With the press stuffed full of stories about ChatGPT, it seems the new artificial intelligence tool can do just about anything short of washing your clothes. But can it help you land the perfect project manager job? Read on to find out.
A three-day weekend sounds like catnip for project managers, but they might just be setting themselves up for a more stressful week.
The idea of a four-day work week, which has been making the headlines recently, is a relatively new idea, you may think. But the concept was coined by English social reformer Robert Owen, who in 1817 advocated for shorter work days.
At Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), our purpose is to equip and support the UK military with the edge to succeed in the modern battlespace – now and in the future. We spoke to Programme Manager Buhe about her role and its impact for the nation.
For many project professionals, whatever their industry, the pandemic has brought a flurry of activity in the quest to reinvent and reposition organisations. After a few months of intense work, more than a few are facing burnout.
What responsibilities will you have as a project manager? What does the role actually involve? We talked to four younger project managers about their early career lessons – and how they were developing as project leaders.
Sohail Khan is a project manager on the Lloyds Banking digital colleague journey (DCJ) programme – TS3 Learning. He took an APM apprenticeship after deciding a law degree wasn’t for him and getting a job at Lloyds in their e-customer service department.
Luca Lowe always wanted a fall-back option, a route other than university. He was set to go and study business management, but he also wanted something else. He was looking for an apprenticeship, something that would really wow him. It had to be amazing if he was going to turn his back on university.
At Babcock we are working to create a safe and secure world, together. As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers defence capabilities and critical assets through a range of product and service solutions. The breadth of our portfolio is wide and varied, we have a wealth of complex projects and draw on skills of some of the top project professionals in the UK and we are hoping that one day you will be a part of our team.
Life is packed with uncertainty. As a project manager, it’s your job to prepare for every eventuality, so why not extend this to your own career? Already working in the industry? Keen to get ahead of the competition?
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to use in your job search – we take a deeper look into what it has to offer.
First things first, if you do not already have a LinkedIn account, then sign up for one here.
When preparing for an interview for that job you’ve set your heart on, there’s one question that crops up time and again: “Tell me a bit about yourself”. Although this question seems straightforward, it catches out candidates time and again. We will discuss how you can tackle this question to impress your interviewer.
A cover letter is as likely to be an email these days – but however you send that (often fiendishly difficult to write) accompaniment to your CV, make sure it shines. It has as crucial a role in getting your foot in the door as your CV itself. So why do some applicants give them so little thought or, as many hiring managers will testify, don’t even bother writing one at all?
Are you looking for a new challenge in the Project, Programme and Cost Management environment?
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