Career Development Resources

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Your career is more than just a job. It's an essential part of life. Successful professionals never cease to advance their understanding and knowledge. Continuing your professional education isn't optional anymore; to compete in a tight, internationalized job market, you have to be constantly progressing and learning in order to stay competitive and on top of your game.

Career development is usually education inside of your existing career, such as the development of required technical skills or personal competencies, such as selling or presentation skills. Further education may include educational classes, skill training courses, formal advisement from a company mentor, management training, or personal development through study and self-directed courses.

What does it take to succeed? Career development should be an area of interest for everyone - professional, trade-person, and academic alike. By developing a formal and well thought out path and plan to advance your career, you will be more likely to capitalize on all available opportunities and live up to your potential.

Where does a development plan begin? A careful and diligent self-assessment should be first step in the process. Examining your skills and abilities in the light of your specific expectations and requirements isn't easy - but it's very possible to do if you make it a regular and expected part of your life.

Developing a plan to grow in any particular career should then incorporate your personal strengths and develop any areas of weakness. The three main areas of professional development (Skill development, Academic Background, and Industry/Professional Experience) should be mapped out in any plan. Clear and simple goals should be set for each area that requires advancement, with practical and tangible steps toward accomplishing each goal.

For any successful person, career development is not a one-time planning event or isolated exercise, but rather a constant process of self-examination and improvement. Leverage every resource that you have at your disposal to meet your opportunities head on. We offer many articles and resources on career planning and advancement, as well as resources to explore the job requirements and salaries of new careers.
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    Career Counseling - Get Information on Career Advisors

    Find career counseling resources to advance your career or find a new one. Search career advice articles, job tips, and career development planning tools to get your career moving in the right direction.

    Career Goals - How to Develop and Meet your Career Objectives

    Plan, set, and execute your professional career goals with career and time management tips. Find out from the experts what you need to do to succeed and then make your plan. Read about different career tracks and milestones that you need to achieve to hit your ultimate career goal.

    Career Training - Tips on Job Training Programs

    Career training is an important aspect in the development of your profession. Find advice, tips, and resources on career training, both to get into a job that you love and how to advance in your current profession. Find career training programs and information about particular jobs and the training and skills that they require.

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  • Career Research Tool

    Use our career research tool to find more than just a list of careers - find the right long term career for you. Explore salary trends for each type of profession, read sample job descriptions, and find the professional and educational requirements for specific careers.

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