Nowadays, a growing number of people are enthusiastic about a wide variety of certificate exams. According to a recent survey, most people say they are preparing for all kinds of exams for career or academic development. Then why is phenomenon so popular? in the following paragraphs I will explore the factors involved and offer my views on it.
There are many reasons behind this phenomenon. First of all, some people say with the fierce competition in the job market, you must be well prepared all the time in order not to be eliminated. A certificate can increase your competitiveness greatly. In addition, for some companies, you must have some kind of professional recognition before they offer you a position. Even for others, they take the exam just for the reason that most people do this.
As far as I am concerned, certificate is only a sign for you, but not everything. So we should better not always follow the suit. After all, the most important thing is your ability, and qualification for you to succeed.
For a growing number of Chinese people, the most productive thing to do with one's spare time is to study for some kind of certification. From languages to business skills to teaching, certifications act as proof that you are skilled in something very specific. More and more, a resume with degrees and work experiences looks a bit boring; certifications are like accessories – they complete the outfit. Certifications accomplish several purposes. First, they show employers that you're diversified; you have made an effort to learn skills outside of your major or occupation. Also, certifications show that you are proactive; you don’t sit around in your spare time. Instead, you’re constantly looking to improve yourself. This is what sets applicants apart from the rest when applying for a sought-after position. In my opinion, certifications are attractive, but should not be over-emphasized. Communication skills are equally as important, and can be honed and strengthened without paying for a class. After all, interviews are concerned with more than what is on the paper.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the topic of Certificate Craze. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below: 1.现在许多人热衷于各类证书考试 2.其目的各不相同 3.在我看来 Certificate Craze. The pursuit for certificate is a time-honored phenomenon in the colleges and universities; however, faced with the tough job market, the certificate craze has swept people from all walks of life in recent years. People vary from one another in their purposes for acquiring certificates. Some of them hold that professional certificates are important supplement for their school work because the employer values professional competence, while the school courses lay particular stress on the imparting of knowledge. Besides, diplomas and vocational credentials can effectively enhance the competitiveness of university graduates. Professional certificates will improve the chances of employment, without a doubt. But there is no lack of people, who hold down quite a good job, taking professional certificates to enhance their self-worth. In my opinion, people should avoid blindness in their pursuit for professional certificates because the capabilities outweigh the certificates when the enterprises recruit staff. Therefore, choosing certificates in accordance with one’s career development is wise move.