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How can I put my successful pre-certification track record of managing 1,000 projects that served 300,000 to work in finding a job as a PMP?
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My skills, experience and interests include but are not limited to: engaging teams and communities through performing arts, video/film, the intersection of environment and public health, governance and optimal operations based on best practices, goal achievement and collaboration. I'm currently completing a master's degree in management, with a focus on organizational change leadership.
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That’s the million dollar question I’m trying to answer myself!
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Jonathan -

It sounds like you have the right set of skills and experience to land a job so it might be a question of being "invited to more dances". Unfortunately, networking so that you have a broad set of sponsors who are willing to put your resume in the hands of hiring managers is really the only solution in most markets.

How flexible are you regarding the type of work (E.g. contract vs. full time) and location as the broader your flexibility and versatility, the better your chances?

How actively are you involved with your local PM association chapters?

Good luck and stay positive and persistent!

Kiron
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1 reply by Jonathan Mann
Jan 01, 2019 2:03 PM
Jonathan Mann
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Thanks Kiron,

Yes, meeting more hiring managers is certainly a good idea. Open to suggestions and introductions.

No problem with doing the networking I am ready to dive in wherever it can be productive to do so. I am flexible on FT/contract/remote work, etc.

I am a regular attendee of my local chapter's monthly meetings.

Best,

Jonathan
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Couple things: Where are you hitting the roadblocks? Getting contacted, first, second, last interview? Its great you have all that experience, but what, or where, is the trouble you're having?

Some possible solutions, based on assumptions, is getting a career coach that can also help with crafting your resume. Some find it hard to spend money investing in their future, but I can tell you from experience, that it is well worth it and will help.

In addition to that, as Kiron stated above, get involved in your local chapter. Begin networking and having dialogues with your peers.

Good luck!
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Jan 01, 2019 2:04 PM
Jonathan Mann
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Thanks -- open to recommendations for a career coach.
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I would have thought summarizing it effectively in a resume/cv and LinkedIn would be a good start.
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1 reply by Jonathan Mann
Jan 01, 2019 2:05 PM
Jonathan Mann
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Hi Sante,

Yes, my Linked In page is loaded and I think paints a good picture of what I bring to the table, take a look and lmk what you think....

Best,

Jonathan
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General CV with focus on differentating factors (e.g. LinkedIn)
Networking + involvement chapter
Specific CV/presentation letter to each opportunity
Identify the possible questions/answer for each interview
Self assessment after each interview
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Prepare a set of commonly asked questions for Interview, write down your response for each question, ensure that your answers are precise and not detailed, setup mock up interview practice sessions.
I have this template, message me your email address.
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Dec 29, 2018 8:40 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Jonathan -

It sounds like you have the right set of skills and experience to land a job so it might be a question of being "invited to more dances". Unfortunately, networking so that you have a broad set of sponsors who are willing to put your resume in the hands of hiring managers is really the only solution in most markets.

How flexible are you regarding the type of work (E.g. contract vs. full time) and location as the broader your flexibility and versatility, the better your chances?

How actively are you involved with your local PM association chapters?

Good luck and stay positive and persistent!

Kiron
Thanks Kiron,

Yes, meeting more hiring managers is certainly a good idea. Open to suggestions and introductions.

No problem with doing the networking I am ready to dive in wherever it can be productive to do so. I am flexible on FT/contract/remote work, etc.

I am a regular attendee of my local chapter's monthly meetings.

Best,

Jonathan
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Dec 29, 2018 9:25 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Couple things: Where are you hitting the roadblocks? Getting contacted, first, second, last interview? Its great you have all that experience, but what, or where, is the trouble you're having?

Some possible solutions, based on assumptions, is getting a career coach that can also help with crafting your resume. Some find it hard to spend money investing in their future, but I can tell you from experience, that it is well worth it and will help.

In addition to that, as Kiron stated above, get involved in your local chapter. Begin networking and having dialogues with your peers.

Good luck!
Thanks -- open to recommendations for a career coach.
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Dec 31, 2018 2:35 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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I would have thought summarizing it effectively in a resume/cv and LinkedIn would be a good start.
Hi Sante,

Yes, my Linked In page is loaded and I think paints a good picture of what I bring to the table, take a look and lmk what you think....

Best,

Jonathan

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