You are hiring an HR person. There are a number of solid candidates suitable for the level of the opening. Some have earned the SHRM designation; some have not. Of course, you’ll boss will want to meet your finalist

 A. Why would the SHRM designation on the resume make a difference in your screening of what candidates to interview?

 B. Think of another business profession or functional area that has so-called certificate credentials

. Why do you think credentials are increasingly important as an add-in to one’s degree? (If you disagree, then answer in the alternative).

Even if you don’t aspire to move up, changing employment, etc., why should you be thinking about life-long skill sharpening (aka professional development or ‘up-skilling’)?