One Word: “Credentials”

In the classic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire famously gives Ben this piece of career advice: “I want to say one word to you … just one word: plastics.”

That was 50 years ago. Yet, my advice to people looking for a good job today would also be one word: credentials.

Industry-recognized credentials are earned when a person passes a competency test certifying he or she has the skills necessary to succeed in a certain profession.

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