The PDC Messenger is e-published eight times a year on months our flagship The PDC Post does not appear. Like The Post, The Messenger provides useful information empowering professionals to advance their careers.
PDC presenter will explain how to make today’s “gig” economy work for you
Looking for a traditional full-time job with a salary, benefits, and a messy desk you return to each morning? You are thinking so … 1990s. In the 21st century more and more jobs are “gig” jobs — short-term contract work, temp assignments, freelance projects. But that’s not necessarily bad. On April 20th the PDC will […]
Useful book provides how to’s for succeeding in the “gig economy”
Thriving in the Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in the New World of Work by Marion McGovern Career Press (2017); paperback $15.99, e-book $9.99. Everyone has a different reason for becoming an independent wage earner. So why go it alone? The overarching reason most independent contractors or freelancers give is it offers […]
When the Words Won’t Come: Writer’s Block and How to Deal With it
Excellent communication skills are a requirement in virtually every professional position. So we asked a veteran writer/editor to share his ideas about how to meet today’s need to communicate effectively in writing. This month he offers his ideas about how to meet a condition as feared as stage fright — the dreaded … writer’s block. […]
Okay, so you’ve decided to take courses online. How do you ensure you succeed in your studies?
This is the second in a two-part series. In the previous issue of the PDC Post, Wendy provided tips for determining whether online learning is right for you. If you’ve considered the pros and cons of online learning and have decided to enroll in an online course, here are some tips for success. These […]
Diane Darling explains how to network effectively, one-on-one, at professional events
This is the second in a four-part series about Diane Darling. Diane is founder and president of Effective Networking, Inc., a Boston-based company. She also has written two books on networking. Diane presented the PDC workshop “Effective Networking” in January. Some people would rather walk barefoot, across shards of glass, than attend an event […]