CompTIA has teamed with LinkedIn to make it easier for CompTIA certified IT professionals to add their credentials to their profiles.
With just a few simple steps, anyone with an active CompTIA certification can highlight his or her credentials on the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. LinkedIn’s network includes more than 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
People who highlight their career credentials, such as CompTIA certifications, on their LinkedIn profile get six times more profile views than people who don’t, according to LinkedIn. Additionally, individuals who list their certifications get six times more inbound inquiries through LinkedIn that those who don’t have certifications listed.
“This enhanced listing functionality helps our certification holders raise the level of their credibility and visibility with prospective employers, recruiters and partners,” said Randy Gross, CIO, CompTIA.
In the first few days that the feature was available, nearly 1,200 CompTIA certification references were added to their LinkedIn profiles by certification holders.
“Hiring managers and HR professionals believe having IT job candidates with industry certifications saves time and resources in evaluating applicants, ensures a candidate’s credibility and demonstrates that they have a baseline set of knowledge,” Gross noted.
Two-thirds of HR executives CompTIA’s HR Perceptions of IT Training and Certification said IT certifications are very valuable, compared with just 30 percent three years ago. A net 94 percent of HR executives expect the importance of IT certifications to grow over the next two years.
The enhanced information on the LinkedIn profile will list each certification an individual holds will be highlighted by a CompTIA logo, the name of the certification and its expiration date (if applicable).
IT professionals can add their CompTIA certifications to their LinkedIn profile simply by logging into their certification account and following a few easy steps.