Employee Referrals

The competition for talented resources means that organizations have to consider a wide variety of sources when it comes to recruiting.  One of the primary ways that organizations recruit is through the network of existing employees.  Whether it is through as an...

Debunking Conventional Wisdom in Hiring

In one of my posts last week I discussed the the need for job applicants to distinguish themselves from the pack given the time constraints and information deluge that hiring managers are presented with.  However, from an organizational perspective, selecting the...

Tips for that PM Resume

Today’s technology is making harder and harder to receive appropriate consideration when applying for jobs.  Competition for job openings has increased dramatically, especially now that the digital age has guaranteed that the candidate pool may very well stretch...

“To Whom It May Concern” Job Applications

Shortly after graduating from college I learned that unsolicited job applications usually yield in a courtesy letter explaining why the application was rejected.  Applying for a job requires a more methodical approach beyond simply sending one’s resume with a...

Can PMs be Good People Managers?

One of the reasons that practitioners cite when they describe why they entered the ranks of project management is the opportunity for career advancement.  This is especially true for individuals with a technical background such as engineering or software development....

How do you evaluate a Project Manager?

Project management can yield a variety of benefits for the organization, however, when the project is put in the hands of an ineffective project manager there is a strong likelihood that the attitude toward the profession will be negative.  This kind of setback can be...