Add your company website/link
to this blog page for only $40 Purchase now!Continue
FutureStarrFema Certification on Resume
Are you looking for federal grants or volunteer opportunities? You might need to obtain FEMA certification on your resume.
Don’t confuse “Certifications” with “Certificates”. Too many times I’ve seen an application that lists out every single FEMA Independent Study Course in the Certifications section. Those aren’t certifications! They’re certificates of completion and don’t do a lot to add to your resume unless they’re specifically required in the job announcement. Certifications are generally going to be something you took a test and/or submitted a portfolio for and that you have to renew every 3-5 years. They might include IAEM’s CEM or AEM certification, PECB’s ISO 22301 certification, or DRII’s ABPC or CBCP certification (or similar). These are important professional certifications that set you apart from the crowd, so be sure to list them if you have them!
That would seem to me like posting your individual college courses on your resume. That would be like posting your military courses on your resume too. I don't think posting FEMA on resume's can really help. I think the only one it seems to benefit is FEMA itself. I believe they have your information, keep track of your "Training" and in some national emergency, they may actually CALL ON YOU to help out. Or pass this information out to your local government. "Lets see, we have a Mr. Burbuja0520 living in your area that just got slammed by a F4 Tornado, he resides at such and such address, and he's FEMA trained extensively. Go get him". (Source: www.degreeforum.net)
I get a lot of requests to review resumes from Emergency Management students, interns, and people who are looking to make a career move. Having been both a hiring manager and a recruiter, I’ve had the opportunity to look at a lot of applications and resumes from both perspectives. I’ve also had several recent conversations with hiring managers who get inundated with applications. One recent entry-level opening in my area generated 130 candidates, most of whom had Master’s degrees! That kind of competition is becoming the norm and you need to find a way to set yourself apart from the pack.
If you find that you’re not getting much traction, consider adding some professional credentials to your resume. In addition to the certifications already discussion, consider spending time in one of FEMA’s Emergency Management Professional Programs or in the Naval Postgraduate School’s CHDS Executive Leaders Program (ELP). The FEMA Basic Academy is a good place for new emergency management professionals or for established professionals who need an update or refresher on current topics. The Advanced Academy is a great place for prospective leaders to develop new skills or for existing managers to fine-tune their approaches to leadership and management. Likewise, the ELP program helps senior leaders further develop their skills. All three programs provide a great opportunity for networking and professional development and can be a great way to put yourself ahead of the pack when it comes to job hunting! (Source: www.linkedin.com)