How to Get a Project Manager Job
If you're wondering how to get a project manager job with little to no experience, you should first look into entry-level positions that allow you to gain the skills needed to be a project manager. Start applying for jobs with titles like controller, planner, analyst, or coordinator. Look for PM roles in areas you enjoy, whether that’s managing events, building projects, creative campaigns, or anything in between.
If you're not a recent college graduate, an entry-level position might be a little less appealing to you. Here’s how to pivot your career toward project management:
- Start looking at your current position in a new light. Every job requires management of something: time, budget, people, etc.
- Recognize the skills you've already mastered in your current job and highlight them for a potential employer in your resume. Don't forget to mention how your efforts helped achieve specific goals.
- Look into certifications and online training courses to give you the knowledge you need to prepare for project management certification, land a project management job, and feel confident in your new role. Seek out a course from a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and learn online at your own pace. Read 5 Online Project Management Courses for Beginners for a list of options.
Project management is a very competitive field. Remember, many individuals with experience are wondering how to get a job in project management as well.
- Project Management Guide (eBook)
- Everyone’s a Project Manager, But Not Everyone Can Manage Projects (Infographic)
- 5 Valuable Project Management Skills You Forgot About