What should I include in my PMO CV?

You set up PMOs, manage them and enhance project capability within complex business environments but when it comes to putting a CV together – you suddenly run dry of ideas. There’s the time old guilt complex of PMOs being a team effort which makes you not want to talk about all your achievements as you may not have lead them, and the issue of roles being very “samey” from assignment to assignment which can have you stuck beyond writing that first role. There is help out there, so don’t panic! I am approached by PPM professionals from all levels who really need assistance with writing that all important CV. Let’s face it, the job market is very competitive and becomes even more competitive when it comes to core specialist areas such as PMO positions. There’s no shame in asking for help – “horses for courses” is my motto, those who can do, those who can’t will pay those who can to do it. Having a specialism in PMO recruitment, as we have, makes The CV Righter a perfect solution – you do not lose control as the approach we take is collaborative, therefore the CV remains yours but will contain all the right information for employers and recruiters to pick you for interview.

PMO back to basics

If you choose to take the steps to create the CV yourself, then you’ll need a few tips! Think about the core skill-set or requirements for a successful PMO – what makes your PMO successful?

  • Relationship building
  • Process
  • Reporting
  • Planning
  • Change management
  • Benefits Management
  • Interdependency management
  • Presenting
  • Passion
  • Determination
  • Organisation
  • Coaching & mentoring

I am going to write a series based on the above points, drawing out ideas and providing tips on how to maximise your potential within your CV, over the next few weeks.


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