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Deadline for submission: 30th September, 2015.
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One of the best investments you
can make for your time and money
is an investment in your career. The
time and money you spend on a col-
lege degree or professional training
will produce short-term returns in
the form of a job with greater
responsibility and authority.
This means a higher salary, on
which all future salaries are based.
Perform extra work now and receive
benefits throughout your career. The
following are examples of six ways
you can build your career through
Six Professional Development
Don't feel you must choose only
one option. Different options will
apply at different times in your
1. Become Proficient in a Foreign
There is value in speaking a second
or third language in today's global
marketplace. The top-value lan-
guages will vary based on your
industry and occupation. Get to
know what your target employers'
requirements might be by research-
ing job postings and studying where
business is done.
And when you are proficient, build
a LinkedIn Profile (you already have
one, right?) for your second lan-
guage, demonstrating your profi-
ciency and attracting opportunities.
This is the only time LinkedIn offi-
cially allows one person to have more
than one Profile.
2. Earn a College Degree
If you don't already have a degree,
consider earning one.
The key is to determine your target
career and choose the appropriate
degree and college to support that
career choice. Research to be sure
that a degree is truly required in your
current (or target) field. Not every
profession requires a college degree.
Also, research finance options
thoroughly, so you take advantage
of available grants, scholarships,
employer tuition reimbursement
plans, and subsidized loans.
3. Gain Leadership Experience
If you want the salary of a man-
ager, you must gain leadership skills.
For some, that can be a Catch 22.
It seems as though you can't get the
experience because you can't get the
job without the experience.
In that case, consider leadership
roles in local civic and charity organ-
izations. Volunteer to lead a com-
mittee and work your way up to a
more substantial leadership role. It
is a terrific way to build leadership
4. Build Technical Skills
Lack of technology skills can be
a road block to a promotion or a
new job. Employees at all levels need
to operate in a high-tech working
Make sure you are current with
communication and computing
devices (smartphones, tablets, lap-
tops), as well as applications and
platforms. Beyond that, each indus-
try and occupation has certain appli-
cations, tools, and technical devices
in which you must be proficient.
If you work in a tech-oriented
position, take the time to earn the
certifications specific to your role
and field once you are certain that
the certifications are, in fact, valued
and preferred by employers.
5. Industry Certifications
Every industry has professional
associations and often those asso-
ciations or an affiliated organization
offer training, testing, and certifi-
cation programs. Certifications can
be a distinguishing factor. Explore
the training and certification relevant to
your target career after verifying their
value to employers.
6. Enhance Your Speaking Skills
You might be the brightest person on
the team, but if you are a poor com-
municator, you could be passed over
when it comes time for a high-profile
project or presentation. Don't let subpar
speaking or presentation skills hold you
There are many courses and work-
shops available online and in the real
world. Look at community colleges or
organizations. Your training does not
end after you complete the course.
If you want more responsibility and
higher pay, you must meet the require-
ments of the job plus outpace your com-
petition. The best way to accelerate your
career is to develop your skills in the
above six categories. Research the various
resources to obtain the training that you
need and then get started. Procrastination
equals the cost of your lost opportunities.
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