Project Management Institute

How Not To Start A Project Management Career

Getting Off on the Right Foot Means Knowing Common Stumbles To Avoid, and How To Recover from Mistakes

Nobody's perfect. Even the most seasoned and self-assured project manager was once a mistake-prone rookie. That's a reality today's new project professionals must embrace—whether they are new to the workforce or changing careers. With Gen Z expected to account for nearly one-quarter of the labor market by 2020, less-experienced project professionals are being hired by talent-strapped organizations. Although there' s pressure for newbies to ramp up their skills and experience quickly, they also must appreciate that learning from early gaffes can provide valuable career lessons learned.
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