How to Hire a IT Project Manager

Does your growing business need an IT project manager? An IT project manager will initiate, plan, and execute technical projects from beginning to end and within budget.

Here are some tips to help you find great IT Project Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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IT Project Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*

94,464

job seekers clicked on IT project manager jobs

12,324

resumes from job seekers with IT project manager experience on Indeed

2,569

IT project manager jobs received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $52.84 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $16.50$88.00 hourly
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Common
$16.50
$88.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an IT Project Manager?

Hiring new staff can impact your current team and dip into your cash flow. However, an IT Project Manager is a solid investment that can help your business to:

• Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close out IT projects
• Keep IT projects within the scope, cost, and time constraints agreed upon
• Prepare work breakdown schedules for the IT team

Skills to look for in a great IT Project Manager

A great IT Project Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree in IT or business
• PMP or CAPM certification
• At least three years of experience in an IT role
• Strong management and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work both independently and across teams as needed
• Excellent verbal and written communication

Writing an IT Project Manager job description

A well written description is important if your goal is to find a highly qualified IT Project Manager candidate. A compelling IT Project Manager job description includes a complete summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for IT Project Manager jobs, such as:

• IT Project Manager
• Technical Project Manager
• IT Project Management

Interviewing IT Project Manager candidates

Strong candidates for IT Project Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Agile and Scrum methodologies
• PMBOK processes and knowledge areas
• Problems that are specific to IT projects

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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