Shifting gears

Sometimes switching sectors is the means to remain viable in a crowded job market. However, when switching sectors, project managers must understand that there are often big differences in everything from terminology to processes. In this article, a president of a project management consultancy gives advice on changing sectors. In addition, a senior partner and program manager for a consulting business in China discusses how project managers who are considering the switch should sell themselves to potential employers. It also provides steps for breaking into a new industry without any relevant experience. A sidebar on focusing on the governmental sector is included with this article.
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