Being Accountable (VIDEO)

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to be accountable for your actions when you are job hunting

Summary

1 of the amazing phenomena that I find time and again is a job applicant who misses a call time that they scheduled with me and never acknowledges it.

I wanted to turn that around.

If the employer didn't call at a specified time or missed interview, would you be angry? Of course. What you be frustrated? Would you worry? Would you doubt yourself for or the firm? Of course you would. Why don't you think the reverse is true? Why do you think you get a pass when you miss an appointment and don't make apologies or offer an explanation?

When you don't account for your actions, what ultimately happens is an employer starts to wonder about your character. And you know that competence, self-confidence, CHARACTER, chemistry and charisma all translate into personal leadership in the evaluation process.

You don't want to give them any reason to doubt you. At the beginning of the process. You want to build up a head of steam where they trust you, where you are likable and there are no red flags in their mind that make them hesitate about making the offer.

If you are going to miss an appointment, send them an email, send them a text, but a quick call in and give them a heads up. If you miss it and reschedule, provide an explanation when you speak with them. It's not that tough!

"The meeting ran long. I'm so sorry. I wasn't in control of the meeting agenda. It went long. There was no way I could extricate myself. Please accept my apologies. Can we do the call at such and such time?"

It's real simple. Not making mention, not making an apology, very bad form..

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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Adapt! (VIDEO)

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses what to do when a company makes a change to the schedule.

Summary

I was at a weekend retreat with a number of people and there was an interesting episode that happened here that I believe would be helpful for job hunters. What happened was that there was a change in the schedule that happened that hadn't been done before.. I need to go through the details of the change, but the short version is that there was a change. The result was that a lot of people when the being concerned, worried and expressing their concern and worry.

It reminded me of times where you are going to go on an interview and there's going to be a change to the outline of schedule that you been given,. The program that you are expected to do, anything. That's okay.

You can fixate on, "Oh my goodness. They changed! All my! All mine!" You can freak yourself out about it or you just go with the flow because, the fact of the matter is, things do change. Even in your work, right? It's not exactly a linear path to success, is it? There are things that happened when you have to adapt. The change to your schedule will allow you to demonstrate that you can adapt.

Go with the flow. Don't freak yourself out. Just make the best out of a surprising situation.

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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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.

Knowing When to Fold’em (VIDEO)

 

If you are someone who is struggling in their job search, if you are someone who has been out of work for a while, this video will help you.

Summary

Maybe it is been 6 or 8 months that you have been looking for work. Maybe you start interviewing quickly and had a lot of interviews and nothing is really clicking for you. Maybe, at the end of the day, you're trying and you just don't have the right experience for what firms look for. Maybe you not as good as you thought you were.

Here are your choices.
1. Try harder. I don't really think that's the right thing. I think you need to learn the kind of things you need to in order to be marketable or
2. Do something else.

That's often a hard thing for people to hear. But sometimes, the right choice is to do something completely different. I'm not talking about job search tactics; I'm talking about a new career.

There are plenty of jobs out there that are going unanswered. There are plenty of opportunities where firms are willing to take someone, certainly in manufacturing engineering, certainly in North Dakota were drilling is been going on., Certainly in the trades where jobs are going unfilled because we've all been telling college kids, "Go to school. Get an education." They come out with a degree with a degree in philosophy which allows them to be a university professor. There are limits in that. The certain times of the year where universities hire. A certain number of people who are going to be higher and, if you are an adjunct, and you don't get invited on, you are doomed in many respects.

Maybe you're an accountant who has been out of work for 8 months and doors are being knocked down for you. Maybe you work in Wall Street operations oriented programming or in a management position and something just isn't working for you.

I can work with you to try to determine what the problems are. Yes, I do coaching. Yes, I take phone calls. 1 of the other things that I do is I tell people when it is time to fold them.

Sometimes, that's the smartest decision that you can make instead of keeping on hitting your head against the wall and feeling like a failure is to do something completely different.

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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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.

Contingency vs. Retained Recruiters (VIDEO)

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the difference between contingency recruiters and retained recruiters.

Summary

There is a certain air around retained search. It is perceived to be superior than contingency. Let's just analyze the differences.

A contingency recruiter is hired by company to fill a position. A retained search firm is hired by a company to fill a position and is paid an amount to retain them to do the search, another piece to deliver resumes to them and screen them and were for them and another piece upon completion. The percentages are irrelevant. It is how the money is funded to the retained search firm that will differentiate it from the contingency.

The contingency recruiter is only paid upon successful completion of the search. Everything else that they do is done on a speculative basis. Why does the firm hire retained firm versus a contingency? It is to buy the dedicated effort. There is the perception that the talent working for the retained firm is superior to that working for the contingency firm. That isn't always the case, but let's just accept the marketing here.

How does that affect you? For most of you, it won't matter. For most of you, you will be in the sector that is handled by a contingency recruiting firm. Retained search firms will work at a higher level than the contingency firms will. It. That's really where the differentiation is. How they are paid doesn't matter to you. It is the nature of the jobs that they are asked to recruit for.

If you are a C suite executive, I professional who is running a line of business or is the president of the chairman of an organization, obviously, you know, retained search firms are aware that retained firms are where you need to be. You need to do things to position yourself to be noticed by the retained firms in order to get on their radar.

It's not like you decide to look for a job and you reach out to retained firms. It doesn't work that way. They want to be reaching out to you. So what you do is put yourself in the position to be noticed and found. For most of you, you are at the contingency search levels. You are working on staff level positions, middle management jobs, direct director level positions... Nothing at an executive level. Executive levels of the balliwick of the retained search firms.

When I used to be asked, "Are you working on this position on retainer," I would take retainers for some positions. I would recruit for the most positions I was involved with were contingency searches. As far as the job applicant is concerned, it doesn't really matter except in the context of the nature of the position and the nature of the relationship that the firm or the individual recruiter has with that firm. If there's a good relationship, then it really doesn't matter. If there is no relationship, obviously it does.

When all is said and done, most of you live in the land of the contingency recruiter and you have to learn to evaluate and assess them in much the same way as you would if you are hiring them tooth to fill a position.

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 on 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.”

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.

Final Interview Rejection

How to Learn from Being Rejected (VIDEO)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to use this device to learn from being turned down for a job.

 

Summary

You not going to get every job that you interview for and I do not get a get an interview for every job you submit your resume to. This isn't about criticism. This is about learning from the experience. I want to focus on the situations where you have been interviewed and rejected..

I think it's important to start off by acknowledging any feelings that you have. Are you feeling mad? Are you feeling sad? Give yourself a little bit of time. I'm not talking about weeks. I'm talking about an hour where if you are angry, beat up something in your home or apartment. I don't mean a person. I am referring to taking a tennis racket and hit the pillow. If you are sad, it is okay to cry.

Then, you move onto the next thing which is, "How did they analyze you?" How did they evaluate and assess you? What were they looking for in the course of the evaluation? How well did you answer their questions? Was that really your best or did you give them something that was 50% of your best?

Most people when they start doing their self critique, "I did a great job!" Maybe you didn't. Give yourself a little bit of time. Review your answers to their questions. Then, ask yourself, "Could I have done better?" That's asking your self just to be clear about that.

Here's the next thing to do – – within a short period of time of having the rejection communicated to you, send an email or text if that is available to you, directed to the person that you interviewed with and ask, "Could I get a few minutes of your time? I just want to get your feedback for areas of improvement. " Particularly in the case of final interviews where it is you, and 1 or 2 other people that you have been competing with, this is a great approach.

You called, set up a meeting, coffee, whatever, and then say, "I don't want to ask you why you picked the other person. I want to ask you where could I have done a better job? Where was my experience deficient in your eyes or how was the other person's experience, superior to mine so I can learn from that?" Especially, in a case where you are a finalist, this is a terrific approach. The reason I say that is because there are a lot of instances where the person they choose doesn't work out. Who do you think they start thinking of right away? You.

Getting that kind of feedback and then acting on it for your own benefit will help you develop the skills, knowledge and experience to be more effective in your next interview and, at the same time, allow them to maintain the contact with you, think of you should something happen and a new role opens up. As a matter of fact, you can say to them, "I was really so impressed with you and with your organization. If something else opens up please let me know."

This isn't about begging. I'm sure you didn't hear any sound of begging it and what I suggest you say. You don't want to sound like a beggar at that point. You just want to simply say what I previously suggested. Often, they will come back to you with something else.

This is an approach that really will be helpful to you. It may result in the job without firm. But, more likely, you can take that feedback, use it constructively and apply it to the next interview.

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.

 

The Five Question Salary Negotiation (VIDEO)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to negotiate your job offer with just five questions.

Summary

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Let's talk about negotiating salary. You've got the offer. Everything seems great but you want to do a bit more negotiating. Here is the 1st thing you do: if you feel comfortable about what is been proposed but you just want to increase a little bit, here's the idea.

You'll be asking a few questions but I don't want you doing it right away. I want you to say, "I'm thinking favorably. Can I come back to you in a day or so to have a couple of questions answered. I just want to make sure I do this 1 time so that were not going back and forth. He give me a day here to think about it and circle back to you?"

Think of it from the hiring manager's perspective. He or she thinks right away that you're going to be coming back about money. As a result, when you come back to them, the 1st question that you ask is NOT about money. It should be about anything BUT money.

Consider asking when you get into the 401(k). When you become eligible for benefits. Something softball that will cause them to relax a little bit and think for a 2nd, "Ah! This isn't going to be so tough!" Then, the next question is going to be about reporting relationships. Who are you going to report to? What are they like? If I'm reporting to you, who do you report to? Who do we service? Things along those lines.

The 3rd question is always a big one. You want to go to your most important question 3rd. I prefer you not deal with money here and keep that for a little bit later in the conversation. Here, you might ask about whatever your critical issue is. Maybe, is that you will be taking a trip and it is prescheduled and you want them to know about it in advance. Maybe it is about bonus eligibility... Whatever it is, covered 3rd.

Then, you circle back and asked him another softball question. Do I work on a Windows device or Mac? Isn't that a softball question?

Now, for the money question, you have been building up to this one, see would say something like, "You know, I've been really thinking favorably about this opportunity. Could you do a touch better on the offer?" Normally, they will do 1 of 2 things; they will either increase it by a few dollars. The 2nd thing they might say is, "This really is our top number." You'll be able to tell if it's true by the sincerity of their voice. Whether that is true or not. You'll be able to use your "acute BS detector" to determine if that is the case. The 3rd response is to say, "I will have to get back to you. Is that a deal breaker for you?"

You can say no or yes; that will be your choice. Ultimately, if this is a dealbreaker for you, he or she is going to work that much harder to get the number or or say, "Forget it." It is all over at that point.

Assuming that it is not a dealbreaker, tell them that at the point. You're interested in joining, other firms been talking about more money with you, you have another offer at that price point, could they do a touch better?

That's the theory behind what I call, "The Easiest Way to Negotiate a Higher Salary for Yourself." That's 1 of my YouTube videos. Watch it. It is about 10 minutes in length, and I think it is very helpful.

But I wanted to stage salary negotiation for you here. Kudos to my friend Ellis Chase. He did this in a Forbes article very well. If you go to Forbes and search for Ellis Chase, he lays out this formula nicely,

​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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Being Accountable | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to be accountable for your actions when you are job hunting.​

Summary

1 of the amazing phenomena that I find time and again is a job applicant who misses a call time that they scheduled with me and never acknowledges it.

I wanted to turn that around.

If the employer didn't call at a specified time or missed interview, would you be angry? Of course. What you be frustrated? Would you worry? Would you doubt yourself for or the firm? Of course you would. Why don't you think the reverse is true? Why do you think you get a pass when you miss an appointment and don't make apologies or offer an explanation?

When you don't account for your actions, what ultimately happens is an employer starts to wonder about your character. And you know that competence, self-confidence, CHARACTER, chemistry and charisma all translate into personal leadership in the evaluation process.

You don't want to give them any reason to doubt you. At the beginning of the process. You want to build up a head of steam where they trust you, where you are likable and there are no red flags in their mind that make them hesitate about making the offer.

If you are going to miss an appointment, send them an email, send them a text, but a quick call in and give them a heads up. If you miss it and reschedule, provide an explanation when you speak with them. It's not that tough!

"The meeting ran long. I'm so sorry. I wasn't in control of the meeting agenda. It went long. There was no way I could extricate myself. Please accept my apologies. Can we do the call at such and such time?"

It's real simple. Not making mention, not making an apology, very bad form..

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​

Should I Follow My Dream or Get a Good Job? (VIDEO)


A viewer asks a great question about a difficult choice they have to make.

Summary

The question I received today is, "Should I follow my dream or get a good job?"

I shake my head when I see questions like this, as though the 2 are mutually exclusive. Let's work with the assumption that for this person they are. So let's start off by asking, "What's a good job?"

I'm going to assume that a good job is one that pays well as being the answer because, culturally, for most people, that is what they are brought up to believe. A good job pays you well. The dream job doesn't necessarily pay well. It is one that you have to suffer through financially in order to… You get the picture.

I want offer suggestion to you that you may not have considered. Putting aside the idea that they are not mutually exclusive, for you they are. There is the suggestion. You have a day job that pays your bills and you have a side job that you also work at, that you hustle for where you are developing a business that really appeals to you. This way, you have money coming in, and you also have the delight and the joy of doing something that really excites you and floats your boat.

You see, I understand the financial responsibilities that you feel. You may be an individual who is married with a young child and is staring at bills and want to to be a good mom or dad. You may be a single parent and feeling responsibilities. I get it.

There is a craze that basically says, "I want to do something meaningful to me," but it doesn't pay well and may never pay well and I still have a responsibility to someone other than me.

My thought is that you do both. You take a day job that pays you well and you also do something on the side that doesn't pay you that well. Conversely, you can have the full time job that is the dream job and the part-time job that is paying you well.

However you do it, it doesn't have to be an either or situation. You can do more than one thing at once.

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

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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.”

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.

Cx5=PL: What Every Company Looks for When They Hire (VIDEO)

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the key elements firms assess for when they interview.  This is an older video. Skip over the introduction and get to the meet.

Summary

I want to talk with you about what firms look for when they hire someone. I've distilled it down to a math formula – –Cx5=PL. it is really what every firm is assessing for when they hire someone.

The 1st "C" that they are looking for comes from the fact that they have developed a job description. They are looking for skills COMPETENCE. We all know from our own experiences that not everyone who gets hired is competent. There obviously some other attributes that come into play, too-- soft skills that firms look out for.

The 2nd "C" that firms look out for is self-CONFIDENCE. This is the ability to exude passion and enthusiasm for what you do, that causes them to believe that you can do what they need you to do.

The 3rd "C" is CHEMISTRY. This is how you fit into an organization. Generally, firms say that they want to hire individuals for staff roles who are "team players" as opposed to "lone wolves" or "Mavericks." I really have no idea how they assess for that. That is however what they say they are looking for.

The 4th "C" is CHARACTER. Do you have character? Are you a character? Do you demonstrate both to them at the time of your interview? Some jobs really want "a character." Some jobs require that they hire someone with character; other positions require someone with both. Firms will want to get a feel for that when they interview.

The 5th "C" in this formula is my personal favorite – – CHARISMA. Charismatic people always do better than non-charismatics. I can demonstrate that to you by pointing out that we look at a few of our recent presidents – – Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. Completely different people with completely different policies. Yet America, love them all. Why? Objectively, it doesn't fit. In point of fact, it was just something about them that when they walked into her room, people love them.

All 5 of these "C's" all add up to PL. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP. This is the quality that says that you inspire confidence that you are the solution to a need.

When firms interview, it's not like they're going to turn around and say, "So, are you a leader?" "Yes. Great! That's the answer were looking for!" It doesn't work that way.

They look for behaviors that demonstrate congruence with the image of a leader. As such, is not just what you say that matters. It's how you carry yourself in the course of the interview and it's congruence with their image of how someone should conduct themselves the counts.

Every question they ask as a macro and micro component to it. The macro is the big picture of your background and how it is congruent with their image of someone who would be in this role. The micro is the minutia-- the answer to the question. Your behavior has to demonstrate you carrying yourself in a way that is congruent with someone in this job.

 

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

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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.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you are interested in executive job search or leadership coaching, email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us.In the subject line, include the word “Coaching.”

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.

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 is a leadership and career 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.”

 

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