By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Some of you may think I’m sucking up. Some of you may cheer. Whichever camp you are in corporate recruiters have a bad rap in too many organizations and with too many people.

If you are a potential employee of a firm, corporate recruiters are symbolized by the “evil” and “incompetent” recruiter who just won’t let you interview for the job you want and have applied for.

If you are a hiring manager, recruiting is symbolized by that same person who doesn’t deliver enough resumes for your insatiable quest for every person in…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Having worked in search for many years, I listened to thousands of hiring managers, human resource professionals, and executive leaders at the beginning of the hiring process, in the middle, as they were hiring someone, and after a person was on board with them. After all, I needed to learn how they think and evaluate talent to fill a position successfully.

As a coach, I help job hunters navigate their job search AND employers hire more effectively. …

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

I worked in recruiting for a long time and now coach people pertaining to job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading, as well as resolving workplace-related issues.

When I worked in search, it was fairly common for an owner I consulted to or work for to ask me to drop everything and interview someone without any notice, warning, or concern for my schedule.

MAYBE I might see a resume two minutes before the conversation. I had no time to formulate thoughts without keeping someone waiting for a long period of time.


By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Originally published in Brainz Magazine

Living in New York City as I did for so many years, everyone tended to live an anonymous life. Former Beatle John Lennon lived anonymously here with no one bothering him when he was on the street walking somewhere. I remember seeing George Harrison standing on the open door of his Rolls-Royce, looking for someone. No one approached him. Generally, celebrities can live anonymous lives in New York City.

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

It seems fitting that my son is making the same mistake I did — he is trying to figure things out on his own or is asking for advice from people who know as little as he does.

I do that and get it for many years.

I started my first business when I was 22 with a partner who was 30. He was the wrong person to work with for many reasons but I never asked for advice. …

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Congratulations! You’re now a manager. Woo Hoo! There is so much to learn in your new role. You probably don’t know a tenth of what you will need to know to be successful.

Interviewing people is one of those things people need to learn . . . FAST!


I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m a career and leadership coach, and I help people be effective professionally. That could be with a job search because I worked in executive search for many years, hiring more effectively (the other side of…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

“If you are an actor and your task is to carry a glass of water across the stage, you must carry it in an interesting way. If the glass of water is a major plot point, then you nevertheless should carry it in a way that is interesting but not so interesting as to pull focus. The audience doesn’t pay money to see reality. They paid money to see a heightened reality.

~@Cash Tilton

My friend, Cash, is a communications consultant and an actor.

Expressing himself as an actor would, he points out…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Despite my best efforts, I work in relative anonymity. I created and host the number one podcast in my category in iTunes with more than 2100 episodes over more than ten years. I’ve written eight books and have almost 7000 videos on YouTube. My name is not one that the world knows.

I resonate with people who work anonymously and try to convey ideas. Most of the time, their ideas are ignored, and often so are they.

Then there are the magic moments where a person’s time has come, where the work of…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Throwback Thursday.

We share old photos.

We love that moment from the past and open ourselves up to being teased for what we look like then.

He posted the photo of the time more than 50 years ago.

His hair was long.

His mood was happy.

It’s how he lived his life every day.

Fun was important.

One of his friends commented, “There is nothing quite like being young and having fun!”

To which I commented, “old and having fun is pretty damn good, too!”

This brings us to the career angle for…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Here are 4 easy to implement ways to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ job applicants and employees. They are by no means all-encompassing. They are a simple starting place. Please add your suggestions in the comments area.


To be more inclusive, the LBGTQ+ potential hires and employees only take a few steps. Number one, when you’re interviewing, refer to the other person, the family, as husband, wife or spouse, regardless of gender. That becomes a signal of inclusiveness. Number two is proactively start correcting the language of your team, so that they…

Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Career Coach. Host of No BS Job Search Advice Radio and Watch Job Search TV on Amazon and Roku.

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