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It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard (VIDEO)

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard (VIDEO)

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An interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his time trying to coach Michael Olowokandi is the basis for this video. It really doesn’t have to be so hard.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

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4 thoughts on “It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard (VIDEO)

  1. Good points made in this video. However, it’s not always a matter of the jobseeker having defective job-search skills. If someone can afford a coach, that’s great. However, unless you are applying for a job that requires an *extremely rare* skill, you will be competing with hundreds of other people for the job. Some of those people might be internal referrals. Some of those people might have done the EXACT same job down to the letter. Some of those people might be younger, more fresh-faced and able to work for peanuts because they still live at home with their parents. I think that job seekers should take advantage of every possible resource they can to help tip the scales in their favor, including coaching. However, once they have done that, they need not wonder… _”What’s wrong with me?”_ ; because most of the time, the rejection wasn’t about them at all.  The company that posted the job is in the catbird seat among an ocean of job candidates. And they can pluck whomever they wish for the job and reject the others based on God knows what. It’s unfortunate that a job seeker has to twist and contort themselves to fit into whatever image they think will get them selected for the job. Then when they don’t get the job, they untwist themselves and retwist themselves for the next interview. It’s an exhausting process that can leave a person unaware of who they are anymore. That’s why simple, cheap, off-grid living is so attractive to people right now. Myself included.

  2. Good points made in this video. However, it’s not always a matter of the jobseeker having defective job-search skills. If someone can afford a coach, that’s great. However, unless you are applying for a job that requires an *extremely rare* skill, you will be competing with hundreds of other people for the job. Some of those people might be internal referrals. Some of those people might have done the EXACT same job down to the letter. Some of those people might be younger, more fresh-faced and able to work for peanuts because they still live at home with their parents. I think that job seekers should take advantage of every possible resource they can to help tip the scales in their favor, including coaching. However, once they have done that, they need not wonder… _”What’s wrong with me?”_ ; because most of the time, the rejection wasn’t about them at all.  The company that posted the job is in the catbird seat among an ocean of job candidates. And they can pluck whomever they wish for the job and reject the others based on God knows what. It’s unfortunate that a job seeker has to twist and contort themselves to fit into whatever image they think will get them selected for the job. Then when they don’t get the job, they untwist themselves and retwist themselves for the next interview. It’s an exhausting process that can leave a person unaware of who they are anymore. That’s why simple, cheap, off-grid living is so attractive to people right now. Myself included.

  3. This video is broader than about job search. So often, when people are on the job, there are people they can listen and learn from that they shut out like the example I gave. They make it harder on themselves than they need to. Why? Yes, in job search, a person can be beaten for a job by someone younger or older, more experienced or less experienced . . . on and on. And they learn from trial and error and commit far more errors than need to.

  4. This video is broader than about job search. So often, when people are on the job, there are people they can listen and learn from that they shut out like the example I gave. They make it harder on themselves than they need to. Why? Yes, in job search, a person can be beaten for a job by someone younger or older, more experienced or less experienced . . . on and on. And they learn from trial and error and commit far more errors than need to.

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