Free Clip from Change Management: Getting Started - Benefits of Getting Certified

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Posted by Kevin Miller
Updated:  October 13, 2022
Released:  August 19, 2020

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Obtaining an industry‑recognized certification results in peer recognition and a higher earning potential. Once you pass an industry‑recognized certification exam, you will have more confidence in your ability to do the job you have now or the job you want to obtain. You will also be more confident in life because you'll know you have the ability to learn something new and commit yourself to reaching a goal. You will be able to have more intelligent conversations with other discipline experts and interviewers without sounding phony or ignorantly dismissing the credential as just a piece of paper.

In the end, everyone's motivation for pursuing a certification is personal. For me, confidence is king and is my main motivator. I like to erase doubt in my decisions. But I'm not going to lie. The extra money I earn runs a close second.

If you are not interested in obtaining a certification, but are instead looking to hire someone new, you should aim for the best. Industry‑recognized certifications ensure credential holders have experience, knowledge, and commitment.

As a hiring manager, you can use that to your advantage. Certification holders should jump to the top of your stack of resumes. You can also save time in interviews by skipping basic questions in favor of more challenging questions. If you encounter someone who is not certified and is not currently pursuing it, ask why. While there are a lot of knowledgeable people out there without certifications, a red flag should be raised if an interviewee dismisses a certification or claims he or she doesn't have enough time to pursue it. There are plenty of excuses to not take an extra step or not go the extra mile. If a candidate gives you excuses in an interview, you can be sure you will receive more once they start working for you.

Don't shortchange your organization. If you find someone you really like who isn't certified, hire them at a discount, and then immediately put them on a path to get certified. In fact, as a resource manager, you should consider having everyone on your team obtain all relevant certifications. It ensures your team is made up of top talent who are knowledgeable about current industry standards and best practices and have the dedication to take that extra step.

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Free clip #1:  Defining Change Management

Free clip #2:  Change Management for the Individual

Free clip #3:  Benefits of Getting Certified

Free clip #4:  CCMP vs. PMP

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