Recently, as I'm looking for other (more) interesting jobs, I noticed that many of them require at least a bit of experience in project management and sometimes even in leadership. My question is problem the same in "How do I get a job without having experience as you need experience to get a job?".
I have to admit, one of the positions I applied for last year when I left university, I got offered a position that was mainly project management and leadership. At that time, I wasn't aware of how rare such an opportunity(?) is, so I chose a position that draw my attention in a technical way. Yeah, as you can suggest, I feel unchallenged meanwhile. Ah, and I didn't want the position because I thought someone shouldn't do something like that without any "real" experience in the industry.
However, my problem is: How can I build up some skills so I can at least say "Yep, I'm not really experienced in it but at least I know how it should or could work respectively I know the tools, the thinking and so on.."?
Finally, I also own a small business with 2-3 people working in it and, yep, we have a lot to do. It's like I spend about 75 % of my free-time there. On the other hand, as we are so small, it often feels like there is just no time to spend on project planing oder management or whatever. We have To-Do lists, that's it. So I thought I could kill two birds with a stone by getting into this topic systematically and applying stuff in my own business. Question is: What do I need? Is there any software which is useful, e.g., in the company where I am working, we use a lot Atlassian. Does that make sense? I only know Confluence and I guess Jira is used for project management. Is it worth to be used in a small business? Can you also give me some other advices? What do I need when looking for according positions? What do the recruiters wanna' hear respectively what should I know and what should I be capable of when I start in such a position?