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I am recently fully PRINCE2 Qualified but have very little PM experience save for a new company start up and relocation 6 years ago, is there any chance of me getting a PM job and new career (my background has been FS)

asked 11 years ago by anonymous

1 Answer

I assume FS means Financial Services.

PRINCE2 is a great asset if you're working in Europe, and although you don't have a lot of experience in project management, I think you will definitely find a project management job.

I suspect you will start somewhere at the beginning of the ladder.

Here's how you should do it:

- If you're currently working, try to get your manager to assign you some scheduling tasks to prove yourself, and then slowly start expanding your responsibilities until you assume the full responsibilities of the project manager. This process can take maybe a year. If you really like where you're staying, ask them to formally appoint you as a project manager (with all the perks), if they refuse then you will easily find a project manager position elsewhere. Project management jobs for qualified and experienced candidates are abundant.

- If you're not working, then I suggest you try finding work in anything that is relevant to your previous experience first, and then afterwards (after you get the job), start doing the same process explained above.

- Another way to get into project management, would be to customize your CV to highlight your project management experience, and then apply for real project manager positions. I'm not telling you to lie, but if you do that, and work on your project management skills (read a lot, interact with communities, etc...),  then this plan will most probably work. Consider this plan as your first project management plan :).

Final word, try to network with people that are involved in project management. Nice people help each other.

Good luck, and if I didn't answer yet, yes, you will surely find a PM job, provided you look!
answered 11 years ago by TheManager (6,220 points)

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