People often ask me: “How will earning a purchasing certification help me in my career?”
Having been a purchasing manager who was responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring many purchasing professionals, the answer is so obvious.
You see, hiring managers often find the recruiting process to be difficult. Usually, there are many qualified candidates who apply for the scarce purchasing jobs. These candidates all have resumes boasting years and years of experience. They have the same degrees. They all present themselves very professionally in the interview.
How does a manager decide which candidate to choose for a job or promotion?
Managers look for tie-breakers. Some way of differentiating one candidate from another. Certification can be that tie-breaker.
If one candidate is certified and another isn’t, who will get the job? Usually, the person who is certified.
It’s really that simple.