Demographics are in favor of aspiring project managers, and the demand for project managers is likely to continue to grow. This new series will help new practitioners establish the fundamental foundation of project management knowledge.
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There’s no excuse not to continuously improve your skills--are you always learning? Here, we explore the need for continuously improving your skills and the various options available that will allow that to happen within the confines of our busy careers and lives.
There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.
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?
Flunk a background check and you’re history. This story takes a hard look at the background check process--what companies look for and how to prepare for them.
Just what can you do to ensure a smooth background check and minimize potential problems at your new job? The answers lie within...
In baseball you get three strikes before you are out, three individual chances to get on base. Your job search, on the other hand, doesn't afford you that luxury. Your cover letter is your first document of introduction and has got to be fast hitting and on target. If it doesn't measure up, not only are you not going to get to first base, but your dream employer is on to the next batter before you get a chance at the second pitch. There will be no arguing with the ump; your team is not going to come rushing out of the dugout to defend you. You are back on the bench before you even got started. Let's avoid this catastrophe by reviewing an outline for a winning cover letter!
There are six fundamental reasons (besides money) that most people enjoy their work. If you are feeling run down or disinterested in your job, consider if any or many of these key motivators are missing, and then resolve to do something about it in the New Year!
There is no “Holy Grail” for managing a project, but there are certain fundamentals that can influence your results for the better, more often than not. From upfront discovery session to holistic communication throughout the life of the project, here are nine steps that can make you a better project manager.
Read why careers in business intelligence are a safe bet for any economy.