Career development is a real benefit at John Deere. We want you to succeed — to reach for your full potential. It all starts with taking ownership of your progress and charting career paths that build skills, experience, knowledge, and competencies. Within Deere, you’ll find a variety of resources to help. Even more, we encourage and financially support job-related learning opportunities. And that includes tuition reimbursement for appropriate associate’s, technical, four-year, and graduate degrees.
John Deere Learning, a virtual learning campus, promotes continuous learning aligned with the strategic direction of the business. It includes colleges for major functions such as engineering, supply management, finance/accounting, and quality. Two additional colleges focus on the competencies and leadership skills that are important for all employees. Each college contains learning paths that can help you identify activities focused on personal and job-specific development needs.
Get to know yourself better. Your interests. Your skills. Your true potential. Our self-assessment tools can help you gain insight into your interests and goals. Then you can apply these insights to your career and development planning.
Self-assessment tools include a 360-degree tool and a behavioral/style assessment, as well as values and interests checklists. Another tool is our Job Fit analysis, which helps you compare the data in your internal resume to the skills and experiences required for a specific job. In addition, our intranet offers dozens of links for career development, including interviewing tips and how-to guides.
There are several roles that touch career development. Our primary resource for career development, though, is the career advisor. Advisors are John Deere employees who apply and complete training to serve in this role, in addition to their normal jobs. They provide individualized, objective feedback on your internal resume, help you prepare for interviewing or career conversations with your manager and assist with self-assessments. We have more than 100 career advisors worldwide, with tenure of three to 40 years. Thousands of employees have been matched with a career advisor – and many of those have achieved a promotion after working with theirs.
Employees and leaders may receive the support of mentors or coaches. These trusted relationships are intended to foster enhanced performance and improved results. With the support of seasoned professionals, you can make a smoother transition into a new leadership position, be better equipped to handle difficult situations, expand your network and further develop your expertise.
John Deere’s online job description catalog is an up-to-date, evolving job database. It’s searchable and includes the duties, skills, experiences, and education required for each job. Employees can use their resumes to apply for current open positions.
You can also publish your resume on the system. Then, hiring managers or human resources personnel can search and review your resume when they’re looking for individuals who match the qualifications for a specific position. Through this interactive system, everyone has an equal opportunity to develop their career.
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