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Think no one is hiring project managers?

Our Career Services team have been busy supporting our students and professionals into project management roles. Find out about the latest successes.

Kaleem HussainLearning People | Project management student Kaleem

Overview from Career Services

Kaleem came to Learning People with a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise in business transformation, project management-analysis, and so the opportunities for him in terms of roles were vast. We encouraged Kaleem to explore how he can utilise his skills and expertise more effectively with reference to his future career direction along with providing some practical tips to keep on building and nurturing his network. 

The results

  • Secured Senior Compliance Transformation Role for a major international retail bank.

Kaleem says:

“I joined Learning People to further develop my knowledge and understanding around Project Management expertise.

“I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism and overall careers service support the staff provide in terms of assisting individuals, students at different stages in their career journeys. 

“My awareness around courses in Cyber Security has been very much enhanced which I will be keen to explore in the future; and I would certainly recommend Learning People to my friends and colleagues if they require any careers support or up-skilling.” 

Kim McManamonLearning People | Project management student Kim

Overview from Career Services

Kim had relocated from Australia a few days before lockdown and hiring for new positions was immediately halted for a few weeks.

Kim chose to study the Change Management and Agile courses to validate her existing experience and assuming her job search may take longer due to the pandemic, she requested to accelerate Career Services.

After initial consultations with Kim, it was clear she has a wealth of expertise and strengths spanning over strategy and digital transformation, customer experience and stakeholder engagement. The challenge for her was to bring all of her expertise together so that her career aspirations would be clear to any employer she would approach.

Career Services helped her refine what she was looking for and work out how to map out her market with a targeted approach to networking. To our delight but no surprise, it didn’t take long for Kim to secure a fantastic job working for a major retail brand.

The results

Kim says:

“The Career Services offering from Learning People really is a differentiator from other online learning providers. The quality of service I have received from Marisha and the team has been outstanding. 

“Job hunting during a pandemic certainly has its challenges but the support and advice from Marisha, particularly on how to network remotely, has made the whole experience much easier. Throughout my job hunt I have felt like I have had a cheerleader on my side which has been absolutely fantastic and much appreciated. 

“My advice to new students would be to really take advantage of this great service and make the most of the advice offered- it will certainly help you in these extraordinary times! Thanks again to Marisha and the Learning People team.”

Irene IozzoLearning People | Project management student Irene

Overview from Career Services

We first met Irene at a Career Services Workshop and she shared her experiences and challenges of finding junior project management opportunities. After our initial consultation and helping Irene refine her CV and LinkedIn profile, we then helped her prepare for 2 interviews that she secured involving a presentation in front of several interviewers.

Irene really listened to our suggestions on how to prepare and answer typical interview questions and took on board our presentation tips when she practiced over Zoom with us. What struck us about Irene was how hard she worked to thoroughly prepare for her interviews and how bright and cheery she was throughout a nerve-wracking couple of weeks waiting for feedback. We are so delighted she secured her dream role as a Junior Project Manager.

The results

  • Gained PRINCE2 Foundation certification
  • Secured role as a Junior Project Manager for a digital transformation agency

Irene says:

What has been the best part of your Learning People experience?

“The people I have been in contact with. Both the Career Services and the Career Consultants assisted me in my journey and made me always feel important and never overlooked. The courses are great, but what makes the whole experience extraordinary are the people.”

How have you found the support by Career Services?

Simply amazing. I was not expecting it would have been so great! I was assisted and supported throughout all the 3 phases by great professionals that helped me get exactly where I always wanted to be: in a project manager position. I am so grateful to Marisha for believing in me, for her advice and constant support and for the help in the whole process.”

David HunterLearning People | Project management student David

Overview from Career Services

David has extensive operations experience within retail in South Africa. His plan was to apply for both operations and project management roles while studying.

Career Services helped David mostly with his CV. He started with a 5 page CV which was very content heavy. Following our advice to edit into a succinct format and highlighting his key skills, David produced a great CV that captured interest from employers immediately.

David has been recruited by a major retail brand in pharmaceuticals that value his retail expertise, his passion for people, improving processes and ability to apply his knowledge in Agile methodologies to their business.

The results

David says:

What has been the best part of your Learning People experience?

“The continued support and input has been terrific. Every interaction with the Learning People team has been positive and kept me focussed on completing the course.”

How have you found the support by Career Services?

“Beyond my expectations. Positive, focussed engagements and followed up with additional information and guidance.”

Finally, you can hear from our student Carmen who validated her existing project management experience with Learning People, and who hopes her certifications can help her land her next role in a new industry that takes her fancy:

It is fantastic to see the demand for project managers resisting the effects of COVID-19. Want to see what our project management training can do for you? Get in touch today and speak to one of our expert career consultants.