Month: January 2015

Is the PMP as portable as PMI says it is?

In my career, I have been most fortunate to work on a variety of projects mostly those that are Information Technology (IT) – or financial services-driven. The IT projects have involved mostly software delivery or implementation, but I also have

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Do You Know Whom to Network With?

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. When making presentations to large groups, I often test that tenet, and invariably it proves to be true. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should

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The Job Interview—Morphed into Something Else

Not too long ago, much-respected blogger Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim’s Strategy conducted a survey, clearly finding that interviewers’ number one concern is “fit with the company’s culture.” From other articles on that subject, too, it seems as if the old-fashioned

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The Things a New Team Manager Should Do First

When you join a team as its leader, either taking over an existing team or starting a new one, it generally creates some nervousness. Everyone wants to know what you’re going to change and where you’re going to take the

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How to Deal with Your Stress While in Transition

Physicians and psychiatrists have proved that there is a positive correlation between stress and illness. People in transition experience various and variable levels of stress. And such stress is not a stand-alone issue but is compounded by other stressors. One

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Monthly Meeting

The Breakfast Club NJ Presents: “Keep the Faith and Networking Alive” by Rod Colon Saturday January 10th at 8:00am ET Synopsis: All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed … finding our food,

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Why Hire a Professional Contractor

I write this post having recently started my own IT consulting company, Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC. In making this career decision, I reflected on why I previously contracted with professional consultants, and how I demonstrated doing so will bring value

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