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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: 06 May 2019
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Languages for the 21st Century Workplace

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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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Business Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How to Make the Most of a Performance Review

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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Last updated: 2/27/2019

Top 5 Skills Volunteering Teaches You

Help out a good cause and develop your professional skills. Read about the real-world skills that you will learn from volunteering!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

10 Words That Make Smart People Sound Dumb

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.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How to Become an Influencer

Have you ever wondered how a person continuously shuttles to better job positions, one after the other, and has all those qualities and things happening for him/her that you have always been envious of? Well, here’s the secret, he/she is developing own brand in the long run and is doing one of the most essential forms of marketing, called self-marketing or self-image. Learn how to become an influencer in 7 simple steps!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

What is CEU?

CEUs, or Continuing Education Units, are post-secondary education programs for professionals usually working in the service sector. These specialized courses are usually intended for adults not pursuing traditional college education and looking to venture into rewarding service professions. 

Learn more about CEUs for your career path and where you can find CEU courses!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

What are Project Management PDUs?

Professional Development Units, or PDUs, are units used to measure continuing education for professionals working with project management. Originally coined by the Project Management Institute, PMI, this system of continuing education is predominantly used in the United States and Canada. PDUs are designed for the project management field, and are also available in the specialized arms of project management and related fields. 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How to Ask Your Employer for Training

In this very competitive world, not many companies will cover your costs of training and certifications and also give you enough space for studying while being employed. Even when the employers agree to pay for the training, there are many conditions and limitations for getting that. Here are few things you need to keep in mind while asking your employer for training.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

10 Quotes to Inspire You as You Study and Work

Are you continuing your education as you work? Whether through weekend courses, evening courses, or online courses, balancing work and learning is an impressive feat.

Check out our list of inspiring quotes for lifelong learners who do it all.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Promoting your CEUs on LinkedIn

How will your network understand how up-to-date your knowledge is when your only education listed is a college degree from 10 to 20 years ago? By promoting your continuing education on LinkedIn, you can broadcast your professional development to your network of potential employers, employees, colleagues, in addition to any LinkedIn user who searches your name on the net. This guide offers the best two options for listing your CEUs on LinkedIn and a step-by-step guide to ensuring that you explain what your certifications and trainings qualify you to do.

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U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.S.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.com's second annual U.S. L&D Report!

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