Why does career development matter?
The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to maintaining a strong, diverse workforce that meets the current and future needs of veterans and their families. VA supports the continuous learning and career development of its employees so that they can reach their full potential while serving America's veterans.
How can I help other employees develop their career?
Whether you're an HR professional, Supervisor, or Super User, you can have a hand in helping VA recognize, recruit, and retain top talent within the Department.
By encouraging employees to utilize the variety of online resources, tools, and tutorials available to them at MyCareer@VA, you can give employees the confidence to explore options, assess their skills and interests, so they can start paving their own career path. For example, by using the My Career Mapping Tool in conjunction with the VA TMS, you and employees can work together to develop a solid career action plan that includes achievable goals and necessary training.
Regardless of your role at VA, you have an opportunity to support the career paths of other VA employees, even as you develop your own. This benefits not just you, and the employees you coach, but VA as a whole.