I was recently told by a recruiter that he couldn’t present me to the client as a candidate for a PM role without my PMP certification. Not only was this frustrating, it now poses a great question…is it worth it? I already have a Master of Arts in Diplomacy – International Trade & Commerce, and over 4 years of direct PM experience on an international scale.
I looked into the PMP yesterday and it is quite expensive to get all of the required education hours. In a world where a lot of young people are still swimming in debt from undergrad and graduate school…are the additional professional certifications worth it? Should we start forgoing the graduate degrees and go after professional certifications instead?
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