As someone who’s spent the best part of 15 years in project management, I know full well that selling yourself doesn’t come too easily for us PMs.
We’re at our happiest squirrelling away in the background, making sure the cogs keep turning and things are smooth and efficient. But what we do is incredibly important (yes, I am biassed) and we should be shouting loud and proud about the work we do.
I have a distant memory of the first CV I ever wrote, with specific project management experience, when I made the move from a photographic studio to a design studio. It was daunting, I had no idea what to say and frankly, I felt a little uncomfortable shouting about myself to these amazing design agencies I hugely respected.
I quickly learned (after many failed attempts) that to stand out in a crowded market, you need to get to the point and clearly highlight what you’re going to bring to the table.
It’s all about you
First things first, this is all about you! Try to hit hard straight away by outlining the breadth of your experience, the agencies and clients you’ve worked with. It’s also important to be explicit about the types of projects you’ve managed, be that brand development, website design & build through to campaign and shoot production.