How to Hire the Right Project Manager for Your Business
Updated: Jun 7, 2021
Hiring a project manager will easily be one of the best decisions you make for your business. If you struggle with meeting deadlines and staying on track, or your team seems overworked or stressed out, or even if you’re just looking for a way to boost morale, a project manager will help. Here’s how you can ensure that you are hiring the right project manager for your business (hint: it’s probably us!).
Have clear goals
A project manager is going to help you nail these down completely, but coming into a working relationship with a clear intention and destination in mind can make all the difference. Having some ideas about where you want to go, or what you’re trying to accomplish, will guarantee you hire the right project manager for your project.
Decide on your work style
If you’re trying to work on a tight deadline, or you need someone to keep your team on track, you’ll want to hire a project manager with a more Type-A personality (although let’s be real, all project managers are pretty Type-A!). But if you want someone that’s there to make life easier, boost morale, or improve communication among your team, then finding someone with a more laid-back and holistic approach to projects is going to work better for you. Don’t be afraid to shop around!
Know your budget
Knowing how long you want the contract to last and how embedded you want the project manager to be in your workplace is critical to finding the right person for you. Establish your budget upfront, and make sure you discuss it with your potential project manager to ensure you’re on the same page.
Sometimes, hiring can feel like a chore. But a project manager is going to come along and make your life so incredibly easy. You’ll feel more at ease, and you’ll be able to enjoy your work. So get excited! This is going to be a good time. Enjoying and having fun during the process of the project is critical and you want to keep that positive energy at kickoff to close.
Hiring a project manager probably seems intimidating, but we’re here to make things easier for you. If you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking for, hit us up and we’ll help you figure it out.
At Our Project Experience, we have a dedicated team to help get your project off the ground and reach your goals. Each client is paired with the perfect project manager, based on project requirements and how well we think you’ll work together. We’ll make sure your experience is a smooth and happy one, and you’ll have our full team at your fingertips. Learn more here.