Getting Certified: 5 Reasons Why It’s Important
Certification tells employers and your professional peers that you’re well-qualified and that you take your career seriously. It can help you find a good job, advance your career and add stability to your long-term employment prospects.
Here are 5 reasons why getting certified is important for you and your career:
It’s a stamp of excellence: Whether you pursue a career as a medical assistant, an office professional or as an employee in information technology, certifications tell your employer and co-workers that you are qualified..”
Certification helps you get hired: Employers looking to hire want you to have the knowledge, experience, and certifications in your areas of expertise. According to its Certification Program Satisfaction Study, Microsoft found that 91 percent of hiring managers consider certification as a part of their hiring criteria. Are you certified in the Microsoft Office Suite? It could be what turns that job interview into an actual job!
It could help you earn you more money: Certifications don’t just separate job candidates starting out; they also demonstrate that you’re committed to your profession and are willing to invest in your future. That’s why employers are more likely to invest in you if you hold certification. According to Robert Half’s 2015 salary guide, some certifications can increase your salary by 10 percent or more.
Certification keeps you current: One of the most important reasons to get certified is that it helps you stay ahead of the competition. If you truly want to succeed in your career, you need to stay current in all the technologies and regulations that affect your profession. Always keep learning and you’ll have a knowledge base that will make you an asset to your employer far into the future.
Stay ahead of the pack: Not only are there more people in the workforce with master’s degrees, but there is also a surge of people receiving certificates. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, there was a 46% increase within 5 years of people earning certifications.
The job market is extremely competitive, which is why CERTIFICATION EDGE offers a variety of certificate prep courses in the fields of business management, Project Management, and Human resources to help you achieve your career goals and stand among the crowd.
If you would like to learn more about how CERTIFICATION EDGE can help you advance your career OR want an education that will prepare you for the certification exam and career advancement?
Check out the Certification Edge Programs in business analysis, Project Management, and Human Resources. Give us a call today at 0818- 795- 9409 to schedule a class and get certified with us or visit our website to Register: http://www.certificationedge.com/register