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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Work Environment Matters

There are many reasons why people leave their jobs — perhaps their salary was not something their were comfortable; maybe their boss was insane; or its possible that they could no longer deal with the commute (I am sure you know at least one person with the commute from hell—the person who has to take

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One Step Ahead Of The Competition: Securing A Promotion

Victor1558 Before you inquire about any possible promotions, you will have to set a goal. One of the misconceptions that are connected with most job promotions is that they occur naturally. Yes – promotions might come your way if you are an exceptional worker, however, finance jobs tend to be fiercely competitive. You will have

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Professional Resolutions: 2014

We are just a few weeks into 2014, and it still has that new car smell. However, I’m certain that many of us have already cracked some of those shiny, simple-seeming resolutions. For my part, I deleted my Facebook account and lasted an admirable six days before accessing it, and my resolve to make a

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Mentor Manners

The importance of mentors – they help in decision making, building up your industry knowledge, by lending you the benefit of their name, reputation and, depending on the strength of your relationship and the situation, their professional muscle. Think of the ultimate mentor as a mix between the Godfather and Consiliere, but applied to careers

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Entry Level – What to Do When You’re New in Finance?

The company hired you for your financial skills, which you documented quite well in your resume and during your interview. What isn’t so clear is how you’ll actually behave at work, since this is your first job. Prove to the company and your co-workers that you fit right in by following these tips. Watch your

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Top 5 Reasons Why a Blog is Good for Your Career in Finance

We live in the digital age where competition is fierce and to be successful, it is imperative to get noticed by developing a personal brand that will establish yourself as an expert. The internet offers many great tools to create and develop your personal brand as one of the top financial professionals and one of

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Personal Characteristics for Successful Financial Consulting Jobs

Whether you are a recent college graduate who just earned your MBA, or a seasoned financial services professional with years of experience on your resume, there are certain characteristics necessary to be a good fit for financial consulting jobs: You thrive on change and understanding company cultures and processes. If you are more set in

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Standing Out in the Finance Industry

It seems like everybody and their mother is going back to school to get an MBA these days, and that is making it increasingly difficult for business employers to weed out the poor applicants from the most qualified ones. If you are looking for a job in the finance industry, here are three simple things

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