Thanks! There are other certifications your … If you list the Pharmacy degree without the R (for registered, right?). Hi Kyra, MSIT-SystEng or MSIT-SoftEng) may be overkill. Can you tell me please. then they too have deserved such a thing due to their committment to that field! Not everyone can be hired as a nurse, a dietitian, imaging tech, medical coder without meeting training requirements/education and passing a licensure or certification exam. I presume that you have a Bachelors when you get an MBA, and also that you went to school for nursing when you have an RN. That’s not the way the world works. My preference would be to put the MBA only. And I can practice that behavior online, too. Since credentials are for establishing credibility, so what’s most important for you to be credible as a psychotherapist and mediator? Thanks, Another option is to put the credential in your resume’s profile, so it shows up early in the reviewer’s vision. So if you have a PhD in one field and are aiming to move into another, I might not put the PhD up at the top with your name. I’d love to hear more of his ideas, and yours. Follow the abbreviation with a comma if there are additional degrees to list. I apologize for the late reply to this question. They are qualifications. However, in order to get licensed to practice without being under supervision I have to obtain my LMFT and or LPC-MHSP which takes an additional 18 months-2 years. If you wanted to do JD, PhD, LCSW – that makes a certain sense because the JD and PhD are terminal degrees while the LCSW is a licensing credential based on you also having an MSW. nursing degree. Using letters after your name on your resume is a shorthand way to tell the job market that you looking for jobs in your profession or want to use the specific skills mastered through training in that profession. What is your opinion on MSIT ( masters in information technology), on resume and email signature. Place the title of “Dr.” before the name of a person who is a doctor of medicine or psychology, doctor of dentistry, or doctor of veterinary medicine. While “MA, MA” is funny, you’re so right that it’s not a great way to present yourself. That’s my opinion, too. I am going to list it under my skills and competencies section. Hi Jay, I think I would write “BA Kins” next to your name on top of your resume. Sometimes I make the credential initials a little smaller font size than the name. My boss has on his business cards and email signature “John Doe MSW LCSW” Am I right in thinking this is incorrect? If so, Dr.Fitzgerald offers advice on how and when you should show off your full set of hard-earned, well-deserved professional credentials that follow your name. I suspect this is due to your rampant insecurity, as evidenced by your compulsive need to prove your “superior education” by listing every degree you’ve ever received. Frustration ends, where communication begins. I would only say: first, last, MSW (for now and LMSW for later), right? This site confirms that LCSWs must have an MSW to be eligible for the LCSW: http://www.aswb.org/licensees/about-licensing-and-regulation/. For PowerPoint presentations for work (in a larger company with over 4000 employees), would the presenter need to put the degrees after the name in the title page such as: Hi Cara, For example, if John Smith has a Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Should the PA-C or the PhD come first after my name? The same could be said for an associate degree. and R.Ph.–medical and registered pharmacist) in one country, but I have migrated since then and earned another degree here (PgDip–Postgraduate diploma in health science). Nursing Credentials 1. Whatever you decide, good luck in your endeavors. If you have a Masters or PhD, most readers will presume you also have a BA, BSc, BFA or other Bachelor’s level degree. I work with many nurses who have different credentials from myself. Hi Anwar, great question! Good luck with that, though. Haha. I’m kinda paranoid about this because I don’t want to risk getting sued or find trouble with the licensing board. Re getting a PMP or RMP credential, it could be a good credential if that’s the kind of work you intend to do in the future. I am looking into moving from Maine to New York and of course in NY it’s the Financial capital of the world and credentials after your name look good. great comment. The reason can be to be able to fit as much information as possible while maintaining readability. Congratulations on achieving so much. This page was meant for advice, plain and simple. And since more and more employers are using LinkedIn as a place to gather more information about candidates, it’s a great place to tell your complete story. I hope that helps! because the Ed.S. I recently lost my job and like I said I am trying to boost my resume for jobs I may be looking for in a different state. I have my associate of arts in healthcare administration, my bachelor of science in psychology, and now I am going for my masters in marriage and family therapy. Resume Credentials. Should I put all three of those degrees after my name? another thought, Kena – if you are a member of any major insurance associations or have any special certifications, you can list those after your name. "CCEMT-P") Generally credentials are listed from most to … I always do put a comma after the name. My suggestion is to put Name, MEd-TC, MEd-ESL or Name, MEd-TC & ESL. My LCSW clients in NY and NJ tell me that the MSW is presumed if you are an LCSW, that you can be an MSW without being an LCSW but you have to be an MSW to be an LCSW. I have bachelor degree in economy and I got certification in volunteer management (CVM) and certificate in international development (CID). Best, Julie. One further suggestion, to save some space, I would eliminate the periods after all initials, including M.C.I.H.T. Do you put a comma after the name, before listing credentials? 3) academics who always put education up front – education is the baseline for someone to be employed at an institution of higher learning so it has to be first. In fact, what I’ve read is that because Master’s degrees are often sought, it’s smart to list an MBA or other Master’s degree after your name as the way to quickly communicate that you have that credential. Good luck! To me that’s just goofy. Hope that helps. Hi Dave, Now to your question: I am responding as someone who is a marketer as well as a career coach, and as someone who has reviewed thousands and thousands of resumes to hire people. I have switched career paths after every degree. Caution: If You’re Not a Rock Star, Maybe LinkedIn’s Skills Section Isn’t For You Yet, http://www.aswb.org/licensees/about-licensing-and-regulation/, http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitalization/capitalization-of-academic-degrees/. The state boards in most states will hold you legally accountable to your highest license as will a civil or criminal lawsuit. Here’s an example. For one thing, people outside the field won’t understand the initials. More broadly, I’ll say that there are many people who think everyone SHOULD understand their credentials and the meaning of industry terms (also known as jargon). I was leaning toward MPA, MSW for my email tag line and business cards, but since MSW was earned first, should I change the order? Listing credentials after name. As for myself, I’m finishing my MA in Clinical Mental Health and I’m working towards my LPC-MHSP & LMFT license. It’s not usual practice to put a BBA after your name. Your email signature is just one more opportunity for you to make a lasting impression, so don’t waste it. !!! Is that correct? How would you write a Bachelor of arts honors specialization in Kinesiology? degree is enough, but if your second degree is in. Thank you. How do you list your credentials? 3. They tell people that you have those professional skills, and are dedicated to your field. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Dana Severson has been writing marketing materials for small-to-mid-sized businesses since 2005. I have two masters degrees in different fields: the first is a MA in General Psychology and the second is a MS in Education (Not a M.Ed). You could do some field testing with some colleagues you trust. Whether people will recognize those acronyms depends on whether they are in the industry. You can do so, of course, and you’ll be educating folks here. Less is often more with email signatures. If the exact name of the degree is unknown, find out before you attempt to write down someone's credentials. thanks for your comment. The point of the article is to use the credentials most relevant to the field in which you seek work. The example provided by NYU also demonstrates the proper punctuation for listing your degrees, licenses and certifications. FYI, if you were to list them all, the oldest degree goes closest to your name and the most recent farthest away. Either way is correct when writing out your name and credentials — Jane Doe, RN, BSN, or Jane Doe, BSN, RN. If you would like to list two degrees after your name, you can insert commas between the two degrees. Also I do know what the RD stood, however I think that the response to that portion of your article above was a bit exaggerated. However, I am all for brevity when possible. Getting all burnt up over something this small isn’t indicative of an individual who wants to be employed anywhere I know of. The reason I did not end up “specializing” my degree is because I chose to drop psychology in my third year as my University only allowed people in Psychology to graduate with an Honors degree and I had chosen to go do a Post-Graduate Public Relations Certificate instead. 2) If you feel it helps to say MBA-HCM, that’s fine, too. Jane Doe, CPA, MAcc Now to the matter at hand: Usage of Esq. If I value positive, constructive relationships with my colleagues and loved ones, I’ll learn how to respond. When people list both, they are correct to put MSW first because they got it earlier in time. Hi Chris, I appreciate you asking your MBA class about whether they knew what an RD is – and now they hopefully do! Healthcare is a highly regulated industry and we comply with laws that’s maybe stricter than most jobs out there. If you are certified by more than one certifying body, you may list both credentials with the most recently obtained listed last. An interesting resource for this topic of degrees is this blog: http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitalization/capitalization-of-academic-degrees/. RN, BSN, RD, etc.) In fact, when you put too much information in a signature, it can get confusing for the recipient and could even make you look desperate. Hope that helps! Hi Lisa, Here, credentials include BOC certification. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. My Name, JD, PhD, LCSW I obtained the JD 30 years ago. Without knowing more about your situation, that’s my 2 cents. I have a JD and an LCSW.Would you recommend In your case, it would be Wes (Last Name), MS, PE. The MBA already presumes that you have a BS, while the BS supersedes the AAS. I have a masters in something else, an MSW, and licensure. So on the face of it, I think listing The Institute for Learning after your name is not necessary and probably won’t be understood by everyone. I have a P.H.Eng and I couldn’t care less about your suffix…You are less important to me than a PhD. From what I read, the RMP is an emerging credential, and isn’t as well-known as the PMP. Some credentials are important enough that you could easily put them after your name, under the assumption that you want to use that knowledge and skill in your next position. I was asked to include my credentials for this event and have no idea what to include as I haven’t been a part of academia for many years and every other presenter is a doctor or nurse or has a doctorate. I’ll forward this information to him. In these instances, you can list them after your name as a BSN, a BPharm or an LLB, respectively. (If I skipped any category of credentials, please share it in the comments below.) I think the main point has been missed entirely (by many who feel the need to write on it). Doctors have the most demanding education and training requirements. The only ones I sometimes cut any slack for are nurses who may feel it important to use BS to show they have a 4-yr vs. a 2-yr degree. Because the LCSW encompasses it. Credentials make you believable because you took the action needed to get that credential – and we are assessed based on our actions, not our intent. If so, it’s a valuable and necessary credential. I mean I earned each one, with exams or degrees but it really gets crowded, Hi HG, you are so smart to choose the credentials most appropriate for your position. Absolutely yes, if what you want is a project management job. Writing an article about how other people should list their credentials is a bit pretentious in itself. Using the principals here, I’d list “name, BA, CVM, CID” unless your bachelor’s degree is a Bachelor of Science in which case it would be be “BS, CVM, CID.” The abbreviation BEc is usually known as Business English Certificate (BEC) so it’s best to avoid any confusion. A lawyer will usually put JD, LLD or Esq. Call and talk with your state board. Gordon, MBA, MSN, RN. Any ideas suggestions? Read article Otherwise, default to only listing your MBA. Thank you for a terrific article! By all means include the credentials and degrees elsewhere in your resume, for credentials lend credibility (both from the Latin word “credere” meaning “to believe”). A master’s degree or bachelor’s degree should never be included after your name. Best, Julie, I just receive my LCSW. I work in healthcare and would not have known what RD stood for…. I think when we get so defensive, so quickly it’s because we assume someone is killing our character or damaging our reputation. Hope that helps! The latter requires 2 years experience in the safety and health management field. So I’m revising my resume today to include RN BSN behind my name. List master's degree Everything else is assumed, as stated in this novel…? this is a very interesting conundrum! I think of it as more specialized so I’d put it after the PhD and LPC. Julie This profession is competitive and will become increasingly important as preventative health becomes a standard in the US. The Office of Communications and Marketing at NYU provides an example for a medical professional: Sarah Sampson, MS, PhD, RN, CCRN. In 2019 we introduced certification to licensed/registered practical nurses. 1) At times I get frustrated, but then I take a step back and realize my frustration stems from a certain seed of narcissism that we all (especially those with adavanced degrees) feel the need to feed. Similarly, if someone has been given an honourary title (which is pretty rare, by the way!) I have always wondered about my credentials. That said, I think you could say MCS and people would simply ask you what it meant. Hello, I was wondering how to best present my skills on a business card. Now to the matter at hand: Usage of Esq. ), his displayed name would be: John Smith, M.S.N., R.N. If you’re in a pharma or medical company, then those degrees are definitely relevant. Second, you need to list things that are relevant to your industry. The breathing is very important. Someone mentioned alphabet soup?! Prior to this, Severson worked as a manager of business development for a marketing company, developing targeted marketing campaigns for Big G, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, among others. Hi! in English as a Second Language. Thanks for your comment! But from what I know, the RN is a pretty prestigious and distinctive credential that is separate from the Master of Nursing. Also, all nurses who work directly with patients are required to wear white lab jackets at my facility so I have all my jackets embroidered with my name and BSN RN on all of them. Julie. It doesn’t take away from your accomplishments to put them in a context where they will be understood as assets. So it would look like this: PGCert-PR, PgCert-PR, PG Cert-PR, PGC-PR, or PgC-PR. As you say, people do change careers all the time, and they do that by showing how their past experience is relevant to the new career, and helping the potential employer see an advanced degree from a different field as an asset rather than a hindrance. Would it be acceptable for my resume to list my name as. Hello and may I begin by expressing my deepest thanks for taking the time to help all of us figure out the sometimes confusing task of presenting one’s self in a professional manner. What Are Credentials? Hi David, this is a very interesting comment on the differences between countries and the meaning of honorifics & credentials. Never write, for example, Doctor George Ross. A nurse who has a master’s in a non-. To be effective at work (and life), I’ve found it’s important to respond, rather than react. And when people see the credential and understand it, they often respect you for both your hard work and expertise. Two reasons for this: 1) The credential itself already is long and adding any clarifying information (e.g. A PhD is going only for jobs that require a PhD – or will risk looking overqualified. Remember, a credential is short-hand for the expertise you developed through your studies. congratulations on getting such a cool credential. Sign me up for a trip to Hungary. Julie. Who made you the credential police? A self-labeled MSW most often wants a social work job, and probably won’t be considered for other positions. Highest Degree Earned: Educational degrees include associate degrees (AD, ADN), bachelor’s degrees (BS, BSN, BA), master’s degrees (MSN, MS, MA) and doctoral degrees (PhD, DrPH, DNS, EdD, DNP). Go easy-Hakuna Matata, Hi Mo, such a great reminder that acronyms mean so many different things! Best, Julie. So don’t worry about listing a credential. Thanks for writing! Thats what the school suggests, but it seems cumbersome. Julie. Re listing education on your resume, I prefer to list it at the end of the resume with 3 exceptions: 1) recent graduates should put Education before Experience, and list GPA if it is over 3.5 (overall or in your major) – peformance in school is a fairly good indicator of how you’ll perform at work. For example, I am a Regisered Nurse with a Bacehlor’s degree in Nursing and I also have an Masters in Business Administration in Health Care Management. Look at the state of the nations health and diet. I think you misunderstand me if you think I don’t value RDs. I am a registered nurse, I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts. For example, an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner would place AGNP-C behind their name. For example Dr. George Ross. I obviously can’t speak to the specific situation you mention. And it’s important that people know you have so many qualifications. And applicant tracking systems are looking for keywords, such as degrees. You could also use SP for Shamanic Practitioner. in one field and a BA in another field. Note that the highest non-. It’s OK to list the Bachelor level degree because it’s a professional degree; someone can practice nursing with that degree. Hi Maggie, Best, Julie. If so, and assuming my last name is Jessica, would it be written as Jessica, RN, BScN, BA? You are not only rude but entirely un-educated if you think that the credential RD is unimportant. Not in anything. If RN is assumed to be incorporated into the Master of Nursing, you don’t need to list it. I take it the BSMT is Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology? But most jobs wanted you to be able to draw a patients blood as well as being able to analysis it. Thanks for your comment – lots of good ideas in there. Thank you so much. What I think you may have misunderstood is that it’s not common to list a BA after your name, at least not in the United States, so doing so would make you stand out in not such a great way (perceived perhaps as naive or not well-versed in the business world). And my financial services clients usually balk at putting any credentials after their names. We all perform the same duties and we all sign our signatures with RN behind them. To me I know RD as research and development. And it’s a little shorter. I hope this is helpful. Good luck! Otherwise, a basic PMP will suffice. Because you are marketing yourself in the job market, be careful how you present yourself so your target employers see you as a viable candidate. When I sign health cards as a school nurse, I just put RN after my name. If and when she got a Masters of Public Health, she’d leave off the MS and use MPH instead – because that is more focused for her field and gives her greater credibility. I would definitely list both of them, exactly in the order you list in your comment, because they say different things about you. Ten seconds, breath then ask before assuming…will change conversations. there is etiquette and a preferred order to list your qualifications so that your business card and letterhead don’t look like … Learn how your comment data is processed. Please just keep in mind that if we react back with harsh accusations we’re doing the same exact thing we were initially offended by. Hi Katie, in the UK and many British Commonwealth countries, it is typical to write your name and HBESc (Hons) after your name. Personally, I like the first or second one. Hi Esmeralda, I see it happen in many fields. I’m glad you got what you needed from my post. Can you tell me how to represent a specialist diploma in Educational Leadership? It will still show up in your resume, and you have a chance to mention it in your cover letter – which is the place you explain why you are seeking work in another field and how your education and experience prepares you for that new field. So I’d simply put RN after your name. thanks for your question! So if that expertise is relevant, then by all means include the credentials on your business card. Thanks so much for your question. I’d pick one of them and go with that, and I’d pick the one most relevant to your work – which looks like the BESc degree (based on reading your email address) You can write HBSc after your name, but in the US it won’t really be understood. Good luck! Good for you for getting the MHRM. Hi. BA Kin (hons)? Best, Julie. Registered dietitians are critical in the clinical setting working from intensive care units to community health programs. There may be some updates necessary but I began writing at about the time of the crash of 2008, when the employment field completely changed in favor of employers. For example, a Juris Doctor is listed as a JD, not a J.D. Separate the nurse's name and each credential with a comma. I have been searching everywhere for a clue as to how to write the credentials for Master of Design (Graphic Communication). So many acronyms today stand for a number of subjects and specialties. For example, if you hold a specialized bachelor’s degree, such as a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Laws. or D.Mgt. Thank-you for such an amazing article! So it would be MSW, MPA. I chose to go the nursing route for my career but I definitely know who our RD’s are. I suggest putting it in 2 places because in the CORE CAPABILITIES section, the credentials will be picked up by ATS systems (some of which only scan part of a resume), and in the CERTIFICATIONS section, you will put the school or authorizing entity from which you got the certification and the year, if that’s relevant. That has not changed, even though the economy has improved. A graduate of Smith College, Julie also has an MBA in Leadership. Hope this helps, and good luck! Here’s another thing that can further strengthen your bullets: quantifying … Additionally I just earned my PhD in Naturopathic medicine with a concentration in Integrative medicine (2013). Thanks for your response, Hi Grace, I’m glad you found it educational! Ask them what they would think if they say “MCS” after your name. A comma should immediately follow the nurse’s name, with commas separating each credential. I’m glad it was useful to you. There are exceptions to this, of course. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Succeed by Managing Stress When You Start Your New Job. Four reasons: 1. Hopefully, people will read your comment for what it’s worth – as a piece of education about what the RD means – and ignore your upset. Here’s what I would do in your shoes: list the degrees and certifications I think are most helpful in establishing my credibility in my chosen profession. I just choose RN-CFNP, MHSA because of my job A very helpful article but I would say use your title, wherever you can!! For instance, you would write RN, not R.N. PA can mean Physician Assistant or Production Assistant or Personal Assistant. CV formats (curriculum vitae) require it up front, as far as I have seen with all my academic clients. Best, Julie. Since this is a fairly new doctorate, many people don’t know what it means and might think D.M is Doctor of Medicine or just be confused. (Please correct me if i’m wrong). It is a post Master’s level diploma and was obtained after a Masters Degree in Special Education. this is a very interesting conundrum! Great question! As I am a university lecturer in Nursing, I also gained a GCUT (grad cert in University teaching). Julie Erickson is a career and executive coach who helps people and organizations find and do their "right fit" work. I don’t think people outside an IT environment would necessarily think of Master of Computer Science. Julie. Best, Julie. My suggestion is that you list MBA only after your name. I’ve also seen LLB (Bachelor of Laws), LLM (Master of Laws), GDL (Graduate Diploma of Law), BL (Barrister at Law), Barr (Barrister), , and Solicitor (often Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales). Hi Tommy, I would only say you have your MA – Tommy Lastname, MA-CMH. Post-graduate certificates are listed as PGCert, PgCert, PG Cert, PGC, or PgC. Although I do not wish to practice law at this time ( and have made my law license inactive in the states where I was admitted to practice) some people have advised me to list the JD as part of my credentials and on my business cards. Kara, As you can see, the credentials start with her two degrees, followed by her license as a registered nurse and then her certification as a critical care registered nurse. I write Name, MSW, how to write nursing credentials after your name LSW. Are they just appropriate for email signatures? What I guess I’m getting at is, if I put my name “first last AS, BSSW, MSW, LMSW, LCSW” why would I do that?! The field is a joke bought and paid for by big corporations that funds all their so-called studies. Hi Paddy, Such assumptions are a surefire way of being eliminated from the candidate pool. I am certified (CRC)for counseling, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified as in Nonprofit Administration from a local university. I have a PhD in Sociology but my primary work is Counseling and I adjunct in counseling as well. I would think your job application would provide context – you would be applying for jobs that require or desire Software Engineering degrees – and you will definitely provide the context in your cover letter. Is this correct? I WILL put BS, BS, M.Ed., RD, LD, NASM-CPT behind my name to show that I was in school for 9 years, not 5 and have superior education to your standard RD. I currently have a Master’s in Human Resource Management, and just completed my MBA. Then you can put the other certifications in 2 places on your resume if you want: in your CORE CAPABILITIES or SKILLS section, and/or in a section called CERTIFICATIONS that would come after EDUCATION. I love that my plumber knows how to install a new hot water heater. RD lobbying also keeps any other people who do not tow their worldview of Big Agriculture and Big Pharma from having the ability to say anything about nutrition. 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