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10 key points for professional development

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Process to find the 10 most important key points to develop professionally. Making questions, answering them, analyzing opportunities, personal characteristics, and to be prepared, are some of the steps to be able to find the inner needs and mostly to enjoy professional growth.

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10 key points for professional development

  1. 1. 10 Key points For Professional Development © Silvia Sowa
  2. 2. 1. Developing Action steps • Organize your actions by establishing the concrete steps to improve as a professional. • This means to determine the things you would like or have to change in periods of time, short or long term, and transform them into single actions. • Make a list of them, then expand them by going to the next step.
  3. 3. 2. Set Long term goals first • This process begins by writing a series of questions related to your job performance and your levels of satisfaction. • They might be: Am I satisfied with the work I perform? Where would I like to be? Do I really enjoy my everyday activities? How can I feel better on my own performance? Is there something I need to change?...
  4. 4. 3. Technical knowledge • There is a need to upgrade knowledge and technical skills, according to the rapid advance in order to remain current with jobs requirements.
  5. 5. 4. DevelopingAction-steps • Organize your actions by establishing the concrete steps to improve as a professional. • This means to determine the things you would like or have to change in periods of time, short or long term, and transform them into single actions.
  6. 6. 5. Make a record of your“pinnackle moments” • Keeping a record of those moments that have helped you to feel satisfied about yourself is a key component for you to learn to appreciate them, and to be able to find more opportunities to met those events.
  7. 7. 6. Evaluate yourself • Evaluate what are your current skills and your strengths as well as your weaknesses in your career or professional development. • Work especially with the limiting factors by pursuing academic degrees, certification programs or self-developing courses.
  8. 8. 7. Explore context • Analyze what is going around you. • Evaluate if there are deeper changes that out of reach, then • Decide whether to act, to wait, to talk, to change, etc…
  9. 9. 8. Be ready for changes! • Analyze what changes your organization is performing and what is your role on them. • Investigate what missions or projects appeal to you, and how can you support them. • Be ready to take opportunities around you.
  10. 10. 9. Make a list of your skills and how to put them into practice Include all areas, some of them:• Give presentations • Designing materials• Manage people • Training others• Conceptualize ideas • Visionary• Coordinate services • Written communication skills• Make business deals • Multitask• Create advertising materials • Promote products or• Financial planning services• Verbal communication skills • Estimate costs • Legal expertise..etc …..
  11. 11. 10. Work in team • Truly believe and practice on the collaborative skills. • Pursue cooperative work and find the balance to do so. • Develop actions and attitudes to team up.
  12. 12. …be sure to enjoy what you do! • Establish priorities • Control your mood, the best way possible • Take decisions • Prepare yourself • Organize your day, your week, your work • Emphasize on key elements that need to be adapted Good luck!Please use copyrighted citation. © Silvia Sowa. 2012. Guatemala, C.A.

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