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Career Tools

Manager Tools

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Career Tools is a weekly podcast focused on specific actions you can take to grow and enhance your career, whether you are a manager or not. Career Tools won the Podcast Awards Best Business podcast in 2010 and was nominated every other year it has ...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 22nd

Part 1 of our guidance on answering the interview question: Tell Me About Yourself.

0:00 | Aug 15th

Our guidance on non-resume job search documents.
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0:00 | Aug 8th

Part 2 of our guidance on how to talk to your manager about getting promoted.

0:00 | Aug 1st

Part 1 of our guidance on how to talk to your manager about getting promoted.

0:00 | Jul 25th

Part 2 of our guidance on how to assess your network.

0:00 | Jul 18th

Part 1 of our guidance on how to assess your network.

0:00 | Jul 4th

Our Hall of Fame guidance on what to do before, during and after any conference or training you attend.

0:00 | Jun 20th

Part 2 of our guidance on how to update your resume for 2019.

0:00 | Jun 13th

Part 1 of our guidance on how to update your resume for 2019.

0:00 | May 9th

Our guidance on answering questions about travel in interviews.

0:00 | May 2nd

Our guidance on supporting your boss when she introduces change.

0:00 | Apr 11th

Sometimes a new boss asks for "candor." In general, caution is warranted initially.

0:00 | Apr 4th

Sometimes a new boss asks for "candor." In general, caution is warranted initially.

0:00 | Mar 28th

Part 2 of our guidance on career goodwill and how to use it.

0:00 | Mar 21st

Part 1 of our guidance on career goodwill and how to use it.

0:00 | Mar 14th

Part 2 of our guidance on the signs to look out for that indicate layoffs are coming.

0:00 | Mar 7th

Part 1 of our guidance on the signs to look out for that indicate layoffs are coming.

0:00 | Feb 14th

Our guidance on reporting to colleagues other than your boss.

0:00 | Feb 7th

Our guidance for individual contributors on how to create a succession plan and find a successor.

0:00 | Jan 24th

Our guidance on what to do if you're not a "people person".

0:00 | Jan 17th

Our guidance on how to follow up after an industry event, training, or other event where you meet lots of new people.

0:00 | Jan 10th

Part 2 of our guidance about planning now for a better resume in the future.

0:00 | Jan 3rd

Part 1 of our guidance about planning now for a better resume in the future.

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2018

Our Hall of Fame podcast on time (priority) management.

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

If you're a manager, don't think for a moment that someone else is managing your career. Those days are long gone. YOU are managing your career. What you do - not only in job skills, but also in what we call "Transition Skills" - will be the primary ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on asking smarter questions.

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on asking smarter questions.

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2018

Our guidance about taking advantage of a hot market.

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

Part 4 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2018

Part 3 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2018

Part 2 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2018

Part 1 of our overview of Case Study Interview techniques, questions, and preparation.

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2018

Part 2 of our responses to listeners' recommendations to the Inaugural MT Case Study, and reveal what actually happened.

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2018

Part 1 of our responses to listeners' recommendations to the Inaugural MT Case Study, and reveal what actually happened.

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2018

What are case studies? Taught in part with the Manager Tools Inaugural Interactive Case Study.

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2018

What are case studies? Taught in part with the Manager Tools Inaugural Interactive Case Study.

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2018

Part 2 of the last part of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

0:00 | Sep 13th, 2018

Part 1 of the last part of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

Our guidance on a system of assessing your performance during meetings.

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

Part 3 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

0:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on reviewing your career regularly.

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

Our guidance on creating a Black Book and what to put in it.

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Chapter 2 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

Our guidance on family communication when you lose your job.

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on following your boss to a new job.

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on following your boss to a new job.

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on presenting to an audience that has a different first language to you.

0:00 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Our guidance on continuing to be productive during holiday periods.

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

Our guidance on attending and reacting to a Townhall meeting.

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

Our guidance on getting more feedback from your boss.

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do when you have capacity to do more work.

0:00 | May 18th, 2018

Our guidance on when going to HR is the right thing to do.

0:00 | May 11th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do if you gain extra work after a reorganization.

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

Our guidance on when and when not to leave a job without a job to go to.

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

Our guidance on when not to take your problems to HR.

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

Our guidance on communicating, whether you have news or not.

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

Our guidance on working in a matrix - the big picture.

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

Power is necessary for organizational change and success, even if some of us would rather call it influence. But what is it? And how can I get some? And some more? It's not as hard as it sounds.

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

Our guidance on dealing with out of hours emails.

0:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Our guidance on contributing to the team when working remotely.

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Part 3 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

Part 2 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

Part 1 of our guidance on how to talk about sensitive topics at work.

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Our guidance on combination profiles in the DiSC model.

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

Our guidance on what to do immediately after your One On One.

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

Our guidance on contributing to the team when working remotely.

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

Our guidance on getting ready for a One On One with your manager.

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2018

Our guidance on looking at our bosses behavior to assess what they want from us.

0:00 | Dec 29th, 2017

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to think more creatively about annual planning goals.

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Our guidance about asking questions about work you're given.

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

Our guidance on getting results when working remotely.

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

Our guidance on behaviors to avoid when interviewing for a job.

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2017

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2017

Our guidance on the DiSC profile and changes to it with role changes.

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2017

Our guidance on ensuring your network is wide enough to be helpful.

0:00 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Our resume guidance update for 2017.

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

Our guidance on videoconferencing when at home.

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2017

Our guidance on meetings for the High S's in the DiSC Model.

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

Our guidance on how to use CC and BCC in email.

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you don't like how your boss is managing you.

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

Our guidance on how to read a job ad and predict what interview questions will be asked.

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Our guidance on High S's and task management.

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

Our guidance on types of mentors and why you need more than one.

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2017

Our guidance on Career Guidance Meetings.

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

Our guidance on giving feedback as a candidate in a hiring process.

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

Our guidance on the behaviors it takes to be more encouraging.

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

Our guidance on managing Instant Messaging.

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do to become a 'team player'.

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

Our guidance about what to wear during the summer heat.

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you don't know the answer to an interview question.

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you're invited to a skip level meeting.

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

Our guidance on preparing for second interviews.

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you need experience to get a job and you don't have any.

0:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Our guidance on a successful informational interview.

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you have a new boss.

0:00 | Jun 9th, 2017

Our guidance on turning work down when youre asked to do it by your boss.

0:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Our guidance on acting on negative performance communication from your boss.

0:00 | May 26th, 2017

Our guidance on using single examples to answer multiple interview questions.

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

Our guidance on appropriate sharing at work.

0:00 | May 5th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do when you're getting interviews, but no offers.

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

Our guidance on the favor economy.

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Our guidance on how High C's can get the most out of meetings.

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

Our guidance on how to read a business book.

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2017

Our guidance on using the 5 Whys technique.

0:00 | Mar 31st, 2017

Our guidance on measuring relationships.

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2017

Our guidance on High C's and task management.

0:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

Our guidance on using personality 'tests' to choose a career.

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

Our guidance on what to do if you have a job-hopping resume.

0:00 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Our guidance on choosing between a corporate job and a job in a start-up.

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

Our guidance on how to answer the question 'tell me about your other offers'.

0:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

Our guidance on effective meeting behavior for High I's.

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

Our guidance on working out what will happen when you quit.

0:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Our guidance on understanding features and benefits, and how to use them.

0:00 | Jan 27th, 2017

Our guidance on understanding features and benefits, and how to use them in your resume and interviews.

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2017

Our guidance on answering the question: "What's the lowest salary you'll accept?"

0:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

Our guidance on meetings, for High D's in the DiSC model.

0:00 | Jan 6th, 2017

Our guidance on presentation interviews, when you have no advance warning of the topic, time, and so on.

0:00 | Dec 30th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on excelling at phone screen.

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on excelling at phone screen.

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

Our guidance on connecting people within your network.

0:00 | Dec 9th, 2016

Our guidance for High I's on managing their tasks.

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2016

In this bonus podcast, Mark comments on the recent Wall Street Journal article that featured Manager Tools.

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2016

Our guidance on being able to give a Status on Demand (SoD) and the content of an SoD briefing.

0:00 | Nov 24th, 2016

Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2016

Our guidance on your resume if you've been in the military.

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2016

Our guidance on what to do when people don't 'get the hint', or don't change behaviors after repeated conversations.

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2016

Part 2 of our Hall of Fame guidance on time management.

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

Time management is a fallacy, we like to say. Time doesn't need you to "manage" it - it's been getting along just fine without you for billions of years. We can't manage time. But what we CAN manage is what we do with that time.

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2016

Our guidance on building relationships in college.

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2016

Our guidance on brainstorms and other situations which require creativity.

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2016

Our guidance on balancing give and take in business relationships.

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Our guidance on how High Ds can manage tasks successfully.

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2016

Our guidance on keeping track of information during your job search - and why it is important.

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on writing a good BLUF

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on writing a good BLUF.

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2016

Our guidance on using college to develop workplace discipline skills.

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on how to use social media when searching for a job, but remaining discreet.

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on how to use social media when searching for a job, but remaining discreet.

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2016

Our guidance on being more assertive and saying no.

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2016

Our guidance on the use of names when working with others with a different mother tongue.

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2016

Our guidance on how to succeed at paid work during your college years.

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2016

Our guidance on peer relationships with permanent staff, when you're a contractor.

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on searching for a new job.

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on searching for a new job.

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2016

Our guidance on using the 'mark as unread' feature on email.

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2016

Our guidance on what to learn when you're working abroad or with people who speak a different language to you.

0:00 | Jun 10th, 2016

Our recommendations for you if you're getting bad grades.

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Our guidance on strategic time management for contractors.

0:00 | May 27th, 2016

Our guidance on working and developing relationships with interns.

0:00 | May 20th, 2016

Our guidance on relationships with your peers when they are contractors.

0:00 | May 6th, 2016

Our recommendations for deleting and archiving emails.

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2016

Our guidance on learning the language when you are working abroad.

0:00 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Our guidance on choosing contracts as a part of managing your contractor career.

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2016

Our guidance on developing relationships within your industry.

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2016

Our guidance on how to structure your email so that you get the responses you want.

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

Our guidance about being a better professional by looking at other people's calendars.

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2016

Our guidance on improving internal relationships through reporting.

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2016

Our guidance on surviving culture shock when working abroad.

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

Our guidance about how to find out what it's like to work at a company.

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2016

Our guidance on how to create emails with suppliers.

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2016

Our guidance on getting deliverables at the end of every meeting.

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2016

Part 2 of our guidance on how to read the Wall Street Journal.

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2016

Part 1 of our guidance on how to read the Wall Street Journal.

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2016

Our guidance on confidentiality during a role change.

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2016

Our guidance on the reasons for and the actions to take around email security.

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2016

Our guidance on dealing with negotiation asymmetry.

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2016

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on considering DiSC when greeting others.

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2015

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on how to take notes.

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2015

Our guidance on using the pre-wire concept within your team.

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2015

Part 2 of our guidance on the preparation steps to take before negotiating.

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2015

This week, we're re-releasing one of our Hall of Fame casts on building a network.

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2015

Part 1 of our guidance on the preparation steps to take before negotiating.

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2015

Our guidance on making a proposal that someone else take part of your workload - the pre-work.

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2015

We're proud to announce the availability of the new Manager Tools Mobile App.

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2015

Understand how your resume is handled and adjust your expectations and actions accordingly.

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2015

Our guidance about asking questions and expecting answers.

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Our guidance on being on time.

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2015

The fourth part of our series on negotiation - how to handle the people involved.

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2015

Our guidance on trying to change the things your boss is doing.

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2015

We sometimes hear that our recommendation of a one page resume didn't work. In many cases that's not because the one page resume didn't work, but that it's being given to a recruiter, and they wanted more information. There are good reasons for tha...Show More

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2015

Part 2 of our guidance on how to introduce yourself.

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2015

Our guidance on how to introduce yourself.

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2015

Our guidance on where to be tough in negotiations.

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2015

Our guidance on how to create your resume when you didn't track your results.

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2015

Our guidance on balancing work and your relationship with your spouse.

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2015

Our guidance on how to start investing, and why.

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2015

Our guidance on how to create your resume when you didn't track your results.

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2015

Our guidance as to which results you need to track.

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2015

Our guidance on dealing with whiny co-workers.

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2015

Our guidance on having an equal number of favors given and received.

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2015

In this guidance, we tell you how regard other's intentions and motivations.