Is It Worth It?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a call he received from a job hunter about resigning a position so they could check a reference.

In it, I discuss receiving a call from someone through LivePerson (now who was kind of torn.

There are two elements to is the scenario she painted for me.

She described how her perspective employer wanted to do a reference check with her current employer . . . and that she had lied about her salary.

Here, I offer a solution for what she should do.


Do you 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. 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.

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Are You Starting to See Resignations Yet?

Not long ago, I wrote about the return of competition to the job offer process by relaying a story of someone I was working with, a C level professional who received multiple quality offers from substantial firms, one of whom extended an offer within 10 days of initial contact.

In that article, I encouraged you to have every participant in the hiring process “sell” a candidate on joining your firm.

Now I want to point out something that if you haven’t already experienced it, I assure you that you will– your current staff may be on the job market looking for work. What are your leaders, both executive and departmental, and your HR professionals doing to insure that your best performers are not poached or aren’t heading out the door to your firm’s competitors?

And in this time in history, what are you doing to insure that your firm’s reputation as a place to work isn’t being slammed by a disgruntled person? Remember, one disgruntled worker can keep ten exceptional talents from joining your firm by creating doubt.