Everyone was in the room waiting for the project manager to chair the project meeting. Five minutes went by, then ten minutes. Eventually he rushed in, covered in sweat, with papers under his arm.
Do you make it a habit to let others know how they’re doing, or do you save it for an annual performance review? Perhaps you’re in a small office, and reviews don’t occur on a regular basis. Now is the time to put a system in place to ensure they do.
Of course, you need to study. No one can accomplish anything without even a single practice or study. Aside from studying, PMI also required all the applicants, before taking the exam, to have a minimum of 35 hours of Project Management Training Program. You should also remember that the institution or company where you will about to take the training must have the approval of or legalized by the PMI.
We’ve already talked about alternative financing solutions for starteers. Another is, more patience! Another is, improved communications and persuasive selling skills! The sales cycle may be longer than it has been in decades because customers are not necessarily out there to buy from anyone who shows up or who can provide a product or service. They need you to persuade them why they should buy your product and why they should buy it from you instead of someone else, or even at all!
In the interview, the man told me a little bit about the company. He said that I would qualify to be a manager, with a team of 5 people under me selling products. I asked if it was a salaried position. He answered, “No. Pay is based on performance and commission”. I asked how long I had to decide if I wanted to take the position or not and he invited me to a two day training, 6 hours each day, that is scheduled for the following week. At the training, I would learn more about the company, and I can make my decision after. I would not be paid for attending the training. Within the first hour of said training, all money questions would be answered, and I can leave after an hour if I feel the job is not for me.
I sat in a waiting room with two other applicants: a woman in jeans, tank top, and flip-flops, a man in jeans, t-shirt, and construction boots. They are dressed very casual in comparison to me in my business suit. I immediately felt uncomfortable.
It’s a myth that time management means having more time at your end. It is only an efficient way to manage your day and in terms of what you get done and how you feel by the end of the day is what makes the difference.