Looking for a better job? Get certified.

Monday, November 11th, 2013 By Jack Nevison

In all of our posts, we tell you why project managers who are PMP-certified are better qualified to tackle the diverse challenges that businesses face each day. But we should also emphasize one important fact to convince those of you who may still be on the fence: getting your PMP certification is an excellent career move.

A recent post on the Project Accelerator blog points out that certification is a ticket to better paying, more rewarding jobs.

First, the PMP designation tells potential employers that a job candidate successfully passed a rigorous exam. Since PMP recertification is required every three years after achieving initial accreditation, it also shows that the candidate will be keeping up with the latest in project management best practices.

This isn't just a benefit during a job interview. Certified project managers are better equipped to find multiple job opportunities that pay more than those that are open to all candidates, regardless of certification. 

"Because PMP training teaches professionals to successfully direct project teams and deliver industry-standard project results within the budgetary, resource, and scheduling constraints, many corporations pay more for individuals who can effectively demonstrate competency in these areas," the post read.

In fact, the post estimates that certified managers can expect to earn "upwards of $103,000." Not a bad deal, especially in this economy.

New Leaf Project Management offers many ways to attain and maintain your PMP certification. Our 2-day program, "PMP Exam Prep," prepares you to pass the PMP Exam on the first try. Once certified, you can read our free white papers and take QPM quizzes to earn PDUs for PMP recertification. These affordable online resources let you brush up on your skills, whether you're a PMP or not.

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