I proudly list my lone certificate on my resume in the summary and in the certification / educational section, now I have a complex.......
Does listing a certification hurt you? If some list a MS SQL Server Certification, does that hurt their chances of getting a job?
It won't hurt on your resume, especially with me because I don't consider any of the alphabet soup that someone may have behind their name. Other people give preference to people with such things on their resume and it certainly helps with those bloody automated resume scanners.
Where it may hurt is on the interview. People tend to expect more (as they should) during the interview if the candidate has one or more certifications.
Of course, that makes it a bit of a catch 22. Certs can help you get your resume recognized and get you an interview but the interview may be tougher because people expect more from someone with certs. Except for someone like me... I ask everyone similar questions and engage in similar follow up discussion for each question regardless of papered pedigree.
If you worked to understand what was taught during the rigor of study for your certification, then do be proud of it and list it because you deserve the honor and won't have a problem during the interview. If you're one of these people (and it doesn't sound like you are) that simply did rote memorization and studied brain dumps/interview questions instead of achieving a true understanding of the subject matter, then the cert will kill you during an interview with someone that does know their stuff.
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
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How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)