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In This Episode:In this episode, I sat down with Sara McLaughlin, a recruiter and job applicant personal consultant in the project management industry. Sara and I discussed the types of services that she offers as well as some tips on resume's/CVs and keeping them in sync with your LinkedIn profile. Did You Know:Did you know that between now and 2027 there are going to be an estimated 2.2 million new project management positions opening up.  Links: For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode:In this episode, I sat down with Brandon Burke and Amanda Sherman to discuss interviewing tips and tricks when applying for a project management related position.Resources: Behavioral questions - add post titles https://www.novoresume.com/career-blog/behavioral-interview-questions/amp https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-behavioral-interview-questions-2059618 STAR Response Methodhttps://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/how-to-use-the-star-interview-response-technique Sample Resumes: Technology PM - https://novoresume.com/career-blog/project-manager-resume Construction PM - https://novoresume.com/career-blog/construction-project-manager-resume Resume Help https://novoresume.com/career-blogHow to Dress for an Interview https://novoresume.com/career-blog/what-to-wear-to-an-interview How to Write a Thank You Email https://novoresume.com/career-blog/thank-you-email-after-interviewHow to Research a Company https://novoresume.com/career-blog/research-company-guideLinks: For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Robert Lamberti,  a PMP certified Workplace Technology IT Project Manager. Robert has a history in all things real estate and IT, including AV. Robert works for a large technology consulting firm and makes sure the internal technology stays up to par while traveling the world to implement it.  Tools:Notebook with a pen or pencil (backup)OneNote - access from anywhereMero NotesTeams Did you Know?The History and Evolution of Men’s Neckties  Links: For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode:I had the pleasure of sitting down “virtually” over a zoom call with Joseph Phillips, an author, and trainer in the project management industry.  Joe is a well-established PM trainer and book author on the topic of project management. We spoke about his latest book and his thoughts on the PMP exam and PMP certification.  Joe has a diverse background in IT and project management and the certs, training, and experience to back it up.We also touched on PDUs a theme I have been discussing in recent interviews and blog posts and a variety of book recommendations - see the list below.This was a great interview, one of my favorites.  Joe was a genuine pleasure to talk with and I look forward to having him back in future episodes.Do you want to know what the PMP exam tests you on?Get the free “Exam content outline” from PMI.Favorite line:"Project Management is like chess, but you don’t know all the rules."Joe's key recommendation on development:"Keep moving forward" - You need to keep learning and growing to stay ahead and continue to grow.Books Mentioned:PMP Project Management Professional All-in-One Exam GuideThe Life Long ProjectProject Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold KerznerThe GoalThe Deming Management MethodThe Accidental Project ManagerDid you know:Having some personal acronyms, like a personal mantra can help you be more successful. - Joe's is "Keep moving forward".Links: Joe's Udemy pageJoe's Website - Instructing.comThis Episode PageFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Posts
In This Episode: In this episode, I did a follow-up interview with Clinton "Brooks" Herman,  a construction PM and Owners Rep with Hill International. We discussed his recent job change and focused on getting and tracking PDUs. We ended with an interesting "Did You Know" and wrapped up discussing our personal trucks. Podcast takeaways: The key takeaway from this podcast is that we all earn and track our PDUS in a variety of ways - there is no one size fits all approach, but there are tons of opportunities to earn them.Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks for your support!  Books:Reference to a book from an upcoming interview with Joseph Phillips: PMP Project Management Professional All-in-One Exam Guide Did you Know?There is a company that will convert later model Ford F250 and F350s into Excursion SUVs.http://www.customautosbytim.com/ Links: Skillsoft Learning Solutions - Percipio: https://www.skillsoft.com/percipio-appThis Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Angela Thurman, a project management consultant from the Houston Texas area.  With a background in aerospace, telecommunications, and Bridal consulting! Angela's company helps with process and product improvements and consultants on supplier and contract management.Favorite Tool(s):Microsoft ProjectAirtableZoomotter.aiDid You Know:Houston Fun FactsLinks: Angela's Website: https://thurmanco.comThis Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Sylvia Flores, an IT/EHR business analyst for a senior care organization in Texas. Sylvia has also filled the position of project manager in previous roles.  Favorite Tool(s):VisioOneNoteSkype/TeamsMS ProjectContinuing Education:LinkedIn LearningUdemy3 Personal Mantras:Don't let Best get in the way of Better.Knowledge may be power, but data rules!Be prepared to partake, but don't take apart! Links: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog PostsPM  Mastermindpm-mastery.com 
In this episode, I interviewed Jonah Goska,  a Technology Industry Sr. Project Manager with Green Pages,  from the Boston Ma. area that works 100% remotely. During the interview, we discussed some of the common issues facing projects of all types now with shortages of materials and resources.Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks for your support! Favorite Tool(s):Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft OneNoteBooks:Project Management for the Unofficial Project ManagerDid you Know?BU BridgeHome SchooledLinks: PM-Mastery MastermindThis Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode:In this episode, I interviewed Nacole Caputo, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Project Manager from Tampa, Florida. Nacole is an experienced project manager in the environmental industry. Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks for your support!  Favorite Tool(s):Infrared CameraLED FlashlightTwo Examples under $20:2000 Lumen Rechargable1200 Lumen (1) AA battery Books:“The Seven Decisions" by Andy Andrews Did you Know?A Former House Beautiful Editor Inspired the N95 Mask While Designing BrasRead More Links: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Rob, an IT project manager from Florida that works in the US Air Force.My takeaways from this interview were that we have struggles in all industries, corporate, public, or private.  Technology struggles with adaptation and acceptance are every project manager's struggle.Favorite Tool(s):People Resources: LinkedIn Learning - free for a month, then $19.99/month (if annual subscription) or $29.99 monthly.Udemy - Online LearningMy Favorite and recommended MS Project CourseMS Teams Training options:LinkedIn:  Link to Teams search in LinkedInUdemy: Link to Teams search in UdemyDid You Know - The largest Salt Museum is in Turda Romania:WebsiteCool VideoLinks: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode:  In this episode, I interviewed Kurt Hornung, a Sr. IT Director from Weeki Wachee, Florida that works in the medical industry for a major hospital group. Kurt manages about eighteen IT people between four hospitals and IT Interns. Currently, he is responsible for managing around 20+ projects and also serves as the Facility Information Security Official for HIPAA. Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks for your support!  Favorite Tool(s): Excel IPAD w/Magnetic Keyboard True Colors - Personality profiles by color: Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue Quotes: When overburdened - "I have no more Care to Share" "Lack of communication breeds frustration."Links: This Episode Page w/Transcript For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast Episodes For a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Posts pm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Derek Speer, a construction project manager from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector. Derek's background is heavy in critical facilities. We talked about what it takes to be successful, by being prepared. Being prepared for meetings, site visits, and travel - some up-front thoughts go a long way.I will be putting together a checklist of the items we discussed and post it on the website's resource page and will update these notes with a link once complete. Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks for your support!  Favorite Tool(s):ExcelBluebeamOneNoteSnapchat - Just started using it for documenting photos in the field. Other Tools/Items Discussed:6" Magnetic LevelBluetooth PowerPoint Controller with laserLightning to headphones jack converter6' Patch cable (2-Pack, share with a peer)6' HDMI CableVGA to HDMI ConverterOutlet Tester with GFI test functionSafety Boots - I said "Nike", actually Reebok Work Men's 8" Rapid Response RBProject Notebook - Cambridge Limited Notebook, 9-1/2” x 7-1/4”Pens - Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, not mentioned, but erasable! Love these things!Quotes:“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability.... We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” - Thomas A. EdisonLinks: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode:In this episode, I interviewed Teresa O'hanlon, a construction project coordinator from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector. Apologies for the thumping sound at the end, I was unable to remove it and do not know where it came from.Favorite Tool(s):OneNoteiPhoneMicrosoft TeamsTerminology - Acronyms mentioned in this episode:PMI - Project Management InstitutePMP - Project Management Professional CertificationSOP - Standard Operating ProcedureLinks: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com Resources: LinkedIn Learning - free for a month, then $19.99/month (if annual subscription) or $29.99 monthly.Episode Sponsor: Freshly
In This Episode:In this episode, I had Amanda Sherman back to do a wrap-up, where we talked about the blog posts and podcast episodes for 2020.   Books: Positive Personality Profiles - DISC Links: This Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com  Episode Sponsor: Freshly
In This Episode:In this episode, I talk with David Alvarez about setting goals instead of resolutions and how to do it the SMART way.Resources Links Mentioned:Setting SMART GoalsPlanning Forms for Setting Goals - Fillable PDFPlanning Forms for Setting Goals - Editable WordWhat is a Mastermind Group?If you are interested in being part of a Project Management Mastermind group, email me: walt@pm-mastery.comLinks: Link to Retreat VideoAccompanying Blog PostEpisode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com Episode Sponsor: Freshly
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Chris Chavez, a real estate project manager from Florida that works in the residential housing development sector. Favorite Tool(s):MS ExcelMS OneNote Acronym:BLUF - Bottom Line Up Front  Links: Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
 In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed David Alvarez, a commercial banker who discusses the importance of taking action in order to accomplish your goals. Favorite Tool(s):iPadSpreadsheets - Excel/Numbers Books Mentioned:The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage - Mel Robbins Quotes:Success is never owned, it's rented, and the rent is due every day - Robert Rodriguez JrThe key is that you can think about it, you can analyze it, but until you take that step and take the action, it just won't happen.In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, It's the life in your years - Abraham LincolnYou're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With - Jim Rohn  Links: Episode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Travis Chess, a construction project manager from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector. Favorite Tool(s):Rico Theta 360 CameraBluebeamBOX Did You know?Alaska is the largest state in size by landmass, but they have one of the lowest populations in the entire US, which comes in at about 735,000 people. They are actually number four.Links: Ricoh 360 For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Shawn Kelly, a construction project manager assistant director from Charlotte, North Carolina, that works in the education sector. Favorite Tool(s):iPhone Did You know?No matter your industry, sales, and customer service are two very important skillsets. Links:APPA - The Association of Higher Education Facilities OfficersCOAA - Construction Owners Association of AmericaEpisode Page w/TranscriptFor a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
In This Episode: In this episode, I interviewed Clinton "Brooks" Herman, a construction project manager and certified PMP from Texas that works in the education sector.Favorite Tool(s):iPhoneDell LaptopDid You know?What is a Cyclotron?  - Link  Links: iAuditor - Inspection app used to empower your workers in the field COAA - Construction Owners Association of America Episode Page w/Transcript For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast EpisodesFor a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Postspm-mastery.com 
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