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How to Use Summer to Advance Your Career

Ah, summer. Half-day Fridays, family vacations, long patio lunches—it’s amazing any work gets done at all this time of year. So how do you leverage your summer months? You can ride the slack train of bare minimalism or you can use this time of year to powerhouse the engine of your career. The trick is...

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Is Working on the Weekend Good for Your Career?

Weekends are multi-purpose events. Depending on where you are in life, those two precious days present a variety of activities and opportunities. Most of us welcome weekends as a break from weekday project schedules and routines, and fill our time with family and friends, errands, house projects, sleeping in, couch surfing, exercising, dining—the list goes...

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Hotlist: 5 Common Career Myths

Is there really a way to do things when it comes to our careers, and being generally excellent and effective at work? You’d think so by all the best-business-practice wisdom that permeates our work culture. But what if some of these well-oiled tips don’t work for you? It can be frustrating and isolating—unless you’re able...

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7 Ways to Improve Team Performance

Mae West once said “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” Real success is built from a combination of talent, innovation, effort and commitment. Here are seven factors that positively influence team performance, and tips for incorporating them into your workplace. Support innovation. To stay ahead, innovation is required. The most successful businesses...

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How to Find a Job Using Your Project Management Skills

You are a project manager and you excel at your job. You communicate well, are an effective leader, have the experience, and inherently know how to deliver outstanding projects. You might even speak multiple languages and have an interesting, compelling resume. But when it comes to landing your next job, you always feel a bit...

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9 Ways to Set Yourself Up for the Best Year of Your Career

As the end of the year approaches, here’s a question for you: How do you think your year went? Whether you achieved most of your goals; veered in an unexpected direction or simply fell short, this is the time to review time gone by and set up some bright new career goals to achieve. Here...

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7 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Advance Your Career

Thomas Edison famously said, “There is no substitute for hard work.” This is true. But your productivity—and the type of work you do—can differ from season to season.  December is a great time to focus some of your work energy into taking stock of where you are and where you want to be in the...

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Grab the Reins! 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Create More Opportunity at Work

Webster’s dictionary defines opportunity as “a favorable juncture of circumstances and a good chance for advancement or progress.” There are steps you can take to maximize your abilities, taking your value to the project team—and career—to the next level. Best-selling author Shakti Gawain advises, “Create opportunities by asking for them.” The following seven tips will...

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Hot List: Your Brilliant Career

We all eventually learn the truth. There’s a lot more to a successful career than stepping on the escalator to your first job and then riding it to the top floor. There are ups, downs, set-backs, heartbreaks, burnouts, recessions and booms – as well as high points that are unexpected and fantastic.   Here are...

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