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Project Management Happy Hour

PM Happy Hour is the place for frank and honest discussion about real world issues in project management. We do it in a way that’s not too dry, though it may get a bit salty from time to time.

Each episode, your hosts Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson we will cover a problem faced in project management today, and share practical advice, real-life examples and the occasional project horror story.

Not only that, but every podcast is also an online class! Our host is a PMI Registered Education Provider, who has structured each podcast as an easy-to-listen-to lesson. To get credit, go to our web site at, purchase your class, take the test (based on the content from our podcast) and you get your PDU certificate instantly!

May 17, 2021

Whether you are hiring project managers or hope to get hired, do you know what hiring managers should be looking for? What’s going on in a hiring managers mind when they look at your resume and when they interview you? 

In this episode we are joined by Matt Henderson - a long time PMO manager who has hired hundreds of project managers. In fact, at one point he managed both Kate and Kim. How on earth did he manage two such unruly PMs?! We’ll maybe cover that in another episode. In this episode, Matt shares tips on interviewing and selecting PM’s for hire. This will be useful to you whether you are a hiring manager yourself, or being interviewed yourself. 

Our amazing guest, Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson is a Senior Executive with over 25 year of experience in Project Management.  He has worked globally within Startup and Fortune-500 Services organizations, helping clients achieve business-critical outcomes from their Projects.  In these roles, Matt has built and managed several PMO’s and has hired 100’s of PM’s.



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