Project Management Q&A – Assessments

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“Assessment tests and exams seem to be popular for today’s job hiring practices. How can I best prepare for this emerging practice within the job hiring process?” Tough as it may be, any exams you take for a job interview demand that you remove all possible distractions. Personally I think it tends to be very …

Sending Out a Guest Blogger Request For How to Manage a Camel

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We, the people behind the blogs of Arras People (How to Manage a Camel and our own internal happenings Arras People blog), want you to know we’ve taken great pleasure in posting the external contributions of renowned, knowledgable project management experts and professionals on the blog. Many of our readers who frequent The Camel will recall the contributions of …

GUEST POST: You Want it When? For How Much?

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A question that I’ve had to wrestle with on a number of occasions is when do I (as the project manager) know how long the project will take?  And, of course what it will cost! There are those, especially sponsors and other senior managers who believe that they know, before they have even explained what …

From Tipoffs – The Energizing of Green Awareness & Business Practices

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NOTE: This article is reprinted from the September 2009 edition of Project Management Tipoffs. If you wish to contribute an article to a future edition of Tipoffs, email us at this address, and be sure to subscribe to PM Tipoffs to read our responses by clicking here. The August edition can be found by clicking here. Can we truly afford …

Project Management Recruitment – Walking into a Beam of Light

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You have no doubt heard all about the Job Search Support service Arras has been providing in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions in support of the Job Centre Plus. Recently an increasing enquiry from potential candidates is whether our service is a provision to place their CVs in front of our clients …

The Job Advisor: CV’s Personal Details & Activities

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Once a week, Arras People will give one of our own expert project management careers consultants a chance to answer some of the nagging questions you have about the job process. Question: I usually found out necessary to include details about my own personal life – extracurricular activities like marital status, clubs, no. of children, …

IMPACT 2009 – Free Virtual Trade Show from ESI

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Title: IMPACT 2009 Location: Online – Virtual Trade Show Link out: Click here Description: ESI International, a world leader in professional business education and consulting services is launching its first ever virtual trade show on 21-22 October 2009. This virtual event will cover a wide range of subjects, including project management, business analysis, programme management …

PPSO SIG Conference – From Acorn to Oak

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This year’s PPSO Conference in Coventry took place between the 16th and 17th September. Given the conference title of ‘PMO Maturity in your organisation, Your Team and You’, the conference fit neatly in with a recurring theme that we at Arras are currently seeing in the market. That of PMOs / P3Os gaining greater respect …

Support Service Shows Signs of Stability in Search for Sound Employment

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Project managers and management personnel nationwide have heard the clarion call from Arras People and the JobCentre Plus – if you’re out of work and come from those particular backgrounds, then the free JobSearch Support Service for Newly Unemployed Professionals could be for you. JobCentre Plus branches nationwide – from Barnstaple to Port Glasgow and …

Update on Project Management Recruitment Market Watch

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We keep hearing of the ‘greenshoots’ appearing within the economy and whilst we have seen flurries of activity throughout the last 12 months we have not seen a significant increase in recruitment activity.  Confidence is increasing within the client base but again this is not reflected in actual business. This week has seen one marked …

From Project Management Tipoffs: Q&A, September 2009

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Every week, How to Manage a Camel reprints an article from the latest edition of Project Management Tipoffs, our highly competitive & popular newsletter. The September issue, released Thursday, concentrates on what Project Managers need to know about the emerging green sector. This week is our monthly edition of Q&A, where we answer your pm-related questions. To …

Project Management Q&A – Second Interviews

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 I keep getting knocked back at the second interview stage. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Help! Clearly you are doing all the right things in regards to applying for the roles; an effective CV and excellent first interview presence. You have convinced HR and the line manager you can perform the role and …

Guest Blogger – What do Project Managers need to know about Social Media?

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As Project Management professionals we all know that change is part of business life. If this were not the case then most of us would be out of work, “Projects are the means by which we introduce change”. The key to understanding how Project Management has changed, or can change, is to understand how technology …

Government to Post Jobs Longer for Britons

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A pretty important announcement came down from the Home Secretary Tuesday regarding the increased length of advertising time of UK jobs to UK workers. Has the appearance of a bold move to get Britons back to work, though referring to non-EU workers (like I myself used to be) as a “cheaper alternative” is a tad …

Tipoffs Preview: Why Eco-Friendly PM Is Essential

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We understand where some of our readers may be coming from when the light bulb hasn’t clicked on yet about green PM. The green sector may be emerging, but the general gist of ideas, language and methodologies it sprouts may not be as evident and obvious to our project-conscious eyes. Moreover, there lies the big …

Current Professional Opinions on PM Training & Qualifications

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NOTE: This article is reprinted from the August 2009 edition of Project Management Tipoffs. In this section of Tipoffs. If you have a question for our Q&A experts or simply wish to contribute an article to a future edition, email us at this address, and be sure to subscribe to PM Tipoffs to read our responses by clicking …