Sabotaging Your Job Search: Lukewarm References | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses another way that people sabotage the Job Search – – mediocre references. He also offers a way to get around a mediocre reference at a particular employer.

Summary

I worked in recruiting for a long time and I've seen it time and time again. Job hunters sabotaging their search by just making stupid mistakes. I'm continuing on with the series on sabotaging your search and talking with you about some of the ways the people do it.

Here is one that I can't believe happens but it happens all the time -- giving it references the don't just sing your praises, they may not be completely lukewarm but they come across as being disinterested and ambivalent.

When you are giving a reference, this is your opportunity to get across the finish line. Firms are going to decide whether or not to give you that great job offer, they have been thinking about or continue on looking. On occasion, they will make a lukewarm offer and just move on with it. Often, the neutrality of the reference causes them to pause. If the role, this is completely in your control. You are giving out the references. You can choose any 1 of the world to give them some reference you give them this person who gives you a halfhearted disinterested reference.. That is your fault.

Before you give out references, even at the beginning of your job search, as you're trying to get leads from places to go to, as you are trying to get out and about, start talking with the people who you are considering is a reference.. Just simply say, "I would love to give you is a reference. Would you feel comfortable with doing that I would you sing my praises to the rafters and let people know how wonderful it was?"

If you were a mediocre employee, you have to find those people who will support you because those people who will claim that they are only allowed to give out name, rank and serial number, type of references (your dates of employment and whether you are eligible for rehire), those are useless references. It is better to go to a former employer or to someone who is already left the organization who is not handcuffed by the policy (or I have to say, "alleged policy" because everyone finds a way around that if they care). Find someone who used to work with that that employer who will say wonderful things about you.

Again, don't give out lukewarm references. Find exceptional people who give an is will and will later so exceptional reference..

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.”

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How to Sabotage Your Job Search Part II | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses another way job hunters sabotage their job search.

Summary

I find it incredible that people take so much time to write resumes and find jobs to apply to. Although applying for jobs not the ideal way to find the job, is a path a lot of people take. That isn't the way that you're sabotaging your search. Here is how you are doing.

Again, you write a resume, you look for places that are positions for you, you send the resume out, you get a phone call and you never call back! It is incredible somebody how often I make a call to someone after receiving a resume or send an email to someone with a few questions and I get no response. Help me understand how that makes sense.

At the end of the day, you are trying to find work. You found the position that you think your background fits, you submit a resume and you don't respond.

That is another way to sabotage your job search.

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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How to Sabotage Your Job Search Part 1

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you one of the most effective ways to sabotage your job search.

Summary

Here is the technique. You want to do it? It is your prerogative. I think you are crazy but people seem to do it all the time.

You don't put your city, state or ZIP Code on your resume. You have a phone number on your resume that doesn't correlate with where you live.

Do you think were searching all the time based upon your phone number or are we searching by where you are living and, most likely, ZIP Code? ZIP Code is how the systems are set up. If you work in technology, you are an idiot if you don't know it. I received yet the hundredth resume this week of someone who did not put their location on the resume. The only reason I know that they are in the Bay area is that you happen to mention it in an email you sent to me. But, your resume has a phone number the correlate to someplace in upstate New York.

No address. No ZIP Code. No city state. No nothing! We are supposed to know that this phone number is actually located in the Bay area.

If you want to sabotage your job hunting for now and for years to come, please continue to not put your ZIP Code on your resume or your city, state and ZIP Code on your resume. I understand that you are concerned about identity theft and put your actual street address, I understand. But not having a ZIP Code? Come on! Give me a break!

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 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.  

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

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Sabotaging Your Job Search III: Lukewarm References

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses another way that people sabotage the Job Search – – mediocre references. He also offers a way to get around a mediocre reference at a particular employer.

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