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Q&A Project Management Careers: Time to Refocus on My Career

“I’m returning to work after several years raising my family, I want to get back on track with my project management career but I’m feeling a little out of the loop. What steps should I be taking?” There are two areas that make a project manager worth hiring – your knowledge and your experience. Concentrate on making sure the knowledge ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Working in another Country

“I’m going to be moving to another country later in the year and I’m concerned about how to find a new job quickly. Any advice?” There are some things you can already be doing in advance of the move and that is researching your new market. You will already be able to get a sense of the types of roles ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Another Take on Project Management Interview

Another Take on Project Management Interview “Tell me about a time when…”, the classic interview question that hopes to uncover aspects of your project management career in an interview situation. Questions like, “Tell me about a time you have had to manage a difficult team member?” or “How do manage conflicting resource demands on your projects?” are classic examples of ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Rate Increases

  How can I request a rate increase having been declined a rate increase last year? If you’re working as a freelance or contract project manager the answer is easy. You ask again, indicating why you are looking for a rate increase. This could be based on a number of things – current market rate; alignment to other contractors; reward ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Ageism?

  Are there opportunities for second-career returners still, or is the dearth of work causing even more discrimination based on age/gender?   By second-career returner I’m making the assumption that you previously worked in project management and after a career in another field you are looking to return? The problem with second-career returners is not so much about age or ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: Getting the Best Day Rate

  As a contract Project Manager, how can I get the best day rate rather than settling for the first offer? Having a clear picture of your day rate will certainly make you appear professional against those who secure an offer and then start trying to negotiate the rate that everyone thinks is already agreed. In my experience it comes ...

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