Information and inspiration for your own professional and career development.
Here, you can familiarize yourself with where you are now, and how you can develop further, or think about what the next step might be. In this way, you invest in yourself and in your own professionalism. Thus, you are - and remain - versatile both inside or outside the university.
What am I good at?
What do I think is important?
Where am I in my career?
What ambitions do I have for the future?
What other jobs do I enjoy?
It is good to occasionally consciously reflect on where you are in your work. This includes taking a look at what you are good at, how you further develop your talents and where your ambitions lie. This can be done by asking for feedback from your manager and colleagues, participating in a training course that focuses on career orientation, testing yourself in a scan or an assessment, examining other positions within the university or looking behind the scenes at another job or organization.
How can I keep my personal and professional development moving forward?
How can I perform my work even better?
Where can I find assistance in progressing my development?
How can I discuss my wishes and ambitions?
Would you like to further your development in your current specialism, or work on your personal skills? There are various ways of achieving this. One way is to take part in one of the many training courses provided by UT. Another is through the support of a mentor or coach. Careers' advice is a good way of carefully considering your wishes and ambitions, and your next steps. It is important and useful to actively discuss these matters with your manager. A good time to do this is during your annual performance appraisal.
Am I ready for a new challenge?
How can I broaden my experience and horizon?
I know what I want, but how do I get there?
It is good to keep moving forward, whether it’s on a temporary project or because you are ready for the next step in your career. New work experiences in a different role or work environment broaden your perspective and provide greater clarity on your qualities and interests. Projects, internships, and work secondments are good opportunities for this. If you are looking for somewhere new to work, then it is a good idea to explore vacancies both at and outside UT and to acquire knowledge and skills in order to apply for jobs successfully.
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Information for managers
As manager, you have responsibility not just for your own development, but also for that of your employees and your team as a whole.
The Team Development offer responds to the challenges that teams face and provides tools to perform and develop well as a team. The offer can support your team when you encounter a challenge. But even when a team is functioning well, the offer can help you optimize your team.
Do you have questions about what is offered on this website or do you need personal advice or a tailor-made programme?
If so, please contact one of the employees of the CDC;
About the career development centre
The Career Development Centre (CDC) provides expertise, advice and a wide range of services in the area of professional and career development.
The aim of the CDC is to support staff and managers in their individual and/or joint development, so that they remain capable of realizing high-quality work in the continually fluctuating environment in which the UT operates.
The starting point for the CDC is that employees control their own career development and that managers recognize talent and stimulate and facilitate development.
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