Why Employers Look for Certified Professionals

January 1, 2022 / 5 mins read

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters can expect to see approximately 51,000 job openings every year over the next decade. NITC stands ready to help prepare professionals to fill these positions through their highly respected training and certification programs

NITC certifications are often key to the hiring process as a good indicator of a reliable candidate. Here are some of the reasons employers actively search for employees with advanced certifications.

Matching a Candidate’s Skill Set to the Job

Employers can be inundated with an overwhelming number of resumes and applications for one job opening. A NITC certification can help hiring managers reduce the number of unqualified applicants. Prospective employees with advanced certification have demonstrated and been tested on the professional skills they possess, automatically earning them a spot on the prospective employer’s shortlist. A current certification assures an employer that the worker is up-to-date and proficient in the latest techniques and technologies in his or her field.

Certified Professionals are Great Employees

By and large, certified employees have professional training and preparation superior to their non-certified counterparts and therefore are more likely to perform better. From an employer’s standpoint, outstanding employees are not only promoted more often due to quality performance, they are also more likely to remain with their organizations over a longer period and are therefore a better investment.

The Growing Importance of Certification

An increasing number of employers are requiring certifications as they establish a baseline validation of an applicant’s knowledge and skills. Advanced certifications have become an increasingly important business and career tool for both the employee and the employer.

Training is Not Enough

Employers look at an applicant’s training and history, but most often want to see a certification that will demonstrate that the employee’s skills have been tested and validated. Employers look for skilled employees who have proven themselves to be at the forefront of their professions.