As you enter the professional field, it gets even and plain because of new challenges in an unfamiliar work environment.
At this juncture, how you will differentiate yourself from the rest in your field is all that matters for your future career.
Let me tell you why?
Always ask questions with what, why, and how.
Developing your construction engineering and project management skills by “investing in yourself “is a crucial component to stay ahead of the competition and increase your chances of career and personal success.
Learning and development must be a personal matter & a critical decision to make if you want the maximum benefits of professional growth and achievements.
Some employers, however, they want to train employees to be more productive and streamline company processes, resulting in a better bottom line. On the other hand, training sponsored by an employer does NOT always translate training objective into higher levels of satisfaction and retention for employees.
Obviously, your short- and long-term professional goals may not align with that of the company’s mission and vision.
Today, you will know the reasons you should have a “personal training investment plan” to get your money’s worth, maximize your return on investment, and ensure maximum benefit from training.
The following is a blueprint of what to do before, during, and after joining a training.
Investing in training should have quantifiable value.
Or else there is no significant motivation to inspire you to do it. Rather, ask these questions...
What is your vision for your profession?
Where do you want to go from where you are to where you want to be.
What is your short-term goal for this year?
Example: from a site engineer or office engineer becoming a senior engineer.
How can you connect your short-term goal with your long-term professional goals?
Example: from a senior engineer to become a project manager.
Or senior engineer to become an executive manager or leader, Or start your construction business.
It’s about time to figure out a clear career goal if you don’t have one yet; this is the key to professional advantage and success.
You should ask these questions:
Is there a skill gap that I need to learn base from the course details?
Do I need to learn about new procedures, current trends, and best practice to get me to the next level of my profession? The critical skills that you need to learn like:
Example No. 1. How to determine the critical path of a construction project; schedule recovery technique; creating a project schedule; and work breakdown structure to name a few.
Example No. 2. If you are a site or a project engineer, you should know the standard procedure in documenting and approval process of "method statement", before proceeding with a project activity, such as request for inspection(RFI), site coordination, and so on...
These skills are critically important to understand the management of a project, construction coordination, cost control, and deliver the project according to contract duration. Moreover, these are paramount project management in-demand, high-income skills employers are looking for professionals in the construction industry.
When is the best time to invest in training?
Ask the facilitator or training provider for a "Course Overview" of the session and expected performance outcomes. By reviewing this information, you will get a better feel for the overall experience.
At 3Web Project, the ONLINE Training + course assessment will measure your knowledge retention and gain confidence from the lessons. Each assessment result is emailed to trainees for future reference (most distinct employer's ask a form of assessment for a training certificate).
You want a solid understanding of what you will learn and how it can be applied to the job; the Online format do just that.
Respond to questions, participate, and complete course assessment. At the same time, don’t forget to relax and enjoy the experience.
Put it into practice what you just have learned.
For training to be effective, you must be able to incorporate newly acquired project management knowledge and skills into your day-to-day jobs.
In addition, this is the time to review your notes, read the training manual, and further develop your skills by following the example exercises; and to do this at regular intervals once the training is completed, and till the knowledge and skills sink in.
Here are thoughts you should seriously consider if you have completed already one of our advance training:
1. Take note, that we have designed our training when attach and read with your CV, to attract the attention of hiring managers and HR professionals. Notice the example training and the link below:
PROJECT MANAGERS COURSE ( Upcoming training in March 30- April 26, 2020)
ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT(Upcoming training in March 30- April 26, 2020 )
MASTER CERTIFICATE in PROJECT MANAGEMENT(New Training)
To avail the training, you must complete both Online Training and Passed All Course assessment + the 2- Day Classroom Training to get your certificates as outlined in the above details (II).
Check the link for the Training Director Bio
2. Due to the in-demand, advance skills you've learned in the above training, it will fast-track your career, get your dream job, and triple your income quickly.
3. With your training certificate as evidence of continuous, formal training, it will help you significantly to get shortlisted for an interview and approval process.
Your project management skills in construction engineering can create challenging career opportunities leading to career advantage towards great success.
You need to be always ready and over-prepare in every stage of your career - getting the right training is the key.
Because it builds your confidence when you can successfully incorporate the new skills, concepts, and expertise into your repertoire to face the unique career opportunity that comes your way. It has the power to impact your professional achievement and personal success.
So take courage. Now is the right time to just do it.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Marlon A. Frando, MBA, PMP, CMQ/OE
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