Aug 24, 2018 - 03:11 AM
Generally speaking, Udemy certifications do not hold much weight with employers and recruiters. If you have other educational experiences or certifications from a formal organization, make sure you include these first before listing any Udemy certifications you possess.
While you may feel like you shouldn't include these certifications at all, know that this can still be a good thing to do because they show that you possess dedication to improving your craft or enhancing your professional skills. Most recruiters will tell you that they value continual learners rather than those who do not pursue additional opportunities.
That said, only include Udemy certifications that complement the required skills of the open position. For example, you wouldn't include a cyber security certification if you are applying for a job as a photographer.
Jan 31, 2019 - 08:09 PM
Recruiters do not consider Udemy certifications a valid thing to include in the education section of your resume unless the certification is recognized both professionally and granted by an accredited institution. That doesn’t mean Udemy coursework has no place on your resume. It just means you need to translate Udemy certifications into a collection of skills that bring value to the hiring organization.
Educational credentials are one thing. The skills you picked up as a result of gaining those credentials are another, and that is what recruiters really want to see. The courses themselves may not carry much weight to a recruiter. But a pattern of accomplishments that are the result of accumulating skills learned in Udemy courses, along with the dedication, tenacity, curiosity and willingness to take responsibility for your own learning will carry a lot of weight.
Focus your resume on the actual skills and downplay where you got them. Demonstrate that you have applied what you’ve learned in Udemy to a relevant situation, and map your skills very carefully to those listed in the job description. Try to include bullet point examples of projects you were able to complete because of the skills you gained from taking Udemy courses.