Towards Career Fitness

Techniques to help you get ahead

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46 pages
Language:
 English
This book is an invaluable aid: it can allow you to add, in a manageable way, a powerful thread to your career management activity and thus give your career progression a positive boost.
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PATRICK FORSYTH runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy, an independent firm based in the U.K. specialising in marketing consultancy, research and training on marketing issues, sales and communication and management skills. 

He is a consultant of many y...

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Want to give your career a boost? You will only do well if you are “career-fit”: able to do the job you do now well and seeming an ideal candidate if you want to move on. In a dynamic workplace changes mean you need to keep up to date, maintain and to extend your competencies. This does not just happen, but you can make it. This quick and easy guide provides proven, down to earth advice on:

1. How training and development works
2. Assessing what you need
3. Taking an initiative to go beyond what may be offered
4. Self-development as an on-gong part of successful career management

This book is an invaluable aid: it can allow you to add, in a manageable way, a powerful thread to your career management activity and thus give your career progression a positive boost.

Patrick Forsyth is a consultant, trainer and writer. He is the author of many successful business and career books (including in this series Your boss – sorted!, Your job performance appraisal and How to get a pay rise). He runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy and can be contacted via www.patrickforsyth.com

  1. Introduction
  2. The nature of the development process
    1. Just what does development do?
    2. The development process
  3. Methods of development
    1. Positive results
    2. Job performance plus job satisfaction
  4. Stepping stones to success
    1. Options for action
    2. Courses…and courses
    3. Making the most of course attendance
    4. Activity courses
    5. Computer simulations
    6. Training “packages”
    7. Open learning
    8. Resource centres
    9. Job swapping (or rotation)
    10. Films
    11. Secondment
    12. Sabbaticals
    13. Method assessment
  5. Ensuring positive impact on your career
    1. Obtaining constructive feedback
    2. Using feedback to create improvement
    3. Maximising assistance from management
  6. Achievement not just activity
    1. Taking advantage of circumstances
    2. Development circles
    3. Useful people
    4. The learning manager
    5. Volunteering
    6. Mentoring
    7. Networking
    8. Qualifications
    9. CPD: Continuing professional development
  7. Summary