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7 Best Articles for Young TD Professionals

Thursday, November 5, 2015

If you’re a young professional in the talent development space, here are articles that you should read before the end of the year.

  • Advice for Budding Trainers: Swati Karve provides advice on becoming a trainer. It’s relevant for people who want to transition into training after having a different career or who are just getting started on their TD careers.

  • Keeping Up With the Industry Will Constantine shares his experiences about how he broke into the learning and development field and how he keeps up with our rapidly changing profession.

  • Discover Your Strengths: Megan Gomperts shares her thoughts on discovering and capitalizing on your strengths to determine what role(s) fit you best.

  • Advice for Next Generation of TD Professionals: ATD’s CEO Tony Bingham shares advice about and for the next generation of TD professionals.

Here are some excellent articles for early careerists, no matter the field.


Looking for some more career development tips? Check out the new TD at Work Career Management Collection with advice on how to market yourself, keep your career on track and maintain work-life balance.  If you're interested in the pay range for Talent Development in 2015, check our brand new research report What Does Talent Development Pay?

About the Author

Sue Kaiden is senior project manager, credentialing for the ATD Certification Institute. In this role, she supports candidates throughout the decision and preparation process and manages recertification for APTD and CPTD credential holders. Prior to joining the CI team, she served as manager of the career development community at ATD where she oversaw content and services related to career development, including ATD's Job Bank.

She is the author of “Keeping Your Career on Track” (TD at Work) and the editor of Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, a book written with 16 top-notch career coaches, published in October 2016. Kaiden holds a master of business administration degree from Cornell University and achieved the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) in 2019.

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