Project Managers in Thailand are beginning to recognize the value of obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. If you are a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, or engineer and are considering to earn your PMP certification, here are Top Five Reasons to Be PMP Certified.
1. Get a world-renowned Project Management Organization to endorse your Skills and experience
PMI (Project Management Institute) is a renowned non-profit organization established more than 40 years ago, which focuses on the publication of project management standards including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) – a leading standard dealing with Project Management. Getting a PMP certification through PMI and having them endorse you as a successful Project Manager with more than 3 years experience adds a significant weight to your professional profile.
2. Stand out among the 1000s of Project Managers in Thailand without any PMP certification
Many Project Managers in Thailand come from the construction and engineering sectors. Many do not even know about the Project Management Institute (PMI) and many are not even familiar with the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It won’t be long before competing project managers (with PMI certifications) from the ASEAN Economic Community region (especially Singapore with more than 9000 PMP certificate holders) compete for jobs in similar industries in Thailand. Many companies are now bidding for large projects whereby project owners require project managers that are certified. With a PMP certification, Thai Project Managers will surely have an added advantage over their competing counterparts from other regions.
3. Expand your career potential by applying to multinational corporations who recognize your certification
Many multinational corporations in Thailand are seeking locally certified Project Managers as they expand their reach locally and internationally. Certified Thai Project Managers will have an added advantage as they are better able to compete for a position that requires working in diverse environments. Certified Thai Project Management Professionals are better communicators and are therefore preferably hired by multinational corporations seeking managers that can manage virtual teams.
4. Sharpen your project management knowledge
Thai Project Managers may have the minimum experience required to execute projects but have never actually gone through a formal training project management class. By seeking to obtain a PMP certification and by attending a 35 hour formal training class on project management, they are better equipped with tools and techniques that should help them deal with multi-million THB projects.
5. Improve your career outreach by networking with certified professionals in your industry
Thai Project Managers should join the local PMI Chapter and network with professionals in their industry and other industries. By joining the Chapter and participating in its training events and activities, and by networking with professionals in similar industries, certified Thai Project Management Professionals have better opportunities for career development and growth.
Project Victor Can Assist You!
Project Victor provides Project Management training and consulting services in Thailand. We are also happy to guide companies and/or individual professionals towards obtaining PMI’s professional credentials and certifications. For any inquires regarding our services, feel free to contact us.