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How To Find A New Job

31 Jul 2012 - 07:19 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

To find a new job you should go to a job board website and start submitting applications, right? Wrong. In my experience that method is ineffective. Almost to the point of being a waste of time. Even worse, if you do end up landing a job this way you could be stuck in a company […]

Job Interview Tips – When You Lack Experience

25 Jul 2012 - 06:59 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

You’ve got a big interview coming up. It will be your first project management gig, for example. IF you get the job. How do you prepare for an interview like this, when this role is going to be new territory? How do you compete with other candidates who may have years or decades of experience? […]

How To Answer Interview Questions

17 Jul 2012 - 07:22 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

Sampath wrote me recently asking what to do. He’s been getting feedback from hiring managers that he’s ‘being too technical’ in interviews for business analyst/project manager roles. I’ve seen this before. A Good Story The best way to answer any interview question is with an example from your past. <- Click to tweet this quote […]

10 Smart Tips For Your Project Management Career

12 Jul 2012 - 05:59 PM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

Guest Post by Leam Hall When I job search I take my own advice. I’m currently trying to change jobs, careers, and locations. Oddly enough, I was accused of calling someone a “Welfare b****” when I gave this advice. The individual seemed to think her age and experience was beyond these recommendations. That I am […]

Project Manager Career Choices

10 Jul 2012 - 07:49 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

Wondering what your options are for your budding project manager career? You have a unique scenario (just like everyone else 🙂 ) A quick shout-out to new students taking their careers seriously this week. Welcome Brenda, Gayle, Jessica, Doug, Kumar, Scott, Worthey, Colin, Jessica (a different Jessica), Pacheco, and J.B. Your Career General training is […]

Project Management Training For Social Good

26 Jun 2012 - 07:55 AM under Career, Training | Posted by PMStudent

My family and I had a fantastic time earlier this month at the Walk for Autism Speaks Event! And thanks to the sponsorship of pmStudent readers like you, we raised $12,211 for Autism research. In this video I thank you for your sponsorship and tell you a bit about what you did, share some pictures […]

6 Ways To Screw Up Networking With New People

20 Jun 2012 - 06:58 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

In one of the lessons in The Project Management Career Coaching Course I highlight some common networking mistakes people make. Check it out. 1 – Not Being Organized The less organized you are, the more likely you will do something stupid like double-book yourself and have to reschedule a meeting. If you look like you […]

Your Resume Has 6 Seconds To Live

10 May 2012 - 08:22 AM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

How much time do recruiters or hiring managers spend reviewing your resume, on average? Studies have previously come out with results of 4-5 minutes, when you ask hiring managers how much time they spend. That’s self-report data. Is it reality? It’s BS A recent eye-tracking study found something a bit different. That’s right. Especially when […]