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Delayed Designations: Breaking the Habit

by Mike Griffiths

When we identify a certification or designation that would be useful for our career, why do we often put it off? When it comes to the next logical progression of our profession, how can we break out of our pesky procrastination?

Say This, Not That: What Your Resume and Online Profile Should Have

by Mike Donoghue

How you represent yourself both online and in print is reflected in the words you use. This means demonstrating the skills and achievements you’ve attained in an accurate manner while also trying to grab the attention of both automated and human-based searching techniques. Are you guilty of 10 overused words to sell yourself?

Embracing Redundancy

by Andy Jordan

For many people, being laid off carries a stigma--and that simply shouldn't be the case. Here, we try to provide some practical thoughts on how to deal with job loss when you are applying for new positions. When you are looking to rebuild your career, hold your head high and have a good story.

Keeping Your Distance as a Consultant

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When working as a consultant, what is the best way to keep your distance from the client? And how much distance should there be between the customer and the consultant? This distance defines the relationship between consultant and customer.

Four Lessons CPOs Can Learn From

by Michael Wood

If you are new to the CPO position or just reaching for success, the guidance in this article will help. What are the most important lessons one seasoned C-level executive has learned along the way that might help other CPOs enjoy a rewarding and tenured career? Although many lessons come to his mind, four stand out--and they're universally applicable no matter what your position is.

The World as a Project: How We Can Help Others Far Away

by Mike Donoghue

Not all Good Samaritan work requires our physical presence. Many groups also need our minds to help create proposals, share knowledge, come up with contribution and support ideas, and other tasks that extend help to communities and even nations. The online world has made this possible, and it is through its expansive reach that many more projects are and can be accomplished.

Exploring Exam Design

by Mike Griffiths

When studying for a new credential, a certain amount of "knowing what you are up against” information is useful to help study smarter and prevent worrying about certain things that don’t matter. So along the lines of “know thy enemy”, let’s dig into certification and examination design (but you still need to study!).

Organizational Culture: Essential Training for PMs

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

The availability of certification opportunities should not stop project managers from taking advantage of the most valuable of all the training that they can get: organizational culture training. So what should organizations and PMOs do to make their project managers much more savvy in addressing the corporate culture booby traps?

Consulting Agreement

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Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

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Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.

Discrimination Quiz

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Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Telephone Reference Check Template

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This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.

Traditional Job Competency Model

PREMIUM deliverable

Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship mangement specialist.

Internet Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.

Communication Skills Evaluation

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Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.

Applicant Rejection Letter

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With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.

Training Presentation Package

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Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.

Flex Time Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."

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