Why You Should Add Six Sigma Certification to Your Resume

If you’ve applied for a job recently, you know how difficult it can be to get as far as landing an interview. Sometimes, you may be up against hundreds of other candidates who are all vying for the same position. Even when you’re applying for a position within your organization, it can be challenging to set yourself apart from the competition. If you have similar experience and qualifications, one way to make yourself stand out is by adding certifications to your resume. Our Six Sigma certification programs are an excellent way to add to your skillset and impress potential employers. Here are some reasons to consider adding a Six Sigma certification to your resume.

  • It shows that you are self-motivated.  Not everyone has the dedication to take time out of their day to study, especially if they’ve already been out of school for several years. When an employer sees a Six Sigma certification on your resume, it tells them that you will be able to work independently and get started on tasks that need to be done without waiting for instruction.

  • It indicates your commitment to improving yourself.  When you take a Six Sigma course at the Management and Strategy Institute, you are showing your employer that you are willing to take the extra time to gain new skills that could improve your performance on the job. Plus, someone who is dedicated to improving themselves will be more likely to implement necessary changes within the organization.

  • It exemplifies your additional knowledge.  Six Sigma certifications are increasingly valuable in many fields, including manufacturing, healthcare and IT. By obtaining a certificate, you will have advanced knowledge of Six Sigma, as well as additional leadership and analytical skills.


Things to keep in mind when listing your certification on your resume:

  • List your Six Sigma certification in a separate section. Typically this follows the education section with a header such as “Training and Certification.”
  • Only list your highest certification. For example, if you earned your yellow, green and black belts from Management and Strategy Institute, then it is only necessary to list the Black Belt. However, you do want to list additional courses, such as Project Simulators, separately.


If you’re ready to add valuable certifications to your resume, sign up for Lean Six Sigma training online or one of our other programs today.