Here's another smart post from our friends at SavvySugar. Check it out:
We're always reading self-help books on topics like love or happiness, so why not do something different this month and focus on your professional development?
There's always room for learning, and bettering yourself will give you more focus and drive towards your job. It's also a chance for you to revamp your career, feed your brain, and gain confidence. Read on to get started today!
Check Your Company Budget
First of all, check with your boss or HR to see if your company is willing to expense your professional development plan. Talk to them about your ideas and give them specific details such as the class you want to attend and how much it costs. Explain how this will help with your performance as an employee.
Brainstorm a Game Plan
Decide what professional development means to you and what skills you feel you can use. Then, give some thought to what the best way to get there is. Take your own initiative to research potential projects and talk to friends and co-workers for suggestions.
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