What it's like out there
In today's ever-changing economy, many project professionals hit a rough patch. Some were laid off, and others had difficulty entering job markets suffering from high unemployment rates. In this article, five project professionals reveal their job search tales and offer advice to others. One project manager stresses that project professionals must have the skills and knowledge to work in diverse areas. A senior executive who was laid off recommends project managers to take time out to identify how you would find a new job if you lost your current one. Another professional suggests communicating and networking in the community in which you would like to work. Also, to find a rewarding job, make your name and CV circulate with the right people. Furthermore, previous connections and experience with an organization can help secure an interview, but that's just the start. Accompanying this article is a sidebar that provides a critique of a project professional's CV.