Ed4Online Blog | Category: certification

Exploring Alternatives to the 4-Year Degree

By Kris Powers | July 11th 2019

Compentency or Skills Based Training

The key to success is a good education. After high school, there are many options of obtaining continuing education and career training.



Stepping ahead of the competition

In my role as Human Resource Specialist for a large software technology company, I am tasked with recruiting, interviewing and hiring new talent when the need arises. For example, we recently had an opening at my company for a Financial Analyst. The hiring manager requested we find an applicant with a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with strong Excel and analytical skills.  Simple to fill, right? Not as easy as we originally thought.  

After posting the opening on our company website, we received a huge influx of resumes; all with similar backgrounds and degrees. The resumes that caught our attention and rose to the top of the pile were those applicants who had completed certification courses after receiving their bachelor’s degree.