6 Must-Have Skills for Project Managers

Career Alley

Being a successful Project Manager requires a wide range of skills, talents and experience. Great writing skills, a deep knowledge of technology and an aptitude to manage budgets are all key to Project Management. Career advice Project Managers

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Using A Project Management Degree To Boost Your Career

Career Alley

If you are a project management consultant or project manager, going back to school for a project management degree can make a huge difference in your career. Discover Career Opportunities Project Management

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Using A Project Management Degree To Boost Your Career

Career Alley

If you are a project management consultant or project manager, going back to school for a project management degree can make a huge difference in your career. Discover Career Opportunities Project Management

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Career in Project Management

Career Alley

Project Management is considered a stable and secure career choice because organizations will always implement projects and skilled professionals will always be required to handle those projects. Discover Career Opportunities Project Management

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How A Project Management Degree Can Boost Your Career

Career Alley

If you are a project management consultant or project manager, going back to school for a project management degree can make a huge difference in your career. Discover Career Opportunities Project Management

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CV Tips For Project Managers

Career Alley

It is important to make sure that your CV stands out for all of the right reasons. The last thing you want is for it to be an example of what not to put on your CV. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter CV Resume

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From Teaching to Project Management

Career Shifters

“I felt that I was meant to do other things.”. Cathy Baleda couldn't shake the feeling that there was something else out there for her. In a risky move, she left her 9-5 and began trying new types of work, until she landed on the perfect fit.

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5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed appeared first on Ms. Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward. That’s where strong project management skills come in. Businesses of all types and in all industries have one thing in common: They set goals to manage growth and success. What Is Project Management?

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5 Project Management Skills to Boost Your Career

Career Alley

Managing business projects is a skill that spans a number of career paths and demands a wide range of talents and aptitudes, underpinned by experience and wisdom. To complete projects to a good standard, within budget and to schedule, you require expertise across an array of areas, such as budget and time management, customer relations, prioritization and team leadership — to name but a few. Tackle Each Project in an Original way.

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Using A Project Management Degree To Boost Your Career

Career Alley

If you are a project management consultant or project manager, going back to school for a project management degree can make a huge difference in your career. Advantages of Earning a Project Management Degree for Beginners. A new project manager may have a hard time especially now that he or she belongs to a respected group of professionals. A project management degree can help in achieving career goals and enhancing skills.

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4 More Tips to Answering Project Management Interview Questions About Metrics

Hiring Technical People

Some of you would like to know how to answer questions about the metrics you can gather and discuss when you look for a job as a project or program manager. On a non-agile project, I ask the project team when the think the project will be done, each week or two. I ask them, “What did you see or hear to make you think the project will meet last week’s date/not meet last week’s date?” See Manage It!

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From Project Management to Events

Career Shifters

“I wanted to create something that would have an impact on the world.”. Georgie Nightingall was going through the motions in her old career. She knew she had more to offer. So, when an idea she'd tested started growing legs, she decided to go for it. Here's how she navigated imposter syndrome and financial risk to create a business she believes in

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From Fundraising to Project Management

Career Shifters

“Most days, I felt like I was in the wrong place.”. When Yan Lau took a natural sidestep in her role, little did she know that it would leave her feeling so unfulfilled. Here's how she discovered a new way of working that meant she didn't need to start again from scratch and that allowed her to keep the bits of her career she loved the most

2019 139

4 Tips for Preparing for a Project or Program Manager Interview

Hiring Technical People

I have a post on this site, Interview Questions for Program Managers. Maybe you also read Six Tips for Answering Project and Program Manager Interview Questions or I nterview Questions for Project Managers and want more detail. If you are a project or program manager and you want to know how to answer these questions, do this: Think about your most recent project or program. Did you help the project meet or beat the desired schedule date?

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From Customer Services to Project Management

Career Shifters

“I felt like every day I spent at work was wasted.”. Laura Prado found it hard to speak up for herself at work, even though she wasn't stimulated or challenged. But then she found the courage to ask for help. Here's how she discovered the confidence to be herself, and to find work that finally fits

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Project Culture Reflects Management Culture

Hiring Technical People

I have a post, What’s the Culture on Your Project? that discusses the project issues of the Romney campaign. If you read the comments in The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job , there is an insightful comment from someone named redcal: who you hire to do the job DEFINES how well you do your job as a manager, especially in an organization as large/complex as a campaign. Now, Romney himself may not have hired the project manager.

Interview Questions for Project Managers

Hiring Technical People

If you are looking for a project manager, what questions might you ask? Well, it might depend if you are agile, or geographically distributed, or how large a project or program you have. So here are some questions you might use for a facilitative project manager. Sorry, I don’t do command-and-control project managers. How do you know what’s driving the project in your most recent project?

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Interviewing for an Agile Project Management Job

Hiring Technical People

Now, say you are looking for a job as an agile project manager. So, you might well need an agile project manager to coordinate the work of these people. ” Well, what if they are geographically distributed and have managers who are new to agile? This is when you need an agile project manager, to make sure you have a product owner who creates great user stories and has a ranked backlog. This is a facilitative project manager.

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Why a Project Management Career Can Weather the Economic Storm

The Undercover Recruiter

Yet according to new research, project management seems to be one profession bucking that trend. Why a Project Management Career Can Weather the Economic Storm Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer APM Debbie Dore Economy project management SalaryAt a time of political and economic uncertainty, it can be a challenge for recruiters and employers to attract new talent – and retain quality staff.

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What do you need to study to become a project manager?

Jobacle

Behind every successful project in the corporate world, you can find a committed project manager. Without an able project manager, any project is likely to fall through. Best project management certifications.

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Six Tips for Answering Project and Program Manager Interview Questions

Hiring Technical People

I have two very popular posts on this site: Interview Questions for Program Managers , and Interview Questions for Project Managers. For every project and program on your resume, starting with the most recent, ask yourself these questions: What decisions did I make? You can’t know what the project or program would have done without you. I’ve also brought teams together with interim retrospectives during the project.

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How Much Detail on a Project Manager’s Résumé

Careers Done Write

My résumé is 5 pages long because of the many projects in my career. In my field it is important to show several details of the project, like budget, type work done, local government involved, and other details. The details of the project success and scope are your strong selling points. Many project managers and engineering managers create a two-page résumé and an addendum with additional project details.

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How Project Management Can Engage Employees

Workology

She’s working at 70% because she’s not clear on the specifications of the project she was just assigned to. HR employee engagement Project managementOrganizations have a hand in employee disengagement when they don’t put in the effort to free their people to do what they do best. How Does That Play Out? That analyst you just hired? She’s doing […] Source.

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Awesome Career Paths with a Project Management Degree

Ms. Career Girl

While the title of this post isn’t as sparkly as our usuals, I decided to feature this guest post written by Tasha Morris today for a few different reasons: 1) My husband is a project manager and I cannot even begin to tell you how much he has taught me about this practice over the last few years. I read as many project management 101 articles and books as I could find. 5) Having a strong project management background is pretty “recession proof.”

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Why Project Portfolio Management Is Important?

Imarticus Learning

PPM or Project Portfolio Management means the collective project management of an entire portfolio of projects rather than managing a single project from start to finish. The PPM is responsible for the entire project portfolio process, which projects to choose and include in it, how to budget and allocate resources to each project in the portfolio when to take on such projects, what is the impact of the time taken and such.

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The Pivotal Role of a Modern Day Digital Project Manager

The Undercover Recruiter

Project management” doesn’t sound like the most glamorous role in the world, and in truth it often isn’t and it can be a thankless task & unrelenting job. The Pivotal Role of a Modern Day Digital Project Manager. Career Management Career digital industry digital project manager project management Technology

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What Should the Salary of a Project Manager Be?

Workology

Project Management is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, reflected in the fact that the median salary for American PMs is around $105,000. Numbers can be deceiving, however, especially in this case: the range of the salary of a project manager will vary wildly depending on a few factors most HR professionals don’t know to consider. Understanding the Salary of a Project Manager. Do you have Project Managers in your organization?

Projecting a Professional Image

Professional Resume Services

You want to project a professional image that is inline with others at the company. Abiding by the dress code in the environment you’re applying to will save you from entering into an awkward situation with the hiring manager, and, could even be the difference in getting the job or politely being shown the door.

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After the Work Project: Lessons Learned

Jobacle

While your project may have come to an end it is by no means time to put your feet up and take a break. If you want to develop as a project manager then this is the perfect time to look back over the now completed project and review it. The reviewing process is necessary so you can create a list of lessons learned; a list that is vital to stop you making or repeating any mistakes or problems you encountered over the project’s course.

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Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification

Imarticus Learning

You must have heard many discussions on the role of a project manager and that of a business analyst. Irrespective of the debate, one thing is coming out clear, that project management and business analysis are pivotal and strategic roles within an organisation. Project Management’s key focus is on ensuring to create ‘Product, Service, along with the Impact’.

Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification

Imarticus Learning

You must have heard many discussions on the role of a project manager and that of a business analyst. Irrespective of the debate, one thing is coming out clear, that project management and business analysis are pivotal and strategic roles within an organisation. Project Management’s key focus is on ensuring to create ‘Product, Service, along with the Impact’.

7 Skills Every Project Manager CV Should Include

Undercover Recruiter

Writing your CV as a project manager can be a complex task. A good project manager’s CV should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to lead staff, mitigate. 7 Skills Every Project Manager CV Should Include. Job Search Resume & CV Writing CV Writing Tips Project Manager Standout CVAs somebody who balances so many tasks across multiple teams and locations, it can be a challenge to get all of your experience down into 2 sheets of A4.

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Showing That You Are Qualified for a New Project

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: What is the best way to show that I am qualified to handle a large, complex project if I have never led a project of considerable scope before? The largest project that I have managed to date is $502K, involving 20 sites. Each of us is to meet with the portfolio manager and give our ideas. Update your resume with a listing of your recent accomplishments with focus on the ones that relate to the upcoming project.

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Résumé Help – Project & Account Management Professional

Careers Done Write

Today we are taking a look at the résumé of a senior level project manager who is also involved in growing business and managing accounts. As a hiring manager reviews this résumé, he or she will notice the inaccuracy. A sloppy résumé equals a sloppy employee in the mind of most hiring managers. Every week, we highlight a portion of a different résumé to help our readers learn how to create a better career document.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Project Management

Water Cooler Wisdom

Last year in  the International Journal of Project Management , Julien Pollack and Daniel Adler reported on 50 years of PM research trends to distill where the industry has come from, and where it’s going. When Pollack and Adler set out to examine the  evolution of project management , they knew that a standard literature review wouldn’t do.

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Study: Project Managers are Stressed and Overworked

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to  Workfront’s new Project Management Survey , conducted in late  2014  with 384 North American PMs, project managers are being inundated with too much work, lack of visibility into the work being done, and the use of disconnected tools to do the work. Surprisingly, nearly a third of the PM workweek is spent  updating project status instead of working on projects.

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Résumé Help - Scientific Project Management Professional

Careers Done Write

Today we are focused on the curriculum vitae of a project manager who works for a scientific research organization. We are showing just a portion of his résumé to help you learn to avoid some of the pitfalls that many job seekers make when creating a résumé The first error that Jules has made is to use an objective rather than a summary statement.

Learn About a Career as a Project Manager

Algrim.co

A project manager is a professional often found within construction services, creative services, and other service-based businesses. A project manager oversees the direction, coordination, efficiency, road mapping, and project management needs.

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Best Project Manager Cover Letter Example (+ Free Template Download) [2020]

Algrim.co

A project manager is a professional often found within construction services, creative services, and other service-based businesses. A project manager oversees the direction, coordination, efficiency, road mapping, and project management needs.

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Résumé Help: Project Account Management Professional

Careers Done Write

” With an update of the format and the addition of a headline and profile, this candidate is on the road to having a more effective résumé For additional tips, read this blog entry, Résumé Help: Project Account Management Professional. Setting the tone of a résumé is critical to a candidate’s success. Before someone reads a résumé, they form an impression based on the overall appearance.

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Project Management: What's Hot for 2017

Water Cooler Wisdom

The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the most intriguing Project Management developments heading into 2017, including 3D and virtual reality PM, crowdsourcing, corporate social responsibility, big data, and the rise of DevOps.

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Interview question – what project are you most proud of?

Cube Rules

Whether you’ve had a long or short career, you’re proud of at least one project, one deliverable, or one great collaboration with others on the job, right? Hiring managers want to know about that peak moment. You can’t answer with just &# Oh, it was the XYZ project.&# It’s not a right answer to just trot out some project with some business results. Show the hiring manager what it took to overcome difficulties.

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Project Management in the 21st Century

Water Cooler Wisdom

Researchers at Portsmouth Business School in the United Kingdom conducted a review of recent academic studies on project management to answer the question: “what components exist across the board in the worldwide practice of 21 st century Project Management and what are some universal challenges that exist?”. Conceptualizing 21 st century projects and project management.

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