Top Professional Organizations for Finance Project Managers/Business Analysts

Whether you are just beginning your career or have already been established for some time, becoming involved in a professional organization can be a great way to build a network, increase your knowledge base, and develop skills relevant in the field. Here are some of the top professional organizations for Finance Project Managers/Business Analysts. Professional

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Project Management: Unwritten Rules of Engagement – Part Two

Last week, we discussed some of the unwritten rules project managers face in a new environment. In the second part of this series, we’ll tackle two more rules of engagement: gaining stakeholder cooperation and consensus, and driving project goals when they conflict with existing processes. Gaining Stakeholder Cooperation Often, consulting project managers can be perceived

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Project Management: The Unwritten Rules of Engagement

As a finance project manager, you know that all stakeholders have their own needs and nuances that must be addressed diplomatically. Not addressing this unstated rule can trip up an unsuspecting project manager at the onset of a project, making the long-term goals of consensus and project delivery very difficult to attain. We have had

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How To Get Through A Job Interview When You’re Awkward

  If social skills aren’t one of your strengths, you’re probably very familiar with how it impacts your job experience. You’ve been through job interviews in the past that you were sure you qualified for, but you can’t ever seem to get the job. The unspoken reason you weren’t hired is one you understand by

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Financial Jobs: Consider a Financial Consulting Career

The finance industry offers a wide variety of opportunities for financial consultants. If you’re looking to begin your career in the finance industry, or you’re a seasoned finance professional, consider a consultant role as a step in your career development. Consulting opportunities exist in accounting, investment banking, trading, and many other areas of finance, and

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Affordable Care as an Aid to Consulting

Some rights reserved by Kevin Burkett   Last month, the American Staffing Association worked with Representative Todd Young (R – IN) to approve HR-2575 which redefines the Affordable Care Act’s designation of full-time employee status. Currently, workers are defined as full-time if they work 30 hours per week – HR-2575 increases the minimum to 40

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6 Tips for Working with a Headhunter

Headhunters can be a great resource to shore up your job search. However, you need to approach this avenue a little differently than with the HR department of a firm. Here are some tips from our side of the table to help you navigate your search. 1. Find the right one: Do your research and

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Off the Beaten Path – Roads to a Finance Job

So, Dorothy was told that there was one road, of the yellow persuasion, that would take her to the Wizard. If she strayed from that path, she would never make it to Oz. Unfortunately, many job hunters have applied that same view to jobs on Wall Street and in finance. They tend to believe that

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