For anyone with plans on moving up the ladder in the building development business genre, the first thing that is needed is a plan. You see no plan means no forward motion and don't forget that there are plenty of others who have their eyes on the same positions that you do. You must have the competitive edge.
Now there are those who would profess that the best way to the top, is to work your way up. That is to show up on time every day, rain or shine, work hard, and in time after enough promotions you will gradually step by step move your way up the ladder. After all, it's the way that things were done in generations past.
The problem today though, is that things have simply become far more complex. For instance, where a project manager used to use a simple note-pad to keep track of the job as it progressed, today's manager uses any number of different types of computer software. Also there are other new complexities that need to be taken into account.
For instance labour laws have become far more complex and if you're going to be project managing a job you will definitely be dealing with employees. Now do you know enough about labour law such that you don't end up getting the company you work for sued by an employee, or facing a fine from some labour law infraction?
Still yet another thing to think about is that right now companies are looking for qualified people to bring on board as project managers so there are jobs ready and open that you don't have to claw your way up any company ladder to get to. The problem you may have though is in demonstrating that you're in fact fully qualified.
You see, companies may be willing to try you out on lower level positions to see if you have what it takes, but top level management positions are an entirely different story all together. Simply put, they aren't going to turn an entire job over to you and hope that you know what you re doing, and that you have the proper training.
On the other hand one way that you can demonstrate that you have the proper training is to actually get it through an on, or offline project management training course. A course that leaves you holding in your hand a certificate of completion that you can show to prospective employers to prove” that you are qualified.