Stop Using PDF for Project Management CVs

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Hopefully this short article will make you think twice when it comes to your project management CV. As you can imagine we see a lot of project management CVs of different shapes and sizes and as a recruitment business that specialises in project management you can also imagine that we need to be able to …

How to Stick to the Scope in a Project

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Anyone who has dealt with projects will have horror stories about the negative effect scope changes can have – so KeyedIn Projects gave project managers and other experts the opportunity to air C-Suite gripes and shed some light on why these changes occur and how they can damage projects. Reasons include executives not engaging with …

Using Mind Mapping for Project Management Interview Preparation

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I’ve been using my favourite tool again, mind maps. This time I’ve used it to help project practitioners with interview preparation. If you’ve not been for an interview for a while it’s always good to have a reminder of the basics. I’m using Mind Genius and they have already put together a really good overview. …

Applying for a Job with a Recruitment Agency

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One thing that Arras have always tried to do with practitioners (or non-practitioners) who apply for roles at Arras People is to treat them with a level of respect and offer a level of communication that is not generally found in the recruitment sector. We take the time to send emails to candidates who are …

The Project Management Salary Guide 2015

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Arras People have just released the Project Management Salary Guide. This is the most comprehensive report we have released in relation to project management salaries and has been put together following the release of the Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) at the beginning of the year. We have so many insights that couldn’t fit into …

The PMO Conference

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Finally there’s a PMO focused conference happening in London. PMOs have long been the underdog when it comes to project management. There’s a multitude of project management related conferences, seminars, training, accreditation, magazines, websites.. all dedicated to project management but not PMO. For the people who work within the PMO field there is a distinct …

Recruiting Project Managers

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The Project Management Benchmark Report which was launched earlier this year provides an overview of the lives of project managers in the UK today. There are so many areas covered that we never manage to put everything into the report itself. Next week we’ll be launching the next mini report – The Project Management Salary …

Project Management Career Q&A – Interviews

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I’m a project manager who has an upcoming interviews soon. I’d like to prepare the best I can and I’ve been trawling the internet for sample interview questions and wondered if you have any recommendations? Yes, you can come up with your own based on the job you are being interviewed for which is much …