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 been eligible. Whether you are interested in jump-starting a stalled career, or sharpening your edge, Career Tools is the podcast for you. Go to http://www.manager-tools.com/testimonials to read what others are saying about the impact Career Tools has had on their careers and lives. Our goal: Every Professional Productive (TM)
Daily Non-Negotiables - Part 1
Part 1 of our guidance on the concept and implementation of daily non-negotiables.
Preparing For Your Review - HOF 2022
Our Hall of Fame guidance on how to prepare for your review.
Interview Mistakes - Chapter 1 - Weak Preparation
Our guidance on the minimum preparation candidates need to do before an interview.
Improving Professional Impromptu Communication
Our guidance on improving your skills in the area of impromptu communication.
What Makes An Accomplishment Significant?
Our guidance on choosing a "significant" accomplishment.
Professional Basics Matter (Still) - Chapter 1 - Timeliness
Our chapter one guidance on professional basics, and why they still matter.
But could be shorter & get right into the actionable info
Out of touch and arrogant
Painfully out of touch and perpetuates the toxic corporate mindset and it’s broken systems. For example, during a segment about incorrect dates on resumes / big gaps between jobs, Wendy (the host) talks about her “Prison Rule” which means that if it’s not on your resume, it means you were in prison. WHAT?! It’s not funny, just ignorant and demeaning.
I’ve been following Career Tools since finishing college nearly 10 yrs ago, I even bought one of their products. I did find value in their content back then but revisiting them now in the post-pandemic and post-hustle culture era, I can not listen to them.
As someone who has hired and managed, it’s not that all the advice is wrong, it’s that the delivery is so off putting and holier than thou. They also drone on and on, repeating basic points. In that segment it felt more like they were making fun of candidates that made mistakes rather than focusing on how to help and uplift candidates.
I get some things about corporate America will not change overnight and broken hiring systems aren’t a simple fix. But this arrogance and attitude is disgusting. There are much more positive, modern, and motivating people to learn from and gain the tools you need to grow in your career.
Great Host Chemistry and Insights
I just listened to the episode, Your Valuable Secondary Network, and had some great insights into how to develop your professional network