From certificate to career success

From certificate to career success

Job Opportunities after Completing the Program:

  • High Demand for Project Managers:
    • By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million people in project management roles (Project Management Institute, 2017).
    • Industries with high growth: manufacturing, construction, information services, publishing, management, professional services, finance, insurance, utilities, oil, and gas.
  • Industry-Specific Roles:
    • Roles often have industry-specific titles, e.g., "construction project manager" or "IT project manager."
    • Skills learned in one industry can be applied to others.
  • Importance of Project Management:
    • New technology and changing processes create a need for project managers.
    • Reflect on personal skills like organizing events or managing budgets that are transferable to project management.

Exploring Job Roles:

  • Variety of Titles:
    • Titles may vary, e.g., "operations manager," "program manager," "operations assistant," "project assistant," "project coordinator," "program assistant."
    • Responsibilities may differ based on the company size and type.
  • Job Search Tips:
    • Keep track of preferred lessons and activities to help narrow job choices.
    • Be open to different roles and industries as they evolve.

Career Path Options:

  • Internships:
    • Short-term hands-on experience, networking opportunities.
    • Not always project manager roles, but can lead to related full-time positions.
  • Contract Work:
    • Project-based roles offer flexibility and portfolio building.
    • Opportunity to explore different companies and project types.
    • Temporary positions can lead to full-time roles.

Next Steps:

  • Consider the type of job you’re interested in post-program.
  • Each topic learned brings you closer to your first project management role.
  • Next video will cover identifying and searching for suitable job titles.