Hey GlamGeeks, I know it has been a long since we’ve connected. A lot has been going on in my life, so I had to take a step back and disconnect to figure out my next steps. I had to sit down and do some serious thinking and figure out what goals I wanted to revise, what new goals I wanted to add, and most importantly, what I wanted to do with my life career-wise.
In 2020, I was laid off after 15 years of working in Advertising Sales. Now getting laid off didn’t bother me much since I was utterly over the company I worked for and the overall industry itself. However, I had to figure out what made me stay in that position for over ten years. After reviewing my job descriptions and job duties from my previous companies, I noticed that all of them included aspects of Project Management. After realizing that I had various transferrable skills to help me get my foot in the door, I decided to find a program to help me gain the knowledge needed to land an entry-level job in the project management industry.
After researching certification courses, I landed on the Google Project Management Professional Certification Program via Coursera. This 6-course program helps you start your path to a career in project management. You will gain an immersive understanding of the practices and skills needed to succeed in an entry-level project management role. Learn how to create adequate project documentation and artifacts throughout the various phases of a project. And learn the foundations of Agile project management, focusing on implementing Scrum events, building Scrum artifacts, and understanding Scrum roles.
In addition to the knowledge you will gain in the project management industry, you will also learn tips and tricks to update your resume and stand out during an interview. My favorite moments during this program were the peer-review assignments and discussions. During each course, you would have the chance to grade your peers’ assignments (while they do the same with you) and have conversations. It helped to see everyone share their recommendations and feedback and offer motivation
One massive benefit of this program is that it qualifies you for over 100 hours of project management education. It helps prepare you for the Project Management Institute Certifications like the globally-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. If you are looking to get into Project Management and not sure where to start – I highly suggest this program.
Visit Coursera for pricing information and other certification courses you can sign up for.