Episode 34 - Level Up your Career

APMG International presents our popular weekly panel Q&A show. Level Up your Career with the host: Nick Houlton and Question Master: Suchitra Jacob. Answering your questions are panellists: Etienne Shardlow, Stephan Brendel, Paul Sutton, Martyn Kinch and Nandhakumar Swaminathan.
An opportunity to have your real-life questions answered, driving the panel discussion.
Join our panellists for 60 minutes of lively conversation on professional careers and how to turn your New Year Resolutions into real actions.
Join us online and get your career development kickstarted for 2022.

On this week's episode, we are joined by:
Host: Nick Houlton, APMG-International
Question Master: Suchitra Jacob, APMG-International
Etienne Shardlow, Senior Consultant, Symphonise Consulting
Stephan Brendel, Regional Lead EMEA, APMG International
Paul Sutton, Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant, Project Results
Martyn Kinch, Director, Training Byte Size Ltd
Nandhakumar Swaminathan, Project Director

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00:00:00 - Introduction
00:00:42 - Meet the Panelists
00:03:52 - I currently work in a large organisation and have been offered a lucrative role at a newly formed company (a start-up). What is some advice you can give me about evaluating my options before I proceed with the next steps?
00:09:02 - I have a tendency to allow urgent requests from colleagues to impact my own personal development. What tips would the panel have to help me overcome this?
00:12:16 - I'm thinking of changing careers in 2022 but am nervous and not sure where to start. Do you have any advice?
00:16:20 - I am about to start the APMG Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course. Could you give me tips on how best to prepare for this qualification?
00:20:51 - What advice would the panel give to someone in oil & gas who feels threatened, like abandoned coal miners, by more unemployment
00:26:07 - Do certifications really add value to my CV? I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills in my current job, but I don't have any certifications to prove this.
00:32:25 - I have been training as a Scrum master since the first lockdown in 2020 and have been in internships as well but each interview leaves me with a bitter taste in my mouth how do I prove to potential employers that I have what it takes to perform the role?
00:35:12 - 'Better engagement with stakeholders seems to be what every project needs, but no projects seem to commit to improving their stakeholder engagement'. What do you think of this statement? Should we be working on stakeholder engagement? How can we improve this?
00:41:34 - Often, I feel that when I return to work after a training course, I am not given the space or opportunity to implement what I have learnt. How can I overcome this?
00:46:18 - All the job advertisements and recruiters ask for experience. For someone starting out, how do you get the experience to make a start in project management?
00:51:29 - Do you have any practical tips for improving productivity at work, for both myself and my team?
00:55:32 - Closing thoughts
00:59:44 - The next Level Up show details.
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