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Project Management Job Market & LinkedIn
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Dear All,

I am writing to know about fellow professionals opinion on the present situation in Project Management Professional Job Market. What I feel is that there is slow down of available international opportunities for the profession. Further, I observed that LinkedIn network is least helpful and other fellow professionals share the same opinion that they never received any offer or even interview call, after years of applying on this network. To link the both issues could you please share your opinion that it is either less Jobs for PM in Job Market or its LinkedIn which has no serious active role in Job Market and one should diversify their search to get some results.

Thanks & best regards,
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Hi Asif, my feeling is that LinkedIn is a pretty good resource for listing jobs. But remember that many jobs are listed because of the regulations or corporate policy to do so, even though 9 times out of the time they will fill the role internally. The best way around this is to approach recruitment companies directly who are incentivized to ensure the job is real and available to external applicants.
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2 replies by Asif Gul and Sante Vergini
May 30, 2018 1:43 AM
Asif Gul
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But Sante Vergini in that case linked In should inform their users , because many of Job seekers very well rely on LinkedIn and keep on sending CVs in vain to thousands of seemingly attractive Jobs.
May 30, 2019 3:02 PM
Sante Vergini
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LinkedIn won't know the true intentions of job posters, if, for example, the role is a ghost role or the role is really sought internally, and for regulatory/legal reasons, they must advertize externally.
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Though not international, I have had good experiences, opportunities, and successes through LinkedIn.
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1 reply by Josephine Makatta
May 29, 2018 6:34 AM
Josephine Makatta
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Hi Andrew,
It is refreshing and assuring to hear that you have had some good success via linkedIn. I am yet to have that experience. As a matter fact, I have started up as a freelance PM whilst preparing for the PMP.
At this stage, I am willing to do some short-term voluntary PM to build my portfolio and get some referrals/testimonials, therefore, I would be grateful if you could recommend sources or organisation that I may approach for that.
Thank you and I look forward to your feedback. You may inbox me at Josephine.makatta@gmail.com
Kind regards,
Josephine.
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May 29, 2018 6:22 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Though not international, I have had good experiences, opportunities, and successes through LinkedIn.
Hi Andrew,
It is refreshing and assuring to hear that you have had some good success via linkedIn. I am yet to have that experience. As a matter fact, I have started up as a freelance PM whilst preparing for the PMP.
At this stage, I am willing to do some short-term voluntary PM to build my portfolio and get some referrals/testimonials, therefore, I would be grateful if you could recommend sources or organisation that I may approach for that.
Thank you and I look forward to your feedback. You may inbox me at Josephine.makatta@gmail.com
Kind regards,
Josephine.
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2 replies by Eric Simms and Riyadh Salih
May 29, 2018 3:21 PM
Eric Simms
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https://www.volunteermatch.org/ is a good resource for finding virtual PM positions, as well as PM positions local to your area.
May 30, 2018 2:08 AM
Riyadh Salih
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Josephine, wish you good luck
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I second you. LinkedIn have became more like a social useless site rather being a platform which gives opportunity or open doors for career growth. I hardly find any better Project Management related post/vacancy or any informative stuff over there in last few months.
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2 replies by Asif Gul and Dinah Young
May 29, 2018 8:00 AM
Dinah Young
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I agree that LinkedIn has become more social in some areas. But it is still the best business site. As for the job board, I have not used it much. I usually search on actual job boards like Indeed. There are many more posting on Indeed than on LinkedIn.
May 30, 2018 1:53 AM
Asif Gul
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And with each day linked In is becoming more like another Social Networking site where most of the listed Jobs are only to attract audience. Very rare real stuff.
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LinkedIn is a good business card. You should have your profile up to date and provide a link of your profile on your resume. Employers do look at your profile when they are interested in you.
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It is a double edged sward
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
May 30, 2019 3:03 PM
Sante Vergini
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Life is that way Kevin ;-)
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May 29, 2018 7:18 AM
Replying to Maria Mukhtar
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I second you. LinkedIn have became more like a social useless site rather being a platform which gives opportunity or open doors for career growth. I hardly find any better Project Management related post/vacancy or any informative stuff over there in last few months.
I agree that LinkedIn has become more social in some areas. But it is still the best business site. As for the job board, I have not used it much. I usually search on actual job boards like Indeed. There are many more posting on Indeed than on LinkedIn.
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1 reply by Riyadh Salih
May 30, 2018 2:00 AM
Riyadh Salih
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Dinah, have you find indeed good for high end upscale jobs or just a regular one
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Yes even i have mixed feel about my Linkedin Profile, when i log in it says your profile has been appeared xx number of times and people who viewed your profile has gone 10% up compared last week, but no one contacts me about Job openings
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1 reply by Asif Gul
May 30, 2018 1:50 AM
Asif Gul
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Exactly. That was my point too.
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I would have to agree also LinkedIn is very challenging, for people that are seeking work in project management but you can receive good connections with people that are in the industry and they can give you advice and good recommendations.
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1 reply by Asif Gul
May 30, 2018 1:46 AM
Asif Gul
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I agree with you, linked In more like a social networking site for Professional.
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Hi Asif,

Last couple of years PM job openings were lean as recession prevailed all over the World w.r.t new projects.....That phase is over .Within 6 months from now you can have a great future..Am also waiting for that D-Day....
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1 reply by Asif Gul
May 30, 2018 1:49 AM
Asif Gul
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Suresh, could you tell us what was the reason of recession and how things will improve within 06 months?
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