“The CIPD has been central to my career development. It has brought me career success.”
During this time the CIPD has changed a fair bit. CIPD has made a conscious effort to be current and evolve. To be at the forefront of the HR agenda.
CIPD is aware of the demands of its many members and helps them by providing services to fit in their busy schedules. They're quite innovative. For example I chose to upgrade my membership to Chartered Member after they introduced upgrading through telephone assessment. The website has also gone through changes, offering better user-ability and information.
The CIPD has been central to my career development. It has brought me career success.
CIPD has brought me career success through my CIPD qualification and Chartered Member status. It brings me status and recognition for the knowledge and professional experience I bring. The designation is widely acknowledged. It shows you've achieved something and in turn it means a lot to people.
My CIPD membership also brings me community – facilitating the bringing together of people from different parts of the profession to exchange ideas and learn from peers.
I also value the practical side of my membership with employment law updates and factsheets. It keeps me in touch and my knowledge current.
Over the past year I've observed how the CIPD is evolving for it's members, introducing new technology and career support. The new member benefit my CPD Map is a really useful interactive career progression tool, especially as I am in a stand alone role. It helps keep me focused on my own career progression objectives.
And once you start looking for job adverts of a certain level, for example HR Business Partner or HR Manager, you realise that Chartered Member is a consistent requirement.
On a personal note, achieving Chartered Member status means a lot to me. I like using the designation. I'm proud of it. It demonstrates all the hard work I put in personally and professionally. It gives me career growth.
The CIPD has been very supportive and valuable so far. The CIPD is very innovative for its members. Keep on doing what you're doing.