Episode 20 - Level Up Your Career - Focus on improving your CV.

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APMG International presents our popular weekly panel Q&A show. Level Up your Project and Change Management with the host: Nick Houlton and Question Master: Charlotte Miller. Answering your questions are panelists: Nyananso Ekanem, Louisa Leung, James Kinch, Gary Gamp and Jackie Hewett.
An opportunity to have your real-life questions answered, driving the panel discussion before moving on the focus topic: Improving your CV by Gary Gamp.

Host: Nick Houlton, APMG International
Question Master: Charlotte Miller, APMG International
Panelists:
Nyananso Ekanem, Managing Consultant Weircapacity
Louisa Leung, Managing Partner Lifting Lanterns
James Kinch, Country Manager TrainingByeSize
Gary Gamp, Senior Partner Positive Momentum
Jackie Hewett, Operations Director Balance Global

00:00 - Introduction
00:32 - Meet the Panellists
04:02 - Certification vs. Degree: What's the Difference/benefits and what should I go for?
07:07 – How can I get into project management?
09:55 – What is one thing I can do today to help me progress my career?
14:20 – What are your career aspirations and how will you get there? What are those on the panel currently working on?
16:20 – I am contemplating a career change. What is the best advice you can give me before I take this step?
19:03 - How can I know if a career in project management would suit me?
19:37 - What is the worst career decision you have made? Why was it a bad decision?
22:32 - What's the future for project management, where should I be investing in my training?
24:27 - How are APMG certifications perceived in the marketplace?
28:32 - What interview tips can you give me for my next job?
32:03 - Focus Topic - Improving your CV
44:40 – What should I do about employment gaps?
46:44 - Do you think that creating a word document CV is becoming outdated in business? Do you think a focus on a digital CV, or a strong LinkedIn profile is better in a digital world?
47:38 - What is the most important information recruiters want to see in a CV?
50:52 - Should I include a link to my LinkedIn profile on my CV?
52:52 - At what point is Referees needed on the CV because most recruiters do not ask for referees at the initial stage?
55:27 - Panellists closing thoughts
58:26 – Next Level Up Show

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