If you don't have something that differentiates you on paper, you may not have the opportunity to describe what differentiates you in your work. The CPSM® differentiates you from your peers or other people being considered for a role.
Shortly after receiving my C.P.M. and attaining three years of work experience, I received my CPSM®. I didn't want to be catching up with those coming into the profession, I want to stay ahead.
Being young and in the career field, when I'm meeting a supplier for the first time they notice the CPSM®, ask about it and regard that I have more professional experience than they may have initially thought.
I learned new things and have new points of references when I do run into those challenges, or opportunities, in the future. An all encompassing exam like this gives you the opportunity to have exposure to things that you have not yet interacted with and helps prepare you for the time when you do.
Jami Coop, CPSM, C.P.M.
Procurement Manager - Packaging