There are times when a project manager needs to step out of their comfort zone to get the job done. Doing so can be nerve wracking--but also very rewarding. Here are some tips to ease the stress.
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As a consultant project manager, it is more important than ever that you differentiate yourself from your competition--both internal and external project managers. The No. 1 way to differentiate is through reputation. Keep these three core principles in mind as you try to take advantage of the abundance of opportunity out there.
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?
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.
Project management develops a strong skill set in communication, organization, planning, goal setting and leadership. All of these can be applied to help individuals and organizations improve the way they operate and approach challenges.
Standing out from the crowd can be critical for success, but it isn't always easy--especially in this uncertain economy. Let’s spend a little time looking at how you as a project manager can set yourself apart from the crowd...
For project managers, helping others with your expertise can be a very rewarding experience--and you don't need 20 years of experience to have an impact. Here are five top reasons for helping others by using your PM skills.
Do you have a dual personality? A PM that also has a foot in the business analyst camp has a “leg up” on the competition for jobs--and has more job security.
Is the role of the project manager evolving, or is it just revolving? Large organizations dealing with challenging economic conditions for the past decade or trying to keep up with the rapid change invoked by technology progression have had to re-think the way support infrastructure sustains the business. Turning to various flavors of shared services models, the role of the project manager has had to take on several different faces within the organization.
Popularized in the gaming community and online spaces as a method to motivate, recognize achievement and establish credibility, badges have become a way of life in cyber space. Can they drive us to learn more and perform better in our PM profession?
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