Employer Ready Skills – PMs in Construction / Manufacturing

Employer Ready Skills – PMs in Construction / Manufacturing
Project Management Certification Training and Related Skills Training

Employer Ready Skills – PMs in Construction / Manufacturing

This picture depicts the “Employer Ready” training that must be acquired by a PM so that his / her resume surfaces on the top on a pile of hundreds of job applications for a PM position in construction / manufacturing.

In today’s competitive job market, it is of utmost importance for Project Managers in construction / manufacturing to keep their skills employer ready. For every open PM position, the employers often get five hundred to one thousand applicants, or even more. The employers thin out the list of applications by tossing out those which do not have the PMP® certification. Then the employers look for the competencies in the remaining applicants.

Now application jostling begins and the employers look for applicants who are “employer ready” – that is, they have the competencies that match the specific skills they would lessen their learning curve if they chose them as employees. For a PM position in in a construction / manufacturing, the skills needed are project leadership (certification, scope, time & cost), collaboration, business analysis and project scheduling tool. SmartPath LLC has been training project managers for the last several years and has witnessed hundreds of cases where PM’s were hired on the spot because they were “employer ready”. Employers are looking for job competencies in the project management category, however, specific to their job requirements. A construction / manufacturing PM must have the total understanding of the project management processes, interpersonal skills and leadership. Also, along with the above mentioned skills, the employers are looking for PM skills in business analysis and expertise in one of the time management tools.

SmartPath LLC’s training curriculum includes courses that make a construction / manufacturing PM “Employer Ready”. After completing the Project Management training, a PM is trained in Business Analysis. Then the PM undergoes “Power Learning” in Microsoft Project. This combination makes a PM competent and employer ready for a PM position in construction / manufacturing environment. A PM, after training, is able to manage projects, perform business analysis and manage timelines. These are the most important skills that the employers are looking for in a PM for a construction / manufacturing.

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