PMI Pearl City Chapter launched a new series for job seekers who want to improve their potential to get hired during the pandemic when many have lost jobs. By creating this program, the chapter is helping its members to upskill themselves by interacting with hiring experts, sharpening their tools, and accelerating their job search. The chapter conducted four live and interactive virtual sessions from 28 June to 9 August with hiring experts, which were attended by members of different chapters across PMI Region 11 and the US.The first session covered ways to improve resume writing. The learning objectives were the importance of resume ‘transformation’, how to write a resume for a project management role, the importance of technical and business aspects of project management, and customizing a resume for a particular job description.In the next session on what hiring leaders look for, members learned about interview preparedness. The learning objectives included what does future of work look like for project managers, recruiters’ new approach, and what should you develop as a project manager.The third session covered how to explore the right opportunities, techniques to manage profiles on job portals, and how to understand what the prospective employer wants.In the final part of the series, members learned about "sustaining the career trajectory through personal growth." The learning objectives were of taking control, developing executive presence, and facing one’s fears.The events were hosted by Naga Saujanya Yelisetty, PMP, director, business development; and Suma Murthy, PMP, director, membership.
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