Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, more than 60,000 event and hospitality industry professionals have gotten trained or certified through the Cvent Academy – helping them expand their skillsets, advance their careers, and set themselves apart.
Why? Well, for one, over the last 12 months, we’ve offered all training and certifications free of charge to anyone in the industry. It has been our small way to give back and help drive recovery. (And fun fact: ALL of our virtual and hybrid event related training and certifications will remain free through 2021).
But, more importantly, tens of thousands have taken advantage of this offer because a Cvent Certification gives you a competitive edge and positions your organization for success. It gives event professionals, marketers, and hospitality professionals an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and expertise. With these globally recognized certifications, industry pros are taking their professional development to the next level.
But, in order to make the most of your shiny new, Cvent Certification, it’s often about what you do with it afterward that really counts. Here’s how to get the most out of your accomplishment!
1. Update Your LinkedIn Description
Update your LinkedIn description to include your Cvent Certification – companies are looking for industry experts who have the accolades and expertise to lead their organizations to success. By adding your certification into your LinkedIn description, companies can tell at a glance that you're an expert in your field and that you’ve gone the extra mile to get certified.
How to change your description: Go to your profile, then edit your intro.
2. Add it to your “accomplishments” section on LinkedIn
Companies are looking for industry experts who stand out – and by making sure all your accolades and credentials are listed, you’ll be setting yourself up for success!
How to add accomplishments
- Go to your profile on LinkedIn
- Click on add profile section (if you’ve never added a certification or award before)
- Choose Honors and Awards
- Fill out your certification details
- Click Save
3. If you’re looking for a job…
Many jobs list requirements in the job description, which include certifications and other role-related skills.
How to find organizations that are looking for individuals who are Cvent experts to join their team
- Search for “cvent” or “cvent certified” in the search bar on LinkedIn
- Click “jobs” at the top to find job openings
- Click “company” and then select all organizations that are not Cvent (unless you want to come work for us - we’re hiring too! J)
- Sort through the results! You’ll find job openings like the sample below from Fidelity.
4. Share your certification on social media!
Share your accomplishment with your networks. After all, we could all practice a little more self-promotion! A Cvent Certification can help build your personal and professional brand – and positions you as an expert in your field – so, share your certifications on social media and spread the news. Make sure to use the #CventCertified hashtag!
5. Encourage your whole team to get certified
The more people on your teams who are certified, the more empowered everyone will be to make big things happen. It means you’ll work smarter and not harder – and you’ll maximize your potential faster. So, while we understand the desire to keep this incredible opportunity to yourself, it’s definitely in your best interest to share it with your colleagues!
6. Keep growing and expanding your Cvent expertise
Did you get Cvent Certified in Event Management? Great! What next? Well, find out if any of our other certifications are a good fit for you and your teammates! We currently have 12 different Cvent Certifications on trending themes such as Virtual & Hybrid Events, Event Marketing Strategy, Cvent Supplier Network, Cvent Event Diagramming, and more.
We’re always expanding and adding to our Training and Certification libraries – so make it a habit to check back in to see what’s new.
Get the most out of your Cvent Certification
As you can see, there are a ton of easy ways to make the most of the hard work and effort you put into getting Cvent certified and show off those accolades! If you haven’t gotten Cvent certified yet, there’s no time like the present. With 40+ trainings and certifications to choose from (and that number is always growing), there’s something for everyone.