How Much Are You Looking For? Version 2 (VIDEO)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to respond by asking a question.

Summary

Let's use a "what if" scenario. You are adding networking event, you are at a job fair you're not a formal interview, but you're doing some networking and talking to a recruiter. They talk with you about your background and have a position available, it is clear that you have a background that's interesting to them and they are going to ask you, "How much you making? How much are you looking for?"

Let's say the get the question out 1st. "How much are you making?"

"I'm happy to answer that. But can I ask you a question?"

"Sure."

"Did you tell me about the salary range for this position?" They give an answer.

"Any flexibility with that?"

"Yeah, there is probably a little flexibility with that."

"Good." Then you answer the question about and what you currently earning.

Why? If you answer 1st, most of the time they are not going to tell you the range.

I also want to say that when I have been in those scenarios where someone poses the question of me, the way I respond is to say, "I want you to hear something. " Then I picked to numbers at random. Let's say the job is paying between $100,000 and $110,000. So in the person asks whether there was any flexibility on the salary, "I want you to hear something.. When I talk about the salary range, people only hear the top number. They never hear the bottom number. There is a range of numbers between $100,000 and $110,000. It's possible that you might be offered less than $110,000 that you have in mind. The responsibility that YOU have is to convince the employer that you have that value." This is absolutely true

Your responsibilities to convince them that you have that value. However, in terms of answering the initial question, is really way too early to get pinned down, but that is why employers try to do.

Right off the bat, which were trying to do is push them up just a little bit. So that in that example I gave of $100,000-$110,000, you ask, "Is there any flexibility with that? Could you be a little flexible if you needed to?"

"Sure! We could be a little flexible."

"Great!" Eva ready move them off the pot a little bit and moved them in their thinking to knowing that they might need to come up a little higher.

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.

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.”

 

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 June 1, 2017

The June 1 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 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.”

Transitioning from The Military | Job Search Radio

EP 331 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter simplifies what you need to do in order to successfully transition from the military.

Summary

Transitioning from the military to civilian life is complicated on a log of levels. 1 of the things I found in talking with people is often they are getting better advice.

1 of the reasons that you are successful in the military is that discipline you were taught, the purpose that you had and the impact if you didn't fulfill your goals and responsibilities, other people get hurt or worse. I'm telling you that the same qualities that you demonstrated in the military are going to serve you well in this job search.

Don't believe the bull shit about how you can coast your your way in. Don't go for "the dream job." Get yourself back to work. Get yourself focused and intends on finding that next organization because the right firm in the right organization is going to review your you for that very quality. This made you successful in the military.

Again, the dream job advice that you are getting it is all wrong. There are no dream jobs. You know it and I know it. Let's not kid ourselves. It's time to get back to work and you have to drive yourself with that same discipline they got you up early in the morning with reveille.

At the end of the day, you finished up in great shape, focused, and by putting all sorts of great effort to make sure that if things got tough, you, and everyone else around you was ready. That's what's can get you to work.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses one of the biggest mistakes job hunters make. This is a mistake that consistently costs you money.

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

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

Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.

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 as well as 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.”

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

Taking a Top-Down Approach | Job Search Radio

EP 330 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to take a top-down approach to your job search.

Summary

Most of the time, you're going out of your way to apply for jobs. I get it. There's a job opening out there and you're trying to talk to people and apply for that job. Here's a different approach; I'm not telling you replace that technique with this one; I want to encourage you to add this 1 to your toolbelt.

What I want to do is start reaching out to people that you want to work for; you can find them on LinkedIn and a host of different ways. Then, correspond with them. To be clear, I'm not telling you to stalk them.

For example, if you are an executive there are things that you've written and done that they relate to something that interests them. Forward that to them. Indicate that you're interested in working for them and for their organization; this is a sample of your work that they might find interesting; Hope to be able to meet them at some point soon. Leave it at that.

Follow-up a day or 2 later, just to confirm that they received it. Maybe you get through. Maybe you don't. The idea that was to correspond with executives about executive roles. Don't just simply apply for jobs. Network your way to these people as well. Kind of box them in/surround them with communications so that they get to know you and know your ideas. Knowing your ideas will go a long way toward getting their attention.

I want to be clear. Nothing works all the time and this will be another example that. If all you're doing is applying for jobs, if all you're doing is circuitous networking or informational interviews, you're missing out on approach with this 1 that will help you pick up some more interviews and perhaps that job that you're looking for.

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

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

Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.

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 as well as 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.”

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

Understanding the Mindset of a Contingency Search Recruiter | Job Search Radio


Contingency recruiters. The backbone of the recruiting industry. These recruiters complete searches that help millions find work.

On this show, Jeff speaks with The Recruiting Animal (Yes. That is how he likes to be addressed), a Canadian recruiting generalist who primarily works as a contingency recruiter. On the show, he offers his thoughts about how contingency recruiters work, his own process for filling positions for his clients and opens himself up to offer you insights.

 

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.”

 

10 Steps to Prepare to Job Hunt | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses his ebook, “Get Ready for The Job Jungle.”

Summary

Well tell you very simply, is that you need to understand that there are steps in preparation for job hunting that I know that almost everyone fails to take. It's not just writing a resume; writing a resume is probably 1 of the least important things that you can be doing.

I have 10 things to do to prepare to get ready for a job search in this short guide.

How to work with recruiters well. Lord knows, most of you create adversarial relationships with recruiters.
Your LinkedIn profile and things that you can do there.
Career assessments.
Getting clear about what your goals are and how you want to live your life beyond simply finding yet another job.

10 things that you can do to get ready to job hunt.

This book is also good if you are in the middle of the search because, frankly, I would encourage you to stop for a short period of time in order to backtrack to do the steps here.

10 steps. Not a big deal.

1 of them. Take some time, but it's important one. At the end of the day, if you do these 10 things, you're going to find the job hunting is a lot easier than you are finding right now.

The book is called, "Get Ready for the Job Jungle: 10 Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search." Is an Amazon for the Kindle. Come over to www.TheBigGameHunter.us for the PDF of the product.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to take notes of the things you tolerate at work so that when your current firm makes a counteroffer you can decide whether it is worthwhile to accept.

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

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

Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.

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 as well as 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.”

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

9 Things You Can Do To Become an Overnight Success and Land in the C Suite

9 Things You Can Do To Become an Overnight Success and Land in the C Suite

One of the core beliefs in the United States is that if you work hard and do a good job, you will get ahead. Putting aside the obvious error of this belief for those hindered by racism, sexism, religious bigotry, homophobia and age-ism, most people grow to learn that this core value does not always ring true.

Putting your nose to the grindstone and working hard is appreciated and valued to a degree, but I’ve found that the person who gets ahead, isn’t always the smartest or doesn’t work the hardest … although those are two terrific qualities to have. People get ahead by being alert to opportunity. Sometimes those are internal to an organization. More often than not, they are external.

“But I don’t have time or interest in always looking for a job. I’m busy doing my current job and then I go home and want to spend time with my family and just have some fun.”

Would you be interested if I told you that job offers could arrive at your door with only a little periodic effort on your part? What if I told you that getting these jobs would probably be easier and pay you more because the people contacting you will have heard of you and see you as an expert?

No, I don’t expect you to be sending out a weekly press releases to media professionals but it has become a lot easier to brand and market yourself so that opportunities come to you.

You can do executive job search marketing and executive job search branding using any or all of these simple techniques.

  1. Executive job search marketing requires that you stay in contact with former colleagues. Talk about life, the universe and everything. You aren’t asking them for anything (although it is OK to ask for an opinion about something). You are maintaining contact. An old friend of mine would mail a note to all of her friends to bring them up-to-date on the things that were going on in her life, her professional successes, accomplishments and, occasionally, the frustrations.
  2. Make an investment in helping people . . . but don’t keep score
  3. Share interesting things you read
  4. Blog about your experience and successesGet your experience on to the web where others can find it.
  5. Become a speaker on a subject. Conferences are held all over the world that focus on different things – technology, accounting principles, web design, a million things. Join an organization that you are interested in, get involved and become a speaker. While you are at it, have someone record the video for Facebook Live and then put the same video on YouTube (if you can right click a mouse and know how to upload a file, you can take the same video and put it on YouTube. Think you’re too busy? Invest the time now so that you don’t wind up having too much time on your hands.
  6. Write a book or record an audio on a subject. Sell it on your website or through traditional channels. As Nick Corcodillos said to me at the time my first one came out, “A book is your new business card.”
  7. Become a guest on “the podcast circuit.” Podcasters can be approached about appearing on shows. Start with small shows and work your way up to major shows or (GASP) your own show.
  8. Reach out to interesting people on LinkedIn and other social media. Engage with them. Ask questions. Offer help. Don’t be a troll and expect instead response and behavior that you would not give a stranger. Until a relationship exists, you are little more than a stranger and possibly STRANGE to them. Patience.
  9. Stop being institutionalized. Buried in the movie, “The Shawshank Redemption” is the notion that if you 9 Things You Can Do To Become an Overnight Success and Land in the C Suiteare compliant and obedient to the system, eventually it will kill you. The character, Brooks, hangs himself. The “hustler character,” Red (Morgan Freeman), is on the same path when he is out of prison. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) plays the system, pretends to be a part of it and is quietly working to help himself escape. This is about planning your escape to whatever paradise you want and have people be reaching out to find you in order to help you.

We all know that becoming an overnight success takes years. Don’t think that this will yield an immediate harvest.

I can, however, assure you that you can become an overnight success, too.

These techniques also work with people who are not in the C suite and aspire to get there.

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC 2017      

 

If you liked this article, read “Job Hunting and The 10,000 Rule.”

 

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 LinkedInLike 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.”

No BS Coaching Advice

No BS Coaching Advice Ezine | May 1 2017

The May 1, 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 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.”

 

Negotiating an Above Average Salary Offer | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to negotiate an above average salary offer from the get go.
Summary

There is a lot of advice that you get talking about researching the salary range for position like yours. I will work with some general things; please understand I'm just using this as an example.

Let's say that the salary range that you're looking at is $100,000-$125,000. If you are entering into a negotiation, and you quote that figures to them, the employer is immediately going to zero in on $100,000 and, in point of fact, you are zeroing in on $125,000.

I'm not going to tell you to shave the numbers for them and take out that $100,000 and switch it to $115,000-$125,000. The same problem will occur. I want you to go directly at it and very simply say, "if you do some research, you'll see a whole host of numbers. A few of them mention $100,000. Most of them talk about a higher range, probably closer to one $125,000. I want to be clear with you. I'm not an average performer. I am clearly up an above average performer. As a result, these average numbers are below what my expectations are. I'm looking for something from you that shows me that you really see my value because, as I have done before, I can do for you, too, or better."

Notice what I've done? I acknowledge the average numbers. I will also say, "I'm not average. I'm above average. I've done it before. I want to do it again and do it for you." And you are not settling.

You don't want to be seen as the average. You always want to be seen as the above average. Remember, at the end of the day, you can always cave-in, right? And you can always say no. Initially, when you doing the salary negotiation or if you're being interviewed and they are starting to think in their minds what your value is based upon your previous earnings, they are always going to zero in on lower numbers and you always want to be pushing them at the earliest point to higher numbers.

 
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
 
If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​.
 
Would you like to have a question for me? Send $25 through PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail and then forward your question to me at the same address.

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 as well as 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.”

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

4 Questions to Ask Yourself | Job Search Radio

This is an atypical show from Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter where he suggests four important questions you should ask yourself when  looking at your life and your career.
 
Summary

I'm going to pose a number of questions to you; my answers for myself are irrelevant but what's most important to you is waking up to some of the choices that you been making in your life and working through them so that you can start living the life and having the career that you really want. This is an atypical podcast that I think you'll find it helpful.

The 1st question to ask yourself is, "Who did you want love from as a kid?" This is in the job search question ,, but it's important question. You want love from as a kid?

The 2nd question is, "Who did you think you needed to be to get their love and affection.How did you need to behave or act in order to do this?

The 3rd question is, " Who did you think you could never be?" What kind of person?

Finally, "who are you today?" That one is a tough one.

I want to take some time to think about these questions and about asked him again just to make sure that my fumbling around as a mess things up for you.

Who did you want love from as a kid?
Would you think you need to be to get their love and affection?
Who did you think you can never be?
Who are you today?

Those are 4 questions that I think will help you get to a deep place within you to help you start working on some of the things that you can start looking at In your job, in your career and, most importantly, in your life to help you trigger some good changes.

 

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.

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 and then forward your question to the same address.

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.”

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

 
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