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How to Build An Awesome Professional Network | Job Search Radio


Most people seem to be remarkably inhibited when they do networking, putting themselves in a subordinate place when it’s time to do networking.

 

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.”

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The Networking Habit | Job Search Radio


​Everyone whose anyone in job search tells you that networking is the most effective way to find a job. No one tells you that networking while you’re happily employed is critical to making your next job search easier and your career plan implemented.

On this show, I speak with Andy Miller​ of Brainworks in New Jersey about the importance of networking while you’re a happy camper in your job.

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.  

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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.”

Do What Recruiters Do (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to do what recruiters to when they are conducting a search.

Summary

Let's talk about what recruiters do that you are not doing.

If you look at the process of being a recruiter, there are 2 ways the recruiters find candidates. What is the classic "someone sends them a resume."
Really being a recruiter. A recruiter someone who goes out there, find someone in France them down for a particular client.

To do that what recruiter needs to be doing (I'll speak about my own experience doing recruiting) is start talking to people and asking for help. The classic question is, "Who do you know who…" You not necessarily going for the actual target right away. You're going for someone who can get you further along your goal of getting to that person. It requires asking for help , which I know culturally in the United States is very difficult for most people. However, asking for help is essential in your job search.

You see, the statistics are 70% of jobs are filled through networking. We all know that. However, 70% of the 70% involve people who you didn't know at the beginning of your job search. How do you get to those people?

Answer. Asking for help. That's because, at the end of the day, the things that you do by yourself will only carry you so far. You don't know what you don't know. You think you do, but you really don't. In networking, you are always asking for help. You are always asking for someone who can get you a little further along.

If you're not quite sure what to do, here's. What I am going to suggest you do (you're going to laugh)… Ask for help! Hire a coach. Get someone to give you advice. Ask questions. Learn what you don't know. Frankly, it's a lot easier someone is telling you the answers, rather than you having to figure it out.

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 from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 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.  

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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.”

Stupid Networking Mistakes: Turning Down an Invitation (VIDEO)


“I got an email invite from CTO of a software startup that was recently acquired. He mentioned looking up my profile/works online and was interested to talk to me over a coffee. I am, however, not looking for a change in job right now. How do I politely decline him while mentioning that I would like to be in touch with him / or get in touch when I am actively looking.”

Summary

Here's a fun question!

"How do I turn down a coffee invite from the CTO of a successful startup?" They go on to say, "I got an email invite from CTO of a software startup that was recently acquired. He mentioned looking up my profile/works online and was interested to talk to me over a coffee. I am, however, not looking for a change in job right now. How do I politely decline him while mentioning that I would like to be in touch with him / her and be able to get in touch when I am actively looking." They live in the Bay area.

I want to take this into a broader range of an answer and talk about how you respond to an invitation for coffee from someone who might be interested in talking with you about you . . Or might be interested in talking with you about them.

It goes back to the basic idea about networking. Why do you network? It's to build up relationships of the time, we might actually need help, they know, like, trust and respect you. Maybe the trying to build up a relationship in order to find out if there's something in your organization. I don't know anything about your experience or your level professionally so it could go either way, but the likelihood is that they are going to be talking about trying to recruit you.

A long time ago, I learned a wonderful lesson. It is the notion that the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest or work the hardest (although those a great qualities to have). The person who gets ahead is the one who remains alert to opportunities. Sometimes those are internal to the organization, but more often than not, they are external.

Whether you are changing jobs or interested in changing jobs right now or not, developing relationship with the successful individual, someone who is further along the road and you are, can always pay off. To decline an invitation is really a goofy response.

Yes, you are happy. Walk in there as a happy individual who likes his work. Consider that you might like your work even more if you are pay $25,000 more than you are now would receive more options. Isn't that possible? I would tell you to go on this meeting.

If you really do want to decline, do so politely , but start off by asking, ". But the subject would be of our conversation?" Make them explain what the purpose of the meeting is, discuss dates and times to meet, but they continue by saying, "I want to be clear, I'm not out there actively looking for position." This way, you're not leading them on in any way.

I want to keep encouraging you to get out there and keep talking to people. After all, your network is your net worth. Developing relationships with someone NOW when you are not actively looking can only be profitable to you at some point in the future.

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.

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

Are you interested in 1:1 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.  

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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.”

Purposeful Networking | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


How to network in a purposeful way.

 

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.”

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Monetizing Your Knowledge PLUS a Networking Tip | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


From the Archives (2012) NOTE: Any jobs mentioned were filled years ago.

 

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.”

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

What Can Replace LinkedIn? (VIDEO)


I want to answer someone’s question about what can replace LinkedIn as a tool for the job hunters. I also addressed this from the standpoint of small business owners and solopreneurs.

Summary

Someone asked me a question I thought would be useful one for people to hear the answer to because I think it is such a remarkably underutilized resource for people, whether you are in, job hunting mode, you are a business owner… Whatever it is, people need to start thinking a little bit differently.

The question I received from someone is, "What can replace LinkedIn?" People of gotten to the point where they think of LinkedIn as a stilted platform that doesn't feel comfortable and, although it remains the best platform for job hunters, for business owners, it's a little bit different and not as ideal as the alternative is.

What can be an alternative to LinkedIn whether you're a job hunter or a business owner, you are a solopreneur . . . Whoever you are? What can help in the business world differently than LinkedIn?

I think the real alternative to people despite the attitude that some have is Facebook. Facebook does a lot of things extremely well. I'm not the look at from a marketers perspective; I will look at from a user's perspective. From a job hunter perspective, you have the opportunity connect with people on Facebook that you find, perhaps on LinkedIn, perhaps you read about them, perhaps you meet a conference and start building a personal relationship and a business relationship, too.

Historically, Facebook was for your personal life and LinkedIn was for your professional life . However, I think the perceived limitations is now "self-perceived all self-perceived at this point and Facebook is trying to make inroads into the professional world in many different ways.

For example, they know me job postings available for people so if you're trying to fill a job, you can now posted on Facebook for free. More of you should be looking for those jobs on Facebook and applying to hiring managers or firms through Facebook rather than purely through LinkedIn.

Groups on LinkedIn are not great anymore.They have died the death that Yahoo and Google groups have died. They are just less effective in so many different ways.On Facebook, they are vital. There is a life to them that is very different. Facebook has encouraged this summary different ways.

I want to encourage you to start looking at Facebook as an alternative and start looking at Facebook as an alternative for building relationships with people who, right now, you don't necessarily know. Start building relationships with people you know, somewhat, but don't necessarily know well. Start cultivating the personal and begin extending it into the business.

For business owners, you already know that. Facebook allows you do a lot of different things to target users. I think in terms of the relationship. For example,If you are a solopreneur, there are groups that you can join on Facebook that will allow you to start networking With other business people in your area So that you can start giving and receiving referrals.

Why not do that? Why not start thinking of Facebook like an online Chamber of Commerce for you? If you are a solopreneur or a small business owner, you want to connect with others. If you think of Facebook is the place where you are constantly screaming, "Use my services,"You are going to blow it.No one wants to hear you say, "Hire me!"That's certainly true of job hunters.

Facebook is a relationship place. It's a place where you can cultivate relationships pretty easily so that people want to hear your views (that's certainly true service professionals) and they want to hire you.

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.”

Networking Your Way to Success | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


FROM THE ARCHIVES (2011) NOTE: ANY JOB MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW WAS FILLED MANY YEARS AGO. I NO LONGER DO RECRUITING

 

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.”

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

How to Network | Job Search Radio


Too many people break into a sweat when the hear that networking is the best way to find work.

“I’m an introvert,” they proclaim to anyone within a 25 mile radius.

“Networking has never worked for me,” they say.

Warren C. White and I speak about how to network in ways that are painless, easy and get great results.

 

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.

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.”

 

The Basic Principles of Networking (VIDEO)


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two basic principles of networking that you must follow.

Summary

I have advice for you today about the importance of networking. For many of you, you are doing it all wrong. To you, you think networking is being online. You are on LinkedIn. You're making connections with people. You're doing a whole bunch of stuff. And you're not really talking to anyone.

Yes, it is important to influence people with how you communicate. You are absolutely right. However, there is a difference when you're talking with someone for real, with meeting with someone for real and doing online networking. I want to encourage you to get out of the house, get out of your office and start scheduling regular sessions where you meet with people..

There was a suggestion made a few years ago to have lunch with someone every day as a networking strategy. I want to encourage you to talk with someone every day about some professional circumstance where you are creating an influence. Where you are creating your brand and your image in their minds.

Help them. Just chat with them. See where they can use advice and counsel. Doing things like that where you're actually sitting and talking with someone, as opposed to emailing or texting,, will go a long way toward creating the sort of influence that will help you get an introduction at a time when you will need it..

Again, as I said on a recent video, the next recession is coming. I don't know when it is coming but there is another recession that is coming. I have my opinions for when it's going to be, but my opinions are are irrelevant. Ultimately, another recession is going to come. You want to be in a position where people know you, like you, trust you and want to help you. They know what you do and know you, like you, trust you and want to help you.

Get out and talk to people. Help.

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.

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