The Working Resume™: A New Approach for Job Applications

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The Working Resume™ has been popularised in recent years thanks to Nick Corcodilos, an American head-hunter and management consultant who runs the popular job search/hiring tips blog “Ask the Headhunter”. In a 2008 newsletter piece entitled Resume Blasphemy, Corcodilos describes the idea behind The Working Resume™, which is about stating specifically what you would do …

Staffing and Competency Levels for the PMO

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Later this afternoon, the PPSOSIG is hosting their first Local Group for London (PPSOSIG:London), there will be more planned for 2010 but more about that when we blog about it next week. In March the PPSOSIG focus on something which is so new to the world of project management and PMOs that it doesn’t even …

Project Managers are not as Gloomy as the Rest of the Population

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New research from Monster.co.uk, the major job board, shows that ” fears over job security are encouraging a quarter of UK workers to quit their jobs and start a new career in 2010″ and interestingly “a huge 46% of Brits polled said that their career prospects for 2010 were very gloomy and that they were …

Free Live Webinar: A Guide to Managing Projects: Ensuring Project Success

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Wednesday March 10, 2010, 12:30PM – 1.30 GMT To register visit: http://www.esi-intl.co.uk/managing_projects_mar10 Free live webinar “A Guide to Managing Projects: Ensuring Project Success!” delivered by project management expert and Senior ESI International Instructor, John Humphries. With project management topping the list of vital organisational skills for another year running, it is becoming obvious that the …

Graduate Project Management Careers Advice

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I’m due to graduate in 2010 and I’m worried about the lack of opportunity for recently graduated students in project management. What can I do? As a final year student you are right to be thinking about your career right now. This is a crucial time when you need to know and understand yourself and …

OGC Project Products Round Up

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Following on from the BPUG Congress last week, the event which focuses on the OGC suite of programme and project management products, I wanted to share with you some of the changes that will happening in 2010. There’s also a chance to win a copy of the PRINCE2:2009 pocketbook. Last year saw the biggest change …

A shout out to our first MPMM victor!

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Derek Huether is the winner of the very first Freedom of Speech February (FOSF) giveaway from How to Manage a Camel, as his comments last week on a blog post by Gary Holmes earned him a free copy of the Method123 Project Management Methodology (MPMM™) Professional from our partners at Method123. Huether, who blogs regularly …

Tipoffs Preview – Fair Warning For Chronological Holes in Your CV

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This article gives a preview of what to expect in Thursday’s Project Management Tipoffs, the Project Management Jobs & Issues Newsletter from Arras People. This edition will focus on the Project Manager’s CV, complete with information on The Working Resume, Things your CV is missing, and reasons why you might not want to call it …

BPUG Congress Round Up

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Last week, the Third Annual Best Practice User Group Congress (BPUG Congress) took place in London. The BPUG is acually a membership group that are focused on the OGC suite of products (PRINCE2 etc) and supported by the OGC and APM Group. The Congress itself is an intimate affair, with delegates from both public and …

Mind the Gap – Where emotional intelligence rules

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NOTE: This post was originally published in Change Through Action 5th February 2010. The post has been reprinted with permission from the author, a new guest contributor to How to Manage a Camel. Anyone who’s been on London’s Underground will have heard the world famous warning for passengers. “Mind the Gap” was introduced in 1969 …

One Day in Aberdeen: Preview of the CV Workshop

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Arras People have long been proponents of careers clinics, support services, and careers advice web pages designed to keep job candidates abreast of the things that can help them search and secure jobs in the most effective ways possible. In addition, whenever the opportunity presents itself, we like to take our project management careers advice …

From Tipoffs: Arras People Interviews Bas de Baar

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Arras People had some follow-up questions for Bas regarding project management and social media. Here is the interview pieced from some emails we exchanged earlier this month. Arras People: Thomas Friedman once said, “To name something is to own it.” Judging the names of the leading websites (Slate, Whats on When, Genes Reunited, Doodle, Rotten …

Women of Project Management, Unite!

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Ada Lovelace Day, the international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology and science, is back for another turn in 2010. On 24 March 2010, organisers for this celebration of the unacknowledged, seldom mentioned women who make significant contributions to advancement hope to reach 3072 bloggers  who will write a tribute …

Hiring Discrimination: How Far It Can Go

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Smoking, in general, is a habit, activity, hazard and/or stress reliever that can provoke discussion and disagreement across the diverse cornucopia of world cultures. Don’t think so? We couldn’t get out of the first half of the first sentence without providing the variety of qualifying adjectives that describe it. You will no doubt have some …

Job Boards Survey Out Now

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Seems we can’t go a month without doing a survey. We wanted to take stock of where project managers are looking online for their next roles. Specifically job boards. So we wanted to invite you to give your thoughts and views on job boards in our Job Boards and Project Managers Survey. With three short …

Looking to 2010 for Project Management Recruitment

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So 2009 turned out to be a tough year for the recruitment market, those looking for a new role and even many of those who stayed in employment felt the effects. Whilst we saw some increase in activity towards the end of 2009, at this time the prospects for 2010 look for many as if …