Charged with interviewing project professionals, I learned what can keep a project manager from landing a job.
A few months ago, the company I work for won a contract for many projects, and we needed to quickly hire several project managers with diverse backgrounds and experience levels. I was assigned to interview 26 candidates in six weeks.
Everyone knew what a milestone is and had a decent explanation of how to plan a project, but I wanted more from candidates.
I wanted project managers who could think on their feet, who were resourceful and able to resolve challenges.
I wanted project managers who cared not only about the results, but also about the journey.
I wanted project managers who paid attention ...