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Returning to Project Management After a Break

Posted: Wed 18 Jun 2014 8:26 pm
by jimbob
Hi All,

I've been away from project management (IT deployment) for six or seven years and had a couple of completely diverse jobs since then, latterly working in Microbiology! However, I think I still have the energy and desire to get back to the daily buzz of PM although I'm wondering if I should look for junior PM or PMO jobs initially to build up my experience again. I qualified to PRINCE2 Practitioner level and am quite happy to re-sit the exam if necessary but I would be grateful for any advice or guidance from forum members on what has changed, what to expect/look out for etc.


Re: Returning to Project Management After a Break

Posted: Thu 19 Jun 2014 11:29 am
by kwalford
Hi Jim,

What type of PM industry (construction, IT, engineering etc) are you looking at getting into? Also, are you looking at project support or delivery?

Like you mention, a PMO role (supporting PMs) may be easier to get into as you don't have recent experience of delivering projects.