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What are good general certifications to have?

Asked by PriceisRightx26 (1255points) March 6th, 2017

I’m looking to fluff up my resume a bit. I’m in the sciences [lab work (including industrial), medical work, etc], and have already taken care of CPR/AED/First Aid. Looking for any suggestions that are fairly easy to obtain (no long term programs).

Thanks in advance!

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Second language, class 1 drivers licence + motorcycle licence , Industrial first aid, High school diploma, WHMIS , mental health first aid, non-violent crisis intervention. Martial arts, Accounting certification , Java programing certification.

Cruiser's avatar

I would get some OSHA training under your belt and start with OSHA Industrial Hygiene
then get respiratory certification, Hazardous Materials and then Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry.

gorillapaws's avatar

As someone who screens resumes regularly, I can say that certifications look good, but are never the deciding factor when hiring for me. You can get a LOT more milage out of a fantastic, personalized cover letter tailored to the company you’re applying for, trying to anticipate their needs and expressing your sincere enthusiasm for the position. Explain in detail how your skills and passion are a perfect match for the job.

Perhaps they count for more in larger organizations with a more formal hiring process.

PriceisRightx26's avatar

@gorillapaws I’m trying to make everything as well rounded as possible, especially since I never got a chance to intern.

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