4 Key Skills for Project Managers

Project Management is a unique balance between managing people, technology, and change. In today’s post, we will focus on the people side of things and provide 4 key tips for actively managing stakeholders in a project.

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Improve the Profitability of Your Sales Process with Two Simple Metrics

 

As a sales professional, it’s clear that you’ve determined your sales process. You’re well aware how an exemplary prospect grows from an email address in your CRM to a paying customer.  You’ve engaged in sales training highlighting the necessary actions to move prospects from one stage to the other. But, is your sales process working?

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Getting a Promotion with 7 Easy Steps

 

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How to Prepare for a Big Data Interview

Interviews are stressful no matter which industry you're in. Being quizzed on your knowledge definitely takes a toll on you, and preparing for it can often be just as taxing. We've collected a few tips for your big data interview to help ease some of that stress. 

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Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Hegener, Director of Recruiting

Jennifer Hegener is V-Soft Consulting’s Director of Recruiting, based in Chicago, Illinois. She works closely with our Recruiters and Resource Managers to make sure we have a smooth, efficient process. In addition to being an accomplished recruiter, she is an athlete and music fan. Read more about her here!

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Want to Learn How to Code? Here's Where to Start

It's no secret that the developments in Silicon Valley has definitely caused a shift in the technology industry. Hundreds of thousands of people are now seeking out any programming courses they can find so that they may better educate themselves on the art of code. We've compiled a list of some of the best coding options that we've found, in no particular order.

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Here's Why Eating at Your Desk is Terrible For You (And Your Work)

If you're like the >60% Americans who eat at your desk (myself included), you probably think that you're getting more work done by staying at your computer's side throughout the entire day. Unfortunately, that isn't the case.

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How Long Should an Interview Last?

You’ve done your research, grabbed your finest suit, and even flossed twice to make sure there wasn’t a stray piece of spinach wedged between your teeth. But there’s one very important question that you’ve not yet been able to answer: how long should it take for an interview?

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The Deception of Company Culture and Employee Engagement

Company culture and employee engagement seem to be on the minds of every company. There are cottage industries and full time consultants who make their living telling companies how to engage employees and craft a company culture that fosters growth and long-term commitment. There are employed experts from the likes of Google, Apple and Southwest Airlines that write articles ad naseum about how they do it and what you can learn from them. But building a good company culture and raising employee engagment isn't easy.

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How is a Workplace Like Basketball?

 

Teamwork is just as important in the business world as it is in basketball. The obvious team skills aside, basketball offers several other lessons to businesspeople. There are many physical and mental mindsets that can be translated from basketball to the workplace, and here are the big ones.

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