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Google Job Search Tips Chapter 2

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I use Google to find a job?
  • What search terms should I use?
  • How do I find people to help me in my job search with Google?

Chapter 2 of our series on how to find people to network with using Google.

In our previous cast of Google job search tips, we demonstrated the opportunities you could find to expand your network searching for just your town and the word business. We found a multitude of opportunities for you to meet other professionals just using that simple search.

The people at the events we found were likely to be in a range of specialisms. What if you want to meet people who carry out similar work to you? They're may know about the kind of opportunities you're interested in. Again, it's a simple Google search away.


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How To Handle Conflict With A High D

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I reduce conflict with a High D?
  • What does a High D want from conflict?

Our guidance on how to deal with conflict with a High D.

Conflict is a subject we get asked about relatively often. As Mark's Dad says, the definition of conflict is two human beings in the same county. With 5, 10, 100, 1000 human beings in an organization, there's bound to be some conflict. Each of the DiSC styles handles conflict differently. You'll be more effective if you understand the conflict from the other person's point of view - you might even get to the holy grail of a win win situation.


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90 Day New Job Plan - The Overview

Our guidance on how to create a 90 day new job plan.

'What will you do in your first 90 days' is a common interview question - especially at mid and more senior levels. Whilst we can console ourselves that the Manager Tools guidance 'fit in, fit in, fit in' is right, interviewers tend to want to hear about action. Many of you want to take action too. So, okay, we give in. In this cast, we're going to give you an overview of the areas you can take action in. In follow up casts over time, we'll fill in the detail.


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Email and The High S

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I know I have email from a High S?
  • How do I respond effectively to email from a High S?
  • How do I start and end an email to a High S?

How High S's use email, and how to effectively use email to communicate with them.

At the end of the ECC conference, we give a demonstration of the four DiSC styles and how they think of and treat email. It's a great, fun day, and email is the highlight.

It's also one of the easiest ways to introduce yourself to tailoring your communications to other DiSC styles - you have a lot of information in the form of hundreds of emails to analyze people's styles and plenty of time when you're replying to get it right. You'll be astounded at the results you get from this simple change.


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Giving Bad News

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I give my boss bad news?
  • What do I say if it's someone else's fault?
  • Can I tell a half-truth to get me out of trouble?

How to give a status update when you know it's bad news.

Things go wrong. It's a fact of business life that sometimes actions get dropped, deadlines get missed, people lose their temper and projects just don't work out.

Someone has to tell the boss. If that's you, how do you do it, without breaking the Career Tools cardinal rule of not tearing down the team?


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Google Job Search Tips Chapter 1

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I use Google to find a job?
  • What search terms should I use?
  • How do I find people to help me in my job search with Google?

How to make find new relationships to help in your job search, using Google.

This cast came together as a result of two conversations. First, a forum post in which a member had taken a role below his skill level. The result was in 18 months of job searching and 50+ applications, nothing but rejection. When they read that, Wendii and Mark banged their heads on the desk and said: stop making applications and start talking to people.

That's easier said than done, however, judging by an email we were sent. This person asked: I am embarrassed to admit I am blind to what good companies are in my area. I didn't realize it until you answered the first question about how to identify a good employer. That is all the more reason to get started and engage my network! Do you have any recommendations or contacts in this area that may be able to help?

The answer was no, we didn't. But we could Google some good opportunities to meet people. How? In this cast we're going to give you the first step. There'll be more to follow.


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Relationships And Continuity

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I measure my relationships?
  • How do I make relationships an exchange?
  • How do I prevent relationships going cold?

Our guidance how ensure your relationships work for you; keeping them warm.

The Career Tools measure of how well you're keeping up with your relationships is simple. If you were to move, and your contact were to move, would you still be able to reach them?

If the answer is no - you don't have a frequent enough interaction to get warning that they'd be moving, or you don't have the kind of contact information which would follow their move, or the kind of network that would find them after they've moved, your relationships are not working for you.

What to do?


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How To Deal With Bad Interviews: Chapter 2 - Distracted Interviewers

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What do I do when an interview goes wrong?
  • How can I be successful in an interview with a bad interviewer?
  • How do I answer questions in a bad interview?

This is another chapter in our guidance on how to deal with bad interviewers: those that are distracted.

Everyone has off days - and they sometimes fall on the day you're carrying out interviews. Everyone has days when it's all hitting the fan and the interviewees for that day are already on the way. Interviewers are human. It's possible that they are distracted.

What can you do as the interviewee?


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Email and The High C

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I know I have email from a High C?
  • How do I respond effectively to email from a High C?
  • How do I start and end an email to a High C?

How High C's use email, and how to effectively use email to communicate with them.

At the end of the ECC conference, we give a demonstration of the four DiSC styles and how they think of and treat email. It's a great, fun day, and email is the highlight.

It's also one of the easiest ways to introduce yourself to tailoring your communications to other DiSC styles - you have a lot of information in the form of hundreds of emails to analyze people's styles and plenty of time when you're replying to get it right. You'll be astounded at the results you get from this simple change.


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Presentation - Voice

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I use my voice effectively during presentations?
  • What elements of my voice can I change?
  • What should I be attempting to do during presentations?

How to use your voice in presentations.

Presentations regularly come in the top 10 lists about what people are most afraid of. And, we regularly sit through terrible presentations at client sites. Presentations fall into both the Christmas rule: you do it rarely, it's important, it's bound to go poorly, AND the one-eyed man is king rule: you just have to be a little bit better and you'll knock your audience's socks off.

How do you do that? Start with your voice.


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