Obtaining job certification training means for someone to be trained further in their career. The certification obtained provides a specialized education or maybe some continuing education credit. To obtain such a certification might be required in various fields. For example Teachers must obtain their teaching certification in order to actually teach, in spite of going to college and obtaining their undergraduate degree.
The most important thing in regards to the topic is that the certification is job specific. I think that because the certification is specialized to one activity. This results in the certification useless in other areas not related to the job.
There’s no better way to figure out what will help people the most than to just straight up ask them. Surveys, interviews, emails, whatever tool works best – as long as people are getting helped! I asked a few of my visitors, test takers, and researchers to share their thoughts to help me better understand how people work.
I’m sharing it with you in hopes you’d get something out of it, too. I’m also trying to bring their words to you with as little filtering as possible, so please bear with the awesome level of personal-tough this article has.
Now’s the time to focus on your professional development, your career growth, and the overall future of all things job related.
Today’s Focus: Getting Job Specific Certification Training
‘R’ = Richard N. Stephenson (me!)
‘I’ = Interviewee (anonymous by request unless otherwise noted)
[This interview is part of research and market studies done for the DOPE Bird Personality Test: Click Here to Learn More.]
R: What would someone really get out of this?
I: If you are wanting to become a Harley Davidson Mechanic you might consider getting specialized training. Then you will gain the firsthand knowledge from professionals and experts in that specific brand. If you went to a more generalized program you would have a general understanding but if your main focus was Harley, then you would be more efficient when presented with challenging circumstances.
R: How could this subject help you or someone you know change your life for the better?
I: This topic can help someone get a firm foundation for their job. It can help and prepare them for a real job so they know what to expect. Most people that are not used to the working world don’t stay in their position for very long. Being exposed to what the working world has for them may help them get the foundation they need to start off on the right foot.
R: Improving those around us is a key concept in life-optimization. How do you think this topic fits in?
I: Taking the steps to obtain such a certification usually speaks well for a person’s trait of personal initiative. Further, this would show to a potential employer that the possible employee knows how to seek needed information to achieve an assigned task. Having a self-study and self-learning mindset can lead others to a higher level of comfort is giving work to the “self-starter.”
R: If you had to pick the “World’s Best” for this topic, who would it be?
I: Technological disciplines are great at understanding job certification. Many of our jobs require us to be trained specifically for Microsoft or Cisco. An IT person’s career advancement is dependent upon how many or few certifications he/she may have.
R: Think back to your past friends, coworkers, and family; is there anyone who could use help with this subject?
I: Someone who has past experience in a field that is very general and is not rooted in one kind of career or profession. Job Specific Certification Training would be appropriate for someone looking to gain a qualification in a branch of work similar to the kind the individual does already. Getting Job Specific Certification Training would not help an individual who has no experience with the entry-level basics of a position.
R: Give us an example of what you do to make this topic a part of your daily duties.
I: If a person were interested in job-specific certification training, they should get started in learning about it by talking to people in the field. The person should think about what they hope to accomplish with job-specific certifications, and then talk to people in the field who have achieved the same things.
The people they talk to will be able to give them direction on what certifications they need and how critical the certifications are. Then, the person should consider what each certification requires and whether the undertaking is feasible. Finally, the person should do internet research to see what others have had to say about the training they are considering.
R: Is there a specific time when this topic is best worked, used, or made apparent?
I: If you experience a job layoff it may be a good time to get a job specific certification training. Any extra training gives you an advantage when looking for a new job. Also, if you are bored or tired at a job where you may where you have many different roles, by obtaining a job specific certification training, you may be able to narrow down and become a specialist in one specific job classification.
R: Tell me about an inappropriate time to bring up this topic or use it in life?
I: It may be a bad idea to bring up job specific training into a person’s life when other events are taking priority. For example, when a spouse and spouse are expecting their first child. Or when a close family member is experiencing a medical crisis. Certification training may also not be important to someone who has decided upon a career path not dependent on receiving such training.
R: Give us an example of a good place to bring this subject into daily life.
I: When looking for a promotion at work it is a good idea to get job specific certification training. It shows that you are a valuable employee for the company to hold onto. The certification is a good item to add to your resume to show all employers that you are knowledgeable and have proof to back it up.
R: Give an example of where folks should not be working on this subject.
I: Sometimes confidence can outweigh one’s actual abilities. In cases where new employees believes they have the ability to perform a task, they may find themselves over their heads. Perhaps one has unresolved fears of heights preventing him or her from climbing telephone poles, which is necessary to get the job done.
R: Who do you think could use some help with this subject?
I: Job specific certification training is necessary for those who are looking for a certain type of employment. Certain jobs require a specific level of certification and those who are interested in such a job need to apply for and acquire that certification.
Organizations such as community colleges and technical schools also need to understand and offer job specific certification training so that students will be able to complete these programs and qualify for the position they are looking for.
R: What special tricks, tactics, or strategies could you recommend for us today?
I: Job specific certification training is necessary. There’s no way around it. If you want the job bad enough, you’ll be willing to do whatever is necessary to get it. Training allows people to go into these new jobs with a steady head. After all, people tend to be more reckless and filled with anxiety when they don’t know what they’re doing. Isn’t that worth a little extra time and effort?
R: Share with us your thoughts on what’s most damaging when it comes to this subject.
I: They should avoid anyone offering the training who is not from a certified company. It is important to deal with schools and companies who have a good reputation for their training. Training is key, and if you are improperly trained, it can hurt you down the road.
R: Give us an example of something we can do today to get more up to speed on this topic.
I: Employees should consult with their supervisors or managers on the process of getting job specific certifications. Following proper procedures for obtaining legal certifications is important to the safety of employees. It can also increase the value of an employee within the company to have additional certifications suggested by their managers.
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