The project management career handbook. Part 1

Getting the job

It doesn't matter if you're fresh out of college and applying for your very first job, reentering the workforce after some time off, or just looking for a new position, most project professionals could use a little assistance in getting a new job. This article gives advice to project professionals to get the job they want. The article identifies five tips for mastering a cover letter and discusses how to craft the best possible résumé. Interviewing can be a hand-wringing experience, and this article suggests ways to prepare for it. Furthermore, the right follow-up plan is revealed and the critical mistakes made when negotiating a salary are highlighted. Accompanying this article are two sidebars: The first details how to garner an interview; the second asks members of the PMI Career Central group on LinkedIn some of the most difficult interview questions they have been asked in an interview.
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