Being a new project manager makes in almost impossible to find employment. This is why the majority of people who become project managers do so by leveraging their current job and forming it into a PM role. As this article by Samad Aidane explains, it’s easier than it might first seem to be:
Every job can be turned into a project management job. In fact, if you look closely at your current position, you will notice that you work on a series of projects or on a long term project. In most jobs, you are responsible for managing yourself. If you try, you can consciously delineate between the PM activities of your job from the Individual Contributor activities in your current position. I propose that you “formalize” your PM activities. How? by following a PM methodology even if nobody asks you to. It is not for them. It is for you.