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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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Getting Ready To Get Promoted - Chapter 2 - Experience

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What is the most basic experience I need to be a manager?
  • What 3 things do I need to learn to be a manager?
  • How do I get promoted?

Our guidance on getting promoted, part of a series.

This guidance starts what is going to be a very long series on how to get promoted. To begin with, we're going to cover the most basic of skills that any professional must have. You can start improving your skills in these areas immediately, and build the foundation for getting promoted.


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Choosing A Company To Work For - Chapter 7 – Questions

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 what other questions to ask when choosing a company.

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. You thought we'd covered everything right? No. We haven't talked about you yet. In this cast, we will.


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Resolving Relationships That Have Gone Sour

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I restart a relationship?
  • How do I work better with my colleagues?
  • How do I reduce conflict with my colleagues?

Our guidance on restarting relationships which have gone sour.

When people describe situations at work that they're having difficulty with, they often describe the people involved as 'he doesn't like me', 'he's never liked me', or 'he doesn't want to work with me for x, y and z reason'. We've found ourselves in those situations too. What we've found is that with some work, if the relationship can't be totally restored, it can be improved.


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Answering Wacky Questions

Trick questions, such as 'how many baseballs does it take to fill a jumbo jet' seem to be less fashionable than they once were. Perhaps everyone has realized how ineffective they are. In case you are presented with a hiring manager who has not here is how to answer them.


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