Happy new year!
I hope you enjoyed your holiday break and are ready to take 2014 by the horns and make it the best year yet.
I really mean it! I am PUMPED about what this year has in store for all of us who will be practicing intentional, planned, and value-adding relevance. Remember, life is a project and you are the manager!
Part of being relevant is being employed. My guest today has written a fantastic book on how you need to manage your job search like a project. This book is mandatory reading for all project managers looking to find a new job. If you find yourself in that position, you should start 2014 by reading her book.
Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development. She helps them recognize potential risks, seize opportunities, and remove impediments.
Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the current agileconnection.com technical editor. Johanna is the author of these books:
- Manage Your Job Search
- Hiring Geeks That Fit
- Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
- Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
- Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
- Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People
She is writing a book about agile and lean program management. She writes columns for Stickyminds.com and projectmanagment.com, and writes two blogs on her web site, jrothman.com, as well as a blog on createadaptablelife.com.
To listen to this episode and learn all about managing your job search, click the “play” button on top of this post.