Writing a Project Management CV

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I need to update my CV for the first time in 5 years. Are there any insights specific to project managers that would help me in getting it up to date and relevant for 2015? There are quite a few project manager specific things you should be focusing on when it comes to updating your …

Moving Project Management Jobs – Making the Right Decision

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I’m thinking about leaving my current project manager position. Having been here for over a decade, I think it’s time to move on. How do I know if I’m making the right decision? It’s the million dollar question isn’t it? You can never know if it is absolutely the right decision but there are a …

Entry Level Roles in Project Management

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A friend of mine wants to pursue a career in project management. What are some of the entry level roles they could take a look at? You’ll know from your own experiences in project management that there are positions which support the activities of project managers, program managers etc. Collectively these are often referred to …

The Top Ten Project Management Careers Advice Questions

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Arras People gets a lot of questions from people working in project management everyday. Over the years the questions don’t tend to change very much so we thought why not share those most popular questions we get and a really quick answer for each. There’s also some further reading available if you click on the …

The PMO Career Path

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I’ve been working in a project management office for a few years now and I’m not sure where my career is going. Do you have any advice about a career path in this area? There are two different options for people working in a project management office (PMO), either stay within the PMO field, of …

Project Management Careers Q&A – Finding a Mentor

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I think I need a mentor to help me progress in my role as a project manager, do you have any advice on what steps I should be taking to find the right person? There are three main factors involved when looking for a mentor. First of all, you need to think about what exactly …

Project Management Presentations at Interviews

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I’ve been asked to prepare a presentation on an aspect of project management for an interview. Could you provide some advice and tips on how I can do this successfully? There are two approaches you need to take depending on the amount of preparation time you have been given. If you have been given the …

The Project Management CV – Keyword Bingo

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I think most of us have probably played the game ‘buzzword bingo’ or its more well-known potty mouthed named version (thanks wiki for giving me a polite option). You know the one, make a list of all the latest buzzwords and the next time you’re in a meeting, just keep ticking them off as they …

I’m a Project Manager, I’ve done a PRINCE2 course – what next?

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At SPOCE, people are often saying to us, “I’m a Project Manager, I’ve done a PRINCE2 course – what could I do next?” The answer, of course depends on a number of factors, for example: Would you like to broaden your project management knowledge? If this is the case, we may suggest something like APMP …