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6 Ways To Screw Up Networking With New People

Filed 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

Filed 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 […]

How To Impress Hiring Managers

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

How do you make a great impression on a hiring manager? A question I saw recently on a message board asked what to do when you are able to network effectively enough to take someone out for coffee, someone who could potentially hire you in the future for their organization. There were some great answers […]

Do I Have To Spent $2000 To Get PMP Certified?

Filed under Career, PMP | Posted by PMStudent

Survey says…. No. Make sure you are fully informed before spending money on PMP training of any kind. Knowledge is power, and there are tons of free resources out there for you to learn how deep the water is before you dive in. So I’ll take this opportunity to give some tips and point you […]

How To Land A Project Manager Job

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

A great discussion about pursuing a project management role on the LinkedIn group recently spurred me to put together some more in-depth information for you today. Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget that many of you may not know about the many routes available to you for landing a project management job. Believe it […]

We Feel Your Pain

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

As you read this, you may be going through many of the same things that I went through long ago. In fact you’re joined by thousands of other readers right now who are going through much the same thing you are. Some of us are trying to land our first job in project management, some […]

Project Management Career — NGOs and Disaster-Emergency Relief

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

An awesome question came into my email inbox the other day. This article contains important information for those of you interested in working for an NGO or similar organization, and an important case study in networking. Hello Josh, I am a human and medical science graduate with several year experience in diverse roles including Events […]

Just Say “Yes”

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

There is a critical strategy when reaching out to new people. Are you implementing it? If you are trying to reach out to new people and grow your professional network and failing to get responses, read on. Why Is This Concept Important? This is the difference between being blown off and actually starting to interact […]