Do You Fit the Requirements of The Position? (VIDEO)

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains what they really mean when they asked this question and how to answer it.

Summary

I bet it was more tough interview questions... Another 1 of them.

I'm of the belief that we are called tough interview questions really aren't that hard. It's just that you are unprepared for them. I do them in an effort so that you have a chance to hear them in advance, get an idea 1 of the ways to answer the question and can practice before you actually go after an interview.

Today's tough interview question is, "Do you meet the requirements of the job?" What a joke! What they are really asking you is, "How do you meet the requirements of the job?" It may not be obvious to them or they are giving you an opportunity to sell yourself. Either way is fine. However, when you hear that question, basically respond by saying, "Yes," and then you start rattling off your experience as to how it relates to what they're looking for.

"As I recall, you are looking for someone who has (5 years of this, 6 years of that,). In point of fact, I have 7 years of such and such background, 12 years in the other area… And then you talk about some of the other assets you can bring into the job.

So, again, part of what you doing is demonstrating that you recall what it was that the job calls for, and then matching up your background against that in demonstrating the fit.

If they get 1 of those areas where your knowledge is not perfect, you address it by saying, "as I recall, you are looking for someone with 3 years of this; I have two. If you find that is a problem, I apologize and we can shake hands and move on. I do believe I have a strong background in this and that can demonstrate across the 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.

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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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Showing Emotional Intelligence When You Interview (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the importance of demonstrating EI when you 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.

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No BS Coaching Advice Ezine March 14 2017

The March 14, 2017 issue of No BS Coaching Advice E-zine

 

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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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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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.

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No BS Coaching Advice Ezine March 7 2017

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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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Applying for a Job From Your Phone? | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the best way to apply for a job from your phone.

Summary

A lot of websites allow you to use LinkedIn or a profile from all from indeed or from another site in order to apply for a position. Not the best way to do it. Why? Because at the end of the day, your resume needs to be customized and I have seen enough LinkedIn profiles submitted to me that I know most of them don't do a good enough job of selling the person's credentials.

Here's what you do instead.

Set up a dropbox account, set up a Google drive account. When it comes time to apply, submit your resume from dropbox or Google drive. Send them a link to either one. Other way will work fine. Don't just send the profile.

As I said on another video, the easiest way to do something often isn't the best way for you or for them. Don't waste your time by sending an inadequate document to them.

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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Contingency vs. Retained Recruiters | Job Search Radio

Ep 262 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 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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No BS CoachingAdvice Ezine February 14 2017

The February 14 2017 issue of No BS Coaching Advice Ezine

 

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.”

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9 Steps to Successful Job Search Networking

If published statistics are accurate, employment agencies and search firms fill about 22% of all jobs in the U.S. Job boards fill anywhere between 2% and 8%. So how do the others get filled?

Networking consistently fills more jobs than any other method. Yet people often don’t know how to network well, act only in crisis (I need a job now!). Networking when you don’t need a job will help you cultivate relationships that will help you find work.

The statistics are that 70% of jobs are filled as a result of networking and 70% of the 70% (49%) are filled as a result of people you meet who your network knows and you don’t.

Are you investing your time properly or chasing job board ads and recruiters?

Here’s what to be effective networking:

1. Develop a quick description of yourself that segues to a phone call. I hate elevator pitches and don’t know anyone who reacts to the old fashioned pitch well. Their time passed a decade ago. Being a human being and simply introducing yourself as a human being to another as what you do, coupled with a transition to a call works beautifully no matter where you are on the food chain. 

2. Participate in trade groups. The “mega-functions” are harder to feel like you were successful in than smaller ones because you may feel like you missed so many opportunities. The more targeted the group, often the better. The more targeted you are, the better. Get involved. Join committees. Let people get to know you through your contributions. Ask for support.

3. Cultivate your network of relationships. Tap into your existing relationships — friends, family, former colleagues, people you know. Just let them know you’re looking for work and ask them if they might know someone in your field who might be able to give you advice. Ask each person you are referred to for at least three referrals. Create a snowball effect.

4. Help others. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Give more, get more.” Help others and things will come back to you. Contribute to others and their successful search. This can also occur when you genuinely listen to others and their professional needs and offer assistance. There is advice that you will receive by supporting others, ideas that will emerge from helping others work through their problems and opportunities that will be afforded to you through listening.

5. Focus on creating a great impression and asking for support. If all you do is ask for a job, a lot of doors will be slammed in your face. If you focus on creating a great impression, rest assured that when you are in front of someone who needs you, they will be smart enough to see the fit.

6. Cultivate your relationships. Like dating and good marriages, relationships take time to develop and blossom. Don’t expect instant results. Send thank you notes (online greeting card sites will help you keep the cost low or free), a quick e-mail or a periodic phone call to stay in contact.

7. Follow through. Act on all the leads you receive. If you promise to do something, do it when you say you will do it. Imagine what it is like for the other person who is trying to help you, who may have even alerted the other person to a phone call and then not have it acted upon.

8. Don’t act desperate! No one likes a desperate person when dating or hiring. It feels like something is wrong and you now have a stalker on your hands. You may be desperate but it doesn’t mean acting desperate is a good strategy. It isn’t.

9. Network when you don’t NEED to. If you only network when you need something, you will never get results. Its one of the many reasons people hate third party recruiters. They only hear from them when they want something, right? And you only reach out to your network when . . . ?

Make an investment of one call or “touch” per day. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Stay in touch

 

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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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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.

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