Does adding certifications in resumes still relevant?

surya shanmugam
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When you look at a resume do you still value the certifications that one has done directly or do you try and understand if they have actually put the certifications in practice?

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Man behind the Under Cloud.
Yes, if I was hiring someone is field that where certification was relevant. I would argue certification is far more relevant than listing educational achievement.
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Founder of Kudu (holakudu.com)
Your question could have lots of edges, but long story short: - Yes, if you're working for governments and public institutions - Maybe, if you're working for consulting firms (mainly because they could work for public) - No, if you're working for SMB or startups
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Marketer who loves products!
@anxo_armada Yep for startups and SMB it's more of real life execution than certifications
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archbee: docs for software people
As a Founder, I can say that certifications or studies does not mean that much anymore, it's just about what that person is able to do, but in certain situations I think certifications are important
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Marketer who loves products!
@dragos_bulugean Agree with what you say!
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Online Engagement Associate @bitstamp
I think it mostly depends on the position. There are some of them where certification is needed, but many don't require or don't look at them anymore. They rather look at what you are actually good at 😃
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Marketer who loves products!
@rudi_fermo That was exactly my thoughts as well especially in the field of sales and marketing
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Online Engagement Associate @bitstamp
@surya_shanmugam exactly, especially there 😆
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An Ad Strategist turned Product Marketer
What's more relevant is the knowledge you have gained out of those certifications and how well you have put them to use. I look at an average of 5-6 profiles a day and I hardly recollect going through the certifications section on their resumes. I don't make it a point to talk to the candidates about those certifications too but in a way try to understand how they have used the skill in their career.
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