Professional Development

 

What does professional development mean?

Career Woman

First, why should you be concerned about planning your career? Well, it’s your career and no one else is going to take responsibility for it except you. Considering all of the time that you spend working, why not ensure that you are maximizing your full potential? Why not ensure that you get full satisfaction for your efforts at work?

Women’s Business Bureau is interested in helping women to define their value in order to help them excel in their careers or build their businesses. It’s important for women to define their value and improve their skill set in order to be considered valuable to their employers or organizations.

Ask yourself, how can you become more valuable to your company or potential employers in the future? WBB wants to help you discover your strengths, learn how to extenuate them, build your self-confidence and climb the corporate ladder.

The mistake that many women make at work is they believe that all they need to do is work hard in order to get the pay raises and be offered the middle management positions. Studies indicate that this is not necessarily true. Women are still being paid seventy-seven cents on the dollar as compared to men. Often women don’t believe they have all of the skill requirements needed to move upward in a company so they do not apply for the positions. Men feel the opposite is true.

Creating a professional development plan for your career could give you an edge over others. Planning for your professional development as a means to creating long-term value is the only true way to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Women’s Business Bureau is offering a professional development program for women who wants to improve their opportunities in the workplace and in the marketplace. We’re going to give you a boost in order for you to climb that ladder.

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Our Professional Development curriculum involves:

  • Resume building or executive profiles
  • Evaluation of your strengths and skills
  • Enhancing your interviewing skills & preparation
  • Learning how to build networks, make connections & build circles of influence
  • Negotiation (for a larger salary/wage)
  • Continual education & communication through follow-ups and mentoring