It has become common practice for organisations to supplement existing staff resources or to seek additional specialised skills and expertise by engaging project contractors. Matthew Franceschini of Entity Solutions explains why.
When you choose your occupation (or, let’s face it, when it chooses you) there is a particular obligation, nay dedication, you have to it. Project management is no different, writes editor Adeline Teoh.
Interpersonal skills often get a bad rap as being ‘common sense’ or ‘fluffy’, with people giving more of their time and attention to develop their technical skills. Michelle LaBrosse has a case for why they shouldn’t be overlooked.
As a project contractor, your entire livelihood centres on the unique skill and expertise you can offer an organisation. Matthew Franceschini of Entity Solutions provides four tips on how to enhance your skills and offerings in the eyes of potential clients.
When you think of the word ‘genius’, what first comes to mind? Perhaps Albert Einstein, Ludwig van Beethoven, or Isaac Newton. You may be imagining someone who is very different from yourself. Michelle LaBrosse says you should instead look in the mirror.
Almost two in five project contractors consider themselves to be like MasterChef contestants where, although work is not always easy and there is pressure to perform, “advancing your skills and achieving professional growth is the greatest reward”.