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Career Story: Project Manager At A Executive Recruiting Firm

Project Manager At A Executive Recruiting Firm

Job Title: Project Manager

Type of Company: We are a retained search and recruitment firm for high level executives.

Education: BA in Business Sales Marketing from Newbury College

Previous Experience: Previously I worked for a high tech firm in the sales and marketing department. While there I learned significant skills regarding presentations, content, targeting audience, etc.

Job Tasks: In my job, I am responsible for projects within the organization that support the front line. I provide finished materials to present to the clients. I maintain company information and tools the front line uses for business development (i.e., increasing business) and maintaining relationships with out clients.

I receive requests daily for presentations to be personalized based on specific clients. I also maintain the company Intranet (internal web site) so colleagues nationally can access the most up to date information at any time.

I maintain materials received for each job search in our company wide database. I update candidate contact information including detailed work history into our people databank.

I do mass communications via emails and newsletters regularly to keep individuals informed as to what is going on and what we can do to help them be more successful. Online distribution tools that I use include webinars, broadcast emails, etc. are utilized to their fullest.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Best parts - love the people, interaction, learning about new positions and skills. being able to see what's desired in the market is exciting.

Worst parts - everything needs to be done yesterday, which is not a bad thing really since it keeps you busy and I enjoy what I do. Sometimes the pipeline will back up. Dealing with individuals that are not respectful is also a part I don't like.

Job Tips:
1. Learn to navigate Excel, Power Point, Word. Key areas of success are impaired with individuals that do not know how to use basic office functional programs. Knowing how to look up help online. Researching information, etc. Courses or more important hands on. The more technically knowledgeable with software programs and online are expected in todays workforce.

Always act professional. Dress appropriately and leave personal stories at home.

Learn how to effectively articulate your thoughts. Present them confidently. Learn how to problem solve independently and know when to ask questions when you need help.

Additional Thoughts: Flexibility, prioritization skills, learn how to problem solve.

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