The field of project management can also be very lucrative. You can exercise a great deal of independence and control over your projects in this field. A good project manager is frequently able to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Getting certified is one of the best ways to advance your career in project management. Each certification program that is offered can help you advance your abilities and knowledge. There are many different certification programs to choose from. Additionally, a lot of employers favor hiring certified candidates.
Depending on the certification program you select, the certification procedure may change. The majority of certification programs, though, demand that you pass a test. You might also need to finish a predetermined number of hours of training or education.
Keep up with the latest developments in project management
It’s crucial to keep up with the most recent project management trends if you want to be a successful project manager. You can keep up with the most recent project management trends in a number of ways. Taking courses, going to conferences, and reading industry publications are all excellent ways to stay up to date.
Create a strong network
It’s crucial for project managers to build robust networks. Other project managers, suppliers, clients, and others may be a part of your network. You can exchange knowledge and resources with the aid of a strong network. A strong network can also offer you support and guidance when you need it.
Be specific with your career goals
To get where you want to be in five years, actively pursue your career goals and let your boss, mentor, peers, and coworkers know, advises Kari Fernandez, PMP, CSM, senior technical manager, Experis Global Content Solutions, a division of the Manpower Group.
Be very clear about your objectives, and collaborate with your manager to figure out how to achieve them, advises Fernandez. You can do this by having biweekly one-on-one meetings and performance reviews to make sure you are chosen for the right career advancement opportunities.
Keep in mind that experience counts
According to Chris Mitchell, principal & manager, Technology Contract Staffing, WinterWyman, a recruitment agency, “Hands-on project experience is more important than certifications.”
The majority of [companies] look for real-world experience tailored toward the specific pipeline of work they have, according to Mitchell. “Yes, certifications like PMP, Six Sigma, Agile Scrum, etc., are nice to have,” he adds. Therefore, your chances of advancement are better the more experience you have in the field you want to work in.
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