Just 28% of project managers are happy in their current role

That is just one of the latest findings from the Arras People Project Management Confidence Index, a mid year report that takes a look at how project practitioners in the UK are faring today.With news that the economy is picking up and recruitment being one of the main indicators that can back this up, it made sense to revisit project ...

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Responding to Change over Following a Plan

The reason why you just can’t follow an upfront plan is because things just change! So I embarked on a routine flight from Gatwick to Gibraltar, a journey I have done a number of times over the last 18 months. So a lot of empirical data to suggest, with certainty, that I will be in Gibraltar before lunchtime, actually scheduled ...

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Impression Management in Project Management Interviews

This is the last post in the series about project management interviews and I wanted to take a look at the social psychology aspect of interviewing and recruiting – specifically impression management. Psychology is an obvious science to turn to when you’re interested in the people aspects of business. We know its difficult to recruit people – especially when we ...

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Project Management Killer Interview Questions

Last week I took a look at the project management interview process with the idea that we could really turn it on its head by interviewers not using a CV during the actual interview. It makes sense because there are certain behaviours that interviewers show that really skew the interview process – or in other words there are known interview ...

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Could you imagine interviewing a project manager without a CV in front of you?

Could you imagine interviewing a project manager without a CV in front of you? The CV is a document that generally shows the chronological experience a person has, everything that they have done in the past.  In most cases when it comes to interviewing project managers you are actually more interested in whether they’re going to be a success in ...

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Cultural, Personality and Rapport – The Key to Recruiting Project Managers

There is a conundrum when it comes to recruiting project managers and it is this, how can anyone be sure that the project manager they are about to hire can perform the role in a new organisation? If we think about the traditional recruitment process – that is still in operation in many organisations today – an organisation has a ...

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