Blogging About Blogging

If you Google why companies should blog, you’ll get tons of search results (around 388 million, actually). The potential outcomes are endless: increased traffic to a company’s website, cost-effective and focused marketing, and better SEO. In fact, HubSpot conducted a survey and found that 60% of businesses with blogs end up gaining more customers. So

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Reducing Conflict Management for Project Managers

There’s no getting around it: when you’re managing a group of people, you will inevitably find yourself in the midst of conflict of one type or another. As project manager, you are expected to have the ability to resolve the conflict as quickly and efficiently as possible, and to make sure that the project does

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3 Project Management Pitfalls to Tackle at the Start

There are a lot of moving parts in the world of finance project management including time constraints, pressure from stakeholders, and changing goals and goal posts. These pitfalls can derail your project timeline and budget, impacting your results, so you’ll want to devise a plan to avoid them right off the bat. Pitfall 1: Taking

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The Consultant and the Consulting Process

In your job search as a project manager, you may have noticed that some of the best opportunities are labeled as consulting. Lucky you, you’ve landed an interview for one of these roles. In preparation, you have polished your resume, honed your interviewing skills, researched the company, assimilated the knowledge and expertise of your financial

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3 Common Culprits: Conflict Management for Project Managers

When you consider that approximately 63% of project managers claim that lack of communication is one of the biggest challenges they face, this creates a breeding ground for potential conflicts. Increasingly, project managers are dealing with a number of difficulties: longer hours, managing remote team members alongside of on-site contributors, rapidly approaching deadlines and greater

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Could LinkedIn Cost You Your Finance Job?

The New York Times reports that four people have brought a class action lawsuit against LinkedIn contending that the service’s “Reference Search” cost them job opportunities. This feature, which is only available to premium account holders who pay a monthly fee, allows employers to discover who else worked at a company during the same time

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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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