The Benefits for Your Career
After years of education, a business professional may not think that getting a certification is worth their time or effort. After all, why would you voluntarily submit yourself to more studying and more tests? Certifications pose a great opportunity for those in the business world. Here are just a few of the greatest benefits of certification to your career.
Increase your value.
The job marketplace gets more and more competitive each day. Often times employers decide to arrange an interview based on the resume alone. Boosting your value on paper is a great way to generate more callbacks for interviews as well as a fantastic way to differentiate yourself from the competition. Education and workplace experience pieces to building an expertise but gaining a certification takes it your knowledge base in a specific area to a whole new level.
Show responsibility and dedication.
Certifications go beyond looking good on paper. They can also help during the interview process by showing your potential employer that you are a responsible, dedicated employee.The process to become certified is rigorous and requires continuing professional education to remain certified. Holding a certification in your industry shows the ability to commit and finish a task and proves that you are a self-motivated individual.
From IT to Finance, no matter your career path, a certification is a good way to assure your worth is rewarded. As the Certified Treasury Professional states, “Higher salaries. Earn up to 13% more than your non-certified peers.” Organizations know the value of a properly trained employee and the benefits that come with a certification.
Job security and promotions.
Job security is one of the main factors considered when searching for that next position at a new organization. The 2010 Value of Certification Study showed that 81% of employers believe that certified professionals, in this case HR professionals, have greater job security than those who are not certified. Furthermore, 91% of certified employees have a better chance to be considered for a promotion than their non-certified peers. CPA’s are the most gainfully employed group of professionals in all accounting and finance related roles.
Are you a certified business professional in your industry? What other value or benefits has it had on your career?
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