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Career development is a continuous journey of self-improvement with the goal of advancing your skills, increasing your knowledge, and expanding experiences to serve your professional aspirations. While it's primarily your personal responsibility to generate this growth, employers can play a significant role in supporting their employees' career development by providing resources, coaching, and learning opportunities. This collaboration between employees and employers can be a win-win, where individuals achieve their career goals, and companies benefit from a skilled and motivated workforce. Let’s explore strategies to take advantage of your current employer’s resources, as well as advice for creating your own career development plan.
In today’s evolving business landscape, employees are seeking more opportunities to develop new skills and employers need to provide these opportunities if they want to retain talent.
Consider the following strategies for advancing your career plan, by leveraging employer-provided opportunities.
While companies believe that most employees have formal career plans, only about a quarter report having one. And while 98% of employers claim to offer career development tools, only 26% of employees feel that these tools are effective. These statistics demonstrate the importance of creating your own, individualized career development plan.
Here are some key tips and strategies to help you craft an effective plan:
Career development is a lifelong journey that requires personal commitment and proactive engagement. Remember, while employers can provide resources and support, your career development ultimately depends on your own dedication and vision. Keep an eye out for areas where your individual aspirations overlap with organizational priorities, as these will provide the greatest chance for accessible and fulfilling points of progress.