Here’s a link that allows you to explore various certifications.
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The thing to keep in mind is that some certifications are worthless so it’s definitely a case of buyer beware. However, there are many types available and some are highly specialized.
Btw Candace, your posts are great! You ask very good questions.
The entry-level CAMP certificate might be more practical and cheaper than going for the PMP. I think the advantage of having the certificate is that it establishes a baseline for all managers in terms of knowledge or skills and allows everyone to communicate using a standard vocabulary regardless of the field you belong to. This is important…[Read more]
See my first reply about nothing that worked before working now. Networking is not a silver bullet and will not change the mentality of recruiters who are searching for cogs! No amount of networking will convince employers that there is no “purple squirrel” out there.
It is a bizarre world out there. Recruiters have the image in mind of a perfect candidate that doesn’t exist but they have to keep busy by trying to find that person. They are so rigid in terms of qualifications that previous experience or graduate education has no impact on their thinking.
A recruiter emailed me last week to arrange a 30 minute…[Read more]
Whatever worked in the past doesn’t seem to be working now. Employers will not consider interviewing you unless your qualifications are a perfect match with the job description. Recruiters are not looking for people but “cogs” which can be slotted into the corporate machine and keep it going without missing a beat. This mentality pervades…[Read more]
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