If you’re working right now or you’re on your early career, career certification is one of the best way to increase your income. I can attest this personally because I’ve tried this myself.
If you’re an I.T person, you know that there’s a lot of specialization and career certification available out there that can help you gain more knowledge and special skills and eventually help you find more high paying jobs or help you get promoted.
Even for a non-I.T person, there’s a lot of available career certification or training that can help boost your career and increase your income.
Today, aside from skills and experience, career certification is one of the main requirements when applying for a higher positions or high paying jobs. Especially if you’re in the Information Technology field. Getting certified in your career can give you an advantage and edge over other applicants who are not.
Additionally, more and more employers are looking for certifications to support their technology. Skills, knowledge plus a career certification on that specific area can really be your ‘ammunition’ in increasing your income by more than 50% or even 100%.
Before I became a network administrator, my previous job was a Sr. Technical Support from one of the largest foreign BPO operating here in the Philippines. Although it pays a little bit more, I realized that specializing my knowledge and getting career certification will definitely help me increase my income and get the job I want. The career I dream.
So I set a goal to be a Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA, enroll on a CCNA bootcamp training, and then took a CCNA certification exam. After a year of self-study, training and self-review, I was able to acquired the certification I want. I became a CCNA.
After getting that career certification, I was able to find my dream job and boy I increased my salary by 100%! Boom! You can read my full I.T career and CCNA journey here.
What’s in it for you?
I don’t know you personally and this maybe another personal things to share, but, I hope you get my point. Getting specialize knowledge or career certification can really help boost your career and eventually help you increase your income.
I hope you get a bit of inspiration and encouragement that there’s always a way to find your dream job and increase your income. Investing in yourself really pays the best interest. It can cost you time, effort and money upfront but future results can be rewarding.
I understand that this maybe applicable for others but not for all. If this article applies to you, please consider it. If not, share it to someone who can benefit from this.
Again, I hope you get the point. I firmly believe that investing in ourselves is the best investment of all time. To our success, cheers!
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