Training Industry published an article by Edson Barton, CEO of YouScience, on April 24, 2022, titled “On the Hunt for a New Role? A Certification Can Help You Gain a Competitive Edge.”
In the article, Barton writes that since the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is starting to see more people go back to work and the competition for jobs is growing. He shares how obtaining certifications can help jobseekers set themselves apart.
Barton points out that certifications are third-party validation that a person has the skills necessary to perform the job. Certifications are also a great way to build new or existing skills. And outside of a college degree, certifications offer tangible proof of knowledge learned.
In the article, he goes on to remind readers that not all certifications are created equally. Barton suggests pursuing industry-recognized certifications where certification developers work with professionals in the field to create exams that measure the abilities hiring managers seek.
With the right research and talking with other professionals, finding the best certifications for you doesn’t have to be challenging, and being set apart from the competition is worth putting in the effort.