Tomorrow I will be taking part in the Project Management Institute of Orange County‘s Career Fair at the Irvine Marriott from 3PM – 6PM. I will be conducting a breakout session on using social media to enhance your job search based on our experiences running OCJobTalk. PMI Orange County is an all-volunteer organization that promotes the benefits of project management for all industries. They are celebrating their 20th year later in the evening with featured guest speaker Vince Lombardi, Jr. For more information go here.
I have been learning more about exactly what role real project managers play in an organization and I have found that the skills they apply are sorely needed in the areas of marketing and management. Too many ideas go off half-baked without a clear set of goals and objectives and almost certainly no coherent strategy. That would make a project manager throw up all over her shoes. These people are left-brained to the max and all about results. There is probably a great opportunity for a small business to hire a project manager on a short-term basis and gets some great ROI out of it. A partner of mine and I are looking to do that right now and I am hoping we will find someone tomorrow.
If you are interested in project management, come by tomorrow or visit the PMI Orange County website and see what they are all about. I guarantee one thing. When they say they are going to do something, they do it. And that is sometimes a novel concept when it comes to your average small business.