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Are advanced certificates/graduate certificates worth anything to recruiters?

rlstarrlstar Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
I am trying to get my Master's, but on the side I may pursue a certificate from another school that may help me break into the industry. For those that are familiar with recruiting, is it worth anything?

Let's say these advanced certificates/grad certs are from top schools and well respected in a given industry
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Replies to: Are advanced certificates/graduate certificates worth anything to recruiters?

  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    I am pursuing a graphic design certificate at a local community college. When I am contacted for interviews, It has definitely caught the attention of some hiring recruiters in the industry since I already have a bachelor's degree. Any professional certificate is worth it if you like the subject and want to work in that field. I have a creative personality. Don't do it just because you think it looks prestigious.
  • JapherJapher Registered User Posts: 1,349 Senior Member
    I would think so, so long as it compliments your aspirations and current degrees. Like, getting a certificate in tech management if your a graphic designer won't really do anything for you.

    I have looked into certificate programsa and find that many of them are rather intensive, and some even are considered portions of master's degrees. Committing to, paying for, and completeing these programs sends a clear signal to potential employeers that you are serious about your pursuit in that field.
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