Project Manager Job Offers: Using The Sharp-Shooter Approach

In case you hadn’t noticed it, the Job Market is not in a great shape these days. Somehow, that outrageous situation has come to pass. Those of us who have been fortunate enough (or diligent enough) to have acquired certain professional qualifications have felt the soul-chilling threat of unemployment much less harshly than but we’ve still felt it PMP certification.

Once upon a time, as the story goes, it was perfectly possible to say “I’ve been managing projects” and for the most part, when we were looking for a new position, we could find plenty of job vacancies which more or less fitted our criteria. Nowadays we have to “cut our coat” according to the job description.

Putting it bluntly, while you’re waiting for a “perfect fit” for your career plans, more bread won’t be appearing on your table. This means you need to use your ability to think analytically and laterally to determine the specific skillset required by each job vacancy, and focus on the part of your experience that demonstrates you’ve ‘been there and done that.

For example, if you have experience in both Production and Supply Chain Management and the job description predominantly looks like outsourcing procurements, then it is worth the effort spent rewriting your resume to focus on the Supply Chain Management and outsourcing aspects (rather than Production) in your skill summary section and your recent job ‘responsibilities.

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