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Why You Should Earn a Google Career Certificate

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Do you love your job?

According to a survey, “Nearly 6 in 10 workers who like or love their job say it’s because their work is personally fulfilling and meaningful.” 

Making work personally fulfilling and meaningful often means taking a proactive approach to your career development. For some people, that means working with a mentor 1-on-1. For others, it means going back to get that traditional 4-year college degree.

But there is another option.

Upskilling and reskilling with a Google Career Certificate isn’t just about helping you advance your career and make more money (although that part is great), it’s also about building a career that fits your lifestyle, finding a fulfilling career path with growth opportunities, and giving you the confidence you need to bring your best self to work every day.

We know that signing up for a certificate program can feel like a big commitment. Here’s what you need to know.


What to Expect from the Google Career Certificate Program

The certificates will help you to gain the in-demand skills that you need to succeed in the following industries:

Completing a Google Career Certificate often takes between 3 - 6 months depending on how much time you devote to your studies. Whether it’s your first time learning about the field, or you’ve already been doing some learning, the curriculum teaches you the foundational skills employers are looking for along with hands-on exercises that you can use as examples of your newfound expertise in your job search.

The courses within the certificate program are made up of a mix of video lessons, readings, practical exercises, and peer-graded work. There is community support throughout the process with discussion boards and social media groups.

But the best part is the results. Here’s what some CareerCircle members had to say about their experience completing a Google Career Certificate.

A graduate who had plenty of experience in logistics and customer service, but wanted to increase and stabilize their professional growth shared, “Through completing the [IT Support] certificate and some assistance with my resume and interviewing from CareerCircle, I found a new position [with] a significant pay bump for me ($8 more an hour), and it's a direct role with a company that will help boost my growth. So grateful for the opportunity, I couldn't have done it without the certificate and the assistance!”

For another Google Career Certificate graduate, it “was an amazing boost to my resume. Within just a couple of weeks of completing it I had several different interviews, and shortly after that I was able to secure several offers and was able to pick whichever I wanted. There is a lot of opportunity in this field, and the certificate is a great place to start.”


The Grow with Google and CareerCircle Partnership

In February of this year, CareerCircle partnered withGoogle Career Certificates to provide career resources to program graduates in the U.S.

When you complete your Google Career Certificate, you’ll be directed to sign up for a CareerCircle profile in order to get access to the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium, over 150 employers who have committed to considering hiring certificate graduates.

Beyond that, you also get access to career resources like interview prep, 1-on-1 coaching, resume building support, etc. You’ll be backed and supported by the CareerCircle team, and you can feel confident that we are unstoppable in our desire to get every one of our members into the role they’ve been dreaming of.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Google Career Certificates free?

They can be! CareerCircle offers scholarships for all Google Career Certificates. To learn more and apply, visit our courses page.


Are Google Career Certificates worth it?

Absolutely! 75% of graduates report a positive career outcome, like getting a new job, promotion, or raise, and often feel more confident and capable in their roles. While the Google Career Certificate takes time and effort to complete, it provides the basis you need to break into the industry you’re most interested in.


Do employers care about Google Career Certificates?

Yes! Google Career Certificates help you stand out among applicants because they highlight your dedication to learning and development and make your resume competitive with a credential from Google. Completing a Google Career Certificate also gives you access to the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium, a group of over 150 employers who have committed to valuing and considering hiring people who have completed their certificate.


How long do Google Career Certificates take to complete?

You can complete the program completely online and at your own pace. Completion often takes between 3 and 6 months, but it depends on your personal learning speed. It’s recommended to spend about 10 hours a week on your studies.


What happens after I complete my Google Career Certificate?

After you complete your certificate, you’ll be directed to sign up for a CareerCircle profile where you will be able to access all of the career resources you need to get into a new role. When you sign up for that profile, the first thing you should do is verify your certificate to help employers see your profile.

Ultimately, the Google Career Certificate program is a great option for anybody looking to switch careers or expand their knowledge in their existing one. It will take time and effort, but the rewards are limitless.