Yesterday’s post talked about identifying skills gaps and the need to develop a training plan or road map of what development you are looking for.
Today’s post is just the beginning of where to go to find professional development opportunities.
The internet is truly full of wonderful information. Libraries too! Colleges/universities and many schools are offering adult education programs at low or no-cost. Before you spend any money, ask for endorsements or recommendations and ask people you know about the program. It is called due diligence!
Try googling industry associations or professional associations related to your occupation.
Often, professional associations offer free newsletters, webinars, job postings and opportunities to learn from others in your occupation.
There truly is so much out there it can be overwhelming. That is why you will want to identify the type of development you are looking for before you start searching for anything.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.