I would like to ask you Directors, PMs, and HRs for something. Lately I have been on several job interviews. The question what very often I have heard was: "Why would you like to be a Project Manager?". What would be your answer? Why you are a Project Manager? What answer you give? What answer would you like to hear?
If you have been asked this, you should think about your reasons before you go for another interview. If you want to be a PM, you must know why. I can't provide you with an answer that would be honest for you, but I can tell you that I am a PM because I like to make change happen, I believe that I am good at working with and directing people to achieve this, and I enjoy the challenges that the work brings me. Your answers may be very different, so you need to work this out for yourself.
My answer is simple, I like to work people, look how they grow with the appropriate suggestions and by showing them possibilities they can choose from. I like the meetings, being in the heart of hurricane where you have to save the situation. I do not expect that you tell me what I have to answer. I just want to know what drives your decisions about being PM.