Best Certification For Me?

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kittysoman2013
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Thu 21 May 2020 9:12 pm

Hi,

I work as an engineer in a very niche industry. I have managed small projects in my current role, and it is something I would like to pursue more. However, I'm not sure what exam I should take. It seems Prince2 is very popular in the UK, but is it really in demand and open up job opportunities?

Another option I'm looking at is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - this has the project management element, but also the continuous improvement core. Would something like that certification open up more doors for me?

I'm looking for something that is the best bang for your buck certification- something to put on the CV. The experience element I can get in my current role.

Any suggestions are most welcome.
Hello, My name is Soman, nice to meet you
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Sat 23 May 2020 10:39 am

Hello Soman,

I think people tend to worry too much about which qualification to get. I think any recognised qualification will serve you well. When interviewing for a project manager, I would look for three things. They understand the principles of project management; can demonstrate that they have applied them successfully and a recognised qualification to back that up.

The only exception, is where you know which organisation you will be joining or are targeting and they have a preferred qualification.

I hope this helps.

Duncan
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