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Blog post 03 Feb 2014

Know Your Career Competition – Annual Survey Points The Way

Know Your Career Competition – Annual Survey Points The Way

For the past nine years, the Institute of Project Management has conducted an annual survey of project managers across five major geographic centres in Ireland.

The Institute of Project Management Ireland is 100% focused on project management and is committed to developing and professionalising our chosen field.  

The survey aims to provide up to date, comprehensive information on the state of the project management profession here, with a particular focus on the career profile and attainment levels of project managers.

Its results give us a picture of the career path of people who are enhancing their professional profiles by acquiring project management education and internationally recognised accreditation.

Summary

The profile of Certified Diploma practitioners expanding their career profiles is:

  • Typically aged 28 to 45
  • In the middle to senior management roles
  • Highly qualified with qualifications ranging from a primary degree to a PhD.
  • Involved in projects but do not possess any formal project management training
  • Seeking to acquire both training and internationally recognised IPMA accreditation as valuable “bolt-ons” to their existing CV.

This survey forms part of a research initiative instigated by the Institute and run in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC), Department of Management and Marketing.