Why do I need a separate company identity?

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A recent post-workshop discussion with a delegate from our LinkedIn and CV workshops raised the question of having a separate company profile for a freelance Project Manager.At the time I offered an answer but did not feel satisfied that I had provided a sufficiently convincing argument. To explain further we were talking about how a …

Q&A Project Management Careers: Networking for Opportunities

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I’ve been a longtime freelance project manager, but I’ve always had difficulty networking to help land new opportunities. Any advice? All freelance project practitioners should network at least once a week, even if they’re currently working. This helps develop a pipeline of opportunity, rather than the “feast to famine” many freelancers experience. To find more …

Temporary Contractors?

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According to a recent report by the giant group the economic downturn over the last five years has led to a more crowded contracting space. In its report, temporary recruitment market report: what was the impact of the financial crisis?  Giant report that the economic crisis led to an increase in demand for skilled temporary …

Winter PM Webinars – The Project Management CV

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Here’s a winter warmer for all you project management practitioners this December; how about learning more about creating a great project management CV in three one hour webinar sessions. Kicking off on Friday 6th December we’ll be hosting three one hour webinars over three consecutive Fridays in the run up to Christmas. The webinars focus …

On the up?

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As we march towards the end of 2013, what can we all expect in 2014 after 5 years when austerity, cuts and falling living standards have impacted many project management practitioners? According to the latest report from REC/KPMG the October data presents a picture of growth with; Sharper increase in salaries as candidate availability deteriorates …

People – our most important asset!

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One of my takeaways from talking to many people during our time at the recent Project Challenge Expo was the level of dissatisfaction with the process of recruitment, especially from those who are impacted by RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing). Interestingly, the levels of frustration are not confined to just one group in the supply chain …

Getting into Project Management

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There’s some serious questions to be asked when people consider project management as a career because getting into the profession takes committment, drive, ambition and passion. That was the overriding feeling after yesterday’s Getting into Project Management workshop in London. It’s easy to look at some professions and think from the outside looking in, “that …

Celebrate International Project Management Day

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There’s something about PMI’s International Project Management event – Synergy – which makes it so different from other conferences in project management. It’s always been great to catch up with other people in the profession and the presentations have always been quite eclectic. This year is no different – Taming Tigers; Coping Strategies; Arabian Nights …