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Choosing A Company To Work For - Chapter 1 - Factors To Consider Part 2

The commencement of our series on how to choose a company.

When we're fed up at work and looking idly for jobs, or when we've become unemployed, we can't imagine choosing a company. We just want to get out, and anything will do. Smart people though, take time to think about the companies they could work for and why some of those may be better or worse. Then they set about cultivating contacts at that company. In this series, we're reviewing the factors to consider.


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Choosing A Company To Work For - Chapter 1 - Factors To Consider Part 1

The commencement of our series on how to choose a company.

When we're fed up at work and looking idly for jobs, or when we've become unemployed, we can't imagine choosing a company. We just want to get out, and anything will do. Smart people though, take time to think about the companies they could work for and why some of those may be better or worse. Then they set about cultivating contacts at that company. In this guidance, we're going to review the factors to consider.


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Work Family Balance Chapter 2 - The Acid Test Advanced Edition

Our guidance what you need to know about your colleagues' families.

We frequently tell you that your family comes first, to leave work on time, and to take time for important family events. Your family are the most important people in the world to you. Who are the most important people to your colleagues? THEIR families.


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Interviewing On Skype - Chapter 2

Our guidance what you need to know about interviewing on Skype.

This is the second cast we've done about interviewing on Skype. In between, these interviews have got more prevalent - some first screens are done by Skype now. It's cheap, easy and convenient for the companies who use the technology. It's a little bit harder for the candidates, but that helps you. The more of the competition who fail at this point, the better for you. In this cast, we have four extra considerations for you when interviewing by Skype.


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How To Have A Great Hotel Stay - Chapter 2 - Checking In

Our guidance on how to have a great hotel stay.

Mark travels hundreds a nights a year and over the years he's picked up a lot of tips on getting good rooms that allow him to work and rest most effectively. In this guidance, we're going to share those tips with you.


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Long Term Job Search Chapter 1

Our guidance on what to do when in a long-term job search.

Long-term job searches get people down. We know that. When you're down, it's harder to take the right actions, with the right frame of mind. So first, we're going to recommend actions you can take to improve your state of mind. Then we'll move on to increasing your opportunities for success in the job search.


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What Your Resume Says - Chapter 6

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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Making A Recommendation In Writing

Our guidance on writing recommendations taking into account your boss's DiSC profile.

When you need to get a decision from someone, anyone, the best way to present the information is in their DiSC style. It's the way they understand information best, the way they like to work and that helps you get the decision you need. Here's how.

[Editors Note: I'm sorry for posting this late. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience! --- Mike]


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Have A Great Hotel Stay - Chapter 1 - Use The Loyalty Programs

Our guidance on how to have a great hotel stay.

Mark travels hundreds a nights a year and over the years he's picked up a lot of tips on getting good rooms that allow him to work and rest most effectively. In this guidance, we're going to share those tips with you.


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What Your Resume Says - Chapter 5

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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