Project Managers play a critical role in the successful execution of projects. They will manage the project scope, allocate budget and be responsible for planning and quality control measures.
Finding the right project manager can feel like searching for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, however these tips will help you find the best candidate.
1. Know what to look for in a project manager
It is important to holistically consider the qualities that you need in a specific Project Manager, taking into account not only their experience and qualifications but also their behavioural traits. Such attributes to look out for include:
- Leadership skills
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Critical thinking
- Good decision maker
- Crisis management
2. Ensure you have the right job listing
In order to stand out from other job listings, you should not just copy another company’s listing or use a common template.
You should clearly articulate the skills required, desired personality traits, and include the attractive aspects of your company, whether that be your supportive culture or training and development opportunities.
3. Be specific
The job description should not only be informational but also specific to your needs. These can include:
- Industry-specific knowledge required
- Your company’s goals and how they will help meet those goals
- Articulate specific methodology required
- Project description if available
If you take these steps, you will be on the right track to hiring a project manager. We have years of experience hiring for project manager positions and our knowledge, familiarity in the industry and best-hiring practices will ensure we hire the best candidate for you.
So why not relieve you and your company of the stress and let us handle it for you.
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