Once you have been working in the IT industry for a few years it makes sense to move on and take on a management role. Doing so will allow you to capitalise on what you have learnt. Most management roles pay much better and offer far better job security. The majority of large firms like to employ a core IT team. As a result, the vast majority of IT management jobs offer permanent rather than short-term contracts.
In addition, these roles are often extremely interesting. They give you a chance to expand your knowledge and to learn about other aspects of business. In time, this will make you much more attractive to other employers. Naturally, this will make it far easier you to find future employment.
While some firms still advertise for IT project managers in the trade press the vast majority now prefer to advertise such roles on the web. Most of the larger firms turn to specialist IT recruitment agencies when they need personnel. Therefore, the IT job boards are where you should turn first when looking for work.
A simple search for IT project management jobs will bring up several such job boards. Those that rank highest in the search engines are typically the ones with the most vacancies. Therefore, they should be your first port of call.
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If you see roles that interest you apply for them straight away. However, if there is nothing obvious on your first visit do not be discouraged. New jobs are added on an almost hourly basis. Therefore, in time, a vacancy that is suitable for you will be added. The best IT job boards allow you to sign up for e-mail notifications. When a job becomes available, they will send you an e-mail, so that you will not miss an opportunity. Of course, if you want to you can continue to visit the job board on a daily basis, but if you sign up for e-mail notifications this should not be necessary. Early applicants have a significant advantage. Therefore, it makes sense to have your CV ready so that you can apply the moment you are notified of a suitable vacancy.
You will always find a good range of project management jobs at CWJobs. Every year, the U.K.’s biggest firms advertise their IT jobs with us.