Will getting a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, APMP or PMP help me get a job?

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Paul Naybourhttp://www.parallelprojecttraining.com
Paul is a project management consultant and account manager with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, and bespoke project management training development and delivery. Paul is the Business Development Director of the company Parallel Project Training

Current State of the Jobs Market for Project Managers?

As I write this, the feeling is that the jobs market for project managers is beginning to pick up. At Project Challenge this week many recruitment consultants, journalists, and specialists on the PMI an APM stand said that the number of advertised jobs for project managers is beginning to pick up. So if you are looking for a new job will a project management qualification help you get the job?

Will a project management qualification get me that job?

Increasingly employers have the pick of candidates to interview for job vacancies. Regrettably this means that they look for more specific set of requirements from candidates to pre-screen CVs before an interview. This means that minimum requirements for a professional qualification are becoming increasingly more common. However it remains true that a qualification is only going to get you considered for an interview the most important factor is going to be you demonstration of competence within your CV. Can you show how you effectively used project management to deliver successful projects in a professional way? How did you plan your stakeholder management? Can you give examples of risk that were avoided by effective management? Employers are looking for those who demonstrate a consistent approach to the delivery of projects.

Which project management courses should I take?

Given that project management qualification can help you get on the short list for the interview. Which one should you take? Well if you just need something to boost your qualification then anything will do, well almost. It is best to target the qualification that most suits to industry you are targeting. PRINCE2 is very strong in the UK public sector and its supply base, especially in the IT sector. The PMI PMP is most widely recognised in global organisations, especially those with their roots in the USA. The APM is strongest in the infrastructure, defence and IT sectors.

Blended approaches to training?

The traditional approach to project management qualification has been a full 5-day course with the exam at the end of the week. These types of course are too expensive for many seeking a new job. However a number of providers now offer blended solutions with increasing levels of self study and support. The options can be highly cost effective using podcast, printed study material, e-learning and fast track workshops. Using these materials job seekers can now search for jobs on a much more cost effective way.

Parallel Project Training offers APMP training by distance learning and podcast from £47.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. 1. what are minimum qualifaction required to do PRINCE2 ?

    2. What is the duration of course of PRINCE2 online.?

    3. What are job opportunities in UK/ Canada after completing PRINCE2 ?

    4. what remuneration we can expect after doing PRINCE2 ?

    Thanks and Regaeds

  2. 1. what are minimum qualifaction required to do PRINCE2 ? None

    2. What is the duration of course of PRINCE2 online.? 2-3 months

    3. What are job opportunities in UK/ Canada after completing PRINCE2 ? It is more about your PM experience than the qualification.

    4. what remuneration we can expect after doing PRINCE2 ? This depends on your experience, other qualification and were you work.

    PRINCE2 is just a basic overview of a PM method, it is not like a professional certification such as Chartered Engineer or Accountant.

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