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Mid life career change to project management?

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I am interested in learning more about the Project Management area. I have been in the financial industry for over 25 years and have three grown sons so I know projects!! (that should have resulted in a smile on the other end of this screen) but seriously, I want to know more about what the certification does for one's career in any area, not just IT.
asked 11 years ago by anonymous

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A certification does not make you a project manager, but your experience does. You can't become a project manager just by getting a certification (additionally, you need real and documented project management experience to be able to apply for a certification, let's say the PMP).

If you're working, I suggest you exhibit some interest in becoming a project manager in your company and start asking for simple project management tasks, or maybe start working as a project assistant.

If you're not working, then your best option is to get a job as a project assistant, and slowly moving up until you can become a project manager.

There's a huge demand for project managers at the moment, and I hope you can benefit from this...
answered 11 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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