Nowadays (sadly) HR has (IMHO) WAY too much intrusion into the hiring process. Most HR's use filtering SW to screen inbound resumes. If the open position's description contains certs, then they are plugged into the screening SW. No certs mentioned in your resume/CV = no resume landing on the hiring managers desk for review. Hiring manager being an idiot (or not) will not even enter the equation.
It's a truly sad state of affairs, but seems to be the norm. Until companies wake up and smell the coffee about HR, many truly qualified applicants will never get to the interview stage.
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