Now You Have Passed – Life After Your Project Management Courses
There could be a number of reasons why you decided to undertake a project management course with Training Bytesize. You may have kept the idea of project management courses in your peripheral vision for a while, or you have been encouraged in that direction by a line manager, or have decided that studying is essential for your development. Whatever your motive is, it is important to understand all of the tangible benefits of a project management accreditation, how it can serve as a long-term differentiator, and how completing one will continue to benefit you and your career for decades to come.
A big question that our potential candidates ask us prior to undertaking one of our courses is “Will this benefit me in my industry?”.
Are Project Management Courses Right For My Industry?
Even regardless of which project framework you intend to study, project management courses are a recognised accomplishment across a variety of deployable industries. Some of these industries include – but are not limited to – construction, IT, financial services and events. Completing a project management course opens up many doors for a successful candidate, even if they don’t see the benefits immediately. For instance, you may be very happy in your current role within your company and your industry, but, as the Australian Financial Review reported earlier this year, there is a good chance that could change. 67% of 18-24 year olds, 68% of 25-34 year olds and 63% of 35-44 year olds say they have considered a change to their career path in order to get a particular job and progress further in a chosen field.
Simply put, a project management accreditation not only improves your marketability for your short term goals at the workplace, it also future proofs your career in the event that you need experience in a different industry, whether that be through accident or design. Especially if you do not have an official academic certificate in your proposed new field, a project management qualification can give you that much needed edge over other candidates with an in-demand skill in a competitive field.
How is a Project Management Certification Perceived?
As the old saying goes, “There is no substitute for experience”. Experience is certainly a key factor in what makes someone a successful project manager. When a prospective employer reviews your resume for the first time, and sees a project management certificate listed, they will know straight away that you are a well-rounded professional that goes above and beyond to broaden your skill set. By nature, undertaking an extracurricular activity that furthers career development like a PM certificate, is one that proves a lot about your character, your drive and your determination to succeed, which will hold you in very good stead during an interview process.
There are a myriad of skills that will have been practised and refined everyday during your job, prior to your certificate. However, when the time comes to reflect on your performance during an appraisal, or, when you are preparing for an interview, it can be difficult to not only recall what you have achieved, but to also show it in tangible terms. Formalising these ancillary skills into a recognised framework allows you to quantify your knowledge into an easy to translate skillset, applicable across different companies and industries.
Not only can you formulate your existing skills, but you can develop new ones as well. By nature, a PM certificate opens up new avenues to improve upon both hard and soft skills, such as; communication, leadership, teamwork, crisis response and time management, to name just a few. In your future project management career, you will more than likely work with a different team every project, which in turn exercises your communication and leadership skills each time.
At Training Bytesize, our industry pass mark for the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course is 55% while our pass rates regularly exceed 98%. So while attaining this grade has significant benefits, it is also something that is easily within reach for most professionals when supported by a trusted training provider.
Are you looking to further your skills and future proof your career? If so, you can get in touch with our team today for recommendations on either +61 (02)8072 0653 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All our project management courses offer accredited training delivered by some of the brightest minds on the topic.