Know the industry: Before deciding on the career move as a ‘Project Manager’, one should always know about the industry he is currently working in or looking to work for. Project Management process at a specialized high tech industry differs from the project management process of a government sector and the hiring manager expects one to have an intermediate to advance level knowledge of the industry process and methodologies.
Network with peers: In today’s competitive world, networking is one of the most crucial activity to make a major career move. For making a career move as a ‘Project Manager’, one should always make a point to be networked with other project managers of the industry and listen to their views. During the course of the time, one should be ready to have the opinions about the topic.
Get Certified: Having a certification or recognized accreditation along with the name or on CV will help in improving your chance of making the career move by five times. Some major organizations, specifically called for professionals with relevant certifications like Prince 2 or PMP certificate while some doesn’t specify the certifications as mandatory but give more preference to people with certifications.
Work on soft skills: Project Managers should be assertive leaders and should have strong communications and problem solving skills. Project Managers should also have strong people management and client facing skills and these skills can be achieve by constantly working on personality through soft skills training.