By Matt Mahoney
According to Indeed, the #1 job search and listing website in the world:
“Earning a certification demonstrates your passion and provides evidence of your specific expertise and skills. Including your certifications on your resume can make your job application stand out to potential employers and set you apart from your peers.
Certifications are documents or certificates that are awarded by … associations or boards. Having one of these documents proves that you possess a certain level of professional experience or are proficient in a particular skill…. Certified individuals are considered more qualified for competitive jobs and usually have an improved reputation in their industry.”
We at the North American Association for Sales Engineers couldn’t agree more, and that is why we are offering our Certified Sales Engineer (CSE) certificate to qualified NAASE members.
Sales engineers, and technical salespeople, have typically been left without an option for a professional designation. That is, until July of this year when NAASE began offering this (non-exam based) Certificate. The CSE is for professional sales engineers with a minimum level of work and educational experience- regardless of industry or sector.
Again, from Indeed:
“Another good reason to feature your certifications on your resume is if they prove you have acquired years of experience in the industry. Many certifications are only awarded to individuals who have worked a certain number of years as a professional. Listing your certifications can be an efficient way to verify your experience level.”
People do look at professional designations/certifications listed after or near your name. Recruiters and HR personnel do, of course, but all kinds of other folks view them as well. In fact, on LinkedIn especially, you really never know who is looking at your Profile.
For more information on either NAASE or its Certified Sales Engineer application, please reach out via our website: www.sales-engineering.org