Get a PM Job Referral!

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A PM job referral! As a new or experienced Project Manager (PM), a job referral can get you over the top. But what is a job referral? How can you work to find a job referral? Who can get you a job referral?  Here are some insights on how to get a PM job referral and overall PM job search.

I am an experienced project manager. Do I really need a PMP?

As a new project manager looking for employment, getting your PMP credential makes a lot of sense. Many job postings ask for it, and it shows a fundamental level of understanding plus a commitment to the profession. However, what about experienced project managers? Maybe you have 10+ years of project management experience already. You earned […]

PM Illustrated – Earn 35 PDUs

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Looking for some PDUs to renew your PMP credential? Curious about the agile content added to the PMP exam since you took yours? Like to try a gamified, visual-learning experience? In partnership with Peak Business, this 35-module micro-learning suite provides comprehensive coverage of the new PMP® Exam Content Outline (ECO) and an excellent overview of […]

How to make the case for PMP® certification to your employer:

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Create a one-page business case Your employer needs to see a return on their investment. You can create a compelling case for them. The proposal should include the cost, benefits, “As you know, I have been working on improving my project management skills to serve the company better. I want to ensure all the projects […]

Spotlight on the Profession: Certifications in Project Management

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In this Spotlight on the Profession article, we will discuss certifications in project management. There are a variety of organizations that offer certifications in project management. This article focuses on certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, or PMI. In a rapidly changing, projectized world, a project management certification validates to employers that you’re ready […]

Which version of the PMBOK Guide should you study for the PMP Exam?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) lists A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as one of many reference to help you prepare for the PMP exam. Which edition of the PMBOK Guide should you use, the PMBOK 6th edition or the PMBOK 7th editon?Some of both, and here’s why. PMI’s PMP Exam […]

The PMP® Reference List – 10 Books and 5,000+ Pages

Did you know that the new PMP® exam (2021 update) includes a reference list of suggested reading, and that the combined texts contain over 5,000 pages? That begs the question — Does a successful PMP candidate really have to read all of these books? When you are pursuing a certification from the Project Management Institute, […]

PMP Exam Changes: What’s New?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) exam is changing in January 2021. We have reviewed the new PMP Exam Content Outline and summarized the key information in this article.