Despite disruption and uncertainty, project management professionals continue to have strong opportunities to advance their careers.
In a world where the economic outlook is uncertain, the demand for skilled project professionals is on the rise.
Despite the threat of a global recession, companies still need problem solvers and relationship builders to help them navigate turbulent times and deliver strategic value.
The Project Management Institute’s most recent Talent Gap report estimates that 2.3 million people will be needed each year to fill all project management-oriented positions expected to open by 2030.
The Global Project Management Job Trends
The Global Project Management Job Trends 2023 from PMI discusses the current economic outlook for 2023, highlighting the threat of a global recession and slower economic growth projections.
Despite this, there is still a significant talent shortage, with many companies needing to focus on hiring problem solvers and relationship builders to drive change and deliver strategic value.
Project professionals with power skills such as communication, problem-solving, collaborative leadership, and strategic thinking are in high demand, as companies navigate turbulent times.
Communication was identified as the most critical power skill by 68% of project professionals surveyed in the PMI Pulse of the Profession® 2023 report.
Acquiring expertise in these behaviours, coupled with fundamental technical competencies, can enhance the worth of project practitioners and reduce their exposure to job market fluctuations.
Despite gloomy economic forecasts around the world, demand for project talent will persist.
Project professionals with strong power skills and a change-ready mindset can help organizations stay resilient in 2023 and — more importantly — advance their careers well beyond this year.
Companies are focusing on hiring problem solvers and relationship builders to help them drive change and deliver strategic value.
As project professionals navigate through these challenging times, they should focus on enhancing their power skills, which include problem-solving, collaborative leadership, and strategic thinking.
By doing so, they can remain competitive in the job market and take advantage of the strong career opportunities available to them.
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