Career development isn’t achieved overnight, rather, it’s a work in progress; something you work on throughout your professional life, with no perfect, singular path to be followed. Developing your career includes all the traditional markers of success such as getting a promotion, securing a pay rise or excelling at performance review time. However, it also includes putting strategies in place that help you manage the more testing or demanding moments in your career.
Perhaps you feel your progression is idling? Are you committed to changing industries, but unsure of how to do it? Do you desperately need to improve your job satisfaction? Our advice recognises that you need to sustain optimism and enthusiasm when you’re thrown a career curve-ball, as well as being able to celebrate hard-earned accomplishments and success.
Our resources cover a range of important topics and considerations central to rewarding career development. Here, you’ll learn how to create a comprehensive career development plan that reflects your ambitions, and how to deal with even the most obscure challenges that will no doubt arise in your professional life.
Planning is critical to success in your career. It lays the foundation for action and serves as a guide through even the most surprising and complex professional situations.
Create a plan that’s clear and ambitious, and see why five is the magic number for planning the years ahead.
Be an asset in every role you have, and get known for your dedication and value by those that count.
Progression is key to propelling your career forward, and we’ve got some great advice on how to maximise every opportunity that comes your way.
Business networking tips
We outline several top business networking tips and tricks for overcoming the most common networking mistakes we have come across.
Professional development training
Professional development will help you grow your career. Can you prove to your employer that the training you seek is of real value? How will you grow from undertaking training? What’s in it for the wider business?
Develop the skills and knowledge to make a compelling case for your professional development training.
Tips for your performance review
Performance reviews are often dreaded by employees, and seen as something to potentially rival and complicate their career development. Rest assured it’s not the case.
Get a better understanding of performance reviews and know how to glide stress-free through your next one.
Public speaking skills
Public speaking and presentation skills are highly sought-after skills by employers. They are different to technical skills, but just as important in your career.
Learn more about public speaking skills and how to strengthen yours.
How to ask for a pay rise
Asking for a pay rise can be a daunting task, but if you’re equipped with the right knowledge you increase the chance of success significantly. Here are our tips to tackling this important conversation.