I dropped out of high-school to join college.
While not the end of the world, I would like to supplement my CV with some certificates to try and compensate for the lack of papers, and I'm a bit on the fence as to what kind would be more valuable.
I work in IT as a web developer, and would easily be able to get a certificate for the framework I usually work with.
I also live in the Netherlands, making English a second language. While most people in this country speak basic English, I have been doing so day-in-day-out for years now. My accent is all but impeccable, and I've been told if someone were to guess they'd say I'm from near the Wirral peninsula. My written English is good as well, though nothing to brag about to native speakers. This is the second subject I'm considering a certification for.
I can't get both, at least not for a while. Neither are cheap and I'll have to pay for all expenses myself.
I'm hoping to have a job abroad for a year or two at some point, for which a decent grasp of the English language is an obvious must.
So here's my dilemma:
- Do I get job-related proof of skill to supplement my not-too-long experience? or...
- Do I get a certificate to proof something that would more than likely prove itself in a single conversation, hoping to get my CV some more attention and get a chance to have said conversation?