I think it depends on where you are in your college or career journey. If you are talking about an entry level job out of college, it may make sense to begin your work first...and then determine the best certifications to pursue.
An entry level job, within your career journey, could also have different meanings. It could be that a candidate is considered entry level because they have decided to make a career switch, say from math to graphic design. Entry level could be one in which the job starts at something like "accountant level 1" and then there is the opportunity to move up to "accountant level 5" with the proper certifications.
In more general terms, it has been my experience to focus on companies that do the type of work or have the types of product that you like. In those spaces you are likely to learn more about how or if certifications exist and which ones offer the greatest value. Good luck!
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In any career level , there is a standstill point and we start questioning all sorts of questions to ourselves. We should never be in that situation.
Always ask :"what next"? I have completed many certifications, and always challenge myself either when i was just starting my career or currently as a Senior Manager.
Depending on your expertise, maybe entry level certifications like AWS Cloud Practitioner certifications or Agile Scrummaster .
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That does not mean one with certs would be chosen over one without since there is more that goes into the selection process -how questions are interviewed, how well the person will fit within the team dynamic, education, experience, etc.