Which qualifications get you hired?

Which letters do you need after your name?  Do you need any at all to get your next job?  What about your ‘dream job’?

Which qualifications actually get you hired in the fields of business continuity, service continuity and crisis management?

For those wanting more information on membership organisations you can read our previous post on this.  If you need more infoinformation about what qualifications are available, the guys over at Barclay Simpson (a recruitment agency that specialises in BCM) have put together a really good page.

However, you might be pleased to know that most organisations value your years of experience and industry expertise over any certificates or degrees you may hold.  How do we know this?  Because BC Management ran a survey.  They asked their clients the following question:
If you have previously hired staff, what credentials/ experience resulted in the best hire for your program?  Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 meaning low priority and 5 meaning high priority.
You can see the results for yourself here:


So, letters, memberships and qualifications are probably very useful for the application screening process, but here’s a little more proof that they definitely won’t be what gets you hired!

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