Certificates are beneficial to us to gain an edge over other applicants (求职者) in the job market. With the amount of college graduates growing faster and faster, the employment pressure for us will be harder and harder. Therefore, having a series of certificates will make us outstanding(杰出的，突出的) in the eyes of employers.
As a college student, obtaining a certificate can make our college life efficient. At the same time, those skills can be advantages for us to compete with others.
Certificates are very important for our future. After all, all we get from our major-related courses are just some basic theories which will not be enough for us to cope with the practical problems after graduation. During the preparation for the certificate, we can learn a lot of knowledge and skills.
I think, no matter what kind of certificates, they all tell the employer that the owner is up-and-coming.
Ability is more important than a certificate.
One's ability is the key element for us to find a good job. To some degree, certifites can stand for a certain kind of skill; however, it is not a necessity for every job. What's important for the employer is the ability to learn.
As for me, pursuing a certificate is something terrible. It will cost us a lot of time, money and energy. What's more, nowadays, there are too many different kinds of certificates. Some are useful; some are worthless. Therefore, the value of certificates is doubted by the employers.
I think obtaining a series of different certificates shows the employer that the owner does not know about his likes and dislike, strength and weakness, which will do harm to job-seeking. While on the other hand, the potential(潜力) and abilities shown in the interview process do matter a lot.