Thinking about your professional development?
May 22, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
Where am I now?
Where do I want to get to?
How do I get there?
These are the questions you need to ask yourself when considering your professional development.
What is Professional Development?
Professional development is pretty much what is says on the tin.
It’s the process of earning or maintaining credentials that can help you to develop and progress within your career. This can include attaining academic qualifications or attending conferences or courses.
Many people begin to evaluate their professional development when they want to progress to the next stage of their career, or feel they are stuck in a rut and don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
How can professional development help you?
Professional Development can help you if:
- You want to progress in your career
- There are flaws in your career that you wish to address
- You want a career change or refresh
It allows you to re-evaluate where you currently are and where you may be lacking in your career. As a result, you will be able to see where your shortfalls are and where you excel.
Once you have identified these key areas, you will be able to state what it is you want to achieve and then how you aim to get there.
This will involve some research into higher roles and the requirements of each.
How we can help you with your professional development?
At Open Study College, our courses and qualifications are a great way to aid your professional development.
Once you have decided where you want to go, our courses will help you get there.
Whether you are an accounted and want to progress with an AAT course…
… or an estate agent who wants to become a mortgage adviser with a CeMap course…
… there is a course or qualification that will get you there.
Take a look at our website to see our courses, or call our Student Adviser team to discuss your options today!