I got an e-mail from someone thinks an OCM is worthless because no one has offered them a job after having attained that certification.
My simple response was that I viewed my own OCM as a personal achievement, rather a stepping stone to a job.
My own personal experience is that:
- I have not been offered any jobs because I am an OCM
- I did not get my current job because I was an OCM
- There are too few OCMs in Australia for the certification to be a differentiator in the job market
Would I go for the 12c OCM? My answer is yes, because I find the OCM preparation and test to be personally challenging.
I would rather know that I fail at something than live in ignorance of my own shortcomings. Then I would take the challenge of overcoming that shortcoming.