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Hi,

Just curious to know how interviews are conducted for Project Manager role. I know they do not have written test but do they still have rounds of test like one for recruiting developers?

Any inputs will help as I am planning for this role and have no idea on the interview pattern.

Thnx.
 
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When I used to interview for such roles, they generally didn't have any tests, although often there would be a technical component to the interview. I've found that the interview process varies more by company than by role.

(I'm assuming you're in the US, since you didn't give any location.)

--Mark
 
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Thanks Mark,

Yes I am presently in US in a lead role. Preparing for PMP and then will look for the PM role.

Thnx,
Afroz
 
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Based on what your wrote in your other post about your brackground (2 years of experience) I think you're going to face an uphill battle tring to become a PM. I can very well be wrong, and I know people who have done it, but just recognize that it's the exception not the rule.

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In all companies I worked in project managers were rarely if ever recruited from the outside.
Rather it's a role people get promoted to from other positions like business analyst or technical lead.
Those positions too are often filled internally rather than by external recruitment, people work their way up to them from say consultant, trainer, or programmer/technical analyst roles (which are usually filled by external recruitment at least in part).
 
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I agree most of the companies make PM's internally, they have many advantages on that as the person is very much aware of the company processes.

Mark,
I never mentioned 2 years of experience, I think you might have seen the post from Afroz Pathan. He has my first name but not last

Thanks guys,

Afroz
 
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My appologies. Clearly I need to be getting more sleep.

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