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Are You Overqualified, or Are They Just 'Not Ready'?

by Grace Willis, PMP, CSM

Has the world has gone mad? How are hiring managers allowed to proceed without any checks or balances in the system? Who is accountable? One PM shares her experiences on the job-search path, and advises us to invest in ourselves.

Lifting the Hood on Project Management: Tweak, Tune & Tailor

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

How do you think about your approach to project management? Is it something well defined and fixed? Is it evolving and flexible? Is it mystical and incomprehensible? Or is it so innate and ingrained that you don’t even think about it? It’s an important question to consider, and one we don’t necessarily explore very often.

Mentor and Mentee: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

by Mike Donoghue

An established project manager has a great deal to offer an organization—not the least of which is their ability to mentor newer members of the profession and teach them how to practice their skills in an active work environment. But it's a position of responsibility that also needs to be evaluated on many levels by each individual PM to determine how ready they are for the exercise.

A Tale of 2 PM Careers

by Bruce Garrod

How can two very different paths lead to a similar career destination? This experienced PM offers his reflections on how two very experienced project managers took very different routes to the same ultimate destination.

How to Break into Product Management

by Bruce Harpham

Product managers perform many of the activities commonly associated with traditional project work. But product managers have additional responsibilities that may be unfamiliar to project managers, such as marketing, pricing and business strategy. Let's take a look at the trends of this career path.

Four Things Every Project Manager Must Have

by John A. Ariyo, MA, PMP

What or who makes a good project manager? This experienced practitioner has come to the conclusion that there are four things that will forever define a good PM. Do you exhibit these traits?

Not a Career for the Weak: Insights with James Brown

by Vincent Chukwuemeka

Vincent Chukwuemeka, the Director of Membership at the PMI Central Iowa chapter, recently interviewed James Brown, who lives and works in Central Iowa. Brown is a Director within the Platform Management organization for DuPont, and has eight PMI certifications. He took time out of his schedule to offer valuable insights and career advice.

Why Project Management?

by Andy Jordan

At some time or another, all of us will be asked to provide potential project managers with advice on the profession. Are we doing that in a way that actually helps?

Back to School: How Employees and Employers Benefit

by Mike Donoghue

With more competition for jobs has come an increased interest in how companies want to invest in their workforce. This means that companies are improving their school reimbursement programs and promoting them as a way in which to both attract and nurture talent and enhance skills. Are you?

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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by Miriam Ziemelis

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

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by George Ball

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 management specialist.

Internet Policy Agreement

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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

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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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