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The CPD and Career Development Forum

Track your CPD across multiple devices, get personalised evidence-based career advice and free fortnightly (usually) career advice webinars in our CareerBursts area.

Welcome to our new CPD and Career Development area

Hi I've been looking forward to bringing this to you for quite some time! We have now launched our CPD and Career Development Forum which gives you free access to CareerBursts. Amongst other fantastic tools, you'll find: - A cloud-based CPD tracker which time stamps your work and remembers your CIPD number. It's so much easier to use than a WORD template and the CIPD will accept this instead of the WORD template.  - Personalised evidence-based career advice for the short, medium and long…

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64 Replies · Reply by Jenny Stickland Jul 21

CPD milestone

When we combine everyone's use of CareerBursts, a total of over a quarter of a million words have now been logged into the CPD log area! If you would like some help getting started (if you want inspiration hopefully, my curation blog will help) let me know and we can talk. If there is enough demand, I am happy to set up a live demo in a webinar 😊   via GIPHY

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Missing video and brief

Hi there,I'm on to Activity 2 the CPD plan as part of the DVP module, however the assessment video says training not available and when I try to download the brief it says no document? Is this just me and my PC? If so can I be sent it directly please?Many thanksCharlotte

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4 Replies · Reply by Gary Norris May 28

Do hybrid roles exsist?

HiI'm an experienced L&D,  most of my projects have a cross over with HR and cover HR elements.  Are there  HR/LD hybrid roles out there?  The people and culture side HR really excite me and feel this is where the natrual skill cross over could happen.  At the moment, I don't have enough experience for HR roles and despite tweaking my CV to show my experience in this area I'm not getting far.  I wondered perhaps a hybrid role would get me noticed more based on my L&D strengths?Thank you in…

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4 Replies · Reply by Sarah Wood May 11


Hi everyone I hope you are all keeping well in these difficult times. I started my level 5 HR diploma in August 20 and it's been a struggle to get through as I am so busy in my day job, but I'm trying my best and really enjoying it. What I am finding disheartening is the lack of opportunity out there in the jobs market in HR. I am a social worker by profession but have previous recruitment experience, but I am getting knock back after knock back even for the most low level jobs. Is that the…

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8 Replies · Reply by Gary Norris May 4

CareerBurst Navigation key - new feature

Hi The talented team behind CareerBurst have added a feature to speed up navigation by providing quick links in the key to help those new to CareerBurst to find the things that the DPG Community is enjoying the most. Of course, everything is searchable but if you want a quick overview of all the resources available to support your learning and development and career then the key is the place to go. You’ll find it in the header menu:

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Getting started with your CPD and Career Development area

To access CareerBurst, click here and sign in using the email address that you use for the DPG Community. The first time you sign in your password is: Car33r2020

You will be asked to set a new password on your first visit.

If you have any issues at login:

1, When using a PC, refresh your cache by pressing crtl+5 and try again.

2, If that doesn't work click the Forgotten Password option - the resulting email may land in your spam/junk and try again.

3, If all else fails, send a message to Gary Norris.

Then return to this forum and share your thoughts! 

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