- How do I find a job near where I live?
- How do I find out about companies near me?
- What do I do to get a job locally?
Our guidance on getting a job near to where you live.
The whole transition process to a new job is often experienced as so difficult, that people don’t think that they can make choices about location and company in the way that we recommend. There are jobs locally to us, often ones that we don’t see because we’re only looking for consumer companies. Here’s how to find out what else is out there.
Our guidance on dealing with bosses who are disorganized.
We’ve covered angry and bosses who can’t make a decision, but there’s a lot of difficult bosses to deal with. We’re working on that with Manager Tools, but in the meantime what can you do about your boss who won’t make a decision? Here’s what to do.
- What do I do in advance of a colleague’s vacation?
- What do I need to know when covering for a colleague?
- What do I do need to keep track of when covering for a colleague?
How to cover a colleague’s work in their absence.
We talked about how to cover someone’s email account in the covering for your boss podcast. When covering for a colleague, you often have to do at least some of their work as well. How do you make that a successful endeavor and ensure they come back to a clear desk? All that and a special hint for managers at the end in this cast.
The fourth part of our series on how to choose a company. Our guidance on reputation.
So far in this series, we’ve covered compensation, values and industry stability. In this guidance we’re going to cover the company’s reputation, which can have as long lasting affect on your career as any of the previous factors. As the saying goes, you can’t go wrong with buying IBM. In the same way having IBM on your resume will give you a career boost for life.
Our guidance on team problem solving activities at assessment centers.
We covered the basics of assessment centers and role-play exercises sometime ago. There’s more that you can be asked to do at assessment center though. In this cast, we’re going to cover the team problem solving exercises.
Our guidance on dealing with bosses who won’t make a decision.
We’ve covered angry bosses, but there’s a lot of difficult bosses to deal with. We’re working on that with Manager Tools, but in the meantime what can you do about your boss who won’t make a decision? Here’s what to do.
Our guidance on buying gifts.
You’d think that gift giving wouldn’t be a part of the workplace. After all, we’re at work. It’s all about results right? Well, no. There’s relationships too, and sometimes those relationships are closer than just ‘the person I sit next to’. If you want to buy a gift though, you have to understand that motives are read can be read into that. Many of us learned this the hard way. Here’s the easy way.
Our guidance on keeping up with your industry news using RSS feeds.
There are multiple ways of keeping up with industry news. It’s not a lack of news most of us are suffering from but needing a way to manage the firehose of available information.
The third installment of our series on how to choose a company.
In the first cast in this series, we talked about the factors to consider when choosing a new company. Now we’re going to work through each in turn and help you with the questions to ask yourself when trying to decide what you need to be looking for.
Our guidance on how to deal with Linkedin requests.
We get a lot of questions about accepting Linkedin requests as well as making them. In this cast, we’re going to specifically cover from whom to accept requests, and in a later cast we’ll cover approaching others. By the time you read this, Linkedin may no longer be the defacto business connection tool on the web. However, business and manners won’t have changed that much, so you can use this guidance with any tool.