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I believe your challenge is going to be demonstrating to hiring managers that your certification is applicable to across industries and that its value comes from the grounding in management best practices and processes. It is great to read that you have reworked your CV and that you are prepared to start at a lower level to enter a new field. That demonstrates the proper attitude, At the risk of sounding redundant, I recommend that you draft a new CV for each position you apply to, taking pains to illustrate how you qualify for that jobs specific requirements. Show how you can apply what you learned when preparing for the CAPM to the job. Good luck.
Thank you for your precious feedbacks.
For sure i will keep on this way, tenaciously showing the value of the transferable skills and i' am aware that probably i need to go more into details.
Flavio: a certification say nothing about you, no matter I have three certifications from the PMI, one from the IIBA and one from Agile Consortium. What matters is the practical experience. So, go for practical experience (per you stated I think you have it) and forget about new certifications EXCEPT you detect that one certification is required in the market.
Certifications do not get you a job but might help put your resume ahead of the crowd and let you stand out, your experience is what matters most.
I have 32 Certifications and yet, I agree with Sergio, experience is what matters most.
Not at all. You have not wasted time at all by studying for the certifications. Everything you learn counts. And experience of course will enhance the skills. If you are preparing for an interview and looking for a resource, I would like to mention I just updated with PMBOK 6 references and Agile questions in my interview questions book available on Amazon.
I agree with Rami that certifications make you stand out in a pile of résumé. You will still need to have experience.
For a junior project manager, any project management experience will work. Practice on personal or family events (weddings, anniversaries, ...) or, better yet, with charitable organizations. Make sure you list it in your résumé.
Hello Flavio: I know someone who asked to be hired as an apprentice first for a 90-day trial. This allowed them to get their foot in the door. Not only did they gain some experience, but they were hired on permanently after the 90-days. This may not work for everyone - and you have to interview to make this work, but maybe this approach could be an option!
The point that i'am trying to raise up is that all companies look for people that have experience in that particular field, and i can understand for some part, but from the other hand what about people that have the skills but not that particular experience? Or doesn't have experience yet?
The reality is, atleast in UK, that companies doesn't believe on transferable skills and/or are not open to let you do experience at all.
I will try also this for sure :-)
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