Why Is Professional Development Important? | FAQs

2 minutes   |  CAREER ADVICE

What is your approach to learning and more specifically, lifelong learning? Do you ever proactively think about the impact lifelong learning would have on your career growth?

In this short video, Chief of Education at GetSmarter, Amy Johnson, speaks about the importance of professional development in today’s workplace.

By committing to constantly learn new skills and acquire new knowledge, you’re having the biggest positive impact on your future career opportunities. it’s important to make sure you’re always ahead of the game when it comes to your career, which makes giving attention to your professional development a top priority.


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Transcription

In the 21st century where the knowledge worker is so prevalent, continual professional development has never been so important. As bodies of knowledge continue to evolve, what you knew about digital marketing for instance, won’t ring true tomorrow. So it’s really important that you take continual professional development into your own hands, and pursue the mentality of a lifelong learner.