How to improve the professional level
Get in the habit of regularly reading the literature on your specialty, reading newspapers, thematic magazines, scientific publications relating to the field of your professional interests. Watching the novelties of the special literature, you will be theoretically shoddy and will be able to successfully apply innovations in your daily activities. A true professional is always ready to replenish his knowledge.
Engage in learning a foreign language. Many professional novelties are published in foreign publications. If you wait for a qualified translation of special texts into your native language, you can lose time, fall behind colleagues and competitors. There is no need to deeply master the spoken foreign language, although when working in an international company, this skill will not be superfluous. It is quite enough to learn to perceive written information and technical texts related to your industry. Knowledge of a foreign language enhances your professional status.
Take part in corporate trainings arranged in your company. The time spent on such training will certainly pay off. There you can get not only the latest knowledge in the specialty, but also useful skills in the field of personnel management, communicative competence or technology of successful sales. The listed skills are absolutely necessary if you are counting on a higher or leading position.
Sign up for refresher courses. As a rule, they are satisfied with territorial employment services of the population, in non-state educational centers or at higher educational institutions. So you get the opportunity not only to raise the level of special training, but also to master a new profession. The certificate of professional development will be a confirmation of your professionalism.
Increase your level of professional training in the workplace. Take the initiative, get to work, the implementation of which is not part of your direct responsibilities. Thus, you will be able to master an adjacent specialty or get the skills of organizing work without interruption from production. Your initiative and willingness to undertake difficult work will necessarily be assessed by management when there is a question of raising the salary or appointment to a higher position.