Gregory Michael Steinberg of Austin, Texas Talks About the Importance of Certifications

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We all know having a certification means you’ve excelled in something.  Certifications in today’s world can range from anything in the digital realm to hands-on learning like automotive repair and healthcare, or even something as simple as babysitting.  Fact is, someone, can get certified in just about anything, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Some of the different types of certifications include Human Resources, Networks, Sales, Project Management, and specialized Software and Administrator certifications, to name a few.  Today, Gregory Michael Steinberg talks about what certification means to an employer and why it might be important for someone to get a certificate in their chosen profession.

“Let’s all imagine for a moment you own a business, and you’re hiring,” Gregory begins.  “You’ve narrowed the prospective applicants down to two, and you’re trying to decide which is the best applicant for the job.”  Gregory Michael Steinberg of Austin, Texas says if all else is the same, having a certification in an area that’s important to your business is going to be what pushes one candidate ahead of the other.  “That’s probably the biggest reason I like certifications,” he says. “It really gives someone an edge up.”

Gregory Michael Steinberg believes having a certificate in your chosen field usually means that the individual has superior knowledge. Gregory says it shows that one has focused down to a particular niche and has passed at least minimum standards to become certified.  “That’s not to say that certification means everything,” he adds quickly. “I’ve seen quite a few extremely qualified folks who had no certificates at all, he says. “But I’ve seen more who do have it and say it’s worth it,” he says.

One big benefit of having a certification in your field is that you’ll earn more money in the long run.  Gregory Michael Steinberg of Austin, Texas points out an article on the financial website Moneywise.  “This article shows that having the right certification can boost your income by 50% or more,” he says.  In fact, the job-search website Monster reports that some of the highest differences in pay between being certified and not being certified can occur in occupations such as actuaries, where the difference could be as much as 75%.  Some other occupations where you’d definitely want a certificate would be welding, health and safety coordinator, logistics coordinator, school psychologist, and automotive shop foreman, he adds.

“Another reason I like certifications is that it shows dedication in the person receiving it,” Gregory says.  It takes time to go through specialized training to get certified, no matter what it is, he adds. This says to employers that instead of watching TV or hanging out with friends, the individual has spent time improving his or her career skills.  “It’s similar to how most employers feel about a college degree, he points out — sometimes it’s not so much about the degree itself as it is that the person made a commitment and stuck to it.” It shows dedication and perseverance depending on the subject matter, he adds, and that’s something employers want to see in a candidate.  “It’s definitely worth the added effort to get it,” he says.

Gregory Michael Steinberg of Austin, Texas is a certified program architect and consultant who has worked with several high-profile clients.  He loves helping businesses grow and embrace today’s new digital economy by creating better website user experiences with optimized performances, reduced business operational costs, improved corporate compliance, and better overall productivity.  Gregory Michael Steinberg has 2 master’s degrees, one being an MBA from the Tuck School of Business, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Bucknell University.