Project Manager

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KEY SKILLS

  • Negotiation

  • Scheduling

  • Cost Control

  • Risk Management

  • Contract Management

  • Critical Thinking

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Business Case Writing

  • Meetings Management

  • Quality Management

  • Task Management

  • Coaching

  • Project Recovery

  • Tech Savvy 

  • Quick

PROS

  • There is a constant involvement in creating something new, as there are rarely two similar projects

  • You get to interact with people from diverse backgrounds

  • The self-satisfaction at the end of the project when looking back at the final product of your hard work

  • You get an opportunity to make the team stronger

  • The income of project managers is great

  • If you are someone that thrives on planning and delegating tasks, then you will thoroughly enjoy this job

CONS

  • You have to be flexible in order to accommodate the variables of your job; this industry is rife with unpredictability

  • If you need long-term consistency, this may be difficult to work with. As a project manager, you will see jobs come and go

  • You will be held fully accountable without the proper level of authority

  • There is always a feeling of uncertainty while completing a project

  • You have to constantly learn new things as no projects are the same

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Companies

  • Freelance

  • Agencies

  • Contract Basis

  • You should have the skills for employing relevant project management processes

  • You have the skills needed for leading a team

  • You can manage conflicts between various stakeholders and keep motivation levels high

  • You have to continually check progress against the project’s objectives and make sure it hasn’t veered off track

  • You have to meet with stakeholders to ensure they have all the information they need to do their part in the project

  • You have to keep a running tab of expenses and continually make sure the project is not running over its prescribed budget.

  • You also have to keep a running tab of man-hours expended and continually make sure the project is adhering to its predicted scope.

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