Saturday, January 10, 2015

Career development - tools and resources.

Career Development - How to acquire skills valued by employers that will help advance your career. Training and Education are often the most over looked corporate assets. Typically trained and educated employees help corporations grow.

Career Development and education often fall on employees shoulders to take advantage of tuition reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement is not often used unless some one is pursuing a masters degree or  changing career objectives. Enhancing corporate training and developing trained employees should be high priority goal.

One of the major obstacles in regards to training is finding time. In some situations an employer will give employee the day off to attend training. This benefit should motivate the employee and improve productivity. The bottom line is, employee and employer must find time for career development, training, and education.

In the super competitive job market, employers are looking for candidates with highly specialized skills. Acquiring highly specialized skills can be expensive, so employees must have a career development plan. Make and take time to invest in yourself!

Resources:
iTunes University Education
Learn to code http://www.codecademy.com
MIT open course http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Khan Academy  http://www.khanacademy.org/youcanlearnanything
There are many resources available, take the time to find them and utilize! Good luck.

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