Professional Knowledge and Abilities

Professional Knowledge and Abilities
GEN 200
February 15, 2010
Tricia Maxon

      An individual learns and acquires professional knowledge both from studying in an academic institution and from a structured and monitored workplace experience.   Education and practice increase one’s knowledge and abilities that can be very helpful in his or her personal and professional success.   He or She needs to consider professional development activities such as attending higher education or continuing training courses and degree programs, in-service trainings, seminars, and workshops provided by the company, mentoring programs, and through constant updates by taking the initiative to acquire and make use of ongoing informal resources, which includes online forums, discussion boards, newsletters,   and other opportunities to socialize with other staff or professionals to share ideas and expertise.
Individuals who take the initiative and extra effort to acquire advanced levels of education have the strong drive to achieve their professional goals.   When they have acquired the knowledge necessary for the job, they crave to apply them at work so they willingly take tasks that allow them to develop their skills and abilities that eventually result in accomplishing varied tasks and goals.   The development of these skills and knowledge become few of the factors for promotion or transfer to a better position that will lead to success in one’s professional career.   It is no doubt that employers consider one’s educational attainment and experiences during the hiring and promotion process.   Requirements are not only the experiences and education but also some professions need a license or certification related to their professions.   This will prove to be advantageous for the applicant.   The qualifications in most entry-level jobs have raised standards and require a high minimum educational level and most of them need college level education whereas other jobs require professionals...