Getting Past the No’s | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the good fortune you have with each rejection.  At one point in the show, I mentioned that you can contact me through  The site has re-branded and is now referred to as The page here will take you directly to my page on the site where you can contact me.  You can also schedule time with me through my website.


3D No with Red Dices


I want to talk with you today about persistence.  This is a tough lesson for most people to hear because, I know for myself, and maybe it’s true of you, I want to do something once, have the heavens open up, everything happens wonderfully and I am done.  I want success to occur the 1st time I attempt something and, unfortunately, doesn’t work that way.

Unfortunately, as the saying goes, you have to get through 99 no’s to get to a yes.

I want to remind you that persistence is the most important quality you need to have as a job hunter.  After all, so many of the efforts that you make are not going to amount to anything… But you just need one.  You just need one organization. If you are getting no’s . Don’t worry about it.  You have to get through all those no’s to get to a yes.  There are things you are going to learn along the way.

In all candor, I have to say if you are ill-informed, and you are doing things all wrong, you’re going to get a lot more. No’s that you are yeses.  It’s why do all the videos and all the podcasts I do.  It is in order to teach you some of the things that you need to know in order to not experience as much rejection through your ignorance.  If you want to find out about more things that you can be doing, if you want to ask for advice, you can contact me through or through my website.

Your goal is to just keep trying to learn from your mistakes to avoid mistakes if you can, and just keep going.

Success really comes during the 1st time someone starts. I can’t tell you the number of stories about inventors… Let’s do the Thomas Edison story… How many failures did Edison have before miraculously, before we now have a lightbulb? How many mistakes did Alexander Graham Bell have before you now have the telephone?

You have to keep making mistakes. You have to mess up in order to get to your triumph. Instead of facing each of those rejections or failures with, “Oh, woe is me,” considered good fortune because you that much closer to the target.


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 has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. 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