Professional development seems the obvious solution for an ambitious careerists trying to climb the ladder of success. What isn’t so obvious, is what effective professional development really looks like.It is one thing to talk about being a student of your field, it’s another to know exactly what to study and how to put that new knowledge to use. When you’re at the wheel, steering your own on-going career development, it can be a lot to take on.
There are many great resources online for women looking for community, support, education, events and other resources to advance their careers. The following 50 organizations have a lot of career advice to offer women in the workplace. Some are focused on women working in a particular industry, while others are focused on education, students or span across all industries.
In sharing their thoughts, experiences, and wisdom I will pull back the vail on professional development that really works. I’ll do this by exploring the fundamental aspects of professional development real-life career girls are already using to achieve success in their lives and in their work.