Considering a Job Change

Considering a Job Change? These Are Your Choices | TheBigGameHunterTV

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses your basic choices when you are thinking of changing jobs.



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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You’re Crazy!!! (VIDEO)

Quitting a job, changing jobs or careers, Often evokes a response from people that suggests, “You’re crazy!” Why is that?


Have you ever tried to quit her job and leave a situation that everyone else thinks is ideal?  It’s safe, secure, you know the ropes… And what happened?

There are people who invariably say, “You are crazy.  You are nuts!  What are you doing?  You’ve got…” Then they list a whole host of things that are ideal about your current situation in their minds, but to you, well, you’ve already made the decision to move on.

There is an old Rumi poem (Rumi was a 6 century Middle Eastern poet) that suggests that when grandma thinks that you should stay in bed and take it easy, we are tempted by this.  Hey father’s stern slap is better for the boy and sends him off to school.

Here, this friend, this colleague is playing like grandma, wanting you to stay in bed.  Pulling the covers over your head and thinking that that is going to take away all the annoyance, all the discomfort in your current situation that has prompted you to look at something else. You’ve explored other alternatives and decide to make a different choice than what you have.

Now, I want to acknowledge that this person is expressing a sign of care.  They think you might get hurt.  On the other hand, is a part of them that doesn’t want to acknowledge their dissatisfaction as well.  After all, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that we all have to live in this pattern of behavior.. This box that leaves us feeling stuck and we don’t see alternatives.  You have found it alternative that you have found satisfying.  You may actually feel excited by this!

Interestingly, it’s not risk-free. You are going to experience a risk by doing this. In addition, you might fail!.  And, you know what? You’ve made that choice.  You might fail AND you might succeed.  And you might finish somewhere between the 2 poles of failure and success in some middle ground where basically you say to yourself, “I’m happy doing this. I didn’t get rich but I’m watching my kids grow up. And, you know, that’s okay.”

I think you have to ask yourself, “Why?  Why are they doing this?”  On the one hand they care and on the other hand you are symbol to them of someone who is leaving prison and getting to the outside and you have made a different choice.

It doesn’t matter if you’re quitting a job, or starting a business for yourself or any number of other things.  You could be changing your career altogether.  I know there are people who have worked in recruiting who hear that I have become a coach and they scratch their head in disbelief.  Frankly, for me, recruiting isn’t satisfactory anymore.  For me, it was worth the risk to take. Because a lifetime is not a long time.  I would like to think that this will all work out very well, I’m hungry to do this, I like helping people in this way.  It’s where my passion is.

For others, it’s okay to do a job and be paid a lot of money. That’s okay.  For me, it’s not enough.  Is it time to consider something else?

What’s not enough for you?

We are you prepared to be crazy in the eyes of other people?  It is important question to ask yourself because it takes away your excuses in your life.  It leaves you with the choice instead of surrendering/capitulating to your situation. You are making purchase decisions.

Again, you can make the conscious decision today and change it 6 months, a year, 2 years from now.  It makes no difference. Make a conscious choice.  Is this current life that you are living a good one?  Are you satisfied with it professionally, personally, the whole thing?

If you think it’s that time, which out to me.  My address is  In the subject line put the phrase, “It’s time to change.”  Let’s set up a time to speak in get to work with one another.

I would love to help you.



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

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Want to Start a Business? Don’t Have Time? Here’s How. (VIDEO)

Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter explains how to figure out how to get the time to start that business that you want to start.



I want to talk with you if you’re someone who’s been interested in starting a business, you are working full time, you don’t feel like you have time.  I want to help you figure out a way where you can get your time and be able to do what you want to do.

If you wait around to when you have a few minutes, you’ll never do it.  Experience tells me that most people won’t do it. If they wait to find the time to do it.  Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Create a 24 hour a day grid/7 days a week with 15 minute intervals.  Track how you currently spend your time.  This way, you have a view of it.  Start by tracking the time.
  2. Create a 2nd grid.  Redo your time grid for how you needed to be.  For example, if you work all day and are watching cable TV at night, that can be time for you.  You can take that out of the schedule.  Decide what time is not negotiable.  For example, you sleep or go to work, your commuting time, you do your job, these are nonnegotiable times.  To be clear, I want you to be great at your current job.  These all go into this grid.  You want to spend time with your wife, husband, partner and/or kids … put these on the grid.  You want to go to different events that the kids do.… These go on the grid.  These are all scheduled in.  You want to be there for bath time with the kids. This goes on the grid  there are things that you will discover from the 1st read that you can take out from the 2nd 1.For example, if you are someone with lots of alerts on your phone, get rid of all your alerts.  Just login and see what messages you have.  Same thing with text messages.  You don’t need to respond to an text message immediately.  Turn off the alerts; batch respond.  This way, you are not being interrupted.  If you are finding it hard at work to avoid responding when someone asks, “Did you see this show,” maybe what you want to do is pull out cable and/or pull out Netflix so that this way you start on your time again, not Netflix.

You see where I’m going with this?  You need to own your time I can then start plugging in your work.  Like I said, if you need to turn off cable, if you need to turn off Netflix, do it.  Not only will you get the time back, but you will save some money, too.



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

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