- Good soft skills
- Clear understanding of project management
- Quick thinking
- Willingness to Learn
- Enthusiasm about the work
I know a project manager at our IT company who had no technical knowledge when he started. He started attending meetups for IT professionals when he was looking for a job. It’s simple but genius. It takes only a few minutes to search for IT meetups in your area, then check the schedule and make plans to attend. These meetups have many benefits. These meetups are a great way to learn new things and meet people with the same passion. The project manager was able to meet with IT specialists in an informal setting. They suggested that he take online courses to get more familiar with the field. He felt like he was becoming part of the community after attending many meetups and taking an IT course. One of these meetups stumbled upon a job opening in our company as a project manager. The first two months were free of pay. He accepted it and within two months, thanks his enthusiasm and diligence, he was able to get a full-time job to manage small IT projects. It might be difficult to find the right opportunity, but it is worth the effort. It will take time. Opportunities that offer experience, but not a high salary, should not be overlooked. It’s not about money. It’s about connections, future opportunities, and valuable experience. It’s amazing what it can do for you. Keep learning and good fortune! Author Bio: My name Yury Shkoda. I am a New York-based software developer teacher and a certified PMP. I have been a web developer and project manager for a long time. The most recent personal project I’ve been working on is creating a resource for the preparation to the PMP exam https://www.erudicat.com/. Perpetual learning is key to success, according to me. I enjoy flying drones and traveling in my spare time.