Duke Okes , Daniella Picciotti , Amanda Foster , Joseph Basala - can you provide some insights on the value of Certification? Thanks
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- When I was in the auto industry I pursued CQT and CQE as a way to demonstrate knowledge to my employer and commitment to the profession. No idea if it impacted their decision to promote me.
- As self-employed I have used certification (ASQ CQA & CMQ/OE, IMC Certified Management Consultant) as a way to validate my knowledge and force me to continually learn (earn those RUs/CEUs!). Credential value for marketing was secondary. As a parallel, my wife and I purchased a time share (never a good financial move) because I had a tendency to work all the time, and by having paid for a time share I would force myself to take time off to use it.
So I tend to invest in things that I will benefit from personally, rather than what it demonstrates to others.
I personally find it a little much to say, Joseph Basala, ASQ CMBB, CSSBB, CMQ/OE, CRE, CQE, CQA.....
For my current position listing the CMBB certication after my name is most relevant, but have changed it up when relevant to other situations.
Listing your credentials does help occasionally to support your message, however I would conform to the norms in your company.
I'm adding a link to last year's Salary Survey that discusses the impact of ASQ certifications on salary:
More on this topic will likely come next month with the newest Salary Survey results!