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A vibrant career is something to be proud of. It is a testament to an individual’s skill, knowledge, and dedication with regard to a given task/job. Not everybody is fortunate enough to enjoy the same level of prestige in a given field: call it luck, timing, good instincts, better acumen, or God’s good grace watching over you; you have reached the position that you are in right now, after a running a severe marathon. A marathon which taught you the laps you tackle can only be tackled by moderating your speed and tactics. We can call these speed and tactics ‘skills’ and ‘knowledge’, and ‘experience’. These are acquired skills. No one expects you to be the best marathoner the first time you ever stepped on a track. You have to dedicate a certain, substantial amount of time to develop what is required to successfully tackle it. The same can be said about the employment sphere. You need to work hard, gather knowledge, gain experience, test the amassed skills and knowledge, put it constantly to practice, review you progress and reflect upon it, in order to succeed and thrive and move on to better, more lucrative places.

This is what you need

The aforementioned can be monitored and achieved through a CPD program in Hong Kong portfolio. There are some essential features of such a portfolio that you need to be aware of, if you are to maintain one: the maintenance of the portfolioshould be a documented process; it should focus on learning from experience, reflective learning and reviewing what is learned; it should most definitely be directed by you (it shouldn’t be just another progress report maintained by your employer): it should include both formal and informal learning; it should allow you the capacity to set goals. What must be stressed is that this should not be confused with a mere training report; far from it: training is necessarily a strictly formal process. It is primarily to do with learning how to do some set task using a specific set of skills. Development of the nature we address here is much more diverse than that. It is not as static as a training process since it could be informal and has wider application. It gives you the utensils to perform multiple tasks. Nothing is set in stone here. You are allowed to acquire the said tools/utensils at your own speed. In the end, it is development of this nature that will put you on a spot light.

How to get it up and going

You can always get your CPD portfolio cracking, by asking yourself the following questions: Where do I want to be? What is expected on my part in order to get there?
How and when to review my progress (how often?)? It is important that you pay close attention to the maintenance of this portfolio, since updating it with a certain regularity is essential if the whole thing is to work.