9 posts tagged with "project_manager"

The marketing career of a journalism student

June 14, 2017

When I graduated from college with my B.S. in Journalism in hand I was certain of one thing, I didn’t want to be a reporter. I wanted a job where I could use the writing skills I’d spent four years diligently developing, but the grueling hours for low pay that a reporter suffers did not appeal to a college grad with student loans and rent to pay each month.

The opportunity to apply for a marketing assistant job came my way about eight months after I graduated. By then I had already managed...

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I love timelines and schedules

August 9, 2017

You might not think it glancing around my office at the piles that have amassed recently, but I’m a highly organized person. In fact, I thrive in an environment filled with to-do lists, digital calendars, and reminders. Being detail-oriented has been one of my most useful skills throughout my career because it works for me regardless of what I’m doing. Even personally, with so much to manage, being cognizant of all the details of everyone in my family’s lives, makes things way more...

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Today's successful multitasker is simply an organized person

September 20, 2017

Multitasking is becoming one of those essential skills employers look for on a resume, but it’s a misleading term. While technically, it means doing more than one thing at the same time, what you’re really saying when you list multitasking as a skill is that you’re organized enough to keep track of more than one thing at the same time.

Nobody can really do two things at the exact same time and give each thing enough attention to do a superior job, but if you’re organized, you can manage...

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Dressing for the job you want

February 22, 2018

More than once in my career, I’ve heard the advice to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. This somewhat confusing statement had me in business-appropriate attire the majority of my professional life. Even when I began working from home, I still made sure the part of me that would show up on video conferences looked just as put together as the rest of me would have if I was actually in the office.

With this statement mulling around in my head, imagine my confusion when I...

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Taking on the right amount of work

April 18, 2018

Being a freelancer is typically synonymous with project management. You’re most likely going to be managing multiple clients and freelance assignments on any given day, each with their own benchmarks and deadlines to keep track of and maintain. You might be required to attend some virtual meetings or planning sessions, you might need to be available for email at certain times of the day — each project will bring a unique set of criteria and require a specific amount of your time to complete....

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