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How much PMP Certification helpful for career progression in core Mechanical project/Services industry?
I am a mechanical engineer, with almost 10 yrs experience in mechanical core projects & maintenance. How much will the PMP certification be useful in the mechanical core industry? as I see many of these certifications PMP, Agile, etc are majorly used in the software development(IT) industries. How much the PMP certificate helps to career progression? Please suggest.
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I have about 25 years experience in the manufacturing sector with much of that related to PM. While many people are assigned PM roles without any certification, the PMP is not at all uncommon and I have been told by hiring managers that I would not have passed the HR hiring filter without it on one occasion so it does open doors.

I personally earned the certification because I believe it shows that I have "portable" experience in how things are done in the broader industry, rather than experience limited to how my own personal employers have like things done.
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2 replies by John Grimshaw and Pinaki Majumdar
Aug 20, 2020 4:05 AM
Pinaki Majumdar
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Thanks for sharing your experience.
Aug 21, 2020 3:18 AM
John Grimshaw
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This is great to hear Keith, I've spent the last 20+ years in manufacturing and am only now realising how important it is to be certified. Great to see it working in practice. Thanks
Aug 04, 2020 6:07 PM
Replying to Keith Novak
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I have about 25 years experience in the manufacturing sector with much of that related to PM. While many people are assigned PM roles without any certification, the PMP is not at all uncommon and I have been told by hiring managers that I would not have passed the HR hiring filter without it on one occasion so it does open doors.

I personally earned the certification because I believe it shows that I have "portable" experience in how things are done in the broader industry, rather than experience limited to how my own personal employers have like things done.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Aug 04, 2020 6:07 PM
Replying to Keith Novak
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I have about 25 years experience in the manufacturing sector with much of that related to PM. While many people are assigned PM roles without any certification, the PMP is not at all uncommon and I have been told by hiring managers that I would not have passed the HR hiring filter without it on one occasion so it does open doors.

I personally earned the certification because I believe it shows that I have "portable" experience in how things are done in the broader industry, rather than experience limited to how my own personal employers have like things done.
This is great to hear Keith, I've spent the last 20+ years in manufacturing and am only now realising how important it is to be certified. Great to see it working in practice. Thanks

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