Industry Credentials: How Can They Help Your Career?

Industry Credentials: How Can They Help Your Career?

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You might think that most jobs require a college/university degree in order for you to be a suitable candidate for employment but that’s not strictly true. Read on to find out why industry credentials are the new degree.

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You might think that most jobs require a college/university degree in order for you to be a suitable candidate for employment but that’s not strictly true.

Traditionally employers would only look to those who have a bachelors or graduate degree before even granting them an interview but in recent years they’ve realised that they’re missing a great section of talent due to this “old fashioned” approach to recruitment.

Companies no longer demand degrees and are now looking for more diverse candidates from a variety of backgrounds for entry level positions and will also take into account experience and industry credentials for more advanced positions.

If you’re able to get a foot on the ladder – no matter at what level, you should then be able to progress by taking courses and do training relating to the job you’re in.

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Many companies offer to pay for this training as it benefits them as well as you – just be careful as some may place conditions on you taking these courses such as repaying some or all of the course fees if you leave the company within a certain time frame. Make sure to check with HR (or whoever is responsible for training) before you agree to take a course.

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If you’re not convinced that industry credentials will be right for you, take a look at the infographic below that West-MEC has put together which explains the benefits of these types of training programs.

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