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International Relationships Basics

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What do I do differently when I deal with people from different countries?
  • How do I make sure I don't insult foreigners?
  • What do I do to ensure international relationships go well?

This cast gives an overview of dealing with international relationships.

There is a great deal of misinformation about culture and international relationships. "Don't do X" for fear your hosts will be insulted. Make sure to bring a gift, or drink the tea or whatever.


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Email: Security

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Is it legal for my company to read my email?
  • Can I delete email to prevent the company reading it?
  • Is my email private?

This cast gives an overview of your company email and its security.

So many of us become attached to our technology. It's 'our' phone, 'our' laptop, 'our' email. While that's good when it means we look after it, it's not when you think that things that belong to the company belong to you. It can lead you to behave in ways which are not wise.


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How To Ask For A Raise: Cost Of Living

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How much of a raise should I ask for?
  • How do I prove I should get a pay raise?
  • How do I get more money?

Our guidance on how to work out how much to ask for.

In our previous guidance, we worked out what the comparable pay was for a Marketing Analyst in Atlanta. The next part of this process is to work out what that means for our Marketing Analyst in terms of what to ask for.


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Getting Ready To Be Promoted - Chapter 4 - Volunteer

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What can I do to enhance my chances of promotion?
  • How do I gain allies in my organization?
  • How do I get ready for a promotion?

This cast gives an overview of how and when to volunteer in order to enhance your chances of promotion.

How do you get to know more people in your organization and impress with them your skills? You know the old joke where someone asks for a volunteer and every one else steps back and there's one person left, looking gormless? Don't be that person. Instead of stepping back – or looking gormless – step forward with enthusiasm.


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Choosing A Company – Chapter 10 – Have A Backup Plan

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I choose a company to work for?
  • I haven't had an offer – what do I do?
  • I didn't get the offer I want, what now?

Our final guidance on choosing a company.

In the whole of this series, we've encouraged you to think about what you're looking for in a company – and to find out a lot of that information in advance. That means you'll make less mistakes but you'll have to search harder than most people, and/or your job search will take longer than others. As long as you have back up plans, that'll be just fine.


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How To Ask For A Raise: Researching Comparable Pay

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I find out how much I should be paid?
  • How do I prove I should get a pay raise?
  • How do I get more money?

Our guidance on how to research comparable pay.

In our previous guidance, we recommended you only ask for a raise if you've recently had a big success. But once you have, how much do you ask for? That's where comparable pay comes in. In this guidance, we're going to cover how to research comparable pay. How much to ask for is a delicate balance that will take another cast to describe.


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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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