Best Project Management Interview Tips

Adriana Girdler

Crush your project manager interview with this proven advice! Are you preparing for a project manager interview? Walking into an interview fully prepared is more …

Crush your project manager interview with this proven advice!

Are you preparing for a project manager interview?

Walking into an interview fully prepared is more than just knowing what’s on your resume. You need to set yourself apart in other ways, too.

Here are some key project manager interview tips that will help you do just that!

Communicate Well

Having good communication and active listening skills is important as a project manager, and your interview is an opportunity to showcase those communication skills. So, communicate like this is a project so they can see your style.

Remember to listen, summarize what was said to you, and disseminate information clearly. All those aspects of communication are really important for a project, so display those skills to them as though you are working on the project.

Remember, body language is also a huge part of this. You’ll want to make eye contact, keep good posture, and be mindful of your body language so you come across eager and confident.

Also ensure that you’re asking the right questions. Good project managers know what questions to ask to ensure crystal clear communication.

Highlight Your Experience

It’s an interview, so it’s not surprising that they’ll ask you about your experience. But what is the best way to approach this question?

It’s not just about what project management experience you’ve had, but also how it has made you a better project manager. Talk about the past projects that you worked on and make sure you’re prepared with some points on what worked well, what didn’t work well, what challenges you faced, and how you overcame them.

If you’re not an experienced project manager, or you have very little experience, don’t worry. You’ve likely either been a team member on a project, or you’ve run a project without realizing that’s really what it was. You can pull from that experience!

More Project Manager Interview Tips

I have a few more pieces of advice I want to share with you, as well as additional details on the tips above. If you’ve got a project manager interview coming up, head over to YouTube with me so that we can keep discussing how to get you that job!

And if you want to make sure you really succeed once you land your project manager role, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to make every project successful.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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