Hiring Managers: 7 Skills and Traits to Look for in a Project Manager

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From budget planning to managing dynamic, multidisciplinary teams and workflows, project managers are essentially the oil that keeps the machinery of a project running smoothly (and ideally on time and on budget). In addition to an advanced operational familiarity with their field, the best project managers possess certain skills and character traits that inspire creativity,… Read more »

7 Pre-Interview Confidence Boosting Tips For Interviewers

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We’ve written before about how to feel confident as a candidate going into an interview (read those interview tips for project managers here). But what if you are sitting on the other side of the table? Conducting interviews – even if you’ve done dozens before – can still be a stressful experience. Take the strain… Read more »

7 Pre-Interview Confidence Boosting Tips For Project Managers

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Interviews can be the thing that keeps people from looking for new jobs. They are the hurdle over which you have to jump to get that new job. Don’t let a lack of confidence stop you from getting a fantastic new project management role. Here are our 7 tips for boosting your confidence before you… Read more »

7 Interview Questions to Assess Work Styles

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How do you create a happy, productive work environment where everyone works effectively together? Start by understanding your employees’ work styles. When you interview or conduct performance reviews, use these questions to identify individuals’ preferred methods of work. 1. What motivates you? Motivation is the foundation of all work. Knowing how to motivate each of… Read more »

6 Tips to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

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In today’s global market, all jobs start with a phone call. A phone interview makes it easier for companies to sift through mountains of resumes before inviting top candidates to meet in person. Most often, a “gatekeeper” conducts a phone interview; this may be an administrative assistant, or other employee who has been asked to… Read more »

Interview Questions Every Candidate Should Ask

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Questions can make or break an interview. Asking questions shows the interviewer you were listening while they were talking, shows your interest in the job or company, and helps you decide if it’s where you really want to work. “So, do you have any questions for us?” At this point the interview is winding down,… Read more »