IT constantly reinvents the future. Professional development is about reinventing your future.
William F. Hogue, Vice President for IT and CIO, University of South Carolina
What is Career Development?
Career development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, life and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and preferred future.
Career development is about the decisions you make every day, throughout your life, that move you toward your goals and your dreams. Recognizing that your goals and your dreams will change throughout your life is important. Just as we grow and develop so too does the world around us. The labor market changes, the economy booms and busts, technology trends change. Career development is what helps us to imagine and invent a new reality – a new preferred future. Career development can positively impact your individual transitions, motivation and productivity by strengthening self-awareness and optimizing your career opportunities.
Why Career Development?
We value our team and feel it is important to have a culture that supports our team members and their ability to grow and develop into a career that is meaningful to them. We feel like this creates a more pleasant work environment and more productive team.
- Jobs and Positions Evolve. Advancement is not always a new position. It can be the opportunity to take on a new role or responsibility. Be flexible and adaptable
- The path to your ideal job is rarely straight. It requires patience, a long-term view, and careful navigation in what is often a complex and changing environment. Taking somewhat indirect approaches to a goal is often the fastest course. It is sometimes wise to take what might appear to be a lateral role in order to gain the momentum needed to achieve your ultimate goal.
- Different strokes for different folks. We understand that career development is individualized, and that the best approach will differ from one team member to another.
Unlock Your Future
The key is taking action and working with your supervisor.