Get certifications that are preferred by the majority of employers in the technical field, in which I'd recommend CompTIA (http://www.comptia.org
). These certifications are trusted because it meets employer expectations in a specific technical area. Examples of certifications available: A+, Network+, Linux+.
Vulpine wrote:Certifications for web design would be a bit wasteful. Showing your designs will say a lot more about your knowledge and creativity.
The problem with Vulpine's advice is that it is NOT
guaranteed that an employer would give the time to look into work or projects that you have completed, unfortunately. Their job is to find someone who they
think has more proof of knowledge. Why should they hire someone they DON'T know? Why should they hire someone who has NO
proof of knowledge without certifications/a degree? Sure, go ahead and show your work, but how would we know if YOU did the work yourself? Do you honestly think most employers would spend that much time trying to determine if YOU are the right person to do the job? Here's where it comes with a degree or certifications. However, if you truly are interested in a web designing job, W3Schools give you the opportunity to prove your knowledge in certain programming languages.
By the way, there's more than just knowledge when it comes to getting a job. Don't forget about the interview. Don't look and act stupid. The end.