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Prepare for a Career move by Sharpening the skills needed for tomorrows projects - Harish Chinai
Find and fill the gap Make time for training Step up and into limelight ....Read More
Hot Project Sectors to Watch: Government - Harish Chinai
Project management is booming in the government sector. Do you have what it takes to land a job? Looking to boost the economy, governments around the world have been pouring dollars, yuan, pesos and euros into everything from IT to infrastructure. And now project management is rising to the top of the political agendas as governments seek to gain efficiencies ....Read More
15 Top Paying IT Certifications in 2010 - Harish Chinai
When most individuals hear the word "Certification", dollar signs immediately begin dancing in their heads. While some certifications do command a higher salary, this is not true for all. With the recent completion of our annual IT Skills and Salary report, I thought it would be a great time to look at some of the more popular certifications - and their associated pay. PMP: Project Management Professional ($103,570) ranked #3 on top 15 list The Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is recognized as the most important certification for project managers, is globally recognized and in heavy demand. ....Read More
A CEO's Perspective on Project Management - Gregory Balestrero, President and CEO PMI
From A CEO's Perspective on Project Management I recently attended a meeting of the PMI Global Corporate Council (GCC), in Palo Alto, CA., US, home of Silicon Valley. The GCC is a council of more than 30 executives representing multi-national firms and federal government agencies throughout the world. These executives are champions for excellence in PM discipline in their respective companies and government agencies. They know what excellence means and have delivered results for their organizations. ....Read More
Silicon Valley Employment Levels Recovering Faster than Bay Area - Harish Chinai
While the economic recovery has the legs of a wounded duck, Silicon Valley's comeback looks like it's just taking flight. Silicon Valley Employment Levels Recovering Faster Than Bay AreaA report released by the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific in Stockton predicts the Valley's economic engine is likely to recover faster than the rest of Northern California. The report says the San Jose metropolitan area "continues to be the only area in Northern California that is clearly recovering." The Center forecast job growth at a rate of 3 percent next year and in 2012. ....Read More
Exam Time: More Firms Are Requiring Test-Taking - Harish Chinai
The Project Management Institute says it has seen a 30% jump in registration for its handful of certifications. The most popular is the Project Management Professional certification for experienced managers, while the fastest-growing is the Certified Associate in Project Management, which prepares nonmanagers to be part of a project-management team, according to the nonprofit professional association. ....Read More
Inside Project Managers' Paychecks: Salary Survey Results - Harish Chinai
By Meridith Levinson Despite the global recession, historic unemployment and massive corporate budget cuts, U.S. project managers are largely optimistic about their salaries in 2010, according to data from the Project Management Institute's (PMI) recently released 2009 Project Management Salary Survey. Two-thirds (67 percent) of project management professionals in the U.S. expect their salaries to improve in 2010. ....Read More
Why Project Management Certifications Matter - Harish Chinai
Here is an article that I encourage all Project Managers-PMP and Not PMP to read. Out of 13 advertisements for project manager jobs posted on CIO.com and Dice.com, eight ads either require or prefer project management certification. All eight ads are for mid- to senior-level IT project management positions that require anywhere from a minimum of five to 11 or more years of experience. ....Read More
Profile of an Interesting Project Manager - Harish Chinai
From Country Club Finances to Public Health in the Developing World ....Read More
In tough job market, a new career could avert unemployment - Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In the worst labor market in 14 years, Americans from auto workers to financial analysts are considering a career change in hopes of landing a job. Many job seekers are getting specialized training as a way to break into a new industry. Vocational, technical and trade schools, which provide a formal education in skilled trades from catering to computer programming, are seeing a surge in enrollments this year. To make themselves more marketable, 26% of workers plan to go back to school to obtain a degree, certification or other training, according to Career Builder's Industry Trends Survey in September. ....Read More
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