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How to Use AngelList to Find the Best Remote Project Manager Jobs

Published December 6, 2016 in Technical Project Management - 0 Comments

AngelList is a valuable source of remote technical project manager jobs. I wrote this post describing how finding these jobs is like finding a needle in a haystack. It's helpful to have as many sources as possible, since remote technical project manager job aren't plentiful.

I've tried adding AngelList search results to my remote technical project manager jobs list. It didn't work, since AngelList doesn't share search results in a way I could easily import to the list.

I'd recommend keeping an eye on my list and setting an email alert on AngelList. Doing this will double your chances of finding a remote technical project manager job. The steps in this post tell you how to set the AngelList email alert.

Here's how to find remote project manager jobs using AngelList.

Step 1 - Create Your AngelList Profile

Sign-up for an AngelList account and create your profile if you don't already have one. Here's my profile as an example.

Step 2 - Search Jobs

Access the AngelList job board.

Search using these these criteria -

  • Role -> Other -> Project Manager
  • Job Types -> Remote OK
  • Company -> Last Active -> 15 days​
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This is an optional step. I like to limit the list of companies to companies active within the last 15 days. This filters out the job listings are probably inactive.

  • Keyword = "project manager"

The keyword search may seem redundant, since you're searching for "Project Manager" in the Role field. I thought so too.

There are a bunch of non-project manager jobs that appear when you search on "Project Manager" as the Role. Adding the "project manager" keyword filters out most of the irrelevant results, while not losing any relevant ones.

Step 3 - Express Interest

AngelList makes it easy to apply to jobs that interest you. You do this by expressing interest in the job. Express interest in a job by hitting the "Yes, I'm Interested" blue button at the top of the job listing.

Doing this notifies the hiring company that you're interested in the position. Some jobs will ask you to include a short note explaining why you're interested.

AngelList will notify you if the hiring company thinks you're a match. The hiring company will contact you via AngelList to initiate the conversation if they think you're a match.

Step 4 - Set an Email Alert

Listings on AngelList change fast. Keep up with the changes by setting an email alert for your search. This will save you from having to login to AngelList on a regular basis to keep up with the latest listings.

Set your alert by hitting the "Save" button in the search bar.

Now you'll receive a weekly email with new remote technical project manager job listings. Use it and my free remote project manager jobs list to make finding your next remote technical project manager job easier and faster.

Does Your Project Manager Personal Brand Have to be Boring? No!

Published October 24, 2016 in Freelancing - 0 Comments

It's OK for project managers to have a personality. Here are 4 ways to breathe some life into your project manager personal brand.

1 - What do You do Better than other Project Managers?

 Figure out what your differentiator is as a project manager.

Mine is that I’m good at fixing broken projects and getting stuck projects unstuck.

What’s yours? What are you particularly good at as a project manager?

2 - Highlight Your Differentiator in Your Project Manager Personal Brand

 Highlight your differentiator in your -

-LinkedIn Profile (here's my LinkedIn profile as an example)

-VisualCV to supplement your LinkedIn profile (here's my VisualCV as an example)

-Clarity expert profile, here's mine as an example

​"I specialize in getting projects and their workflows launched, fixed and optimized, even for difficult clients. I've done this for startups, Fortune 500 companies and large federal government agencies, across a wide range of industries. Let's talk if you need help getting your project launched, unstuck or back on track. Think your project can be doing better? Let's talk about how to optimize it."

​-Expertise listing on Clarity, here's one of mine as an example

​"Is your project stuck? Is it at risk of going over budget and/or missing key deadlines? Is your client about to fire you or are your investors about to pull out since things aren't going anywhere? Let's talk to get your project unstuck, on-track and moving in the right direction."

Keep an eye on the questions people ask on Clarity. Answer the relevant ones.​

3 - Start Writing and Write A Lot

Start writing.

I blog about being a remote technical project manager in the freelance economy. Don’t worry if your writing’s not great at first.

Don’t let that stop you. It will get better. Read this quote by Ira Glass if you don’t believe me 🙂

Start writing about the project management angles that excite you. I write on my own blog and republish those posts to a collection on Medium. I republish on LinkedIn too. I publish on my blog first, LinkedIn a week later and Medium a week after that.

Write more. Write in places where people who are actually interested in PM hang out, like Quora.

Don’t write about the same old stuff, e.g. What's the best PM tool?. Or, if you do write about the same old stuff, offer a unique perspective. Do this by combining your differentiator with the same old topic.

4 - Highlight Your Personality, Don't Hide It

Let your personality shine through.

Most people think PM’s like us are dry, boring and have no sense of humor.

They think we look like this 🙂

project manager personal brand

Don’t be one of those guys.

Be one of these guys!

Be yourself, be confident in what you do, be aware of what you do better than most and don’t be afraid to tell people about it!

Oh, and have some FUN along the way!​

P.S. - Need some help bringing your project manager personal brand to life? Contact me using this form and I'll help you discover your differentiator.

Here’s How to Become a Project Manager in the NYC Tech Ecosystem

I curate a weekly list of project manager job openings at top tech and startup companies in New York. Use it to make finding your next project management job at a top New York tech or startup company easier and faster. Subscribe for free here.

I update the list each week. It includes jobs from the best New York tech and startup job sources like -

Subscribe now to receive the list each week for free.

My hope is it will make finding your next project manager job at a company you enjoy faster and easier!

Why do I do this?

I believe the future of work is about collaboration, not ruthless competition. I curate this list to help the project management community in New York thrive!

P.S. - Would you like me to add a new source or your company’s posting to the list? Please send it to me for consideration by contacting me here.

Photo credit, recent NYC Startup Map from Digital NYC

Find the Best Remote Technical Project Manager Jobs Here

Published April 16, 2016 in Technical Project Management - 0 Comments
the best technical project manager jobs

I've analyzed over 4,000 remote project manager job listings. 99% (really, I've done the math!) of them are junk for an experienced technical project manager. The good news is there are some good ones. You can find them if you know where to look for the best remote technical project manager jobs.

Finding the good ones can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. You'll find a list of sites here that post the best remote technical project manager jobs.

The Best Remote Technical Project Manager Jobs

​There are many sites out there posting remote jobs. Only sites that post the best remote technical project manager jobs make this list.

I update this list on a regular basis. Check back often if you're looking for the best remote technical project manager jobs.

Better yet, let me do the work for you!

I provide free access to my curated list of the best remote technical project manager jobs. My list does the work for you. It includes the best remote technical project manager postings from each of these sites.

1. Remote OK Jobs

From the site - "Remote OK acts like a search engine for all the remote jobs out there."

How to find the best remote technical project manager jobs on Remote OK Jobs -

​-Search for "project manager" or "project management"

The "project manager" search turns up more results than the "project management" search. It looks like most companies posting to Remote OK Jobs post the best remote technical project management jobs using "project manager" in the job title.​

the best remote technical project manager jobs

2. We Work Remotely

From the site - "We Work Remotely is the best place to find and list jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area. Find the most qualified people in the most unexpected places: Hire remote!"

How to find the best remote technical project manager jobs on We Work Remotely -

-Search for "manager", then browse the results for jobs that look like project manager jobs

We Work Remotely is a tricky one. It's one of the original remote job boards and run by 37signals. 37signals is a pioneer in remote working. That's why I've included the site in the list.

We Work Remotely hasn't posted many remote technical project manager jobs posted yet. I'm hopeful  the number will increase. I think it's worth keeping an eye on this site.​

3. Remotely Awesome Jobs

From the site - "Remotely Awesome Jobs is better than all those other sites because there are lots of job post aggregators out there, and there are even a few that focus on remote work like we do."

How to find the best remote technical project manager jobs on Remotely Awesome Jobs -

-Search for "project manager", and add the "management" filter tag

Then browse the results for jobs that look like project manager jobs. There will be some unrelated jobs that appear in the search.

This combination of searching for "project manager" and adding the "management" filter tag seems like your best bet. It strikes the best balance between not missing any project manager jobs, while limiting the number of of unrelated jobs that appear in the search results.

You can also sign up for email alerts from Remotely Awesome Jobs. The email alerts will alert you daily or weekly when a new job has been posted that matches you search criteria.

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4. Jobspresso

From the site - "Jobspresso is the easiest way to find remote careers at interesting and innovative companies."

How to find the best remote technical project manager jobs on Remotely Awesome Jobs -

​-Click "Browse Jobs", then choose the "Project Mgmt" checkbox in the list under the Search bar

Choosing the "Project Mgmt" ​checkbox seems to be the most accurate way to find the best remote technical project management jobs on Jobspresso. Entering "project manager" in the search box returned zero results when I tried it.

So not entering anything in the search box and choosing the "Project Mgmt" checkbox seems to be the best bet. Jobspresso will email job alerts and provide an RSS feed based on your criteria.

You can also upload your resume to the site, in the hope that an employer might find it and contact you.

Adding New Sources

The popularity of remote working is on the rise. I believe the number of remote technical project manager jobs is going to increase over time. The number of sites that post them will increase too as that happens.

These are the best places I've found so far to find the best remote technical project manager jobs. I'm always on the lookout for new ones. I add them to this list as I find them, so check back often.

Better yet, let me do the work for you!

Sign-up to receive free access to my curated list of the best remote technical project manager jobs. Use the form in the sidebar to get your free access.

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