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  • The competition for project management jobs is often intense.

  • How does project management differ from simply "management" and how does project management in the workplace differ from a personal project such as refurbishing a house?
  • Following the release of the APM Salary and Market Trends report 2016, APM is pleased to report the average salaries per role enjoyed project professionals across the UK.
  • Project management is a fast growing profession. It is important for project professionals to demonstrate their skills, many of which are transferable.
  • Project management is essentially aimed at producing an end-product that will effect some change for the benefit of the organisation that instigated the project.
  • There is a continually growing market for project management skills, for several reasons...
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.