I’ve worked in account management for my entire career, but have leaned into Project Management when I worked on lean teams.

Im discovering that I like the process and organization side of the business more and am exploring the idea of pivoting into project management.

Realistically— should I be looking to pivot into a PM title? I don’t see myself going from Senior Account Exec to Senior PM.

Are there courses or certifications I should look into before I get serious about making this jump?

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Your experience in agencies counts for a lot. You shouldn’t have to start from the bottom as you’re already in a related /connects role - proven by the fact you had to do both at times. Many small agencies have Account people perform those duties.

Can you enquire within your current agency about transitioning across to project management?

If you have look outside, aim for Senior and see how you go. You’ll prob learn any new skills you don’t already have within a few weeks of being immersed. From there it’s just a matter of getting better at it and developing extra empathy for Creatives. 🤗

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Great points! I started at a smaller agency last year and I love it but am on a small team so I’m working in both roles. There are some teams that have a PM separate from their account team but I’m not sure if I can pivot just knowing most teams don’t have a dedicated PM resource. Empathy for the creatives and my whole team is definitely something I try to keep top of mind. It’s so important in our fast paced environments. 😊

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I made a similar jump and would be happy to chat about my experience if you want to DM!

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