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Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love by Sue Kaiden

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Managing Your Professional Development

David Hosmer

We all are empowered to manage our careers. No matter where you are in your career journey, be sure to have a destination in mind. This chapter assumes you have already either established an overall career target (chapter 4) or decided to make a career change (chapter 12) and determined that you may need to pursue a new credential.

Your goal is to weigh your professional development options, and determine whether additional education or credentials are necessary. In the Foreword, Dick Bolles wrote of “disconnections—things that seemed always connected until now.” Education, as it is imagined, takes place in a classroom with a lecturer and a group of students. But in practice, education has ...

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