Looking for employment upon graduation? With a throw of a stone, you can find that there are many others in line. Here’s what you can do to increase your value, make yourself desirable to employers and take your career to the next level!
Generally, hiring managers evaluate job candidates based on their certifications and credentials, such as EC-Council & CompTIA professional certifications in their decision-making during the hiring process. According to Kavitha Muthy, Security Consultant, Infrastructure from Prestariang SKIN, many organisations are looking for fresh graduates with professional certifications because the certification training enhances students’ level of understanding about the subject matters and proves that they have a tangible skill set in specific areas. Academic provides conceptual and theoretical learning but with professional certifications, students will be exposed to practical hands-on sessions to equip them with up-to-date industry needs and standards. With this said, students that come with academic qualifications accompanied with the added value of professional certifications are highly marketable to the demanding needs of organisations acquiring talents.
Still considering on whether to pursue a professional certification? Here are some of the many benefits to keep in mind during your consideration.
- Getting Hired
Having a certification will certainly give you an advantage when employers look at your resume. As mentioned, there are many others who are in the same position as you looking for an employment so having a certification can ensure that you have an edge over the next person and have your resume get a second look.
The time and effort being put in to pursue a professional certification will often result in increased income. What you reap, you will sow. Employers value candidates with professional certification as it proves that you have the necessary skills and experience on existing and new technologies that will benefit the organisation.
- Build Professional Credibility
Employers are in favour of people who continues to learn and develop themselves. By acquiring a professional certification, it demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and upholding the industry standards. This will boost your professional credibility and place yourself in the radar of top employers and organisations in their talent hunt.
- Networking Opportunities
Trainings are conducted by experienced and certified industrial trainers where students will have opportunities to learn from industry professionals to solve problems based on real-world case studies. Once you earn your certification, you will have access to an unique group of certified and skilled professionals with whom you can seek guidance from, on how to further enhance your career or where to seek specific technical knowledge.
Now, are you ready to get yourself a professional certification?
In UNIMY, professional certifications are embedded in the curriculum and are offered as part of elective courses for all third-year students only who are undertaking degree programmes. For more information on professional certifications, click here www.unimy.edu.my