To be put in charge and manage big projects and assignments, employers need to have confidence in your competence to project manage. When you apply for project management jobs, they will base your ability to manage projects on your Curriculum Vitae or CV. Confident candidates perform well at interview but how confident are you of being chosen? No one likes to feel left out, past their sell-by date or overlooked, even if temporarily. Jobs, careers and promotions are sensitive issues. Sarah Berry, Jobsite's Career Guru says, 'You have to work at it if you want to be picked out for a job'.
There is altogether too much change in business these days for things to remain static. Getting selected in business is about developing the right skills, attitude and most importantly profile.
What does your CV say about your current profile as a project manager? Where have you pitched yourself within the market? Have you rambled on about yourself or portrayed a consistent image? Employers measure your profile on some of the following areas; decision-making, technical expertise, assertiveness, maturity, image, networking and value. How have you sold yourself? Does your Project Management CV demonstrate your strengths?
How have you sold your skills and achievements? Take a look at your CV now. Are you coming across as a low, moderate or high achiever? High achievers look beyond today and they capture the future. They are expressive, positive and skilful in terms of conveying their professional expertise and message. What professional challenges have you overcome? How have you shown extraordinary levels of commitment and service?
By linking your career experience with your accomplishments, vision, drive and passion, you can command the salary figure you deserve. What value have you placed on yourself? Is it time to re-evaluate your value?
Confident candidates are clear about their values and beliefs. They keep people and projects on course by behaving consistently with these values and modelling how they expect others to act. What is your focus? How easy is it for you to achieve your goals? What example are you setting for yourself and others?
How do people respond to you? Are you 'out' for what you can get or for what you can contribute? Do you attack or nurture others? Do you gain approval and give approval? Are you a high, moderate or low maintenance employee?
Your CV says a lot about 'you' the person and 'you' the professional. If you would like to check out how you are coming across, please click here for further information.
Choosing your CVs Fixation Points
Putting the perfect CV together proves to be a challenge for most people. Unlike most documents is it rarely read from beginning to end. It is more like a webpage than a book. To help you, Career Consultants provide a free CV scanning and analysis service. All you need to do is upload your CV below and tell us a little about yourself.
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