I’m Interviewing For a Job and Saw That It Has Been Re-Posted | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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Ep 712 Does that mean I don’t have a chance of getting the job?

Summary

The question for today is, "I'm interviewing for a job and just let it has been re-posted by the company. Does that mean I don't have a chance for getting the job?" Have they been rejected? Do they have no chance?

The answer is, "No!" When he walked through the mechanics of how firms conduct themselves. There are always exceptions to this, but this is the rule in almost all cases.

Some firms have their job postings on a setting called auto re-post. That is, a site (I will use The Ladders as an example) , where if you have not taken the position down, it will be re-posted and refresh to the top of the list after a certain number of days. Many sites offer that feature to employers and they take it gladly because, if the job is still open, they don't have to waste time re-posting it. That's option number 1.

Option number 2 is that you have been rejected and you did a crappy job on your interview and they are not interested. However, the likelihood is that (3) they are going to keep running that had until such time as they have an offer extended and accepted in the person has started. Most firms conduct themselves that way because they have been burned many times by people who say yes to their job offers and don't start, they have been burned by job hunters who lead them on...

As much as people complain about employers, there are a lot of job hunters to create the conditions that everyone lives under.

What is most likely his option number 1 (auto re--posting) and number 3 (they are going to keep running that had until someone starts the position).

After all, most firms will tell you if you have been rejected. They won't contact you for weeks. If they do contact you, you will get the kiss of death letter. You know, "thank you so much for applying for this position." Then it gets worse from there.

Keep your head up. Don't sweat it. Keep on plugging.

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.

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Don’t Forget This LinkedIn Feature | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reminds you not to overlook this feature on LinkedIn.

Summary

Let's talk today about another feature of LinkedIn that tends to be neglected. It should be an obvious one. It isn't.

We tend to focus on LinkedIn as a networking site. We talk about groups. We talk about profiles. We forget one thing – – it is also a job board. It works differently than the traditional job boards. So let's start off by talking about its functionality.

You can set preferences for location. You can send multiple locations for where you are open to looking for a job. It will pull from your job title firms that have openings in your area or specified area that fit that job title. You can always scroll down and look further to consider firms within your network that are hiring.

You can look at jobs in 2 ways. One is by positions available within your geographic area that are consistent with your job title as well as firms within your network that have openings.

Ostensibly, that doesn't necessarily fit but is designed for individuals who, shall we say, are trying to network within an organization to tap into a hidden job market or it is designed to correlate with organizations that you want to do some networking in so that you can work back channel so that perhaps there could be an opening created for you.

Don't neglect the jobs area. Don't make it your primary recruiting source or jobhunting source. Make the primary part of LinkedIn (the networking capabilities) your primary focus. But don't forget about this 1, too.

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.

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I've Used Job Boards

I’ve Used Job Boards. You Should, Too | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter confesses to have used job boards when he was still doing recruiting and was trying to find candidates for clients. Here, he encourages you to do the same… But not as much as you normally do.

Summary

I know you is in John Hunter are constantly being told not to use job boards to find work. I've use them. I think you should use them, too.

BUT

Job hunters over use them. They spend 80% of their time on job boards when, in fact, job boards, only fill AT BEST 30% of all positions.

So why do you do it? The answer is because most of you are lazy. Most of you try to take the easy way out instead of doing the hard work necessary to network to find a job.

You see, when I say I use job boards, I also would network aggressively, I do LinkedIn research. I reach out to any number of people. I do direct mail campaigns. I talk to absolute strangers. I blog. I created videos.. I create impressions with people. I publish the e-zines. Several podcasts. I do a lot of things for people to find me and the work that I do.

You don't do that.

If you're working full time, yes, you come home and do some things but are there 5 minutes in the day where you can network with someone? 5 MINUTES?? You don't take a break at some point for 5 minutes and reach out to someone you used to work with?

I don't buy this, "I don't have time" stuff. I'm working a lot and doing a lot of things. You can be doing that, too.

Don't take the easy way out because it doesn't really serve your career well.

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. 

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Why Was The Job Re-Posted After I Did So Well On The Interview? (VIDEO)


There are many reasons why would jobs are reposted after a good interview. Here, I offer a few alternatives. They’re very logical if you place yourself in the employer’s shoes.

Do you really 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 is there to change 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 http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

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.”

Does Posting Your Resume on Job Boards Work? | Job Search Radio

I think this is the definitive answer to this subject. What do you think? Did I make my case?

Summary

"Does posting your resume on a job board work?"

Here's my answer.

Yes!  It works.  Everything works in job hunting.  That is the thing that people lose sight of.

You can send the stupid resume, a ridiculous resume to employer and most will turn it down; one will bite.  Posting your resume on a job board.  It works.  Being contacted by a recruiter, contacting recruiters… Everything works in job search!  It just doesn't work well enough, fast enough, or all the time.

That's the frustration most job hunters have.  They want to be on that great interview and be hired and have it happen in 10 minutes.  After what you say but you want a lot more E is in the process and you all want to know. "The single answer."  That is going to guarantee that you are hired.  There is no answer that question.

The best ways often involve introductions by people who you know who are known and trusted by a hiring manager or business owner.  Even that doesn't guarantee you. It just gets you a foot in the door and then from there you have to deliver on what the hiring manager or owner has been told.

That's still on you.  That's just from an introduction to "a blind date."  It's like a blind date, isn't it?.  Someone tells you something about the person that you are going to be.  "Own! They are wonderful.  Nicest person. My best friend.  Honest. Good looking."  That's all that introduction does.

It's all on you and you have to be using a strategy that has multiple components to it.  You have to have your resume on job boards.  You have to respond to ants.  When you are contacted by people based upon the ad that you responded to, you actually have to respond to them and talk to them and sell yourself.  You have to learn how to interview well.  There are a whole lot of things that you need to do in order to get a job.  Most of you take the lazy approach wanting someone like me to answer every question proactively so that you can just arrive and the seasonal part and the heavens will open up and all will be good and wonderful!

Like I said, it doesn't work that way.

You are going to need to work and, if you are smart, you're going to need someone to help you with your work in finding a job.  My site, JobSearchCoachingHQ.com, is like having me whisper in your year.. Great content.  Terrific advice.  It is all designed to help you find the position.

  And, there are lots of situations that are impossible to anticipate.  I could've created the site with thousands of pieces of content that no one would ever go through.  What you can do at the site is is ask me questions. We schedule a few minutes to talk or you message me through the site, I respond and, thus, you have the advantage who has the experience from almost 40 years of executive search work under his belt, who has killed more than a thousand positions has coached that many more and more in finding work.  Look at my reviews on the site from the people who voluntarily wrote about how I have contributed to them.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com isn't a lazy way, but it is a shortcut because it will teach you a lot of things that you don't know about job hunting. There are videos, podcasts, books and articles… All my books and guides to job hunting. Are there.  There are discounts on additional services, whether it is having your resume critiqued or your LinkedIn profile critiqued. There are discounts on the services if you joint.

Again, the site is JobSearchCoachingHQ.com

Do you think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell 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 is there to change 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.

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Do Job Boards Matter? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses whether you should be spending time in your  job search with job boards. 

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Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about whether or not you should be applying for jobs using job boards.

There is an article that I saw online that poses the question, whether job boards matter anymore. The article includes data from the corporate perspective using this 1 firm’s model. What they say is that people found their job listings, 38% found them through corporate websites, 35% through social media links, 23% through an email campaign, 4% throughout the links. Interesting data if you are trying to hire. Let’s break down the data.

They talk about how 61% of social media visits and 95% of social media applications were in the 1st 7 days. In other words, they were able to get out the message a lot quicker using social media. They got more applications more quickly using social media.

Social Media

From the job hunter perspective, social media is a great way to find out about “stuff.” It’s a great way to find out about jobs and companies….It is a great tool when you are job hunting
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However, I also want to say the job boards are a terrific tool, too. You can call that job board Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice or whatever! You can call it LinkedIn because that has because LinkedIn certainly advertises jobs in a variety of ways and I’m talking about a job board feature here.

All these job boards are going to be morphing fairly soon and aggregating jobs like Indeed and SimplyHired do.

The relevance to you is that despite all the hype in the recruiting world is around LinkedIn, the fact of the matter is that people are ship finding jobs to job boards. They are finding jobs through networking too much higher level. But, yes, they are finding jobs for job boards.

Yes, it is a tedious process. There are a few things that make it better. For example, I did a quick demo with someone at monster.com for a little utility that they have called BeKnown. That operates on Facebook. Once you register on monster and come over to Facebook to look for jobs, what you will notice is that on some of the jobs a picture starts to appear on someone that you are connected with on Facebook who works for that firm or has worked for the firm.

This is the idea of using your network to finesse your way into an organization, having an advocate supporting you in order to get interviewed. They obviously can’t get you hired, but may be able to get in touch with the hiring manager and provide an employee referral that might result from the introduction and earn a commission and, you, an interview and the job.

The Data o Networking is Overwhelming

My advice to you is to use all the tools that are available to you. After all, they all work. As Dave Opton of ExecuNet said on “Job Search Radio,” the statistics are very overwhelming, that the way that 70% of people find jobs is through networking. 70% of the 70% find jobs as a result of introductions to people that they didn’t know at the beginning of the search.

Catch that one. 70% of the people find jobs through networking. 70% of the 70% (or 49%) found a job as a result of someone that they didn’t know at the beginning of the search.

Anything that you can do is going to help you find work. Networking. Job boards. Friends. It all works. Don’t drop anything from your arsenal because job boards and recruiters fill a certain number of jobs, even though networking feels far more.

Just keep working the job boards. Keep working. The technology that’s available to you to find out about leads (like the agents that will deliver leads from job boards to your inbox). 

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.”

Why Don’t Companies Include Salary Information When You Apply – Job Search Radio

Someone who subscribes to JobSearchCoachingHQ.com asked this question and I thought I would share my answer with everyone. There are quite a few reasons why companies don’t share that information. On today’s show, I offer the major reasons they don’t.

Summary

Why don’t companies list salary in job listings? I enjoy this question and when you stop and think about it. It all makes perfect sense.

Reason number one is, if they’re willing to pay more for someone then they are paying someone on staff, they tick people off, those folks start heading for the doors. That, to me, is the biggest reason why it happens.

Yes there is the negotiation reason. If you put a salary range of $100K to $120K on a job listing, then no one sees 100. They just seen 120 and if an offer is extended… well, people wonder why they didn’t get the 120; they just forgot about the $100K and all the other numbers up to the 120K. That’s because they just began fixated on the 120 number and they get angry and will turned down offers.

It also gives firms the opportunity to negotiate. After all, if you don’t know what the max number is, you don’t know when you are pushing up against it. If you don’t have the information about salary, knowledge is power. They know what they can afford to pay and if they can get you for $10,000 less they are real happy about that.

So I’ll simply if say that, as one last thing, that when you look at most ads, they’ll list a range of experiences. So let’s say it says 5 to 10 years of experience that pays 100 to 120. Most people just look at the 5 to 10 years and they’re going for the most money and they forget that a five-year person is only paid less than a 10 year person. So firms are trying to avoid a variety of headaches.

On the other hand, third-party recruiters often include salary. Why? Because they don’t want to waste time with people who are looking for more money than the client is willing to pay. They are more skillful in negating some of the arguments that come up when people say “it’s a salary of $100K – 120, I just want to make sure that you hear this 100 up to 120. So you could be making hundred; you could be making 105 depending on how they assessing you. The easiest possible scenarios it is if you do poorly. Then they offer you zero, but that’s the were going for. And I educating people in this way, most recruiters are able to negate some of the arguments that come up about why the person has been off at the highest amount of money.

Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell 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 is there to change 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.”

Does Posting Your Resume on Job Boards Work?

 

The definitive answer to this question.

 

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

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

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change 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.

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Applying For a Job Using Indeed Is Great Except . . .

If you are going to apply for jobs using the job board, indeed.com is a terrific platform to use. After all, it aggregates content from many many different sites into one convenient place.

It also offers the capability to upload your resume to their site and apply for jobs using one click.

The site is terrific except for one little thing: it does not provide your ZIP Code when you use the one click feature. It provides your name and phone numbers as well as your city and state but no ZIP Code.

Why does this matter?

Once your resume is in a corporate or recruiter database without a ZIP Code you will never be found again when they do a search to fill positions.

Why?

When all of us to searches to fill a job we know the location of our client or the location of the site the client wants to recruit for. For the purpose of illustration let me use New York as an example.

I want to fill a job in the 10016 ZIP Code of Manhattan. I go into my trusty little database and run a search for people within a 25 mile radius of that ZIP Code. You may live in another section of New York City but if indeed provided the resume I won’t find you because the ZIP Code field is empty because indeed never gave me your ZIP Code.

You may say, “Why don’t you use a person’s area code to find someone?”

Because phone numbers are now portable, if I search by area code I may be calling people in Tucson Arizona, or elsewhere in the country who at one time lived in New York but have now moved elsewhere.

In addition, if the resume you provided indeed didn’t even include your city and state of residence, there is absolutely no way that I will know where you live.

At a minimum, every resume you submit to an employer or agency should include city, state and ZIP Code as well as your phone number in order to make it easy for people to contact you.

 

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15 Minute Job Search Tips: Setting Up Alerts

In this Periscope, I offer a short tip them is a timesaver for you.

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