Here at Talentedge we are huge believers in personal and professional development, and we believe that those with the right attitude will always find ways to further themselves with or without support.
Talentedge are proud supporters of CASSL – the Chartered Accountant’s Student Society of London, supporting the development of future accountants.
Who’s responsible for your professional development? In your career ultimately you have to take responsibility for your own professional development. It’s all about self confidence, dedication and a work-hard job ethic.
Actually taking responsibility for your own development can be unsettling. Although if you set yourself clear, achievable goals that you wish to attain then you can ascertain the steps you need to take to make them happen.
When you have a clear professional goal, you then need to establish if it can be reached within your current role or perhaps you need to achieve the goal elsewhere. Be certain before you make any career moves, as you may be able to achieve your goal through some external training. If it is possible to achieve your goal through training, research the time and cost, then the benefit it provides to your business (as they will be spending money on your development) and pitch the concept to your line manager.
When assuming ownership of your development, you need to make a business case when outside assistance is required. If you’re lucky enough to have a training allowance or internal training is provided then take full advantage.
When is best? There’s no set time to begin your professional development but an optimal time may be when you’re looking to step up from your existing role. Make sure you have mastered the skills involved in your current role and seek to develop the skills required to step up into a higher position.
Are you interested in your professional development? If you’re unsure what are the best new skills to acquire and want to find out your options; get in touch with us on 020 3879 9700 or speak to a specific member of our team.