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I saw an opportunity for an international consulting job as a project manager for customer software for an online banking application. Would I have a chance to get this e-commerce project management job?

Dear Adviser,

I have 25 years of IT management and application development experience in the insurance industry, managing successful projects to develop and implement client/server applications.

My skills include Oracle, DB2, Visual Basic and C++.

I’ve also directed development of business applications to support re-engineered business processes, utilising joint application development methodologies and process and data modelling techniques.

I saw an opportunity for an international consulting job as a project manager for customer software for an online banking application. Would I have a chance to get this e-commerce project management job?

Realistic

Dear Realistic,

You don’t supply enough information about yourself or the position. From the summary of your work experience it appears that you have the basic skills to fulfil the role, but would you be the best person?

Does the project management require juggling the demands of the users, the implementation team, the developers, the client’s management team and the client’s technical personnel? Is the project manager expected to QA the technical aspects of the project? How much of the work is pure project management? What size are the team(s)?

The employer probably prefers a candidate who knows the online banking industry inside out, who is technically excellent in the environment, has exceptional project management skills and is used to managing clients’ expectations to the extent that all projects over deliver. Talk to the recruiter, he or she should quickly tell you if you have the right background.

Readers with career questions can have them answered in this column by IT recruitment specialists. This month Auckland-based Itec Recruitment answers your queries. Send questions via Computerworld journalist, Darren Greenwood, with "Dear Adviser" in the subject line.

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