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IT Resume Makeover: Don’t downplay your success. In this Resume Makeover, Donald Burns, helps a senior marketing executive, Alice Gaines (name changed for this article), simplify her resume to tell a story about how she earned four major promotions over her 16-year marketing career with one company.

IT Resume Makeover: Don’t downplay your success

The challenge for Burns was to not only list the titles in a way that made sense to hiring managers, but also to demonstrate how each promotion came with new responsibilities and skills. Burns quickly noticed that Gaines downplayed her extensive marketing experience on her resume. Gaines says that, because she lacked a college degree, she felt she wasn't qualified for executive positions, so she opted to leave her role as senior vice president off her resume entirely.

However, Burns knew Gaines' 20 years of experience and time as an executive were more than enough to impress hiring managers and qualify her for future executive positions in marketing; he decided to make it the focus of his makeover. Ditch vague phrases. Being a Manager Doesn't Make You a Leader. Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ilya Pozin, the founder of Ciplex, and a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.

Being a Manager Doesn't Make You a Leader

It’s a myth that managers and leaders are the same thing. While every leader may not be a manager, every manager should be a leader. A manager who lacks effective leadership traits will drive a business into the ground faster than you can count to 10. Going from manager to leader isn’t going to happen overnight. It takes time and energy to improve the way you manage and utilize more leadership characteristics on a daily basis. Here are some statements to lead by: Managers give answers, leaders ask questions. Shouting orders at your staff will turn them against you. By allowing people to participate in the decision-making process, you’ll transform what could have been an order into something more easily swallowed. Managers criticize mistakes, leaders call attention to mistakes indirectly. Managers rarely praise, leaders reward even the smallest improvement.

On the dark art of software estimation. “How long will it take?”

On the dark art of software estimation

Demand managers, clients, and executives. “It takes as long as it takes,” retort irritated engineers. They counter: “Give us an estimate!” 6 ways to be a better project manager. Project managers wear many hats: facilitators, managers, problem-solvers and even interpreters -- translating business needs into actionable plans for teams and aligning resources.

6 ways to be a better project manager

They must work around constraints, map skills and set timeframes to ensure positive outcomes for the business. In a “do more with less,” digital era, project managers are critical to the success of a business, especially in the fast-moving world of IT and software. Project management software firm Workfront recently polled project management (PM) professionals across industries and from various business sizes -- from small businesses to large enterprises -- to glean the best tips and tricks for improving project management skills and experience. The New Way to Build Brilliant Product Roadmaps. Product Owner - Software Health Monitoring Tools Job in Salt Lake City 84123, Utah US. At OSI (Object Systems International), we are entrepreneurs who build custom enterprise, web, and mobile software solutions for our clients.​

Product Owner - Software Health Monitoring Tools Job in Salt Lake City 84123, Utah US

Founded in 1998, OSI serves North American clients from two global locations: Salt Lake City, UT and Sofia, Bulgaria.​ Over the past 18 years, we’ve helped clients from startups to the Fortune 100 turn technology into a competitive advantage.​ Ancestry Senior Technical Program Manager. Working for Ancestry Ancestry is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment.

Ancestry Senior Technical Program Manager

Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. Taiga. The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile: Principles and Practices for ... - Charles G. Cobb.

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OneNote Templates to Help Your Projects Run Smoothly. Slack. Temp. Why we should stop using Grunt & Gulp. If you're building a modern JavaScript application or website, there's a good chance you've seen the JavaScript Build Tool Landscape.

Why we should stop using Grunt & Gulp

The heavyweights of this world are Grunt and Gulp, although many, many others exist too. Grunt receives a whopping 30,000 downloads most days, and Gulp has a respectable 15,000 daily downloads. They must be doing something right, right? Build systems seem to be the tool du jour of the JavaScript community. I've used Gulp and Grunt in several projects (mostly closed-source projects, but some open-source, such as Tempus). For me, especially more recently, I feel like many of these tools are solving the problem badly.

Bloat All of these task runners (or build systems if you want to call them that) try to abstract some kind of task paradigm away into their own siloed incantations. And then of course, you'd need to install the grunt and grunt-contrib-jshint dependencies. I'm not picking on Grunt intentionally here, Gulp is just as guilty of this kind of bloat.