Writing a CV for a Project Manager role

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Monday
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Mon 15 Apr 2019 4:48 pm

A CV is not there to get you a job, its there to get you an interview, and it should be written with this aim in mind.

Recruiters never ignore good talent and a well written CV is the first sign of that.

You only get one chance to make a first good impression with employers.

When writing a CV for Project Manager position focus on your ability to not only turn proposals into reality but also on your skills at planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling projects.

Demonstrate to potential employers how you can make their organizations more competitive and profitable by cutting unnecessary expenditure and making processes more efficient.

Show them your real world experience, formal training and relevant certification.
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Tue 16 Apr 2019 11:58 am

Hi Monday,

I couldn't agree more, particularly with only having one chance to make a first good impression.

A tip I give our apprentices and young people starting out, is to talk about the benefits delivered by projects on which they've worked. I advise them to add these same benefits to their CVs; without disclosing confidential information. Often, I see CVs listing projects, but not talking about why the projects were undertaken and what benefits they delivered.

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Fri 19 Apr 2019 1:17 pm

Hi Monday,

I second Duncan on this. Surprisingly, a lot of good resumes end up in the bin because there's no context to the project they were in. And when you're up for the role of a project manager, you should draft your resume such that points have clarity, contributions are clear and the costs and benefits side of things come up naturally so that the HR scanning your profile knows there's a match between the candidate's experience and breadth of projects they were previously on.
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