How CIPD's Profession Map is used...

for you

Ways in which you can use the Map for your development and career:
  • CPD planning
  • seeking a promotion
  • building a case for development
  • interview preparation
  • preparation for an appraisal or review
  • looking for a new job
  • learning about the profession
  • developing specialist expertise
Use the CIPD Profession Map to guide your own development or that of your team members. Use it to get your bearings in a present job or to plan development for a future one. 

Use this worksheet to give you a start for assessing yourself against the Profession Map:

Completing a self-assessment against the CIPD Profession Map can help you identify the knowledge and skills needed to achieve your HR career goals. Further, by involving your employer in the conversation, you can align your development in a way that will increase your value and relevance to your employer. Then, using The Map, you can learn about the specific behaviours required for success in the roles that align to your career path. 

This information can be the basis of discussions with a mentor, coach, or boss about your professional development and career planning. 

If you are a training manager or supervisor, you can apply the same process to members of your team. 

'I believe that a major part of my CPD is CIPD’s Profession Map. It benefits not only me but also the organisation, as it is coupled with my CIPD qualification and it provides me with the knowledge, skills and tools to deliver a sustained business success within the organisation’.
Dominic Ceraldi – HR Manager

Profession Map Download

my CPD Map - online professional self-assessment tool for CIPD members

Profession Map overview