Do More Certificates Stand for Better?
This is the very hot season for the college graduatesto hunt jobs in the market. You may see a lot ofgraduates holding a variety of certificates indicatingtheir versatile skills. Every college student knowsthat ability is important. They would like to attendvarious training programs and apply for differentcertificates so that they are more competent.
However, can attending training programs and getting more certificates improve competence?As far as I am concerned, the certificates do not really mean competence. First of all, thecertificates are simply several pieces of papers proving that you have attended some trainingprograms. Whether you are competent or not really depends upon your cleverness andexperience. For example, many English majors have passed the TEM-8, an English test specificfor the language students. Does that mean your English is perfect once getting such acertificate? Not exactly. The fact is you may find, more often than not, that many studentsspeakbroken English and write poor English. The reason is that they may assume that acertificate can prove their English is very good. So they stop their daily exercises and trainingand rest on the satisfaction of getting their certificates.
Secondly, the ability must be obtained through hard work and long practice. The studentsshould attach more importance to obtaining the ability rather than getting the certificates. Thesocial practices help themmake the book knowledge become their own. The certificates shouldstimulate them to study hard and become more excellent and competent. As for the recruitingcompanies, they prefer the students who can put their book knowledge into daily use, which isfar more practical than the certificates. Finally, the students should try to make themselvesmore marketable. They need to give up the unrealistic assumption and realize the true fact.
To sum up, the certificates do not really mean competence. What we need to do is integratethe certificates with the development of our competence. The two should go hand in hand tomake us capable persons.