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  • Bob Mitchell

CERTIFICATION vs EXPERIENCE




As candidate who is looking for a new position, whether your a Project Manager or Construction Manager or Engineer, the decision to get a certification comes with not only the time to get certified but also the cost involved.


When applying for a position that requires a certification, (PMP, Lean Six Sigma, PE, EIT, etc), you must weigh what is more important to you.


Do you get certified or do you want to present yourself based on your skills and experience. When a recruiter is searching for candidates for a position that requires certification, some recruiters will pass over your resume if they don’t see that certification of PMP, or PE, EIT, etc. other recruiters will go deeper in their review of a resume, this is where you want to make sure that your work experience will show that you have the skills and talent to do the job without having to get certified.


When you are creating or updating your resume, it will be up to you to make sure that your experience, talent and skills out shine other resumes when you don’t have the certification that the client is looking for.


Bottom line, only you can decide if you want to spend the time and money to get certified for whatever your skill might require, or do you feel confident enough that your resume will speak for itself.




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