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How to set Professional Development goals and create a Professional Development plan


Professional development is the process of setting goals, continuing education, and undertaking advanced training to further one’s career and professional prospects. When done right, this process can be used throughout one’s career — a proverbial, perpetual sharpening of the sword — and it all starts with a plan.  A professional development (PD) plan is a […]

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How to negotiate a raise or promotion


Asking for a raise or promotion at work can be an intimidating process. It can be hard to know when you’re being underpaid, and understand your market value in a culture that still treats talking about salaries as “taboo.” Self-advocating for your worth can have huge personal and professional benefits, despite potential high stakes. Even […]

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Professional Development

How to set Professional Development goals and create a Professional Development plan


Professional development is the process of setting goals, continuing education and undertaking additional education to further one’s career and professional prospects. When done right, this process can be used throughout one’s career — a proverbial, perpetual sharpening of the sword — and it all starts with a plan. A professional development (PD) plan is a […]

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How to improve your job skills and grow professionally


If you want to grow your career, improving your job skills is an important step. Investing in your career by developing new skills and abilities can lead to additional opportunities.   1.   Review your goals Before you can effectively decide what job skills you should pursue, it is important to review your professional goals. Having […]

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How to showcase professional development courses on a resume


Whether you realize it or not, you should be updating your resume at least twice a year. This is especially true as you gain new skillsets. In addition, every time you apply for a new job, you should update your resume to present the most competitive candidate. Although you may be already showcasing your most […]

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How does professional development fit into the “Great Resignation”?


The “Great Resignation” is a term that was used to describe the U.S.’s quitting rate, which reached a 20-year high in November 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic kicked off this phenomenon, not only with record-breaking lay-offs but with an incredibly tight labor market that affected employers, employees, and consumers in profound ways. According to Pew Research, […]

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How professional development can make you a stronger leader


Professional development courses are a chance for you to develop a new skill, refresh yourself on an old skill, or stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in your field. Taking a professional development course is a great way to enhance your career, but it also helps to make you a stronger leader.   Professional development skills […]

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What is professional development?


Professional development involves pursuing new skills, knowledge, or accreditation after joining the public workforce. Professional development is important for keeping up with recent trends or advances in your industry. It can also help with career advancement by providing new opportunities to build skills that may help qualify you for certification necessary for promotions. Some employees […]

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Why professional development matters


Professional Development efforts focus on expanding your career-related skillset. You can accomplish this by taking courses, attending workshops, finding a mentor, or learning a new skill on your own. For the average worker, education ends after college, especially if you can secure a job in your chosen field. After you enter the workforce, your time […]