I’m interested in getting a certificate in HR rather than going the SHRM or HRCI route. Do you believe that Certificates in HR are recognized just the same way as HR certifications?

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I suggest the HRCI or SHRM route. They're nationally known and respected and still asked for on a ton of job postings I see for most HR positions. I have both my PHR and SHRM-CP and just earned my CEBS Thursday. I've been given bonuses and promotions and was even told that I was hired over another candidate due to my certs (since I don't have a degree) at one job. So, they do make a difference and are valuable in my opinion

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A certificate in HR will provide you with more in depth knowledge of all aspect of HR any certificates is a great to have as it will give you more bargaining power for opportunities, salary increase and expertise in the field. It’s also a great opportunity to help you identify down road if a specific discipline you will like to specialize ☺️in order to remain competitive on the market these additional certification will help you bounce back faster good luck 🤞🏼

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I honestly don’t believe in either one of them.

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I've seen more employers list them as as a preferred option but I don't believe a candidate is any more or less qualified with or without it.

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I mean they contribute varying values to your credentails. However, I do believe that certifications are more recognized than certificates. So I would say go the HRCI or the SHRM route. It will most definitely benefit you better.

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The non certs are not recognized if your are talking about standing out when applying at jobs. The phr or Shrm cp credentials stand out and employers search for the acronyms when mining for resumes. The certificates just add to your education/knowledge and are a plus. In my humble opinion :). As a background I am a human resources professional and have also searched for human resources professionals to help sell positions.

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I just took a class through Distinctive HR to help prep me for the PHR. I registered for everything through the HRCI. Best decision I ever made. It was an AMAZING class to get you prepared.

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shrm was super easy to get. one book and BoK and one month of study. go for it

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What book?

I’d go the SHRM route. Definitely recognized.

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IMHO and as some noted previously, educational certificates do not add much value to a resume that otherwise lacks the depth required for the role - they tend to come at the end of review of a resume. HRCI/SHRM do add value at least as far as getting past initial screening and adding “comfort” for recruiters and hiring managers - they tend to be a “check the box” early in resume review.

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I'd say going to SHRM/HRCI route will help you big time and even in the long run. As stated above, it will only give you additional knowledge. That's it.

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I believe real life work experience is more important in the HR field.

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I don’t believe in either of them as well! I didn’t have a degree with HR or certificates but made my way into some big companies like Amazon and have made my way up no problem I had coworkers who have them and others who didn’t and some who didn’t have degrees but had the experience. it didn’t really reflect or benefit you more from my experience

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