I graduated from mechanical engineering design masters in 2010 and i am using SolidWorks since 2005. Still I am trying to get a permanent SolidWorks design engineer role but because of I am lacking specific experience in design area I am losing the job offers, not because of any certification.. although some companies insist on CSWA or CSWP.. CSWA will even do I think (which is nothing compared to what i have designed in the past).. I'll get my certification within 4 months. At the moment I am working as a contractor at Airbus, technical documentation. And i am dying for becoming what i always wanted to be, a mechanical design engineer.. ahh tough times..