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Career

The job or sequence of jobs a person has in his/her chosen field. A career may or may not involve multiple jobs, but it generally remains in the same field of expertise. Traditionally, one receives the necessary education or training to start a career, takes an entry-level job, and gradually receives increasingly greater responsibility (and higher pay). However, many people do not follow the traditional career path, notably entrepreneurs who take responsibility on to themselves. Additionally, some people have two or more careers throughout their life as they move, by will or necessity, into different fields.
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In clarifying your next career phase and developing the needed capabilities, research shows that there are a variety of stages involved in the career change process, such as agency, goal setting, self-responsibility, engagement, employability skills, job search, job satisfaction and work stress.
Changing careers is a nonlinear and complex progression incorporating a number of different concepts and processes, as well as a range of skills including research, career exploration, career choice, values and meaning, the process of the career search, self-regulation, coping with and overcoming challenges and barriers, self-motivation, goal setting, agency and control, learning new skills and investing in mentorship and support networks.
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The two-day workshop,'Discover Your Dream Career' workshop, provided participants with hands-on experience to help them understand and navigate the career development process which includes the selection of a career path, compatible with their skills, interests, values and personality type.
"Career readiness" and "college readiness" are frequently used interchangeably.
Introductions to careers encompass such a broad field that it is difficult to provide specific information for the opportunities even within specific careers.
With regard to predictors of career success, individual factors (e.g., age, sex, tenure, education) and organizational factors (e.g., mentoring, organizational resources) have been widely investigated (Ng, Eby, Sorensen, & Feldman, 2005).
NCDA is the recognized leader in developing standards for the career development profession, for the provision of career counseling programs and services, and for the evaluation of career information materials.
It is important for career counselors to concentrate their clients' efforts on the career-searching process and strive to find out what their career goals are.
to the development of career guidance and counselling in other Western coun tries but
While, objective career success has been defined in terms of ascendency and salary progression, subjective career success has been defined in terms of learning, balancing work and family, career actualization, the degree to which employees are capable of realizing personal goals and values in their working career; quality of education received, role performed in the organization, career reflection and alignment of one's values to one's career.
Radical change in the world of work (Magnusson, 1995; Magnusson & Redekopp, 1996) coupled with an array of theoretical approaches and applied strategies to career development may have created the most diffuse and challenging context that employment counselors have ever faced.