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What to do next?

Now that you have looked at the career mapping tool, you’ll have some more ideas and practical options for developing your skills and experience:

  • Think about developing both your specialist skills as well as more generalist skills
  • Talk to your line manager and learning and development team if you need more advice
  • Consider both formal development ie. training courses, as well as informal development, such as mentoring, secondments or job shadowing
  • Identify the priority development options you would like to do
  • Discuss these with your line manager and include those you have agreed with them in your personal development plan
  • Review progress regularly, revisiting the career mapping tools and taking up other development options if needed

Tips to remember

  • Having a broad range of experience and skills will increase your potential opportunities and help you to build a varied career in government communication
  • You can use both formal and informal development to help build your career
  • A wide range of specialist and generalist skills are needed to do the more senior communication roles in government
  • Use Evolve to help establish your current specialist skill level and identify any skills gap against the relevant Evolve job profile

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