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passive job hunting

Looking for a Job Without Being At Risk | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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From The Archives (2011)

On this show, Jeff discusses passive job hunting and how to position yourself to be found.

NOTE: Please disregard any jobs I mention later in the show. I no longer do recruiting and the positions have been long filled.

 

 

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.

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How Do Companies Engage Passive Candidates? (VIDEO)

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I chose to answer this question, both from the job hunter perspective and the employer perspective.

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.

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.”

The Myth of The Passive Job Candidate Exposed

I have been a recruiter for almost 40 years and many years ago, helped to create the myth of the superiority of the passive job applicant. The myth was created to combat the huge advertising advantage that larger search firms by inferring that the people they were representing were inferior.

The myth suggests that the passive job applicant is superior to because the active job hunter is the one who is a failure at their current firm or was cut by a company for inferior performance.

While those points may be true of some, most people who are looking for work were laid off because of economic circumstances, not because of incompetence and, if they are working and looking for work, because they are seeking a better opportunity elsewhere.

And, if you are someone who found a position by answering an ad, how do you feel hearing that others think less of your qualifications based upon the medium you were located by rather than through an evaluation of your skill and ability relative to others.

So, the next time a recruiter tries that that little speech with them, I hope you stand up proudly and tell them that you found your job through an ad (or found the recruiter who referred you to the job through an ad) and put this nonsense away once and for all.

 

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