Following his own advice
In May 2009, after spending the past several years writing about methods which project managers can use to find new positions and advance their careers, PM Network Contributing Editor John Sullivan entered the ranks--for the first time in his career--of the unemployed. This article describes how the author found a new position--within 8 weeks--by applying his own advice from articles he published in previous PM Network issues. In doing so, it explains the ways he leveraged social networks and social networking to find his new position. It then details the two key lessons he learned from his job search, lessons that can help unemployed project managers better direct their own efforts to secure new positions.