I will be presenting a Free* Project Management CV Workshop at The APM North West Branch on Thursday 5th December at 6pm in Golbourne – this will be an interactive event where I will talk through structuring your CV to make it an effective tool to generate results for your job applications.
Recruitment has evolved over the past few years and it has become increasingly difficult to make it into shortlists for interviews, employers expect to see a lot more in a CV than in the past and those who have previously transitioned seamlessly into new roles are now finding job applications a challenge. As the first point of call for job applications is to present your CV, it is imperative that you are making a good impression from the start of the process. An effective project management CV needs to have a balance of information such as project types/size/complexity, how you work (addressing core competencies), key achievements which add value and give a flavour of your management style, and core areas relevant to the type of role you are applying for. I will address all these areas and talk through workable examples to help you grasp what it is that makes an effective CV, I take a recruiter perspective so you can see how it works on the other side of the fence.
Areas being addressed:
- Structuring the CV
- What information to include in the CV
- What employers expect from you regarding your applications
- How to market yourself in your CV
- Questions about effective CV writing
- Questions about recruitment today
The session is aimed at all levels of project management – from support roles through to senior level delivery roles. You will gain a greater understanding of what works and how to pitch yourself to hiring managers and walk away with the knowledge of how to create a strong CV which actually yields results in a flooded marketplace. There is also an opportunity for you to have your CV reviewed supplying you with constructive feedback for improvement.
Spaces are limited as the session will be very much a “round table” scenario with the opportunity to engage throughout, providing ample opportunity for you to ask questions and have a more personal experience to producing an effective project management CV.
More details about the event and to book, visit here.
*The session is free for APM members and only £10 for non-members.
APMG International Showcase has come around again and will take place on Thursday 20th June at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. This conference is one of my favourites – apart from being set in a lovely location, it offers a wide programme of presentations from practicing project professionals and a few trainers / recruiters thrown into the mix. There are birds of a feather sessions which are great for those wanting to be more interactive in the sessions. It is a great networking opportunity boasting a delegate list of most senior PM professionals you can think of under the PM umbrella and a general mix of interested parties.
This can be a fab opportunity for you to meet some like minded people, introduce yourself to PM related recruiters, see what is new in the software world and gain some valuable knowledge through the sessions… Not to be missed!
Project Challenge is back with it’s bi-annual event at Olympia, London.
This event is a great opportunity for project management professionals to take part in discussions, watch presentations and see what is new in the PM domain – from training / courses, software, recruitment to new practices.
Spread over two days 13th & 14th March – it is a must, certainly for those in the area, as you can just pop in.
Location: Olympia, London
Full details can be found here.
Happy International Project Management Day – a day of recognition for all those involved in projects across the globe; originally thought up by Frank Saladish back in 2004 who felt there was not enough acknowledgment given to those behind the delivery of projects.
What a fantastic idea, after all the only press projects seem to get is when something has gone wrong! I have seen many a programme and project manager shy away from high profile programmes and projects – when asked why, their responses have been that they do not want to be associated with something which is likely to yield bad press along the way. I can understand why, but it also makes me wonder whether those individuals are being a tad too risk averse or have no faith in their own delivery abilities?
There’s lots going on across the globe to celebrate International Project Management day and if your business is doing something to mark the occasion – our friends at International Project Management Day would love to hear about it.
Well done everyone – I know it may feel like a thankless job, but we all support you!!
More information can be found about IPM day here.