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Is having a PRINCE2 foundation sufficient enough in securing a job?

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I want to pursue a PRINCE2 certification as I'm currently looking for a job in project management. Is having a PRINCE2 foundation certification sufficient for me to secure a position in PM?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous edited 9 years ago by MaplePM

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No I don't think it's sufficient, at all. In order for anyone to secure a job in project management, an experience in PM is required.

In project management, certifications are really worthless if you don't have the proper experience to back them.

What I suggest that you do is the following:

- Try to do some project management work in your current job (ask your project manager to delegate some of his routine work to you -all project managers would love to do that)
- Learn more about project management by reading books and articles.
- Participate in the project management eco-system by writing blogs about PM and commenting on other people's blogs.

If you do the above for a year, then you will gain some experience in project management and you'll be able to actually manage a small project from scratch - and then you can search for a job in project management. At this point your PRINCE2 foundation certification will support your candidature for the job.

Again, without experience, certifications amount to nothing. Always keep this in mind!
answered 9 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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