Make yourself more valuable to the organization by keeping your skills up-to-date. Take college business courses, attend conferences, seminars or webinars offered by professional societies in your field, and/or earn job-related professional certifications.
Professional certifications provide a focused and specialized education, often honing specific skills that are highly sought after by employers. For instance, certifications like Associate in Project Management (APM)or Six Sigma can be instrumental in showcasing your abilities to manage projects. Similarly, certifications such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Series 7 are highly regarded in the finance industry and demonstrate your proficiency in specific financial domains.With the help of resources like the Career Employer’s Series 7 study guide, you can gain a certification that will differentiate you from other professionals in your field and demonstrate your expertise and commitment to professional development.
Many organizations will contribute financially to your continuing education efforts, but you may have to ask about their requirements. And don’t keep your self-improvement activities a secret. Don’t brag, but do keep your boss informed about those activities.
Contributor: Timothy G. Wiedman, D.B.A. on LinkedIn