Monday, August 29, 2011

A certificate--poor man's diploma

Jahna Berry, AZ Republic, Aug 28, 2011, says a college diploma is nice, but a certificate…a certificate is REALLY nice.

Certificates quickly signal that you are up on the latest, can manage projects, boost the bottom line, and so on.

Of course, a few years on the job is also needed to back up the book larnin’.

Certificates don’t take too long to get and are much cheaper than grad school.

Some popular ones are Project management Professional, a Lean/Six Sigma green or black belt, or for construction people, Building Professional.

Be sure the program readies you for the test. Ask employers which have the best reputation. Be prepared to commit,too—the programs may not last long, but they can be intense.

And last—if you have not worked in the area, the certificate should come after you have.

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