“Actively Seeking Employment” in Linkedin

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Should I put “actively seeking employment” on my Linkedin profile heading? This is an interesting conundrum. In one way yes you should if you are using Linkedin primarily for job opportunities because it makes it easier for recruiters to make approaches to people on Linkedin when they know they are currently available. If you are …

Using Linkedin to Find Project Management Jobs

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How can I use Linkedin to find out more about firms I want to work for in the future? Linkedin is a great way to find out what different organisations are looking for in its project managers. The way to do it is make connections with the project managers who already work there. If you …

Getting Ahead in Project Management 2016

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Arras People are back this Spring at Project Challenge in Birmingham on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March. Project Challenge is the free to attend show that features exhibitors and presentation sessions all aimed at you, the project practitioner. The event is free – you just need to register beforehand via the website You can …

Project Management Degrees – Challenges and Opportunities

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Just before Christmas I was invited along to a PMI event in Manchester. It was called “Shaping Project Management Education” and it was hosted by the PMI UK Chapter. It was an event that brought together those currently working in the academic world of project management – specifically universities that offer project management degrees. People …

10 Top Tips to Make You a Successful Contractor

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Whether you are starting out as an enthusiastic new contractor, or you have been in the business for a number of years, there are certain aspects to keep in mind to ensure you are ahead of the game and provide an attractive proposition in this highly competitive contracting climate. A signed contract Though it may …

Three Essential Skills for Facilitating Effective Project Meetings

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Facilitating effective project meetings can be something of a science and an art form for project managers, particularly when planning projects. There are plenty of steps you need to take to make a meeting a success – that’s the science bit. But an artful application of skills is also required. And these skills are not …

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

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I was talking with a prospective client (let’s call him Bob) on the telephone and he asked me what I thought was the biggest problem for project sponsors? Now there are many issues around project sponsorship however one stands out for me which I used in my answer; project sponsorship roles. I pointed out that …

Creating a Killer Project Management CV

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If you caught one of our last emails about the impact your project management CV has on the people who read it and hire, you might have been left wondering what you could do to be in the 1% of people who create the broadest of smiles? Your Free Access to Creating your Killer Project …

Freelance Project Managers – a Popular Career Choice

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The national average in the UK for people working on a freelance basis is around 15%. For people working within project management the number is significantly higher with 34%* currently working as a contractor or freelancer. So why does project management attract more than twice the national average of freelancers and what makes a great …