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Getting Ready To Be Promoted – Chapter 3 - Politics

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Why do I have to play politics to get promoted?
  • How do I assess my allies in my organization?
  • How do I get ready for a promotion?

This cast gives an overview of what you need to do around your political situation if you want to get a promotion.

We've said before, what you call politics, when you look up at the top of your organization, those executives call collaboration. Getting things done with multiple people involved is all about finding compromises and actions you can all agree with.

When you want to be promoted, there's politics involved too. You need support, and that means having allies. Right now, you may or may not know who your potential allies and detractors are, but you need to know in order to decide on your strategy for obtaining more allies.


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Choosing A Company – Chapter 9 - Examples (Part 2)

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I choose a company to work for?
  • What things should I take into account when choosing a company?
  • I can't choose between two offers, what do I do?

The conclusion of our guidance on how to choose between two companies.

After our long list of things to take into consideration when choosing a company, finally we're going to give you some examples.


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Choosing A Company – Chapter 9 - Examples (Part 1)

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I choose a company to work for?
  • What things should I take into account when choosing a company?
  • I can't choose between two offers, what do I do?

Our guidance on how to choose between two companies.

After our long list of things to take into consideration when choosing a company, finally we're going to give you some examples.


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Annual Review When Looking For Promotion

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What do I do differently in my Annual Review when I want a promotion?
  • How do I let my boss know I want a promotion?
  • How do I get ready for a promotion?

Our guidance on how to use your annual review in your promotion campaign.

Promotions and pay raises don't just happen. People don't get better jobs, titles or perks because they turn up every day. The days when seniority meant something are gone, at least in the majority of organizations. If you want a promotion, you need to think of it as at least an 18 month campaign, starting with your annual review.


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Questions Not To Ask In An Interview – Chapter 1 - Benefits

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What can't I ask as a candidate during an interview?
  • How do I avoid faux pas during my part of the interview?
  • Examples of questions not ask during interviews

Our guidance on what not to ask during an interview.

We do have a list of questions to ask in the Interview Series - as well as some questions to avoid. However, we wanted to spread this guidance more broadly, since we see such awful advice and hear such dreadful stories about what candidates ask in interviews.


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Getting Ready To Get Promoted - Chapter 1 - Results (Part 2)

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What is the first thing I need to do to get a promotion?
  • What is the most important thing to do in my job?
  • How do I get a better job?

The conclusion of our guidance on getting promoted.

This is the first in a long series on how to get promoted. There is one thing you need to do above all others when wanting a promotion, or any kind of improvement in your employment situation: get results.


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Getting Ready To Get Promoted- Chapter 1 - Results

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What is the first thing I need to do to get a promotion?
  • What is the most important thing to do in my job?
  • How do I get a better job?

Our guidance on getting promoted, part of a series.

This is the first in a long series on how to get promoted. There is one thing you need to do above all others when wanting a promotion, or any kind of improvement in your employment situation: get results.


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Choosing A Company To Work For Chapter 8 - Weighting

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What other questions do I need to ask myself when choosing a company?
  • What should I be looking for when choosing a company?
  • How do I decide between different companies?

Our guidance on how to weight the factors involved in making the decision about which company to work for.

In this series we've covered many of the essential areas you need to consider before deciding to work for a company: compensation, values, industry stability, reputation, opportunities, locations, financials and customer base. Although it's been a long series, you will probably be able to go through all the factors in no more than 45 minutes. Then what?


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Books To Read (Or Read Again) in 2014

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Which books are worth having hard copies of?
  • What business classics are still worth reading?
  • Why read books – aren't blogs all I need?

Our guidance on books to read (or read again).

Paxton Hood, a British author said: "Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter." We would agree that reading is one of the most important things we do each week. We already released guidance about how to choose a book; if you want to skip to our most important books, this is the cast for you.


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Early Openings In A Rising Market

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What opportunities are there in a rising market?
  • What downsides are there in the early openings in a rising market?
  • What questions should I ask specifically about early openings?

Our guidance on what specific areas to look at when looking at early openings in a rising market.

As we've said before, the employment "market" is not homogenous. Despite the doom and gloom in the media, there are geographic, industry and skill areas which are warm and even those where there is a shortage of skilled labor. As your market begins to warm up, what do you need to be looking out for?


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