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Certification Choices

Education| Certification
February 12, 20232 min read

Service members who are transitioning to the civilian sector often face the challenge of translating their military experience and skills into civilian terms that civilian employers can understand. One way to demonstrate your expertise and knowledge in a specific field is to obtain professional certifications. This blog will explore five certifications that can help service members stand out to potential employers and achieve their career goals.

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification: This certification demonstrates a level of expertise in project management and is widely recognized across various industries. It validates a service member's experience in leading projects, managing resources, and delivering results. #PMP #projectmanagement #leadership

  2. Six Sigma certification: Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology that is widely used in manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. Six Sigma certifications (such as Six Sigma Green Belt or Six Sigma Black Belt) can demonstrate a service member's ability to analyze data, identify and solve problems, and implement process improvements. #SixSigma #processimprovement #qualitycontrol

  3. Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification: This certification is widely recognized in the cybersecurity industry and demonstrates an individual's knowledge of and ability to secure information systems. Service members with experience in cybersecurity, network defense, or IT can benefit from obtaining this certification. #CISSP #cybersecurity #infosec

  4. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification: These certifications demonstrate an individual's knowledge and expertise in human resources management. Service members with experience in personnel management, training and development, or equal opportunity advisor can benefit from obtaining this certification. #PHR #SPHR #HRmanagement

  5. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification: These certifications are recognized by the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and demonstrate an individual's knowledge and skills in supply chain management. Service members with experience in logistics, inventory management, or procurement can benefit from obtaining one of these certifications. #CSCP #CPIM #supplychainmanagement

Obtaining professional certifications can help service members stand out to potential employers and increase their marketability in the civilian sector. Whether you have experience in project management, process improvement, cybersecurity, human resources, or supply chain management, there is a certification that can help you validate your skills and knowledge.

By obtaining these certifications, service members can demonstrate their commitment to their chosen field and leverage these certifications to enhance their job hunt as they transition to the civilian sector.

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Nicole Dhanraj

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