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Three Types of People That Can Improve Your Professional Development

Motivated, passionate employees are always looking for ways to improve their professional development. Whether it’s learning a new skill, expanding a knowledge base, or growing your professional network, it’s a great goal to have. And at its core, professional development is all about people. So, what kind of people can you surround yourself with in order to improve your professional development? 

Who Can Help Improve Your Professional Development?

Mentors 

Do you have a mentor? No matter what level you’re at in your career, having a mentor can be extremely beneficial. And it doesn’t have to be an official mentor/mentee relationship. Just having someone you look up to or someone who can give you advice or a friendly ear when you need it is a great help. Make your mentor someone you trust, admire, and can talk openly with – the best mentor relationships are built on transparency and mutual respect.  

Peers 

Often, we don’t give our peers enough credit for the impact they can have on our professional development. Make no mistake – the people around you are fantastic resources. Everyone has different experiences, backgrounds, insights, and opinions… you can learn from each and every one of your peers. And your peers are one of the best resources for growing your professional network, too – you just never know when you will connect with a coworker’s friend or a coworker’s former coworker, and that connection can kickstart an opportunity you never would have had access to otherwise.  

Recruiters 

Have you ever considered working with a professional recruiter? It’s not just about finding open jobs and making your job hunt easier. Recruiters are, in fact, professional development experts – they can work with you to improve your interviewing skills and polish up your resume and cover letter. They also provide a resource for growing your professional network almost instantly. Because of their wide-ranging connections with employers and other job candidates in your area, you’re gaining immediate access to a large network of other professionals.  

Improve Your Professional Development With Us

Ready to partner with a recruiter for your job search and grow your network and professional development at the same time? Axiom Staffing Group is here to help. Contact a member of our team today to get started. 

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