CPD

[caption id="attachment_16850" align="aligncenter" width="286"] CPD ensures you remain competent[/caption] What is CPD? Continuing Professional Development or CPD refers to any career development activities which develop your professional skills, knowledge or experience. CPD is important because it ensures you remain competent in your profession throughout your career. CPD activities can be formal or informal and gained either on the job or outside your work environment. It’s a good idea to keep track of your CPD by recording and reflecting upon the resulting learning and development. Advantages of CPD • Ensures that your skills remain up to date and relevant • Helps you maintain and develop the knowledge and skills needed to do your job effectively • Keeps your up to date the current standards and best practice in your field of expertise • Helps you be more effective in your role leading to higher levels of job satisfaction, productivity and professionalism • Facilitates career progression by ensuring you...

Career portfolios, also referred to as professional portfolios, are a valuable career development tool. Here's a guide to help you understand what a career portfolio is, how to create one and how to use it to help you get ahead in your career. What is a career portfolio? A career portfolio is a collection of materials evidencing your qualifications, skills, experience and personal qualities. Used as a marketing tool, your career portfolio is a powerful visual aid which allows you to showcase your career accomplishments and provide insight into your capabilities. It can be used to apply to jobs, apply to college or training program and to justify seeking a pay rise. In addition to demonstrating your skills and abilities, it allows you to keep track of your own personal and professional development. What does a career portfolio look like? There are two types of career portfolio: a traditional, hardcopy version and a digital or...