The Current State of the Project Management Job Market

A look at the current climate and getting a job as a project manager today


COVID-19 has been a major disruptor to every part of our lives and the job market is no exception. In this Forum, we have expert guest speakers who will take you through the challenges facing project managers today, share their advice for getting a job as a project manager in the current climate, and how you can build a winning LinkedIn profile. This is a not to be missed Forum for any project manager currently in the recruitment process or other professionals looking for insights into what the current state of the job market is.


  • The Project Management Skills Gap. Nik Ruparel, ProNEXUS 

  • How to get a job as a Project Manager in the Covid-19 era. Chris Stannage, Hays

  • Career assessment and job search planning. Tina Lienert, Right Management

  • How to create a winning LinkedIn profile. Karen Tisdell, LinkedIn Coach

For more details on the content of these presentations please click here.


  • The impact of COVID-19 and our road to recovery

  • The challenges faced by the project management profession

  • The current state of the recruitment world

  • Tactics for searching for a project manager role in today’s climate

  • How to stand out in the job market


  • Project Managers through to Project Directors active in work

  • Project Managers who have been made redundant, stood down or actively seeking work

  • Contractors

  • Project Management support staff i.e. Analysts, Officers, Coordinators

  • Graduates


  1. Register for the event and receive the link to access the whole event at least one week prior to the 15 July

  2. Watch the pre-recorded presentaions on demand prior to the live Q&A (4 CPD points)

  3. Join the live Q&A Session on 15 July (4 CPD points)

Members $60 | Non Members $95
​Total CPD: 8 points

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Karen Tisdell Ranked one of the top independent LinkedIn trainers across Asia Pacific (SMMI 2019 and 2018) Karen Tisdell launched her LinkedIn Profile Writing business in the last recession, foreseeing a decade ago that how we are perceived online is crucial in attracting employment, and as an ongoing touchpoint for stakeholders and people who can help us professionally in our career.
While writing profiles is Karen’s key offering, she facilitates workshops for companies and membership bodies, and a recording of her previous webinar currently sits on the AIPM website.
Nik Ruparel Nik has over 18 years of proven experience in Executive Search and Selection, partnering with Boards, CEOs and Executives. He has delivered recruitment, which has included permanent and temporary positions, and managed single assignments and project based recruitment that has involved the development and delivery of large scale international sourcing campaigns.
Chris Stannage Chris is a Team Manager at Hays and specialises in IT Projects and Business Change recruitment. Chris has experience running successful strategic sourcing campaigns for executive-level project positions as well as objective focussed assignments for his clients. Chris takes pride in his human-centred approach to recruitment and his ability to recognise candidates who have the ability to achieve beyond what is written on their CV.
Tina Lienert Tina Lienert is a Career Strategist with an operational background and a passion for enabling people to succeed. She has held ‎L&D leadership and consultant positions within financial services and the Info Tech and Accounting vocation education areas.
She has coached clients from Telecommunications, Financial Services, Logistics and Non-Profit across several functional areas such as leadership, technology, project management, finance and HR.

Based in Melbourne after having lived in Athens, Mumbai, Dubai, Houston and Sydney. Apart from English, languages spoken; Greek, Hindi and basic French.

Karen Tisdell

Nik Ruparel

Chris Stannage

Tina Lienert

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