The Impact of Your Project Management CV

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As another year draws to a close, with many thousands of Project Management practitioners CV’s reviewed; I felt the need to use the Arras People PM Census to check out a nagging feeling of grumpiness. I desperately needed to see how others involved in the recruitment of project management practitioners were left feeling after reviewing …

Project Management CV 2.0

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A while back I decided to have a play about with the format of a project management CV. Infographics were all the rage so I thought how can we create a project management CV which is much more visual, which gives just enough information for someone to want to see the full CV or bring …

Win £400 of Project Management Books

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The Project Management Census is still open and an added incentive (apart from receiving the 11th edition of the Project Management Benchmark Report in early 2016! AND a chance to win an iPad Mini!) from Gower Publishing are bundles of project management books worth £400. We’ll be giving away bundles of books every day next …

Project Management Career Q&A: Don’t Blow the Interview

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Each time I attend an interview I always seem to blow it because my mind goes blank when thinking about how to answer a question well. Is there a tried and tested method to overcome this? With interviews the more you feel in control, the better you will be at giving a great account of …

The Ticking Timebomb in Project Management

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The Great Recession and an Ageing UK Demographic One of the great things about the Arras People Project Management Census is the depth of data that we have been able to collect over the last 11 years which can give great insights into what is happening in the UK PPM Community. This depth of data …

Six Key Strategies to Conquer Change Fear

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Call it apprehension, anxiety, or dislike of the unknown, of being outside of your comfort zone or not in control of the immediate future, typically we have all experienced that twinge of ‘change fear’ at some point in our lives.1 Ever noticed how some of us shy away from the thought of some major change …

Changing Employer is Good for Your Wealth!

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We are specifically interested this year on the impact of changing employer as we slowly emerge from the great recession. There is much talk of talent shortages, earnings catch-up and the need for changes in attraction and retention strategy so any differences would give us some indications of what is happening in the market. Looking …

Project Management Career Q&A: Control Over Career Development Plans

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I’ve just had my annual performance appraisal and it’s now time to set my training budget and options for the coming year. I want to have more control over what courses I attend rather than just taking direction from my manager. How can I go about this? One avenue to explore is creating your own …

Project Management Career Q&A: Attending Conferences

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I’m investing in my career development next year by attending a few conferences and seminars. How can I make sure I get the best out of these events? There are many reasons why attending these type of project management events can be useful in your career development. It’s not just an opportunity to learn through …

Project Managers – How Do You Compare to Each Other?

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It’s that time of year when we want to know what you think. Which means we can share what you and thousands of other project practitioners are also thinking. Yes, we’ve been busy putting together our 11th Project Management Census which focuses all that lovely information that enables you to benchmark yourself against your peers. …