It's long been a concern that a college degree may not be enough to guarantee a job in today's competitive hiring market. Jobs are more plentiful than in previous years, but competition is tough. An applicant needs all the extra help she can get, just to get an interview.
Enter digital badging. Where a traditional four-year degree may help get your resume into a stack of 'potential interviewees,' a digital badge can bring your resume to the top of the pile by highlighting marketable skills. Skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, and communication may not necessarily be implied by a resume touting a four-year degree.
See how Georgetown University is helping students demonstrate those skills with digital badging.
Oracle Academy and Oracle Certification are at the forefront of of this movement with digital badges available for all current Oracle Certifications, including the Oracle Certified Junior Associate credentials that provide foundation level knowledge and skills to help candidates get a jump start on their careers.
Students who complete one of these certifications hold a valuable credential in addition to their degree, positioning themselves to be strong job candidates in a competitive market.