Arras People's Careers Advice Column
Arras People's Careers Advice Column
Arras People is the careers advice columnist for PMI's PM Network magazine and regular contributor to PMI's online Career Central magazine
Arras People also contribute to project management trade journals and magazines and these are available to view. We regularly contribute to the Association of Project Management (APM) Project journal, Project Manager Today and PMI's PM Network.
Browse through some of the latest published articles from Arras People. All downloads are in PDF format unless stated
PMI's Career Central - February 2012
In the February 2012 article we looked closer at project management interviews - the competency based interview for project management and what happens at the second stage interview
PMI's Career Central - November 2011
In the November 2011 article we looked at advice for people new to project management including those just out of education and looking for a new position and getting prepared for a first project management interview
PMI's Career Central - August 2011
In the August 2011 article we looked at project managers who wanted to expand their career scope to a wider business focus, as well as utilising LinkedIn to your career's benefit.
PMI's Career Central - May 2011
In the May 2011 article we looked at the approach to performance reviews and also issues surrounding one's prospects in the face of a company merger.
PMI's Career Central - February 2011
In the February 2011 article we looked at making applications for positions internationally and also issues surrounding redundancies
PMI's Career Central - November 2010
In the November 2010 article we looked at training courses, project success and moving from a supporting role to a project manager
PMI's Career Central - August 2010
In the August 2010's article we looked at Ageism, failure and switching sectors
PMI's Career Central - May 2010
In May 2010's article we looked at People Skills and the New Project Manager
Telegraph - May 2010
Expert project management can have spectacular results, but only a benchmark of professionalism for the sector can bring greater success.
Read the full article (PDF) featuring Arras People's Lindsay Scott.
Project - May 2010
The drive for increased professionalism has inevitably turned the spotlight on project management qualifications. In response, Project assembled a panel of experts to discuss the main issues and map out how learning provision should evolve in future to meet the changing demands of industry and the profession.
Arras People's Lindsay Scott took part in the round the table panel session.
PM Network - May 2010
In Arras People's regular careers advice column for PMI's PM Network magazine, the question from a reader "I haven’t looked for a new project management position in years. What should I be aware of?"
Project Manager Today - April 2010
In April 2010 we covered social media and the project management job hunter in the April edition of Project Manager Today.
Project - April 2010
In April 2010 Arras People were delighted when Lindsay Scott was selected by APM's Project magazine as one of the most influential people in project management today in the UK. Lindsay was profiled and recommended for her social media and project management work
PMI's Career Central - March 2010
In March 2010's article we looked at How to Get Into Project Management
PM Network - February 2010
In Arras People's regular careers advice column for PMI's PM Network magazine, the questions from readers included "I'm due to graduate this year and worry about the lack of opportunities for recent grads in project management, what can I do?" and "How can I stay competitive in today's job market?" and "I'm looking for a new role, what can I do?"
Guardian - January 2010
Project Manager Today - January 2010
Arras People's John Thorpe covered "Employment Prospects for 2010" and gave three top tips for successful job hunting in 2010
Project - November 2009
In November 2009, Arras People's article in Project magazine covered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how this is a great way to build your professional currency.
Project - October 2009
In October 2009, Arras People's Mick Hides covered first impressions when job hunting. "First impressions count, so why take chances with your CV? In order to maximise your shop window you need to grab the reader's attention"
PM Network - May 2009
In Arras People's regular careers advice column for PMI's PM Network magazine, the questions from readers included "How is the economic downturn affecting job prospects for project professionals?" and "What are companies looking for in the cuurent market?" and "What advice would you give to project managers who have lost their jobs?"
Project - May 2009
In May 2009, Arras People challenged those tried and tested job hunting methods and gave advice about how project management job seekers could change the habits they have