Clearly, demonstrating the value of certifications is a key priority for credentialing bodies. Regardless, the flagship accreditations are doing better than ever. Tipton says December was a record-breaking month, when there were some 3,700 CISSP exams taken (only about half passed).
And it’s no surprise that it is one of the most sought-after certifications, considering holders make about $98,000 a year on average, up from $78,000 if they didn’t have it.
I got that cert last year! Now I just have to get off the bottom end of the pay curve…
via Seal of approval: Security certifications – SC Magazine.
Gary North just wrote two worthwhile reads on careers and callings:
1) Career Dead-End or Stepping Stone? by Gary North.
2) How To Leverage Your Job or Calling by Gary North.
I’m still trying to decide what to do for a living. I’ve just about picked a career; the only trouble is getting someone to pay me to develop the skills, and then getting a job doing it.
Client K shares 6 career tips:
1) Visualize what you want
2) Take time for professional development
3) Associate with achievers
4) Find a trusted mentor
5) Put money at risk
by rewarding yourself
6) Control your workspace
via Top 6 Career Tips » client k.
I’m not quite sure what “Control your workspace” means… perhaps it means finding jobs you want to do, or something like that.
I’ve almost always done #2, I’ve just started #1, am working on #4, have #5 in the bag, and need to get started on #3 and #6.
The trouble is, the job market here is so tiny, it’s hard to find local mentors or achievers. Thank goodness for the Internet!