Hi all, I just lost my job due to layoffs. This was my first official PM role. I have a lot of related experience but it is not formal project/program experience. Are there any courses/certifications you suggest I do while I job hunt in the PM field? I am not looking at PMP/PMI certification or a master’s or anything that time intensive or expensive. I would just like to take a few courses to boost my skills while I am not working.

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LinkedIn learning has some good stuff!

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So sorry to hear this happened to you! I'd say if you're not wanting to do the cert route, Linkedin Learning is best (you can usually get it for free if you have a public library membership in the US). Not sure what type of work/industry you worked in so not sure if best for you to look at learning hard technical skills or if wanting to advance to managerial level, some of those soft skills

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Thanks! I love LinkedIn Learning as a resource. I have a subscription to it through my former employer that will probably stop working soon. I was worried about the cost of my own subscription but that is a great tip on the library. I will check that out.

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Good luck.

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Even if you haven't held a PM gig for very long it would be impressive if you were able to show your familiarity or expertise in some type of PM software: Jira, Smartsheets, Workamajig, Asana, Workfront, etc and double down on any Excel courses. Best of luck to you, I'm sure you will land on your feet in the new year!

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Thank you! The names of these programs is so helpful. I will look into all of these.

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How long were you with the agency and also what field? Healthcare & Finance are always hiring especially PM’s! Agencies take longer because they also receive more resumes & ppl with diff levels of experience. Once you pass the technical side it really will be about team chemistry or client facing depending on the role.

Thanks. I hope you are right!

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