Top 4 Ways to Market Yourself as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
1. CPT or CLT abbreviation next to your e-mail signature:
When sending your resume or if you are in correspondence with a potential employer you should always have a signature at the bottom that has your full name, e-mail, and phone number. This gives the employer easy access to contact you if needed. The CPT or CLT abbreviation next to your name will make your signature stand out from the crowd to the employer! Example:
John Doe, CPT
2. Sew the CPT or CLT patch to work shirt on sleeve or front:
Upon completion of the MSSC certification students also have the option of purchasing a CPT or CLT patch. This patch can be sewn onto the sleeve of your work shirt, jacket, hat, etc. This symbolizes that you are certified and everyone will want to know how they can get one too!
3.Include certification section on resume:
We always recommend our students to include receiving the CPT or CLT certification on their resume. This can be included under a section entitled Skills & Certifications where you can input the date you received the certification, location, and a brief description of what the certification covered. Example:
Skills & Certifications
Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)- Example Community College June 2014
4. Bring certificate to job interview
Since you have included your certificate on your resume, make sure you have proof to back it up! If you are in an interview with an employer they may want to see the certificate. Make sure you bring it with you in perfect condition. A great recommendation is laminating it as well, which can be done at your local Staples for a minimal cost.
Please share the unique ways that you have made yourself stand out as a Certified Production or Logistics Technician!
-Catherine Feeney, Community Outreach Manager (MSSC)