How a PMP certification will enhance your career! Prothoughts

Appraisals are due soon (Dec-end in the case of a few, March-end in the case of many). You should put your best foot forward and celebrate your achievements throughout the year. Appraisers can also bag certifications during this time. The PMP certification is one of the most sought-after certifications to help you score high marks in appraisals. An eye catcher on pmi.org is also a published survey extolling the % hike in salaries post the certification at http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/learning/project-management-salary-survey.pdf?la=en
The incredible benefits of PMI membership and certification include:
Networking opportunities – membership in PMI opens opportunities wherein through your local PMI chapter and membership projectmanagement.com you get to meet like minded project professionals and heavyweights
Global job board
Access to PMI publications and global standards for project management
Access to standard tools, templates, articles, and guides to help you stay informed and increase your efficiency in the project
Learn and enjoy webinars, articles blogs, papers, and other educational materials

Avoid a misguided peer’s belief that certification does not provide an advantage in terms of salary increase or promotions. They are the ones most likely to have lost the most from membership. It is important to remember that you don’t have to ask your organization what they can do for you, but what you can do for your organization.
Keep this in mind and try to imagine yourself in the shoes your organization. If certification and membership are just a token of your status, PMI membership is useless. You can use the benefits of PMI to increase efficiency in your organization, increase clientele through networking, and help in the growth and return of the organization through the learnings. This shall help to create an impactful year-end assessment to identify successes against your KPA/KPI, which will benefit you and your entire organization. The PMP certification and certification should be seen as a means to an end.

Written by Vidyesh Alve, our Guest Blogger
Vidyesh Alve holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and has a 15-year history as a Project Manager responsible for successfully managing green-field and overhaul projects in the Refinery, Fertilizer, Cement and Aluminum Industries. Through effective dialogue with various stakeholders, he has successfully assimilated Engineering, Procurement, and Construction activities to achieve project objectives.
His passion for Project Management Professional (PMP), and as a certified PRINCE2/PMP, has led him to write a book entitled “Winning Plan to PMP – A Roadmap to Passing the Exam”. He also mentors PMP aspirants.