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APM Project Management Careers and Job Fair

As a part of our exclusive alliance with the Association of Project Management to deliver a career development service we will be hosting our first ever joint project management careers and job fair.

As well as having the chance to speak to our specialist Project Management Recruitment Consultants, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about recruitment from the other side, how to stand out, what employers are looking for and how we find the right candidates.

Preparing your CV, how job sites work and how recruiters find and select CVs:
In this session Gordon Dewar-McKay, Head of Recruitment at Wellingtone will focus on three key areas:

  • Preparing your CV (tips & advice)
  • Optimising your CV for job boards, using Boolean Key Words, setting salary expectations to avoid Pidgeon – holing yourself etc
  • Tips & advice on using social media to secure a new role, optimising your online presence, ‘dos and don’ts’

Gordon Dewar-McKay joined Wellingtone in 2011 following a successful tenure as a project and programme management recruitment specialist within two of the UK’s largest BPO and resourcing businesses; Capita and The Hudson Highland Group respectively. He has worked with some of the UK’s most prestigious organisations in both the private and public arenas, where he rapidly gained a reputation for resourcing excellence in the professional services resourcing space. In his role as Director of Recruitment and Talent Management at Wellingtone, Gordon is at the forefront of the company’s resourcing strategy, where his passion to meet and exceed client expectations each and every time is firmly embedded within his team.

Results of the APM Salary Survey Research, considerations for permanent vs contract work:
Vince Hines, Managing Director of Wellingtone will pose the question “What are you worth?”. Vince will present the latest joint Wellingtone / APM salary and jobs research data. This includes the latest data on salaries for permanent roles and day rates for contract positions across a range of professional project management jobs.

Vince will also:

  • Discuss the pros & cons of contracting….or moving back to permanent employment.
  • What should you consider and what day rate should you look for?
  • Top tips for dealing with recruitment agencies. What to look out for and when to be cautious
  • The current state of the recruitment market. Where are the opportunities, who is hiring and what trends should you be aware of

Vince Hines, Managing Director at Wellingtone, is an expert project management consultant, having worked with clients across the UK, US and Europe. He retains a number of professional qualifications and has extensive real world experience of developing client project management maturity. As Managing Director of Wellingtone Vince has a particular insight into career development and recruitment of project management professionals and recently judged the APM Young Project Professional of the Year Award (2014).

1-2-1 sessions and networking
During the final session of this event, Wellingtone’s recruitment consultants will be on hand for 1-2-1 discussions with both candidates and hiring managers:

Hiring Managers
Discuss your recruitment needs and receive advice on salary levels, candidate availability, writing a good job specification and getting the best out of a recruitment agency.

Candidates
Talk to us about the current live roles on the APM Jobs Board or get some advice on your next career step and talk generally about opportunities that could be available.

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