I was wondering if any professional recruiters here are nationally certified or otherwise credentialed? Is there value to getting something like CPC through NAPS, or similar? Is it worth it even for someone with a masters in business administration and experience with program development and management and all aspects of staffing? Just curious.

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Comment by Cindy Cremona, CPC on April 15, 2013 at 3:29pm

I'm a CPC. I got certified before it was required to spend money and get credits annually, so grandfathered in from the stone ages. Besides, feeling I'm an elite because of the 'letters', I can't really say it has had continued value through the years. Then again, it was a challengng exam and I am always proud to ay I passed!


Comment by Allen on April 15, 2013 at 4:17pm

Thanks for your feedback, Cindy!

Comment by Shawn White on April 15, 2013 at 4:49pm

Can you kind of build your own Certification and Skill set by taking important courses in Recruiting and Retention, Talent Management and Business Coaching?  Does it really matter as long you have the neccessary skills to get the job complete professionally and successfully? 

Comment by Allen on April 15, 2013 at 5:05pm

I think so. Helps if you already have business, HR, communications or a similar advanced degree. I firmly believe though that one must constantly learn and stay on the cutting edge in this ever changing type of business.

Comment by Teresa R. Bustamante, PHR, ACIR on April 17, 2013 at 2:16pm

Here's my down-low:  Irina S. has developed a curriculum for sourcing as has Maureen Sharib for phone sourcing.  By far the most terrific, again for sourcing, is my Mentor's Shally Steckerl-- with his fully accredited HRCI/SHRM Sourcing training via The Sourcing Institute. 

On the Recruiting front, I also hold my CPC via NAPS which is geared towards agency recruiters.  Always respected is AIRS with their respective sourcing, recruiting, & diversity trainings.  There is 1 more which availed itself last summer but their offerings I can't readily recall.  Not many folks are aware, & it doesn't hold much 'water', as time has revealed, is Linkedin's Recruiting Certification.  Lastly, there is the well-respected HRCI/SHRM certifications but they are targeted to more general HR, not specifically recruiting. 

Overall, my advice, as I hold almost all these certifications myself is, develop meaningful & authentic followings with those respected in our industry.  Follow, question, share, & allow their well-founded words of advice and guidance-- guide you.  That edge & angle of 'certification training' is, well, FOREVER!

Contact me w/ any questions if I may be of any help to ya!

Teresa Reyes Bustamante, PHR, ACIR, CPC, CyberSleuth, Certified Linkedin Recruiting Expert





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Comment by Allen on April 17, 2013 at 2:22pm

Thanks, Teresa!


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