What’s an ideal way to:
- Catch a recruiter’s attention?
- Make yourself a more marketable candidate?
- Distinguish yourself as the most qualified person for the job?
- Maximize your earning potential?
Well, the title of this post sort of gives it away:
Earn the right certifications!
While opportunities are plentiful, employers still need to hire people they know are qualified to do the job. Obtaining a certification in your field:
- Demonstrates to a potential employer that you’re committed professionally.
- Provides objective proof of your knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Helps you stand out to recruiters in your job search.
What certifications are recruiters looking for?
The type of certification you should pursue depends on your chosen field and career path. Here are a few valuable ones to consider:
- Quality Engineer Certification
- CNC Lathe Certifications
- Production Technician Certification
- Press Brake Certifications
Help Desk / Desktop Analyst Certifications
If you’re in an entry-level position and want to advance more quickly in IT, an A+ or Network+ certification is a good place to start. CompTIA is the industry standard for A+ certifications and can help you launch your IT career, while their Network+ certification can help you build your IT infrastructure career.
The shift to virtual and hybrid workplaces has thrust software proficiency center stage. As a result, these three certifications are a smart move for a wide range of career paths:
- Salesforce. If you’re pursuing a career in sales, marketing, or customer service, knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) platforms like Salesforce is indispensable.
- Hubspot Inbound Certification. Ideal for people interested in social media management, SEO, and other aspects of digital marketing. This certification instantly shows employers that you understand inbound marketing fundamentals.
- Google Career Certifications. Google offers certifications for many of their products and services, including Publisher, Analytics, and AdWords. If you’re in digital marketing, software engineering, or data science, earning one or more of these certifications will definitely boost your career.
In this post, our experts review the primary HR certifications available through the HR Certification Institute (HCRI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), including:
- aPHR (HCRI)
- PHR (HCRI)
- SPHR (HCRI)
- PHRi/SPHRi (HCRI)
- SHRM-CP (SHRM)
How can you determine which certifications are right for your career?
While they’re often not required, certifications in certain professions can help you beat out competitors for the job you want, advance more quickly, and maximize your earning potential. Read this post, “How Important are Training / Certifications in My Field?” for tips on choosing the best options for your career.
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