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Subject:Re: Certification (long) From:Karen Kay <karenkay -at- CADENCE -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 28 Dec 1995 12:26:58 -0800
Arlen wrote about certification:
>> Will it change things in the future? Yes, and probably make things
>In your dreams. It'll make the field less attractive to get into, and by
>hindering the entry into the field from other areas, reduce the number of
>practioners. This reduction will not have any correlation to ability (meaning
>it will equally reduce both able and unable practioners of the craft).
Can you explain this further? When I was first thinking about changing
careers 3 years ago, I would have been grateful to have a test to
pass. Instead, I had to work on a lot of fronts, excluding writing,
and it took over a year and a half to find a job. I think
certification would have made the process of changing careers a lot
easier and a lot more focused.