Episode 300 of Job Search Radio

Today’s show is a thank you to those who make this show possible including you.

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.

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. 

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On the Outside Looking In?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter he answers a question about what she should do while working in a bad environment . . . you know . . . being on the outside looking in.

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I received a letter today from someone who sounded very down. It's also by thanking me for doing videos that she's fine, so very helpful. She continues on to comment that I said that when you look for a job, a person needs to know what you are looking for in a company. Then, she talks about her current circumstances that she finds very frustrating. It is an office where in order to get anything done. You have to move large boxes and she is afraid of hurting her back. There is. Also, an office environment that feels very clicky to her. She's being asked to contribute to the Christmas present for her boss. But this is a guy who gave a present to someone in her cubicle on their birthday, but not her. She is feeling burned out at this point. Clearly, she is looking for advice from me. "I'm trying to hold out but it is difficult. I need encouragement. I need some positive words of support. "

Here's what I told her – – the 1st order of business was thanking her for trusting me. Sometimes people find it difficult to know what they are looking for. Thus, it is sometimes easier to know what you are NOT looking for. Then flip it over to the other side and then explore some of the places between the 2 extremes.

For example, you know what you don't like about your current employer. Now bear the exact opposite (a place where people respect you and like you where you are part of the in group or there are no in groups. A place that is neat that is well organized where you are not someone who is being taken advantage of. Where you you are treated in a considerate way by your boss. I can go on and on with other attributes, but it would start off with that. Understand what you don't want to do and then explore the other side.

Then, in terms of encouragement,(1) . Sometimes you have to let the past be the past and start moving toward the future.(2) you contributed to these circumstances. I know this is sometimes hard for people to understand, but it's possible that you cause conditions that caused management and your coworkers to isolate you, not let you win or, secondly, in some way cause folks to not want to bring you into the clique. She has a part in why she is isolated.

(3) before speaking to anyone, focus away from the past and start working toward the future, which is elsewhere.

When all is said and done, you can beat yourself up and get depressed and worried about what your past is. However, what is far more valuable, what is far more helpful is to remember that you can go somewhere else where you will be treated differently. That's ultimately when everyone needs to do.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and leadership coach who worked as a 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. NOW WITH A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

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.”

Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!

If you are an executive who is interested in 1 on 1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman(at)TheBigGameHunter.us​

The Inevitable Will Happen When You Start Your New Job | Job Search Radio

I was talking with a friend of mine who started a new job when he faced his version of “the inevitable” when he joined.

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Yesterday, I was talking with a friend of mine who just started a new job. He called me at the end of his 3rd day. He said, "The inevitable happened."

I said, "what did they tell you about?"

He told me this story about how a group manager from another department (it's a small firm; I don't want to make it seem like were talking about a major employer, although it can happen at one, too), met with him. He's starting a new job than what he has done before and he's learning and working for a new organization with different ways of things being done… All the obvious stuff.

She said to him, "When the receptionist is out, we kind of organize amongst ourselves what we call, 'ding duty.'"

He says, "Ding, duty," I think it will be something gross and smelly.

"Yes, we have a bell out front. We each take rotations as to who is going to cover the bell if she is out."

So this became the thing that they forgot to tell him about on the way in. '"

As a new employee at a place, everyone is putting on a good performance of the good face. You're trying to show your self in the best light, and neglected to mention certain things and so are they.

When you join, you will inevitably discover that there are things that they haven't told you about. You will say to yourself, "oh," just like my friend did when he was spoken about "ding duty.."

I'll simply say, be prepared. Something inevitably will be different than what you are led to believe. Maybe what will happen, and these are always the extreme situations, the person who hired you won't be there. Why? Because they quit or were fired during the period before you joined. Maybe that person or that function that you are brought on to do has been changed because there is been a reorg. Whatever it is, be prepared in your own mind that that smooth flow that they talk with you about, all that wonderful happy stuff that they explained isn't going to necessarily be quite that perfect.

​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. 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 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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Please give “Job Search Radio” a great review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show and makes me happy!

Job Search Radio – School’s Out for The Summer

I am going to take the summer off from weekly broadcasts of Job Search Radio. The plan is to return on the Monday after Labor Day.

Before doing so, I thought I would provide you with an outline of some of the shows I have done this year and how they can help you with your job search.
Six months of shows and what you can find in them. Listen to them while I relax . . . well, not exactly relax . . . Listen to them while I help the members in JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and help them find work faster.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

You may think you’re good at job hunting but, the fact is, you are not as good as you think you are.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has advice for job hunters that will streamline your search, help you avoid making costly mistakes and land your next job faster.

In addition, you can ask me questions about your search and get answers to your questions from someone who has more than 10,000 hours of experience helping people find work . . . times 9!

More than 90,000 hours of experience helping job hunters find work.

The site costs less than a hard cover book per month  (even less if you sign up for multiple months).

Join JobSearchCoachingHQ.com!

Job Search Radio – The Experiment!

Experiments

Since launching Job Search Radio several years ago, my shows have consisted of interviewing another expert about how to be more effective in your job search.

On this show, I am trying an experiment– using advice I have created for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and sharing some of it on Job Search Radio.

I cover several things:

  • The Easiest Way to Negotiate a Higher Salary for Yourself
  • Tell Me About Yourself (The Advanced Answer)
  • The Single Best Question You Should Ask on Any Interview
  • Functional vs. Chronological Resumes
  • Using The Myth of the Passive Job Applicant to Your Advantage.

 

 

 

These are a few pieces of advice I offer at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com, my new site for job hunters with loads of great advice and the ability to ask me questions about your job search so that you don’t make deadly mistakes that cost you opportunities.

You’ve been listening to me for a while. Come join  and let me help you.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

You may think you’re good at job hunting but, the fact is, you are not as good as you think you are.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com has advice for job hunters that will streamline your search, help you avoid making costly mistakes and land your next job faster.

You’ve heard of the 10,000 hour rule? I have 10,000 hours of experience helping people find work  . . . times 9!

More than 90,000 hours of experience helping job hunters find work.

The site costs less than a hard cover book per month  (even less if you sign up for multiple months).

Join JobSearchCoachingHQ.com

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Job Search Radio – Making Your Dreams Come True with Deborah Oronzio

How do you make your dreams come true? How do you find your dream job?

This doesn’t need to be a pitch from an offshore recruiter to get you to take a new job but a real question that you ask yourself.

My guest, Deborah Oronzio and I discuss how to find your dream job, the one that satisfies YOUR aspirations, and not just another job with all the dreariness associated with finding a job.

 

 

Do you really 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.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com 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.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

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Nail the Interview & Land the Job

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We all know how important it is to prepare for an interview yet so few people actually do it.

Michelle Tillis-Lederman is the author of “Nail the Interview, Land the Job.” She and I discuss exactly what needs to be done to shine during an interview and set yourself apart from the crowd of people you are competing with.

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My job search and career coaching has helped many people find work. If you would like my help throughout your search, schedule time for us to speak.

Job Search Radio – LinkedIn Is Awful!

If there is one thing I know from coaching early career professionals and soon to be college graduates, they dislike LinkedIn. By comparison to other social networks it is very “old,” “tired” and “dull.”
There are ways to use it and certainly reasons to use Linkedin that make it a prominent tool for people at your stage of a career.
Mike Shelah and I go through quite a few on this podcast.
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This is the last week I am offering my career coaching services for more than 50% off.
So rather than struggle through your job search, let me help you and help you find our next job FAST! This is a link to the offer.