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?

  • I would want to hear your honest answer, not what you think I would want to hear. – David Espina Aug 10 '13 at 14:55
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    As written, this is a discussion question that is off-topic everywhere on Stack Exchange. Your reasons are your own; you should probably give those reasons some thought. – Todd A. Jacobs Aug 10 '13 at 18:43
  • I just want to share the views and opinions about this topic. I do not expect to get solution here. Just want to compere what leads me with others and make a discussion. So for what is Stack Exchange if not for such purposes? It should be open for various discussions. – truthseeker Aug 10 '13 at 20:10
  • Sorry, but this is not a discussion site, nor is it the place to solicit opinions or ask "questions" that don't have even the expectation of a solution. See pm.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask for details, or bring your concerns up on meta. – Todd A. Jacobs Aug 10 '13 at 21:52
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    I'm sorry, but this isn't the kind of question that fits our Q&A model. Discussion and polling really isn't what Stack Exchange is about. With these "getting to know you" type questions, literally every single possible answer is a correct answer, and this makes it hard to vote them to the top and also discourages answers with facts, references, or specific expertise. Instead, edit your post to focus on the actual problem you're trying to solve. What is it that you're hoping to learn. Good luck! :) – jmort253 Aug 10 '13 at 21:52

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.

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