Four Easy Certifications to Add to your Resume

05 Jul

It’s a competitive job market out there. If you want to make sure that hiring  managers see your resume, you have to do something to set yourself apart.  Investing in a few simple, inexpensive training courses or certifications might  be just enough to give you a leg up on the competition.

This can also help to build up your resume and set  you apart from other candidates who may not have the certifications, or who may  need a bit of additional training once hired.

1. First Aid

Every organization benefits from having first aiders on staff, and  some jobs require that all workers are certified in first aid before commencing  work. This simple certification has wide application in the workplace and in  your personal life, and only requires a small investment of cash and time.  You can inquire through TANZANIA RED CROSS SOCIETY (TRCS) and Tanzania police Fire and Rescue Department on how to acquire such training and certificates. Online  courses are also available,The online courses  typically make use of videos, reading materials and other tutorials, while those  courses taught in the classroom tend to have more of a hands-on approach which  is great for helping to understand the real-world situations you may encounter  as a first aider.
2. Microsoft Office Speciality (MOS)

For many administrative and office-related positions, being proficient in the  use of Microsoft Office products is essential. But how do you prove that you’re  proficient? Well, Microsoft offers a certification as a Microsoft Office  Specialist (MOS), which essentially tests and assesses your skill level at each  component of the MS Office suite. You can simply enroll for Classes at a variety of Computer colledges in Tanzania. I recommend Institute of Finance Management (IFM ) IT&Computing Department  and UDSM Computing Centre (UCT). Choose the part of Microsoft  Office you wish to specialize in, or you can do one at a time if you want to get  more than one specialization. If you are a Computer literate You have the option to complete the exams without taking prior courses, but  there are also online courses you can take to assist with mastering the material  and preparing for the exam.

3. Cisco Certified Network Consultant (CCNA)

There are a wealth  of certifications available in the information technology (IT) field. Among  these is the Cisco Certified Network Consultant (CCNA) designation which is  offered by Cisco Systems. The CCNA certifies that holders are competent in the  installation of various network devices and cables. Though the CCNA designation  technically only requires successful completion of an exam,  many choose to  complete a training course before writing the exam. These training courses may  be a bit expensive in most cases, though actually a much  smaller investment than paying college or university tuition, and they can be  completed in a fraction of the time. Keep in mind that there are also online  courses which cost much less than the classroom-type training courses that you  can take. The computer-based CCNA examination costs $125 to write, and must be  organized through Cisco.

4.  Language  Certifications

Language certifications come in essentially two  forms: certifications for those that want to teach a language or for non-native  speakers who want to prove that they have acquired a sufficient level of  communication mastery to succeed in the workplace. Among the certifications  available for those who want to teach English as a second language, TESOL, TEFL  or TESL are some of the more common programs. These programs are great for those  who wish to go overseas to teach English, or even for those who wish to work  with newcomers to help them master the English language before heading out into  the workplace.

For those wishing to complete an English  as a second language (ESL) program, these are greatly beneficial to those who  have moved to an English-speaking nation and need to show potential employers  that their communication skills meet the standards in reading, writing, speaking  and comprehension. The cost of an ESL course can vary greatly depending upon the  duration of the course and where you choose to study. A variety of  post-secondary institutions and community colleges offer these programs. Keep in  mind that many of these courses tend to cost quite a bit – perhaps even a few  thousand dollars if you go through a recognized college or university – but the  strength it’ll add to your employability could be priceless
If you already have English language certification, try learn other new Language like French. Biliteracy offers potential occupational benefits. In a globalized world, bilinguals can get excellent career opportunities in retail sector, transport, tourism, administration, secretarial work, public relations, marketing and sales, banking and accountancy, translation, law and teaching.

Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Articles, General Knowledge


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5 responses to “Four Easy Certifications to Add to your Resume

  1. Richard Henry

    July 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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    March 13, 2014 at 3:01 am

    How can we call the CCNA an easy certification? Doesnt really apply to any job other then someone working in IT. Its a lot different then other options..


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