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(How) Should a Project be Monitored on an Ongoing Basis?

How should a project manager monitor projects on an ongoing basis? The short answer is “YES” Step to Project Management Every step of the project and project management process needs to be monitored on an ongoing basis. Here are some steps to project management: Project Initiation. Project Planning. Project Execution. Project Monitoring and Control. Project Closure. Each step has its...

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Why Are ‘Soft Skills’ More Difficult to Learn than ‘Hard Skills’?

Soft skills are just as important as hard skills. But why are they more difficult to learn than hard skills? Breaking a myth Soft skills are not actually “more difficult to learn”. But they are less tangible and more aligned with personalities. Soft skills relate to your attitudes and your intuitions which are harder to describe and define. Soft skills...

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How to Manage Work-Life Balance

Apart from professional life, what are your hobbies and interests? Do you believe in work-life balance? If so how do you manage it? Deliberately schedule the time The best way to manage your work-life balance is to deliberately schedule it. Make a list of your imperatives (list of things that – if everything else were to disappear except those things,...

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The Best Option for Promoting Your Business

Hello there, I am a manager of a small company and we are trying to hit the market for information about cryptocurrencies. Our services provide data on what to invest in and how to make the most profit out of it. Since our budget is quite limited we decided to think about two options. · First one is to order...

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Tips on How to Maximize Networking

This question came from a busy professional. What tips do you have to maximize networking? First – realize that every interaction you have (whether in person, email, on the phone or video conferencing) is networking. You are networking all the time. You may not be networking effectively or to your best advantage, but you are still networking. The trick is...

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When Should Someone Be Fired?

This question came from a busy professional. When an employee seems to be very poor with time management, should he be fired? No employee should be fired without going through a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan). The PIP is specifically designed to help employer and employee work on the areas that need improvement. Coaching the employee Once the manager identified the...

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What Type of Digital Marketing Strategies Should You Implement for a Startup?

This question came from a busy professional. What type of digital marketing strategies should we implement for a startup? We are in the primary stage and do not have much money. Congratulations on starting your business. The amazing thing regarding digital marketing is that it doesn’t cost much money to get started. But you do need to invest time, energy...

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How to Get an Interview When You’re Under-Qualified

How Can We Get an Interview When We’re Under-Qualified? for the job because they don’t meet all the qualifications or have the specified experience. Why should they apply anyway?The mistake that many make is to assume that the employer is looking for that 1 perfect candidate that meets all their wishes. Therefore, if you wait until your 100% qualified, you...

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5 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Presentations

This question came from a busy professional. I’m searching for career experts who can tell me the biggest mistakes people make when making a presentation at work. Most everyone has heard of the more common mistakes of not making eye contact with the audience and relying too heavily on note cards. But here are some of the bigger mistakes that...

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How to Stay Connected as a Remote Worker

This question came from a busy professional. How do you stay connected as a remote worker? As a remote worker, how do you fight feelings of isolation? Especially looking for advice that newcomers to remote work can use. Thank you! In these technological times, it’s even simpler to stay connected. With the advent of video conferencing, online chatting and texting,...

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