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I Have Changed the Group Name to ‘Career Development in Project Management’

I Have Changed the Group Name to ‘Career Development in Project Management’

Are you a member of the ‘Project Management Nigeria’ group on Facebook? Something new is happening!

Two years ago, I created the ‘Project Management Nigeria’ group on Facebook with the aim of discussing projects in Nigeria and sharing ideas on project management. Now, I want to redefine the group and channel our focus to an important aspect of project management.

I have been monitoring contents that have been posted on the group wall and I do delete some contents to make the group more valuable to members. I have also noticed that the contents that dominate the group wall are those on trainings, certifications and skills building in project management....   Read the Full Article>>>

Are You a Personal Blogger, a Business Blogger or Both?

Are You a Personal Blogger, a Business Blogger or Both?

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Do you blog just for fun, for business or both?

This is a question I have been asked on a few occasions by potential clients, recruiters and hiring managers. They want to know if I blog just for fun, for business or both.

In 2013, when I started JerryIhejirika.com, my original idea was to create a personal blog where I would share my knowledge, experiences, research and observations, and with special focus on project management.

However, the blog has grown to something bigger and I have moved from being a personal blogger to being both – a personal and a business blogger. The blog has grown wide to accommodating other core topics which include career development, blogging, digital marketing and social media. I’m also looking forward to adding a public speaking category when I start practising my public speaking skills....   Read the Full Article>>>

10 Tips on Becoming a Successful Project Management Blogger

10 Tips on Becoming a Successful Project Management Blogger

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Have you wondered what it takes to become a successful project management blogger? Subscribe to find out the secrets from my interviews with some of the top and most influential project management bloggers around the world.

Within the last ten years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of project management bloggers. Some of the bloggers have successfully created their own blogging voice in their respective industries while some are still struggling to make their voice heard....   Read the Full Article>>>

If I Google Your Name, What “Brand” Would I See?

If I Google Your Name, What “Brand” Would I See?

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You say you are a Construction Project Manager but Google says you are a Building Engineer.

You say you are an IT Project Manager but Google says you are a System Administrator.

You say you are a Software Project Manager but Google says you are a Coder.

You say you are a Digital Project Manager but Google says you are an Internet Marketer.

So, who really are you?

Whatever service it is that you are offering, whatever product it is that you are selling and even if you do not have any service or product to market, BUILD AN ONLINE BRAND because you will need to market YOU. Whether you are interested in self-promotion or not, YOU are a brand....   Read the Full Article>>>

10 Ways to Collaborate with Project Management Bloggers

10 Ways to Collaborate with Project Management Bloggers

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One of the greatest and fun parts about blogging is the community and the relationships you build. Reaching out to other project management bloggers to collaborate with them is a great way to achieve your blogging goals. A lack of good collaborations can make you feel isolated in the blogosphere.

In this article, I will show you different ways that you can collaborate with other project management bloggers.

Interview Each Other

Publishing the expert views and opinions of other project management bloggers is a way of diversifying the viewpoints on your blog. It’s also a way of collaborating with the bloggers. The interview can be conducted through email, Google+ Hangout or any messaging platform, and can be published as an article or video....   Read the Full Article>>>

Why You Need to Develop Your Digital Job-seeking Skills

Why You Need to Develop Your Digital Job-seeking Skills

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The Internet is fast becoming a central resource for persons seeking for jobs, but only a very few have the right digital job-seeking skills to properly leverage the Internet and social media.

In Nigeria for example, people are searching and applying for jobs through online job sites such as Jobberman.com, Careers24.com.ng, Hotnigerianjobs.com and Naijahotjobs.com. In addition, these online job sites are now competing with some social networks as a top source for job opportunities in Nigeria....   Read the Full Article>>>

Innovative Use of Social Media for Social Good in Nigeria

Innovative Use of Social Media for Social Good in Nigeria

Social media is playing a critical role in terms of communication, collaboration and flow of information around the world. A lot of organizations, including those in Nigeria, are leveraging social media to connect with youths, entrepreneurs, project managers, business leaders, mentors, and various group of people for a common purpose. They are using social media for social good.

Social media was also greatly used in sensitizing Nigerians about the recent ebola virus outbreak which in turn helped in curbing and/or controlling the spread of the virus. And we encourage more persons and organizations to think of innovative ways of leveraging social media for social good in Nigeria and across the globe....   Read the Full Article>>>

If My Company Has a Website, Do I Still Need a Blog?

If My Company Has a Website, Do I Still Need a Blog?

Having the most beautiful website is no longer enough if you want your business to succeed on the Internet. To achieve success online, you need to complement your company’s website with a business blog. The blog can either be installed on your already existing website (eg: www.yourname.com/blog) or set up on a separate platform.

Why Can’t My Business Succeed Online Without a Blog?

In the past, you could create a simple website and stuff it with targeted keywords to gain high rankings on major search engines and suddenly start enjoying huge traffic of potential customers! However, that’s no longer the case due to these two major reasons:...   Read the Full Article>>>

Leveraging Social Media To Search For Project Management Resources – Part 1

Leveraging Social Media To Search For Project Management Resources – Part 1

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Are you still relying solely on search engines to source for project management resources?

Over the years, there have been a strong and growing connection between social media and project management. This is due to the fact that a lot of project managers are beginning to realize the power of social media as not only a marketing tool but also a platform where they can share, search or source for great project management resources on a daily basis.

Social media offers you the benefits of not only getting to connect directly with the creators or the curators of the contents but also the opportunity to join groups of people actively talking about specific topics or subjects in project management....   Read the Full Article>>>

Social Media and Project Management in Africa – Interview with Linky Van Der Merwe

Social Media and Project Management in Africa – Interview with Linky Van Der Merwe

Here is the very first of my live project management interview series on Twitter.

This week, I conducted the #PM4Af Interview on “Social Media and Project Management in Africa” with Linky van der Merwe.

Linky is the founder of Virtual Project Consulting and an active member of Project Management South Africa (PMSA). She blogs on project management, leadership, and change management. I have been following Linky on Twitter for some months now and knows that’s she one of the most active African Social Media Project Managers on Twitter....   Read the Full Article>>>