Certifications in Hiring, Part 1: A Certificate’s Value

Hiring Technical People

There are a ton of certifications these days. Some certifications demand that you prove you have worked in the field for some number of weeks/hours the previous year or so. Most certifications do not demand that you show proof of your successful expertise in action. Let me tell you a story about the last certification exam I attempted. You ask people to do ongoing learning and maintain their certification. There are a gazillion certifications out there.

Degrees and Certificates to make your resume stand out

Cube Rules

Because job competition is so fierce, candidates need to have the right degree or certification to make their resumes stand out. Every one of the following degrees or certificates will make your resume more attractive and appealing.

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HR Certification Guide: Untangling the Web


The HR certification landscape is now complex, political and often times confusing for practitioners. Just last week HRCI announced their new aPHR certification for entry level or college student professionals. HRCI and SHRM Certification Program History. ATD Certification.

5 Things to HR Professionals Should Know About #HR Certification


This blog is part of a special series providing insights into HR certification. Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession. . What is the Benefit of Human Resources Certification? Should I Pursue HRCI or SHRM Certifications?

Certifications in Hiring, Part 3: Hiring Tips

Hiring Technical People

How can you use certifications in your hiring? In Part 1 and Part 2 , I discussed the value of certifications and hiring traps. Let’s see how to be positive about certifications and use them during the hiring process. I’ve already said that a certification might be a sign of perseverance and interest in the field. I’ve also said that certifications might be shorthand for what you want in a candidate. Start with a certification.

How to Show Incomplete Certifications

Careers Done Write

In your field, these certifications are valuable. In the “Certifications” section of your resume, you can write, “Cisco Certified Network Professional: Security (Coursework completed. Ask Deb career management certification

Top 10 Professional Certifications For A Bright Future

Career Realism

To keep pace with this change, people should expand their skills by taking different professional certification courses. Professional certification is a process in which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, experience, and skills to perform a specific job.

BREAKING: SHRM Announces Name & Details of New HR Certification Program


Keep up to speed about the new changes with regard to SHRM’s Certification Program by joining our email newsletter. Volunteer SHRM leaders just received an email prior to the SHRM Conference that announced the new of the much awaited SHRM Certification program. What we Know About the New SHRM Certification. The email sent to SHRM Volunteer leaders today outlined two different types of certification. Who to Contact with Questions About SHRM Certification.

Do HR Certification Programs Like HRCI and SHRM Still Matter?


HR Recruiting hr certification hrci SHRMI have been a certified HR professional for 14 years. It feels weird to type that because those 14 years have flown by. In my career, I’ve been involved in EEOC charges, employment lawsuits, and served as a witness on numerous occasions. I’ve fought unemployment claims and successfully used Twitter to recruit and hire candidates. […] Source.

A Look at the History of Human Resources & HR Certification Programs


This blog is part of a special series providing insights into HR certification. Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession. In the HR profession, one of the most talked about, debated about and argued about topics over the last couple of years has been the topic of HR Certification. Since SHRM has announced their competency based certification in 2014, lines have been drawn and caused an (in my opinion) unnecessary furor.


The ‘HRCI v. SHRM’ HR Certification Recap Resource #SHRM14 #HRCI


The HR certification process as we know it changed forever on May 12, 2014 when the Society of Human Resources announced it’s new certification program which is set to begin January 1, 2015. SHRM will announce the official name of their certification program at Annual Conference just a few weeks away. It’s a HR certification battle royale. SHRM Answers Questions About New HR Competency Certification (5.21.14).

Navigating HR Certification Changes for Both #SHRM & #HRCI


This month was the 3 year anniversary of the conscious uncoupling announcement between SHRM and HRCI resulting in the creation of two separate HR certification programs. HR hr certification HRCI certification SHRM certificationFor those of us who were. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

What to Add on a Resume? Take These 5 Certification Courses to Bolster Any Resume


One savvy way to set yourself apart is through obtaining the right certification. In this article, we will examine 5 certification courses that will elevate your resume even in a crowded field. ACLS and/or CPR Certification.

HRCI Hits SHRM Hard on Certifications, Signs HR Equivalent of Tom Brady.

HR Capitalist

All has been quiet on the HR front related to the ongoing certification war between HRCI (who brings you the SPHR and the PHR) and SHRM (who earlier this year decided to split from their long standing relationship with HRCI and launch their own flavor of HR certifications). .

7 Facts About HRCI & SHRM HR Recertification Programs


HR gphr hr certification hr certified HRCI certification phr shrm certified SHRM-CP SHRM-CSP SPHRAs a certified HR professional with both HRCI and SHRM, I, like you am now faced with the challenge of re-certifying for not one but two different HR credentials. This requires some planning, Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.


Essential Certification For A Tech Career

Career Realism

Formal certification is proof that you have completed a rigorous career preparation program and displayed some competence in applying relevant skills, which in turn makes you far more employable. Certification In The Tech Industry. The Certification Process.

How many credentials after a name on a resume?

Careers Done Write

List all of your licenses and certifications in a section called, “ Licensures and Certifications.” Here is an example of how you would present one of your certifications: “CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner” Wishing you continued success in your career!

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I’m Now Offically a SHRM-CP! Now What?


Like many of you, I have had my HRCI certification for some time and had been following the news and information related to the new SHRM-CP certifications very closely since the announcement mid 2014. I knew that since I was already certified that I’d get the opportunity to get the new a SHRM certification and that I’d then have two certifications to maintain. Finally you walk through some example questions that are on the SHRM certification exams.


Wondering About the New SHRM Certification? I Did a Podcast For You.

HR Capitalist

I know you''re wondering about the SHRM-SCP certification path especially if you listened to this podcast I did on SHRM announcing that it’s going to start offering its own certification program to rival the SPHR/PHR. Tim Sackett , President at HRU Technical Resources, joins me on the podcast embedded below to give you an update on SHRM''s process for actually achieving that certification. hint - he saw people celebrating their new certification.

Certifications to Help Bolster Your Resume

Cube Rules

One of the best ways job seekers can distinguish themselves from the competition is through professional certifications, which increase knowledge, competency, and credibility. Here are four certification areas that will help job […].

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Have Been Accredited: What This Means For Us


One of the next major steps in the evolvement of the SHRM Certification process has been completed. In a statement released Tuesday, Hank Jackson, SHRM President and CEO said , “HR professionals around the world have embraced SHRM Certification. HR certification news SHRM


my assistant let us believe she has a key certification that she doesn’t actually have

Ask A Manager

Part of the reason that, in my boss’ eyes, she was so qualified for the position is because she had a certification very specific to our line of work. To earn this certification shows that you have a very clear and deep understanding of the concepts related to this work and can fully apply them to the job. Having earned this certification myself and knowing what’s involved with getting it, I started to become suspicious when some of the things she told me didn’t line up.

PODCAST: What Do the SHRM Changes Mean To Your SPHR/PHR Certification?

HR Capitalist

On Monday, May 12th, SHRM announced that it will begin offering its own competency-based certification in mid-2015, after several years of work on its competency model. . In case you missed it this week, SHRM is trying to make your PHR and SPHR worthless. Here''s my post on that from late last week. SHRM didn''t - and still doesn''t - have a lot of answers for what this means for the value of your SPHR/PHR.

Six Tips for Interviewing Scrum Masters, Part 2

Hiring Technical People

Tip 6: Ignore Certifications and Look for the Growth Mindset. I have never been a fan of certifications. If I have to choose between a candidate with a certification and a candidate with a growth mindset , I’ll select the candidate with the growth mindset. Remember, you can buy a certification by taking a class. Certifications are good for learning.

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5 Steps to Getting a Job Abroad

The Undercover Recruiter

Career Management Job Search abroad certifications context education flight job abroad Network part time protected Recruiters research temporary understand work life work life balance

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New to HR? Here’s How to Continue Your HR Education


HR certification continuing education educationWe all know that HR deals with a lot of paperwork. We learn the importance of documentation very early in our career. While taking care of our employees and companies is the most important item on. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Gift Certificate

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 06/2005 « Independence Day | Main | Temp to Perm » Monday, July 05, 2010 Gift Certificate Send a gift certificate to ten companies you want to workfor. Make sure the gift certificate has a specific valueattached to it.

Hiring for an Agile Team: Look for the Growth Mindset

Hiring Technical People

Anyone can buy a certification. Sorry to be cynical, but the certifications from the varied organizations are based on attending a class, and have no basis in successful agile project experience. That means if you go and attend a class, pass the exam, you have a certification. You’ve bought the certification. There’s no certification for agile developers and testers. For goodness sake, since when did certification take over common sense?

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What Would HR Look Like In a Less Global World?


I teach certification classes at a local university. There is a lot of emphasis placed on global awareness in the material for these certification classes. Like I said earlier much of the educational material in the certification program focuses on the global nature of HR.

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The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge

Hiring Technical People

I have ranted about certifications before. How she could not pass the certification is beyond my comprehension. career career development certification job analysisI have the pleasure of introducing a guest writer for today’s post, Tina Underhill. Take it away, Tina! The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge. The glorified CBAP credentials have been a desire of mine since their inception.

Getting The Degree or Certificate

Career Key

Thursday, June 18, 2009 Getting The Degree or Certificate The dropping rate of degree completion is a growing problem, not just at 4-year colleges but at community colleges as well.

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Which IT Certifications Are More Important?

Career Realism

& Dale: As an IT professional thinking about future career opportunities , I see requests for certificates in areas of IT that I was not seeing a few years ago. It’s true that there are a lot of certifications, and it’s wise to focus. Dear J.T. &

8 Developments That Stood Out in Employee Engagement in 2012

David Zinger

Postgraduate Certificate in Employee Engagement. Katie Truss from the University of Kent has lead the way in creating a university certificate in employee engagement. Employee Engagement 2012 Blessing White Books Certificate David Zinger employee engagement network employee engagement trends engage for success Gallup Hay Group highlights HumorWhat stood out for you in Employee Engagement last year?

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Demystifying Resume Writing Certifications (And Why I Don't Want.

Jennifer Anthony

During your search, you may notice that some resume writers are certified, some hold multiple certifications, and some do not have any at all. The certifications can be confusing — so here is a list of what they all stand for. 2) The certifications do not measure talent or dedication.

Why Carbon Neutral Certification and environmental policies are a must for 21st century

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why Carbon Neutral Certification and environmental policies are a must for 21st century appeared first on Ms. The post Why Carbon Neutral Certification and environmental policies are a must for 21st century appeared first on Ms.

Career Solvers Resume Specialty Certifications

Career Solvers

If you are looking for a resume writer that specializes in your industry or job function, Career Solvers may be the perfect fit. In addition to four resume writing credentials, Career Solvers holds six specialty resume writing credentials in the following areas: Sales & Business Development.

My Career Investment Strategy


I am an unapologetic certification junkie. My certifications include my SPHR, Six Sigma black belt, MBA, ISO-9000 auditor and several that I’m sure no one would recognize. Actively seek out opportunities to improve your recognizable skills and certifications.

Why Education Matters

The Job Quest

In the certification process, I submitted samples of my work to have them judged by a committee of highly regarded résumé writers, wrote essays on my philosophy for working with clients to find their shining accomplishments, and took a one-hour exam. How important is education to a career?

Thrive and Get Noticed at Work: 50 Tips

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle Several tangible and intangible skills are needed to thrive at work, gain attention from management. Getting things right will easily lead to higher-level roles and recognition amongst peers. If you want to thrive at work and move up [.] Related posts: It is Important to Get Noticed at Work – See 25 Tips to Help You. 8 Ways to Turbo-Boost Your Promotion at Work! Want to Impress Your Boss? See 15 Proven Tips. You Are the Pilot of Your Career Plane. Get Promoted at Work.

Hot Field Alert: Project Management and Certification

Water Cooler Wisdom

The  field of project management  is always changing, but is official certification the way to keep up? A PMI certification reflects your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. A PMI certification shows that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners. A PMI certification can lead to greater earnings.