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Today's job market for project managers is hot: More companies recognize the value and benefits they can obtain from hiring project management experts. As a result, more project managers are landing position offering large salaries and extensive bonus packages in return for their services. This article outlines numerous tactics that can help project managers position themselves to acquire the assignments and the compensation they desire, tactics that include assessing skills, learning financial management, working globally, volunteering, networking, seeking more responsibilities, and researching companies. It also discusses career advancement in relation to project management job titles and to the project management career paths organizations offer. Accompanying this article are two sidebars: The first details eight tactics for bouncing back after losing a job or closing a failed business; the second describes PMI's Career Headquarters and the ways that it benefits PMI members.
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