While assessment is the driving reason for doing the dissertation, as a substantive piece of work, the more benefits you can reap from it the better. This chapter explains how a dissertation can be used as a tool to further develop your academic writing skills to enhance your personal development in terms of employment and postgraduate studies. Using your dissertation as a framework to launch a personal development plan, this chapter invites you to reflect on some of the skills you have acquired in the course of your dissertation and how you can use those skills to advance your career in terms of employment.