Why Should I Get a Certification?

by Sue Kaiden
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

One of the questions I get asked most often is: Should I get a professional certification? As with most questions of this nature, the answer is, “It depends!” If you are thinking about pursuing an industry credential, it’s important to be clear about your reasons for doing so. What is your main motivation for considering it? Do you want to:

Gain Credibility: If you are early on in your career and want to establish yourself, getting a certification can provide a stamp of approval from an objective organization. Another situation where an industry credential can help you gain credibility is when you have a college degree in an unrelated field or if you don’t have a college degree. A certification is proof that you know what you’re doing. It provides...

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