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22 Aug 2019

What professionals do after getting PMP® certificate ?

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PMP exam preparation and certification gives you opportunity to learn best practices, trending methodologies (agile, PMIS,…) , project management skills, people management, key stakeholders communication techniques (CEO, GM, Customer…) , and more. After passing the exam and getting PMP credential , I strongly recommend you to do the followings:

I would recommend that the next step would depend upon your actions and initiatives . Please take following actions and initiatives by yourself for brighter career. Be proactive. Dont site & wait. Don’t wait companies to offer you best salaries just because you are PMP.

1.) Apply PMP skills on your job – Show yourself and share your wisdom!

  • Since you have earned your PMP certification, it is advisable to start applying what you learn.
  • Improve yourself by applying the principles learned and start noting them down for future reference.
  • After PMP, it is the experience matter which you are having like the Industry, domain etc.
  • Also the experience in the same field as a project manager will be helpful.

2.) Take following Certifications (Those are global trending certificates.)

Corporate are changing. It is inevitable. If they dont change, they will not live long. It is same for you as well. You must develop your skills in more area not only 1 area. You can try following trending skills and certifications:

  • PMI-ACP® – Agile 
  • PMI-PBA® – Business Analysis

3.) Market yourself successfully

We all know that PMP® become mandatory item on the resume of anyone pursuing a career as a project manager. I know that many will say that what matters is the experience, but still many recruiters wants only PMP® certified managers. So update your profile with PMP® certification details and improve your profile ranking.

Be social savvy. Spend focused time on social media tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and electronic groups in your industry. 

Share some of your expertise for free, and you can begin building a base of fans who trust you and look to you for expert advice.

4.) ALWAYS Be Honest, Fair and respectful in your business as you learned in PMI Professional Responsibilities. Avoid CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Thank you
Global PMP® Coach in 30+ countries for 15 years.

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