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How Not To Accept An Offer - Chapter 2 - Don't Say 'Yes, But'

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I accept a job offer?
  • Can I negotiate a job offer?
  • Can I make changes to job offer conditions?

Our guidance on accepting offers – how not to do it!

We covered how to decline an offer a while ago and we still got questions about how to accept offers. Then we published ‘Accepting an Offer’ and we still got questions about what’s okay and what’s not. This cast covers questions we’ve been asked about accepting offers and behaviors which are definitely NOT okay.


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What Your Resume Says - Chapter 4

We take 20 example resumes and give you our analysis of what they say to a recruiter.

This cast started as a question: how could we help people understand how their resume is read by a recruiter. We know what you want to say – and we know how that’s interpreted. We needed some examples, so we put out a request. Over 100 listeners volunteered to have their resume critiqued.

We’re not going to go over the format of resumes in this cast. You know our recommendations there (and if you don’t, you can find them in ‘Your Resume Stinks’). For these casts, we’re just looking at the content.


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How Do I Know I Have An Offer?

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What are the constituents of an offer?
  • Why would a manager not have all the constituents of an offer?
  • What do I do if an offer is not complete?

Our guidance on the constituents of an offer, and knowing when you have a complete one.

Many people tell us they've been made an offer of employment, and when we ask for details, they don't have any. If your offer doesn't have all the constituent parts, it's not really an offer, it's a suggestion. Here's how to know when you really do have an offer.


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How To Proofread

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I prevent mistakes in my work?
  • How do I ensure my writing is clear?
  • How do I make sure I communicate professionally ?

Our guidance on how to proofread a document.

Proofreading is a skill that will improve the quality of your work. It’s also a skill which will open doors for you, if you become known for being good at it. Here’s how to do it.


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90 Day New Job Plan - Who To Find

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Who do I need to meet in my new job?
  • How do I find the people I need to meet in my new job?
  • How do I start a conversation with people in my new job?

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 series, we’re giving you the areas where you can take action. In this cast: who to find.


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How Not To Accept An Offer - Chapter 1 - Playing Two Offers Off Against Each Other

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Why can't I play multiple offers off against each other?
  • Can I speed up an offer?
  • Can I slow down an offer?

Our guidance on accepting offers – how not to do it!

We covered how to decline an offer a while ago and we still got questions about how to accept offers. Then we published 'Accepting an Offer' and we still got questions about what's okay and what’s not. This cast covers questions we’ve been asked about accepting offers and behaviors which are definitely NOT okay.


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What Your Resume Says - Chapter 3

We take 20 example resumes and give you our analysis of what they say to a recruiter.

This cast started as a question: how could we help people understand how their resume is read by a recruiter. We know what you want to say – and we know how that’s interpreted. We needed some examples, so we put out a request. Over 100 listeners volunteered to have their resume critiqued.

For this cast, we picked 2. We’ve anonymised the resumes by giving them names from characters from The Walton’s and by removing phone numbers and addresses. Otherwise, they’re just as we received them.

We’re not going to go over the format of resumes in this cast. You know our recommendations there (and if you don’t, you can find them in ‘Your Resume Stinks’). For these casts, we’re just looking at the content.


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DiSC, Email And Combination Profiles

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • How do I use DiSC in email?
  • How do I use DiSC in email when I'm emailing multiple people?
  • Can I cover all DiSC types in one email?

Our guidance on how to effectively email with people who have combination DiSC profiles.

We have covered email and DiSC profiles, and in that series we concentrated on the profiles which have a single 'high' tendency. What do you do if the recipient of your email has two high tendencies? A high D/I for example? In this cast, we’ll help you with that.


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Documents And Travel

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What documents should I have when I travel?
  • Do I need a passport?
  • How should I carry my documents?

Our guidance documents to travel with.

This is our most basic advice on the documents you need to travel with. As with many things Career Tools, if you’ve been traveling for work for 20 years, you’ll have worked this out for yourself. For those who are new to the workforce, or for travel for work, we hope to save you some time and heartache.


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Productivity In A Matrix - Chapter 1 - Communication

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Why do I need to communicate more in a matrix?
  • What do I need to communicate?
  • How do I communicate about communication?

This cast gives our guidance communicating when you find yourself in a matrix.

We’ve said before that we don’t like matrices. Despite the fact that on paper, they should make everyone more productive, people are human, not blocks. As the Bible says: “No man can have two masters”. If you’re stuck with it, though, how can you make yourself more productive?


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