Jeff Altman

If Malcolm Gladwell is to be believed, it takes 10,000 hours of focused work to master a skill. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, has almost 10 times that amount of experience coaching people to find work and play big in their professional and personal lives. He has created more than 1000 video for YouTube about the job search, written eight ebooks (including his most recent, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle,” available exclusively on Amazon), and is the host of “Job Search Radio,” a weekly podcast about job hunting.

Get Hired July 19, 2016
6 Ways You Know It's Time to Go

For years I have said that the person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest or the one who works the hardest -- although those are great qualities to have. The person who gets ahead is the one who remains alert to opportunity. Sometimes those are internal to your organization. Sometimes they are external. Sometimes getting ahead means being the person who is willing to do things that...

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Get Hired May 12, 2016
5 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer at Your Next Interview

There are few things more frustrating for a headhunter than asking a person basic questions that revolve around what they, the job seeker, are looking for in a job and receiving only uncertain answers in return. I'm not talking about something like salary; that's a question where a wise person states a target objective and is flexible enough to let the market decide their value. No,...

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Get Hired April 11, 2016
Choosing the Right Job: It's About More Than Money

Millennials are criticized for a lot, but when you start to analyze what is being said about them, often, the criticism translates into, "These people are neither compliant nor docile (like we are). They won't fit in." While millennials may overestimate their abilities, they do have one big thing right about their careers: They want to do meaningful work. I don't know anyone who,...

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Get Hired March 11, 2016
9 Steps to Prepare for the Next Recession, Layoff, or Job Change

If your job search seems harder than you thought it would be, remember the parable of the mule in the well: A mule fell into a farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule praying for help (or whatever mules do when they fall into wells). After assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well were worth the trouble of saving....

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Get Hired February 25, 2016
The Recipe for Resume Success

If you visit my website, you'll see that I've read more than 500,000 resumes. It is a frustrating exercise, because most are little more than spam (resumes that in no way fit the requirement) or are badly written – a simple recitation of responsibilities without contextualizing the work that was done. I was interviewing Ron Nash for my podcast, Job Search Radio, a few weeks ago, and...

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