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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: 09 Dec 2019
Last updated: 6/18/2018

How to Prepare for Your First Professional Development Course

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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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How to Balance Professional Development With Your Career

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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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How People Accidentally Seem Incompetent at Work

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.

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Last updated: 11/18/2019

Taking a Professional Development Course to Boost Your Career

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.

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Last updated: 10/7/2019

How to Showcase Your Professional Development on LinkedIn

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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Last updated: 9/10/2019

6 Languages for the 21st Century Workplace

Ever considered learning a second language? Build your brain and professional opportunities with one of the six languages on our list. Read on to find out which language is the best fit for you!

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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: 10/7/2019

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

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: 11/18/2019

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: 11/14/2019

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: 7/5/2019

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: 11/14/2019

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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