Standing out from the crowd
'Standing out from the crowd' will get you the jobs you want to do; allow you to develop your responsibilities in each role you undertake; and help you progress in your career. Your geographical training will have provided you with many transferable skills already, but there are several other aspects of working life which you need to consider.
Being a professional in the workplace is the most important thing you can do to leave a positive impression on colleagues and clients and get recommendations when you need them in the future. The key features of acting professionally include:
Use your employer to get feedback on how you are performing during your regular professional development reviews. Your line manager may also be able to give you advice about how to improve your skills and knowledge, which professional memberships or accreditations are considered useful in your sector, and what CPD opportunities are available for you.