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Certifications that Stand Out to Recruiters

There are many certifications which employers look for when recruiting for a certain role. Education provides good knowledge on various topics, but sometimes post graduate certifications and professional courses are essential to undertake or secure your desired job. Nowadays, in this digital age, there are many course providers online and most of the time you are able to study and take exams to attain certifications remotely in the comfort of your own home - this can be very beneficial because it means you can work at your own pace.

What are the Most Common Industry Certifications?

We have compiled a list below of 5 common sectors and the certifications generally expected.

1) Human Resources (HR)

CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualifications.

2) Accounting

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualifications.

3) Project Management

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner, Agile PMI certification, Scrum Master certification.

4) Information Technology (IT)

ITIL v3 & v4, CompTIA Certifications (A+, Security+, Network+), Cisco CCNA Certification, AWS certification.

5) Financial Services

CeMAP and CFA qualifications.

Final Comments

It is always important to undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and attaining relevant certifications and qualifications can be highly beneficial in this regard. Often they can be pre-requisites for progressing within your career to more senior roles. We always advise candidates to strive for improvement and complete all relevant courses that can put you ahead of the competition when applying for jobs.

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