This informal CPD Article ‘The importance of getting certified and how it can benefit you in your career’, was provided by London Learning Academy, a leading institution in the field of aesthetics, beauty and Laser. With a strong reputation for excellence, the academy provides high-quality training to both medical and non-medical students who wish to enter the world of aesthetics.
If there is only one thing you take away from this article, it’s that confidence makes you successful. No matter what field of work you are in, this will be a huge factor not only in how well you do at your job, but also in your personal life. In general, the more confident you are in yourself and your skills, the more people will want to work with you or hire you.
You'll be able to attract better clients
Getting certified can be a great way to boost your bottom line. Whether you're getting certified in something new or continuing your education, remember this: the more people you can reach with information they need at the right time, the more money and opportunities may become available to you.
Since beauty training is never ending—you should always be learning new tricks and techniques to try out when your clients want certain services—it's also important to keep abreast of new beauty trends as well. You'll be able to add value for your clientele by recommending products that work best for their needs.
It will help you understand the brands you use
Certification training is a great way for students to learn about the brands they’ll be using in their careers and how to choose the best brands for themselves.
Knowledgeable beauty professionals will be able to tell you why they choose certain lines over others, and they can also help you pick out something that will work well with your individual needs (if you have sensitive skin, for example). Learning which benefits various products offer—like hydrating moisturisers or volumizing hair mousse—will give you an advantage when it comes time to ask questions about your own appearance.
It will help you stay competitive in your field
Getting certified will help you stay competitive and give you an edge in your field. Becoming a beauty professional is the first step towards a career in the beauty industry. The competition for jobs can be fierce, so getting certified can give you that extra advantage to stand out from the crowd and secure your dream job.
A student who is more experienced and better trained will generally stand out more than someone who isn't. Having a certification on your resume is also a good way to show potential employers that you are serious about your craft, and that you are willing to go above and beyond what they expect from you at work. Earning certifications can also lead to more opportunities which are extremely hard to come by without any certifications or experience under your belt.