How To Get A Job – The Recruiter Way | Job Search Radio


I often get emails or messages from people on LinkedIn telling me how great the show is and how they’ve learned that they’ve conducting their job search all wrong.

Maureen Sharib and I speak about how to find out to find hiring managers “the recruiter way” so that you are not always answering ads and are contacting hiring managers directly.

 

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.

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I have yet to find anyone who brings more energy or passion to sourcing job opportunities than Shally Steckerl.

Shally explains many best practices for finding opportunities, information and people to network with on this show.

You will want to take notes during this show or be prepared to listen to it several times.

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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Wrestling to Find Enough Job Leads

Wrestling to Find Enough Leads? | Job Search Radio

Ep 240 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter response to a question one of his listeners has with advice for help to get more job leads for his job search.

Summary

I received an email today from 1 of my listeners to Job Search Radio who had a question for me. It basically says, "I'm looking for a GM or senior sales and marketing leadership role…" And he goes on to discuss the size of the firm he works in and his areas of expertise. In his case, it is industrial manufacturing or polymer engineered materials. He tells me where he lives and where geographically he is open to and he continues by saying, "I fully realize that my level networking should be the main focus of my effort having spoken to numerous accountants, lawyers, and some business owners in the area, I have not unearthed opportunities. Targeting some companies to get a better understanding of the companies trends, unmet needs, all working to network my way to a hiring manager but have not had much success. Any tips would be helpful."

Let me start by saying that this person is doing a lot of the right things. I would like to head in a couple of more here.

Business coaches. The CEO of an organization may be using a business coach. 1 of the largest if not the largest of the business coaching services is an organization called Vistage. They bring together small groups of small to medium-size businesses (I tend to think of them as being small; they categorize them as SMB)... Under $50 million in sales. They get together on a monthly basis and have the CEOs to work with one another to support one another.

Mastermind groups. Finding mastermind groups may be another entrée point. What Vistage does is function like a mastermind for CEOs.

Business coaches. Accountants, lawyers. Great approach to take!

Insurance people is another wanted may strike you as being odd, but sometimes there be hearing about a business being sold, and someone might be interested in buying a business and what isn't expressed here is there might be an opportunity for someone to buy 1 of these firms that comes up for sale.

Fundamentally, this person is doing a lot of the right things and I commend them. The hard thing is, once you reach these people one time, often it is the 2nd or 3rd contact that makes a difference. After all, imagine what it is like to be on their side.

Ring. Ring.

"Hi! I'm looking for a job. Do you know anything at my level with any of your clients?"

"No." What there really is saying, "I don't really know you well enough to recommend you." What you need to do is build up your credentials with them in order for them to have enough trust refer you to their client. After all, if you don't do well in your interview, you reflect badly on them.

Again, it's not just simply one time. It is multiple times. It's going to the Chamber of Commerce meetings for your areas. Not just doing it once, but doing it multiple times looking for ways to get the business owners, business leaders and business executives. People who sell to those individuals on multiple occasions in order to make those connections to find work.

 

​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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A Great Tool for Job Leads

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses an underutilized tool for job leads.

 

Summary

I want to talk with you about a source for job leads that is extremely underutilized. Let me preface this by saying that there is intrinsic bias in job hunting that is propagandized by the media and by the government and that’s a bias toward large companies. After all, large companies are much more stable than small companies. Yeah right.

Yes, small companies go out of business. Large companies go out of business. Both lay people off. In the current economic environment there’s been no security beyond the skills and individual brings AND there is no security in that those, too.

So, when all is said and done, you only have yourself to rely on. Don’t be a sucker and fall for the propaganda about big companies. They do a great job mortgaging themselves; the media supports that marketing but they are no guarantee of your security.

In finding work, you want to find organizations that will value you properly, where you can learn what you need to in order to continue to be marketable.

Everyone knows about the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 500 list but one of the list is completely underutilized and overlooked is the Inc. 5000 list. This list is a list of small companies that are going through huge growth.

Does that mean there is a job for you there? No, of course not any more than the other lists that I mentioned are guarantees to have jobs either.

One of my beliefs is that when you swim with other fish, employers can pick the fish they want. If you swim where there aren’t a lot of fish present, you look much more prominent there and that’s one of the things you need to do. Put yourself in the position of being a huge fish to them with great skills and small firms are an underutilized target for job hunters.

So don’t ignore the Inc. 5000 list of the top small businesses. Do find this list; it’s available and a great tool for job hunters. Once you identify a firm in your state or in your locale, you can go to LinkedIn or to Google searches, not just to see if they have a job for you but who you might be connected with that these firms who might be able to provide an introduction or perform an informational interview and talk with you about the organization, the kind of things that they do and where you can help.

 

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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Don’t Forget Vendors, Clients and Consultants

In this video, Jeff Altman , The Big Game Hunter encourages you to reach out to vendors, clients, and consultants when you network.

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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.

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.

Learn Boolean Logic to Find Job Leads

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks with Gary Edwards of Executive Recruiting Service about the importance of learning Boolean logic to find job leads.

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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.

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.

An Underutilized Resource for Job Leads

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a great tool for finding job leads.

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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.

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.

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