Oversaw 300+ employees for the completion of over 7 projects
Facilitated the execution of 3 year-long projects
Budgeted Project Beta across a three month period, making allowances for unexpected expenses
Implemented policies for project completion and employee responsibilities
Scheduled deadlines for overall project and its individual tasks
Motivated and directed 300 employees over the course of three months to complete the aerospace project
Analyzed quarterly financial data and risk projections
Defined the project’s goal and created a plan to track progress
Monitored the progress of Project X by implementing employee incentives and scheduling
Listened to clients’ needs and collaborated with team to factor the needs into the goal plan
Drafted the team charter to state team goals and responsibilities
Created network diagrams that show the deliverables of a project and the order of completion
Lead kickoff meetings and brainstorming sessions for Project Y
Estimated costs of launching the new green product and factored in risks
Kept project’s clients informed, solicited their feedback, and managed changing expectations
Delegated tasks to competent and knowledgeable employees
Ensured that contracts are paid, rented equipment is returned, and ﬁles are in order after project’s completion
Coordinated ideas of team members and factored them into the project’s plan
Executed 3 in-depth projects that arrived on-time and under budget by 13%
Junior Level Work Experience as a Project Manager
Prepared financial and progress reports
Created PowerPoint presentations for project meetings
Coordinated employees’ schedules and assigned them respective tasks
Created monthly progress reports and communicated results to appropriate staff and managers
Defined scope and goals of new projects
Developed metrics used to define goals and project completion
Led brainstorming meetings for new initiatives
Identified risk levels in new projects
Reviewed marketing plans for completed assignments
Set clear expectations and directions for staff
Kept employees on track with assigned responsibilities
Organized meetings for employees and congratulated them on their successes
Coordinated with clients to factor in their expectations and needs
How to List Your Skills as a Project Manager
Project Managers need to be organized, adaptable, and on-task. They also need to motivate their employees and keep track of their projects.
How to List Your Education as a Project Manager
Project Managers generally require a bachelor’s degree in a major such as business, human resources, management, or a related field.
Certifications are not necessary but can enhance your skills and help your resume to stand out. The Project Management Institute is an international non-profit organization that offers a variety of courses and certifications. According to their website, The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certificate is the most widely-recognized and respected credential in the profession – and many of today’s top corporations require the PMP® certification for employment or advancement. There is also the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) and The Program Management Professional (PgMP), as well as a variety of others.
Requirements generally involve the following:
Degree needed in relevant major
Complete a background check
Project Manager Career Overview
The job outlook for Project Managers is growing anywhere from 6% to 12% per year, depending on the industry. In 2018 there were 934,400 jobs available.
Project Managers make $67,280 per year on average. However, salaries could be as high as $154,260 per year depending on experience, certifications, industry, and degrees.
Top Paying Salaries by State
The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t keep track of Project Managers, but lists them under “Management Analysts.” Data for this occupation is listed below.
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