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4 Career Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Credentials

If you want to get the job you are seeking, what you’ll have to do is be the most qualified available candidate. Following are five tips to help you increase the veracity of your credentials in a way more likely to help you land the position you seek.

1. Diversify your skillset

You’ve likely heard this one before. If you want to have strong credentials, it’s wise to have the kind which have multiple specialties silhouetting them. If you started out in medicine, you might grow your knowledge in specific areas, like learn about pediatrics so you can expand into family medicine. The more things you can do, the more professional you appear. Or if you are in marketing, there are always new tools and techniques you can learn about online through webinars and training class.

2. Gather reviews and endorsements

A great way to showcase your professional skills is by creating a LinkedIn profile. The platform is the perfect place to grow your professional network, find quality job postings and appeal to recruiters. It also has a ton of great features, one of which is the ability for people in your network to endorse you for certain skills or leave personal reviews about you on your profile.

If you’re recommended by others, that makes you look very credible indeed. The best way to look credible is to have praise come from without, not within. If you’re always praising yourself, that’s suspicious, and not very credible.

3. Know what employers are looking for

If you don’t know what those who are giving out jobs for your position need, you’re going to have a tough time being the best candidate for them. Whenever you’re looking for a new job in the medical field or transitioning  into IT, making yourself credible can effectively be done by learning your new employer as best you can.

Research when they were established, research the kind of people that have worked for such a company over the years, research controversy, research success, read online reviews, see if there is any related news—the whole nine yards. If you do that, you’ll be able to help anticipate rough questions from interviewers. Additionally, such an approach will help you more naturally meet the needs of your employers.

4. Establish a solid history of lucrative employment

One of the best ways to have good credentials is to have a resume that demonstrates you have few to no gaps in employment and longevity of service to particular employers. These days, kids don’t stay employed longer than six months. You want a history that demonstrates your ability to stick through for the long-haul.

If you’re seeking a change, first figure out where you’d like to go, then carefully identify your means of getting there, and ensure you’ve got long history for your resume to demonstrate for your prospective employer. This makes you more acquirable.

Finding the job you’ve always wanted

Getting the job you want can be competitive. If you want the best possible chance, you need to take every care to ensure you’ve got the best credentials of the available candidates characterizing the market. Do what you can to improve how you are perceived.

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About the Author Ashley Lipman

Ashley is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.