HOW-TO FOR CANDIDATES

HOW TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB OR INTERNSHIP IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Here’s a guide on how to get the most out the CareerinPM platform as a candidate.

STEP 1: CREATE A CANDIDATE ACCOUNT

The first step to landing your dream job or internship in project management is to register as a candidate on the CareerinPM platform. This will enable you to fully access our platform and enable us to match your profile with our partners’ most relevant vacancies. Even if you are not urgently looking for a job, you can use our platform to gain insights into the market and prepare yourself better. The platform is easy-to-use, mobile-friendly and powerful. Click here to create your own free candidate account. You can also register with your LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ account. Once you are done, you will receive an email containing your password. You can then login to the site via your username and password. 

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE

Once you login, complete your personal profile. Upload a professional head-shot, cover photo, add your social media profile links (it augments your profile by providing further professional information about your network, and recommendations), enter your contact information, and tell us about yourself in the description section of your profile. Write a short compelling story that would help you stand out from other job candidates on the platform and that would make employers pick special interest in you. 

P.S. Your profile can be set as Private OR Public. “Public” means that your profile is visible to Employers, and Employers can find and contact you via the Site. “Private” profiles are visible only to the Employer to whom you applied for a job.

STEP 3: BUILD YOUR DIGITAL RESUME

In today’s world, your digital resume is the most powerful resumes. It’s where employers and recruiters would get to know more about your qualifications, experiences, skills and achievements; and that’s why CareerinPM is offering you a free and advanced resume builder. You can create a profesional-looking resume within a few minutes with our resume builder. Click on the ‘Resume’ tab, add your education/qualifications, job/work experience, portfolio, skills/expertise, and your honors/awards.

STEP 4: UPLOAD YOUR CV AND WRITE YOUR COVER LETTER

Click on the ‘CV & Cover Letter’ tab from your candidate dashboard to upload your current CV (in .doc or .pdf) and write your cover letter. Please make sure you upload a CV that’s targeting project management-related jobs or project management-oriented roles.

P.S. It’s recommended that you complete your personal profile, build your digital resume, write your cover letter and upload your CV as it would help us to better understand what you achieved, what you want to achieve and where to best place you. You would also see your complete ‘Skills Percentage Score’ on your dashboard once you have done the things we recommeneded. If it’s NOT up to 70 per cent, you won’t be able to apply for jobs on our platform. However, you can easily score up to 90 per cent if you fill in most of the details.

STEP 5: FIND THE RIGHT MATCH

Once you are done with your personal profile, CV, cover letter and digital resume, the next step is to start searching for jobs or internships on our platform. Focus on the ones that appeal to you the most. Click on the employer’s profile and read more about them. If you find jobs that are right for you, you can directly apply for them or shortlist them to apply later. You can view jobs you have applied for on your personal dashboard by clicking on the ‘Applied’ tabs. CareerinPM is also working on a job matching technology that would match you with the right jobs based on the information on your profile and digital resume. The more complete your profile and digital resume are, the better your chances of getting matched with the right jobs on our platform.

STEP 6: CONNECT AND NETWORK

Do not underestimate the power of networking! One of the reasons why we are attracting the best employers and recruiters to our platform is not only for them to advertise their jobs. It’s also for you to connect and network with them online. Click on their social media links, get connected with them on social media, join their groups or like their Facebook Pages, introduce yourself to them and let them know you discovered them on the CareerinPM recruitment platform. Get to know more about them through their social media activities, attend some of the events they would be organising or participating, find out problems that the company might be experiencing that you can solve, and let them know how you can help them become better or more efficient at something.

STEP 7: CHOOSE THE RIGHT JOB

We would continue to post the latest jobs and internships in project management on our platform. Once you start getting invited for interviews based on the jobs you have applied for or based on an employer who’s interested in your skills and qualifications, make sure you present and sell yourself properly during interviews. Then choose the job or internship that speaks to you the most and embark on your new career journey. And don’t forget to share your testimonial on our platform!

HOW TO SHORTLIST JOBS

CareerinPM recruitment platform comes with a valuable feature that allows candidates to shortlist jobs that fit their career plans. Candidates must be logged in to shortlist the jobs they like. To shortlist a job, click on the heart-shaped icon that’s next to the job and it would be shortlisted.

To view jobs you have shortlisted, visit your dashboard and click on the “Shortlisted Jobs” tab.

JOB MATCHING TECHNOLOGY

CareerinPM is working on a unique job matching technology that would match registered candidates with job listings on the platform. Our matching algorithm would work by analysing the complete profiles of our candidates and correlating them with the job descriptions posted by companies and startups.Furthermore, we would also take personal interests and company culture into consideration. That way we can assure that our candidates find the best work placement to maximise their skills and potential.

WHY OUR PLATFORM?

CareerinPM is the leading go-to platform for finding the latest project management-related jobs or project management-oriented roles in the country. And if you are a job candidate or intern, there are several benefits or reasons why you should join the CareerinPM platform. Click here to find out those reasons or benefits.