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Old April 6th, 2016, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Careers in Project Management

Project managers plan and organise resources and people to make sure projects finish on time, stay within budget and meet the requirements of the business. They work in all industries from construction to IT.

Typical responsibilities include:
-agreeing project objectives
-representing the client's or organisation's interests
-providing advice on the management of projects
-organising the various professional people working on a project
-carrying out risk assessment
-making sure that all the aims of the project are met
-making sure the quality standards are met
-using IT systems to keep track of people and progress
-recruiting specialists and sub-contractors
-monitoring sub-contractors to ensure guidelines are maintained
-overseeing the accounting, costing and billing

Key skills for project managers
-Organisational skills
-Analytical skills
-Well developed interpersonal skills
-Numeracy skills
-Commercial awareness
-Communication skills
-Teamworking skills
-Ability to motivate people
-Management and leadership skills

Salaries depend on experience, the industry and the size and type of project. There may be extra bonuses for meeting deadlines.
Junior project managers normally start on about £25,000 to £30,000 a year. Experienced managers can earn from £30,000 to £60,000 or more.

Typical employers of project managers
-Construction companies
-Software producers
-Commercial retailers
-Engineering firms
-Public sector organisations
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