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Workplace learning is a key component of getting ahead in your career. Read tips from us and our readers on how to fit professional development into your schedule, get funding, and leverage it in your career,

Last updated: 04 Dec 2017

How to Get Promoted in 5 Easy Steps

Last updated: 9/7/2017

Are you ready for a promotion but unsure of the steps you need to take? No matter where you are now or where you're headed in your career, these five steps apply across roles and industry and will help you get where you're going.

Professional Development Plan Template

Last updated: 5/7/2018

One of your most important tasks as a manager is to help members of your team develop professionally and reach their full potential. Download our professional development plan template for managers and help your employees set and reach goals

Highly Reviewed Finance Courses in New York City

Last updated: 10/19/2017

We are often asked for course recommendations by our users. When there are many courses available that on the surface will suit their requirements, we look at reviews from people who have formerly taken the course to help them find the best one possible. Check out this list of finance courses in New York City that have been highly reviewed by our users!

Microsoft Equivalent to CCNA

Last updated: 4/20/2017

One of the best ways for IT professionals to legitimize their professional expertise is through certification. As two of the best-known names in the IT industry, certification through Microsoft or Cisco is a great choice. Cisco's CCNA certification is a great catch all, but what is the Microsoft equivalent? Learn about different Microsoft certifications and how you can get one with the help of this article.

10 Tips for Reducing Your Business' Impact on the Environment

Last updated: 2/10/2017

Whether you are looking for ways to completely reshape the way your company runs or just a few simple steps to get the ball rolling, it's never too early or too late to start implementing processes to reduce your business' footprint on the environment. Here are ten easy and attainable tips that you can introduce into your workplace culture today!

Electronic Recycling Certifications - R2 vs. e-Stewards

Last updated: 1/18/2017

Nowadays, many people are making more of a conscious efforts to consume and utilize products and services that make much less of an impact on the environment. Becoming a certified electronics recycler means your organization is dedicated to reducing your negative impact on both the environment and human health. Read about how to become a Certified Electronics Recycler through R2 or e-Stewards certification programs.

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The Basics of Professional Development Tax Write Off

Last updated: 4/10/2018

Learning doesn’t end once you get a job. With increasing competition and ever-changing industries, it is critical for professionals to continue learning and developing their knowledge and skill set. That’s where professional training courses (such as those here on come in to play. But did you know that as a professional, you can (in some cases) write off tax for work-related professional development? Here we outline some of the basics about which professional development opportunities are actually tax deductible.

Including Professional Development In Your Personal Mission Statement

Last updated: 3/30/2017

Whether you work for a large international financial organization with hundreds of employees or a one-person wedding planning business, keeping yourself trained and at the top of your game is of vital importance in a world rife with competition and ever-changing best practices. Take a look at these tips on how you can build professional development into your personal mission statement in order to get the most out of your career.

10 Highly Reviewed Professional Development Courses in Canada

Last updated: 10/19/2017

Based in Canada and looking for training? Professional development courses are an efficient solution to keeping up with industry trends and developing a wide range of professional skills, whether general or more specialized. Employers appreciate those with additional training certifications, it shows that you are invested in both your own personal development and that of the organization. Take a look at these 10 highly reviewed courses available in Canada!

10 Highly Reviewed U.S. Professional Development Courses

Last updated: 10/19/2017

Whether you’re an accountant, a marketing coordinator, a civil engineer or a human resource manager, keeping your skills exercised and staying on top of industry trends is essential for offering the best service you can as a professional in your field. Here are 10 highly reviewed professional development courses available in the U.S. that we think you should check out to further your skills and your career!

How to Prepare for Your First Professional Development Course

Last updated: 12/8/2017
Think about how the professional development course will benefit you and your company. Then, speak with your manager on what this course will mean for your role and what knowledge and skills she expects you to take back to the office. You may also work together listing the challenges in your organization that this training may help you solve to bring as questions to the course or give you a frame ...
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How to Balance Professional Development With Your Career

Last updated: 6/29/2016

Learning and development can easily take a backseat to pressing work responsibilities.However, ignoring professional development opportunities will take its toll on your performance making it easier for your employer to pass you over for a promotion and serving as a handicap in any future job searches. Five tips to help you carve out the time to learn!

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How People Accidentally Seem Incompetent at Work

Last updated: 9/19/2016

Bad habits at the workplace can erode your personal brand and lead to fewer responsibilities at work, and even dismissal. Gain the approval of your supervisor and colleagues by avoiding these pitfalls that make competent professionals sound incompetent.

Taking a Professional Development Course to Boost Your Career

Last updated: 9/16/2016

Professional development courses can benefit your career in several key ways. Learn how professional training can help you excel in your current role and open up pathways to new positions with this article listing key career benefits to staying current with your learning and development.

How to Showcase Your Professional Development on LinkedIn

Last updated: 11/2/2017

Do you find that simply listing your degrees on your LinkedIn profile don't highlight all of the learning and development you've done since finishing at university? There are two methods of listing your professional development courses on LinkedIn and each has its advantages. Learn more!

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Languages for the 21st Century Workplace

Last updated: 11/3/2015

Globalization and communication is bringing the world closer and closer and global expansion of business industries is happening more rapidly than ever. Since business industries are increasing their diverse operations and business relationships worldwide, the practical reasons of hiring professionals with multiple language proficiency are compelling. Which languages should you learn for the best career opportunities in this global economy?

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Business Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Last updated: 9/3/2015

Professionals handling business clients on a regular business will know how vital it is for organizations to make a first impression while bidding for contracts. Content managers and client service executives have to take into account several aspects while preparing business proposals, presentations, as well as business reports.

Here is our list of the common business writing traps  - and how to avoid them.

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How to Make the Most of a Performance Review

Last updated: 9/3/2015

Performance reviews are considered great tools in assessing one’s abilities as an employee and comparing their achievements with those of fellow co-workers and to the company as a whole. The method of analyzing an official by a performance review may vary from one company to the other but the basics of assessing their capabilities are more or less the same. Here's how to prepare for your next performance review!

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Top 5 Skills Volunteering Teaches You

Last updated: 9/3/2015

Some of us might think that volunteering is plain hard work no money given for your efforts. However, those involved in volunteer organizations or have had some experience of volunteering at some point in their lives would disagree. Takeaways cannot always be measured with money. Volunteering might not pay you a hefty sum for the hard work but it will certainly impart skills and lessons that are priceless. Volunteering is not a one-way street and people can learn many skills from volunteering in different social and non-profit organizations as well as NGOs. Here are the top five skills that volunteering will teach you.

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10 Words That Make Smart People Sound Dumb

Last updated: 9/16/2016

Many of us have been picked on by our friends or teachers about common English errors or unnecessary use of crutch words. It is not worthwhile to think that in the spoken English language, we have the grammatical principles turned off, and can still misuse some common words in the conversations.