Hello. To answer your question it would help to know which area of finance you would like to find yourself working in. If there is a position below the one you really want which uses or requires the certificate that would be the ideal start. Volunteering, leadership skills, team building, and speech are your very best friend to get that once in a lifetime opportunity. Be sure to check if the certification body has in - house employer matching. Not all certificates are alike so be very sure you know what yours says about you.