Well put together, logical and practical… whether you want to reflect on your skills, record your progress or kick-start a professional move, this is the ideal resource!
Gill Sharp, Careers Consultant
Following its step-by-step format really helped me to clarify what I wanted to do, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone else who is looking to develop and progress their career.
Anna, jobseeker feedback
What is CPD?
CPD is an investment that you make in yourself. It's a way of planning your development that links learning directly to practice. And by planning and reflecting on your learning experiences you'll accelerate your development and advance your career.
"The CPD process helps you manage your own development on an ongoing basis. Its function is to help you record, review and reflect on what you learn."
Melanie Allen, Career Coach,
Continuing Professional Development-An Overview
Accelerate your career development, boost your confidence and strengthen your professional credibility with the new interactive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) eGuide from jobs.ac.uk.
Why do you need to progress your career?
Are you stuck in your current job without the possibility of promotion? Are you facing a redundancy or have you recently experienced a redundancy? When you apply for a new job, do you feel frustrated when looking for perfect examples to sell your skills and knowledge to a potential employer?
In today's economic climate no matter what stage of your career you are at, you need to constantly enhance your skills and add to your work experience. By reviewing and reflecting on what you have learnt you can be prepared and confident in applying for a new job or a promotion.
However, you may find you don't know where to start, or, perhaps you have started but lost track of where you are now and what you should do next.
The Solution: jobs.ac.uk's CPD eGuide
To help with your career progression and achieving your career goals, we have teamed up with Career Coach, Melanie Allen, to produce a 37 page interactive electronic guide on CPD giving you a structured and step-by-step approach to your professional development.
By using this eGuide, you will be able to:
- Assess and understand your current situation
- Document, track, and review your skills and achievements so it's easier to keep your CV updated
- Set up and accomplish short-term objectives and achieve your longer-term career goals
Who is this Guide for?
The Guide is ideal for people who are:
- Searching for job vacancies
- Looking for a career change
- Looking for career advancement
- Wanting to know how to plan, document, and track your career effectively and efficiently
- Looking for CPD advice and a template in a single publication
What do you get from the eGuide?
This eGuide is a powerful tool that will help you plan, document and review your learning progress and record your CPD activities. The eGuide consists of 4 sections with 7 corresponding forms. They are:
- Where am I now?
- Goals, objectives and action plans
- Learning logs
By using this eGuide, you will be able to:
- Review and understand where you are now
- Set up S.M.A.R.T. objectives to help you reach where you want to be
- Deep tracking your development step by step to assist updating your CV easily
What people are saying about our eGuide
Having reviewed this eGuide, Gill Sharp, Careers Consultant and partner in Domino Careers LLP, comments:
"This is an excellent guide to furthering your career. Well put together, logical and practical, it provides focused materials that are easy to use. Whether you want to reflect on your skills, record your progress or kick-start a professional move, this is the ideal resource."
One of our jobseekers, Anna, who is looking to develop her career, says this eGuide is easy to use and useful for her ongoing professional learning:
"Thank you for this really excellent CPD e-Guide. I found it extremely easy to use, both with regard to navigating around it and completing all the sections. Being able to write directly into the guide means that I can continue to constantly update it for years to come, without worrying about losing bits of paper!
All-in-all the guide was very comprehensive, and yet incredibly simple and easy to read. Following its step-by-step format really helped me to clarify what I wanted to do, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone else who is looking to develop and progress their career."