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How Veterans and Recruiters Can do a Better Job of Helping Them Transition | Job Search Radio


As much as we may appreciate the service veterans have given our country, they often find it hard to find work. Corporate recruiters, third party recruiters and the veteran may be making mistakes with understanding the military experience or, in the case of the veteran, presenting their experience in a way that is understandable.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching,  all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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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If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Learn to Speak “Civilian” (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to those men and women separating from the military and encourages them to communicate in as way that the civilian workforce understands.

Summary

1st of all, thank you for serving.  I appreciate the sacrifices that you've made.

Getting a job in civilian life is different than serving in the military.  In the military, you are an environment where people learn very quickly the importance of commitment, the importance of determination and the importance of your word having meaning.  In civilian life, it is a little bit different.  Plus, in all candor, I must say, the language of the civilian is different than that of the military.

I did an interview. Recently for "Job Search Radio" who is in HR professional for a university in North Carolina.  I read her bio and she is someone who established the PX in Iraq and when all is said and done, she said, "I listened to my bio (I use the military want more than her civilian one). I appreciate how different the languages in the military versus civilian life."

I'm going to make a suggestion to you that I think will help you a lot.  Learn to speak civilian.  It is a different language to you.  There is a behavior that is different than in military life.

You don't need to say, "Yes, sir," or "No, ma'am."  The word, "ma'am," can be offensive to some women in civilian life.

There are other behaviors that are different.  5 minutes late in civilian life isn't considered a big deal.  5 minutes late in the military can be the difference between life and death.  I get it.

When you are interviewing, you need to talk civilian.  You get there on time or early.  As my guest said, get there 15 minutes early in case you need to complete an application.

When all is said and done, learn to speak civilian.  You don't need to say, "Yes sir," or "No ma'am," very often. Yes, I do appreciate the courtesy that is been extended by saying these things.  In civilian life, it is confusing to them.  It is not readily accepted.  At least, in the US, what often happens is that you are saying as being "odd."  You don't want to be seen that way because odd is usually dismissed.

You want to emphasize your leadership qualities and experience, no matter what rate you held.  After all, no matter where you are in the military, there qualities of leadership that you learn to display that you may be taking for granted, but you can express in an interview.  You can do it in ways that the civilian population can understand.

That extends to your resume as well.  Clearly, in an interview that is the most obvious place.

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,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

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 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 want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Transitioning from The Military

 

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 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.”

Learn to Speak “Civilian”

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to those men and women separating from the military and encourages them to communicate in as way that the civilian workforce understands.

thank-you-veteransI want to speak with those of you who are separating from the military and have a direct conversation with you about looking for work in the civilian sector.

Summary

1st of all, thank you for serving.  I appreciate the sacrifices that you've made.

Getting a job in civilian life is different than serving in the military.  In the military, you are an environment where people learn very quickly the importance of commitment, the importance of determination and the importance of your word having meaning.  In civilian life, it is a little bit different.  Plus, in all candor, I must say, the language of the civilian is different than that of the military.

I did an interview. Recently for "Job Search Radio" who is in HR professional for a university in North Carolina.  I read her bio and she is someone who established the PX in Iraq and when all is said and done, she said, "I listened to my bio (I use the military want more than her civilian one). I appreciate how different the languages in the military versus civilian life."

I'm going to make a suggestion to you that I think will help you a lot.  Learn to speak civilian.  It is a different language to you.  There is a behavior that is different than in military life.

You don't need to say, "Yes, sir," or "No, ma'am."  The word, "ma'am," can be offensive to some women in civilian life.

There are other behaviors that are different.  5 minutes late in civilian life isn't considered a big deal.  5 minutes late in the military can be the difference between life and death.  I get it.

When you are interviewing, you need to talk civilian.  You get there on time or early.  As my guest said, get there 15 minutes early in case you need to complete an application.

When all is said and done, learn to speak civilian.  You don't need to say, "Yes sir," or "No ma'am," very often. Yes, I do appreciate the courtesy that is been extended by saying these things.  In civilian life, it is confusing to them.  It is not readily accepted.  At least, in the US, what often happens is that you are saying as being "odd."  You don't want to be seen that way because odd is usually dismissed.

You want to emphasize your leadership qualities and experience, no matter what rate you held.  After all, no matter where you are in the military, there qualities of leadership that you learn to display that you may be taking for granted, but you can express in an interview.  You can do it in ways that the civilian population can understand.

That extends to your resume as well.  Clearly, in an interview that is the most obvious place.

 

 

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.”

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

Jobs with the Federal Government for Veterans

 

I discuss a site that provides information about how to land a job with the US government.

 

Do you really 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.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

Have a question for me? Contact me through PrestoExperts http://bit.ly/prestoexperts

Learn to Speak “Civilian”

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks to those men and women separating from the military and encourages them to communicate in as way that the civilian workforce understands.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 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.

 

Ask Away: Live Q&A with Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

 

Folks were quiet! So I talked about what veterans can do when they leave the Armed Forces and how your job hunt when you work in an open environment.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 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 a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts

 

Veterans or Soon to Be Veterans: Have You Considered This Option?

 

In this video, I discuss one of the options available to veterans or soon to be veterans that pays extremely well.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 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 a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts or Clarity.fm

Networking When a You Leave the Military

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages veterans to do networking to find their next job and explains who to network with.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 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 a question via email, chat or phone ? Reach me via PrestoExperts or Clarity.fm

Job Search Radio – Separating from the Armed Forces

When many of us watch or listen to the news and hear the reports from Afghanistan, Iraq or other places American men and women serve, we may cheer their efforts or be offended by them depending upon our views of the decisions politicians made to place them in these situations.

However, these men and women are largely forgotten when they return home and face challenges that we in civilian life cannot imagine.

On this show, I interview Bronze Star winner, Michael Warren of Transitional Assistance, Inc about his experiences as well as tactics for those of you separating from the military can find work.

 

Listen to the show

 

Do you have questions for me? You can call, email or IM your questions through PrestoExperts.

Is your job search going nowhere? Are you unsure about what to do to get it going? You may be doing critical things wrong or a lot of small things wrong that are costing you opportunities. Schedule a job search makeover with me. It’s an intense detailed coaching session where we go through EVERYTHING. Let me help you.

You can listen to, watch or read more of Jeff’s job search, hiring and recruiting content at TheBigGameHunter.us

Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn

 

“Job Search Radio” is a 30 minute podcast I host on WebTalkRadio.net. It is also available in iTunes and other podcast directories. Subscribe to the show and please leave a great rating and/or good review in iTunes.

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