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Interviewing for PM job: which are most important PM accomplishments to communicate, and what is most effective way to communicate these?
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Interviewing for PM job: which are most important PM accomplishments to communicate/emphasize first, and what is most effective way to communicate these? Thank you.
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I'd say the most important things to get across are that you:
1. Can manage complex projects on-time and within budget
2. Can communicate with and work well with different groups
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2 replies by Joanna Couto
Oct 07, 2018 5:28 PM
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Hi Eric, Great ideas. Thanks so much. Have a great rest of the weekend.
joanna
Oct 07, 2018 5:47 PM
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Hi Eric, I hope it's OK to borrow your great ideas. Thanks again.
joanna
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Joanna, always share the best wins in your projects and how these wins were benefited to your organization STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) method is best of way to communicate. Refer https://www.vawizard.org/wiz-pdf/STAR_Method_Interviews.pdf
for complete details on this url.
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1 reply by Joanna Couto
Oct 07, 2018 8:50 PM
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Hi Pench,
Thanks very much for your great ideas. I look forward to utilizing your ideas. Have a nice day.
joanna
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Oct 07, 2018 4:18 PM
Replying to Eric Simms
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I'd say the most important things to get across are that you:
1. Can manage complex projects on-time and within budget
2. Can communicate with and work well with different groups
Hi Eric, Great ideas. Thanks so much. Have a great rest of the weekend.
joanna
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Joanna -

You'll need to try to figure out (likely with a couple of probing questions) what is the priority for your interviewer(s). That will then help you prioritize your accomplishments.

Kiron
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1 reply by Joanna Couto
Oct 07, 2018 5:46 PM
Joanna Couto
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Hi Kiron, Thanks so much for your great ideas. I will definitely borrow your ideas, if you don't mind. Enjoy the day and weekend.
joanna
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Oct 07, 2018 5:43 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Joanna -

You'll need to try to figure out (likely with a couple of probing questions) what is the priority for your interviewer(s). That will then help you prioritize your accomplishments.

Kiron
Hi Kiron, Thanks so much for your great ideas. I will definitely borrow your ideas, if you don't mind. Enjoy the day and weekend.
joanna
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Oct 07, 2018 4:18 PM
Replying to Eric Simms
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I'd say the most important things to get across are that you:
1. Can manage complex projects on-time and within budget
2. Can communicate with and work well with different groups
Hi Eric, I hope it's OK to borrow your great ideas. Thanks again.
joanna
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It's good to mention projects with a healthy mix of complexity, risks, issues, and how you overcame these. Given that most of project work is communication, the interviewer may want to hear about conflict resolution, collaboration, team development, leadership, stakeholder engagement etc.
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1 reply by Joanna Couto
Oct 07, 2018 7:39 PM
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Hi Sante, I really appreciate your great ideas. If it's OK, I'll utilize your ideas. Have a great day and weekend.
joanna
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Oct 07, 2018 7:29 PM
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It's good to mention projects with a healthy mix of complexity, risks, issues, and how you overcame these. Given that most of project work is communication, the interviewer may want to hear about conflict resolution, collaboration, team development, leadership, stakeholder engagement etc.
Hi Sante, I really appreciate your great ideas. If it's OK, I'll utilize your ideas. Have a great day and weekend.
joanna
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Oct 07, 2018 8:20 PM
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Thanks Joanna, I hope it all goes well :-)
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It's an interesting dance, these interviews. Which interview? First, second, third? I ask b/c the questions and level of 'detail' is different.

You will need to map your accomplishments to the needs of the organization - all this based on what you have been able to garner through your questions, their overview, and the job description. Our experiences many times are restricted to the paradigm within our most recent organization, in which case, we need to project experiences in such as way that shows value to the org in which you are interviewing.


Kiron, Eric, and Sante provide great suggestions.
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1 reply by Joanna Couto
Oct 07, 2018 7:58 PM
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Hi Andrew,
First interview. There will probably be at least 2 or 3 more.

I will create an Excel spreadsheet of each job PM requirement, and list next to it, examples of PM accomplishments.

Thanks very much for all your great ideas. Looking forward to putting your ideas into practice. Enjoy the rest of this weekend.
joanna
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Oct 07, 2018 7:45 PM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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It's an interesting dance, these interviews. Which interview? First, second, third? I ask b/c the questions and level of 'detail' is different.

You will need to map your accomplishments to the needs of the organization - all this based on what you have been able to garner through your questions, their overview, and the job description. Our experiences many times are restricted to the paradigm within our most recent organization, in which case, we need to project experiences in such as way that shows value to the org in which you are interviewing.


Kiron, Eric, and Sante provide great suggestions.
Hi Andrew,
First interview. There will probably be at least 2 or 3 more.

I will create an Excel spreadsheet of each job PM requirement, and list next to it, examples of PM accomplishments.

Thanks very much for all your great ideas. Looking forward to putting your ideas into practice. Enjoy the rest of this weekend.
joanna
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