her boss. But this is a guy who gave a present to someone in her cubicle on their birthday, but not her. She is feeling burned out at this point. Clearly, she is looking for advice from me. "I'm trying to hold out but it is difficult. I need encouragement. I need some positive words of support. "

Here's what I told her – – the 1st order of business was thanking her for trusting me. Sometimes people find it difficult to know what they are looking for. Thus, it is sometimes easier to know what you are NOT looking for. Then flip it over to the other side and then explore some of the places between the 2 extremes.

For example, you know what you don't like about your current employer. Now bear the exact opposite (a place where people respect you and like you where you are part of the in group or there are no in groups. A place that is neat that is well organized where you are not someone who is being taken advantage of. Where you you are treated in a considerate way by your boss. I can go on and on with other attributes, but it would start off with that. Understand what you don't want to do and then explore the other side.

Then, in terms of encouragement,(1) . Sometimes you have to let the past be the past and start moving toward the future.(2) you contributed to these circumstances. I know this is sometimes hard for people to understand, but it's possible that you cause conditions that caused management and your coworkers to isolate you, not let you win or, secondly, in some way cause folks to not want to bring you into the clique. She has a part in why she is isolated.

(3) before speaking to anyone, focus away from the past and start working toward the future, which is elsewhere.

When all is said and done, you can beat yourself up and get depressed and worried about what your past is. However, what is far more valuable, what is far more helpful is to remember that you can go somewhere else where you will be treated differently. That's ultimately when everyone needs to do.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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. NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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.”

Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!

If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​

Considering a Job Change? These Are Your Choices | Job Search Radio

EP 260 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses your basic choices when you are thinking of changing jobs.

Summary

Let's start by Working with the assumption that you're trying to figure out what to do next. Your ideas are being passed over. Your career is stalled. Whatever the reason is. Here are your basic choices:

1. If you're being passed over because you have a skill deficiency or knowledge deficiency, remedy it.Go take the training and get the experience outside of your current environment.. Take the courses even if you have to pay for them to satisfy that problem. If you deficiencies or that you don't have to sell your ideas so that you're getting passed over, you have to develop sales skills so that you work persuasively to get your ideas across. So again the 1st point is remedy the skills deficiency.

2. Get the hell out of there. Find an organization that will value for where you are. Maybe then They won't leapfrog you to the senior position you want to have right now but you are going to arrive with a halo and you can do things fresh with the next organization. Get the hell out of there is the 2nd choice.

3. The 3rd choices get the hell out of there and start a business of your own. Many of you have the knowledge, skills, and marketability as well as marketing savvy to start your own businesses. You don't have to work for Mommy or Daddy Big Organization to be successful.If anything, you would actually do better out on your own. Recognize that starting your own business can be 1 of those alternatives.

4. Here is the last choice and is it is a tough one for most people to hear. Shut up

Stop whining. Stop complaining. Accept your circumstances And work hard within the framework that Mommy and Daddy Big Organization have giving you in order to be successful there.

Those are the basic choices– – Get better, Stop whining, stop complaining, Accept your circumstances. Work harder within the framework that your current employer gives you in order to be successful there. Those are the basic choices. Get better. Get the hell out to a place that will value you, get the hell out the storage room business or shut up.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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. 

START YOUR 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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.”

Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!

If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​

Relaunching Your Career

Reinventing Your Career (VIDEO)


Reinventing yourself and your career as an older worker.

 

Summary

This is a video that is designed to talk about reinventing your career that is geared toward older workers. I will start by saying for you as individuals, a lot of you have opinions about how job search is supposed to work and, frankly, things are different now than the way that they were done years ago. I'm not going to review all the particulars; instinctively you know what I'm saying is true plus, you may be dealing with ages. Just accept the fact that things are different now. You don't want to come across as setting your ways, resistance, sluggish, oppositional, doing all the sorts of things that cause less experienced people to think that you are going to be a problem employee. You always want to appear upbeat, enthusiastic, without going to the other extreme.

What I always encourage people to do is to have a look and is appropriate for their age and to work on your weight, if that is an issue. Keep yourself fit and in shape as well as do things that will be helpful to you to keep a high energy level. I use myself as an example of someone who has taken off 30 pounds recently. I feel very different. I have much more energy; the same may become true for you AND it is hard work and something you need to do… And your clothes will fit better.

Update your look. Take off some weight.

Another thing is to inventory your skills. What are your professional skills? What have you done? What are you capable of doing? Look at what you have actually done that is the basis of the inventory. Create a few columns. Jot down the things that you are actually experienced with. Lay it out into columns. Go job by job and jot down what you did and how you went about doing it. Take note of how recently you did it.

Then, as you start to look at opportunities, start to match your skills with the outcomes that you achieved with each employer. For example, if what you did help your firm make $20,000, $200,000 or $2 million, have been jotted down, too. As you start to write your resume, have an eye toward outcomes. Focus on your skills and outcomes that you achieved for your previous employers so that they knew firm has an idea of what you might be able to do for them. So where you go to next is looking at jobs where they need the skills and results that you get.

People will often ask me whether they should use chronological or functional resumes. For those of you who have a consistent work history, stick with the chronological. For those of you making a career change or have a large gap in your employment history or are returning to the workforce, go to functional. I've explained this in the previous video, but this simplifies my thoughts.

You are going to get invitations for interviews and the time to practice is not when you get the invitation because that is going to come in the form of a phone interview. You need to be prepared for phone interviews and regular interviews while you're working on the resume.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

You also want to be out there networking, talking to people who you know about who they know about who might be able to help you find work. Got that? You want to be out there talking to people who you know about who they know, who you don't know who might be able to help you find work.

The reason for doing this is borne out in the statistics. 70% the positions are filled. As a result of networking. 70% of those 70% (49%) are filled as a result of introductions to people who you did not know at the beginning of your job search who helped you with an introduction to result in you being hired. Network.

If you are out of work, start managing your money. You can't spend more than you have. Otherwise you won't have financial staying power to write out a lengthier job-search. You need to get out and about talking to people.

Lastly, if you can find a support group to help you with your search, a networking group to support you with your search, a coach to help you with your search, get support. You don't know what you don't know. The result once a being that you will make tragic mistakes that will cost you opportunities unless you have input from people. Experienced people. People who know what they are doing around job-search.

I always discourage people from asking friends, family, or former managers for advice. Often, these people are well-meaning but as ignorant as you are. They speak with certainty because they got a job once... Or twice… Or 5 times... Or they hired some people in the past. From my experience, hiring managers are often the worst job hunters because they think that everyone does it, and looks for the same things that they do and learn the hard way that things are completely different elsewhere.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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.

NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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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.”

Is It Common to Feel Buyer’s Remorse After You Start a New Job? (VIDEO)


I have started to have 2nd thoughts about my new job. Is this a common occurrence?

 

Summary

The question for today is:

Is it common to experience buyer’s remorse after you accept and start a new job

Yes. I can’t be more direct with you than that.  The reason often has nothing to do with the new employer.  It has to do with you and unrealistic expectations you have about what it’s going to be like working at the new position.

What often happens is that you have idealized notions of what the job is going to be like, of what the people are going to be like (and I want to emphasize this one) , particularly if you are an experienced person who has worked at one organization for a long time.  This, in particular happens all the time.

You have to get crystal clear about what to expect after you join.  Find out what a typical day is like.  Meet with some of your future coworkers and asked them about what it’s going to be like working there.  Even then, you may place a halo around this firm, but they are just a bunch of people with idiosyncrasies that a bunch of people have.  You know, like there are people there who are going to say dumb things.  They are going to be people there who are not going to do what they say they are going to do.  They will have a whole host of foibles. That is a part of being human.

You are going to go there and, suddenly, Richard is going to become annoying to you because he tell you to your face one thing and does something completely different, just like at the old firm!  Or that the be just 1 of those quirks that people have with the refrigerator in the company’s kitchen that just sets you off.

Whatever it is, it is a very common occurrence that people have a sense of buyer’s remorse after they start a new job.

What you do is 1 of several things:

You can determine what you need to do to change your own mind because weird things will happen at every place that you work. 

Another thing is to recognize that these are just people with the common conditions of people.

Those are the 2 basic things.  There are few other nuanced things as well.  In addition, you can always change jobs again.  After all, if the problem is your boss or your boss’s boss who is picking on you and harassing you “trying to help you do a better job.”  You can of course change jobs again. You don’t have to put up with this.

But it is common.

Do you think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

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

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

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.”

 

Deciding to Change Jobs – No BS Job Search Advice

 

decidingJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses what you should do once you decide to change jobs.

 

Summary

Today, let’s talk about the decision to change jobs and considering why you want to change jobs. You are listening to this show like others have because you’re wondering whether it’s the right thing to do. It probably is.  But their are some exceptions to consider.

  1. If there are some financial reasons why you really should stay. For example, you have some kind of loan from your current employer that you would have to we pay immediately if you resign your job and you can’t afford to do so.
  2. If you have a mediocre job history. You don’t want that job history to be emphasized yet again.  If you change jobs.

Generally, if you’re listening to the show, there is something unsettling about your current job situation that you need to address. Maybe, your boss is an imbecile. Maybe you stop learning a while ago.  Whatever it is, it’s time to go.

Now, I want you to get clear about what the problems are, write them down, because what will happen is, in the course of your job search, You will forget some of these things and, later on, have to make a decision.  Sometimes, you will have to contend with a counteroffer where an employer is going to go, “But why?  We love you!  You are so important to us!  Please stay! Don’t go!  We need you! How much is it going to take? ”

Obviously, I am caricaturing what will be said to you, but sometimes people forget what is in their interest and get “bought” back to their current job and nothing is really changed.

So, write down your reasons for wanting to leave.  That’s a great starting place for beginning your search.  If you flip your answers around and start looking at what you will need to have from you next employer, you’ll find some things you will need to evaluate and consider when you interview.

Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

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

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