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Professional Development Articles

Professional Development Articles


Needing a bit of inspiration in your quest for a better career through professional development? We know it can be tricky and that's why we started in the first place: to help you make the right training choices. Our professional development articles are a combination of staff research, the top tips from the UK's premier training providers, and contributions from our readers.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2017
Last updated: 23/06/2022

How to Develop a Learning Management System?

Technology has made training easier than it used to be with a learning management system. Developing an LMS can sound rigorous, but it is simpler when the steps are known. 

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Last updated: 23/06/2022

The 10 Top Skills You Need To Excel In Sales

Want to succeed in sales? From communication to negotiation skills, active listening and effective collaboration, learn the top skills that a salesperson needs.

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Last updated: 17/06/2022

2022 Top 10 Risk Management Courses

Ensure your company is proactively managing potential threats to its operations by learning to design and implement a robust risk management system with our top 10 risk management courses.

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Last updated: 19/05/2022

How Technology is Changing the Real Estate Industry

Technology has changed the way we buy, sell and rent properties. To remain competitive and obtain the best deals, both buyers and sellers need to embrace these technological advances.

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Last updated: 06/05/2022

What to Look for in a Cyber Security Course

Cyber security training is a subset of IT training that focuses on security issues. A skillful study is required to choose the best training decision to significantly advance your career. This article aims to discuss some important characteristics to consider while looking for the best cyber security training course.

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Last updated: 27/04/2022

How to Pass Your UK Real Estate Exam

A real estate course is certainly worth doing as clients and stakeholders will almost always choose an accredited professional over one with no official qualifications. In this article, we explore how best to tackle your studies to help you achieve the best possible results.

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Last updated: 06/05/2022

How to begin a career in privacy

With so much of our lives online, information relating to an identifiable person is a valuable commodity, and data protection is big business. In this article, we offer tips on how to begin or advance a career in privacy.

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Last updated: 01/06/2022

How to Start a Career in Digital Marketing

Looking to pursue a career in digital marketing? Here's a guide to help clarify the necessary steps for a career in digital marketing.

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Last updated: 26/04/2022

Leaving Teaching? You Already Have 5 Top Skills New Employers Want.

Are you looking to leave teaching? The pandemic tested teachers in new and unexpected ways. They rose to the challenge admirably, but now many of these teaching superheroes want to leave the classroom; and they are taking an arsenal of highly desirable skills to their new careers.

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Last updated: 15/03/2022

8 Tips to Create a Healthy and Safe Workplace Environment

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees have proper working conditions so they could do their jobs well. Here are 8 ways organisations can create a healthy and safe workplace environment.

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Last updated: 22/02/2022

The Value of Coaching as a Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

Supporting individuals and teams with their wellbeing is a hot topic on all organisation’s people strategy. Coaching is a powerful and adaptable way of delivering that by extending its use throughout the organisation. 

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Last updated: 14/02/2022

5 Best Strategies to Deal With Difficult Behaviours at Work

In this guest post, Madeline Miller offers 5 top tips to create a positive workplace environment by tackling difficult behaviours.

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Last updated: 09/02/2022

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health While Working Online

Working online usually implies working from home. As a somewhat new form of doing work, it has its benefits and drawbacks. Take proactive action to ensure our mental health is maintained at optimal levels.

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Last updated: 03/01/2022

5 Proven Steps to Improve the Confidence of Your Sales Team

A confident and self-assured sales team will perform better, be more engaged and more productive, and achieve noticeably better results. If you have noticed your sales team members are lacking in confidence and could benefit from a pep talk, Samantha Clark from ThePayStubs presents 5 steps for addressing the issue.

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Last updated: 29/04/2022

8 Top Tips for Boosting Employee Communication

In this guest post, Jess Cooper shares essential tips on how to help your employees communicate effectively.

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Last updated: 22/12/2021

What Makes a Successful Online Learner?

In this guest post, Anahit Babkenyan offers 3 tips to help you become a successful online learner.

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Last updated: 16/12/2021

7 Effective Strategies to Meet Your Deadlines

In this guest post, Sherri Carrier offers 7 tips to help you complete your work by the deadline.

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Last updated: 09/12/2021

How to Choose the Best Training Courses for Your Learning Needs

Are you thinking about taking a new course but unsure where to begin? We interviewed a range of experienced learners in order to bring you their top 4 tips on finding the right training course for you. Discover what steps you can take to start your learning journey today!

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Last updated: 25/11/2021

How to Successfully Pass a Job Interview

In this guest article, Jess Cooper shares 6 top tips to help you succeed in your next interview and get the job you want.

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Last updated: 11/01/2022

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Top 10 Leadership Courses for 2022

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