Tag Archives: Freelance IT Consultant

Is Project Management as we know it, dead?

With 20 years of experience, I know and have lived how Project Management over the years has changed. Submitting my CV with project management experience is not really cutting it now, you know why? Because companies and organisations are going through major change and need leaders who can take them on that change. Continue reading

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Recruitment reflections – from a candidate

“It’s all in the power of the candidate now”

“Things happen for a reason, you’ll find something”

“Recruitment is a two way street”

It’s spring, there’s been time for lunch today in your working day. Maybe you’re finishing early and are just having a mooch around LinkedIn to pass the time? Well I am in that mood today is a Friday, of reflection, reflections from the last three months of looking for my next opportunity. Also receiving your P45 in the post also helps you reflect quite a lot!

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Not too late to plan 2014 – Top 5 Tech Tips for your business

It’s not too late, even if it is already the last day of the month. You can make today your first day to focus on your goals for 2014.

Have you set your goals for 2014? Have you thought about how technology is going to help you achieve them? No then don’t worry, I’ve thought about it for you. Here’s my top 5 goals…

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Want to grow your business? Why you want to leave Facebook…

facebook4732-270x167I speak to many people about how it can be difficult to setup a small business or shared interest group on Facebook. I quickly reply, “That’s because they want you to pay. It won’t be free forever” I get baffled looks and people ask for more about this ‘not free Facebook’ I talk of. I generally give an example.

“Did you know when you post an update from a group or page not all of your followers see it?” I get inquisitive looks back. I continue…

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Demystifying Digital Stategy

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Many people ask me how do you define your Digital Strategy?  Well cliche I know, but it depends…

Who is the ‘your’? Are you a large corporation governed by standards and regulations? Are you a small charity and you don’t think you need any digital strategy? Are you a business owner and don’t have the time or think it’s important?  Well here’s some thoughts on  this area. One digital strategy does not fill all types of business, sizes or organisations or industry areas. Customising and applying a best approach is what’s required.

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Technical age brings new condition – Have you got Digital Dementia?

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Can you remember what you last read? Maybe traveling to work this morning. It was an interesting read but what was it about? who did it involve? can you remember? you read it whilst checking SMS on your smartphone, picking up the newspaper on the seat next to you at the same time as listening to music through your headphones. What did you husband, or wife say to you when you last spoke? Did you organise to meet a friend and discover it was the same evening as your wedding anniversary, but you’d forgot because your mind just wasn’t thinking clearly; this being a real example. Can you remember birthdays if Facebook or your birthday reminder application only reminds you first?

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zen habits: 10 Essential Email Habits & Importance of a good subject to gain the intended action

A colleague commented recently, “how do you manage everything you do?”; IT consultancy role, Charity Project work, socialising etc. Well it’s all about putting my project management skills to very good use.
I’m sure you will agree having so many emails, personal, work, newsletters etc can be overwhelming, here are some nice tips and for those that use gmail to help get through it all but you can apply these principles to other email accounts too…see Zenhabits post below.
I also have  my own personal recommendation – the importance of the subject of your email… having exactly the action already intended there is helpful, I often change the subject before I press ‘reply all’, this also helps later when ‘searching’ for that all important email you remember was about something important except the subject is about something all together different.