career path

HR
a planned, logical progression of jobs within one or more professions throughout working life. A career path can be planned with greater assurance in market conditions of stability and little change. In times of great change and uncertainty, some people, such as Dominic Cadbury, have argued that there is no longer such a thing as a planned career path and instead place greater emphasis on the importance of CPD in order to maintain employability.

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  • career path — caˈreer path noun [countable] JOBS a series of jobs that you do in one or more professions, especially in a planned way, going from one job to a more important one : • After leaving university, I wasn t sure which career path to choose. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • career path — /kəˈrɪə paθ/ (say kuh riuh pahth) noun a sequence of employment positions, each one providing the necessary training and experience to lead to the next …   Australian English dictionary

  • path — [ pæθ ] noun count *** 1. ) a way from one place to another that people can walk along: a steep mountain path A short path through the woods leads to the village. up/down/along a path: Amy walked up the path to the house. a ) a way from one place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • path — W2S2 [pa:θ US pæθ] n plural paths [pa:ðz US pæðz] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(track)¦ 2¦(way through something)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(plan)¦ 5 somebody s paths cross ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: pAth] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • path */*/*/ — UK [pɑːθ] / US [pæθ] noun [countable] Word forms path : singular path plural paths UK [pɑːðz] / US [pæðz] 1) a) a way from one place to another that people can walk along a steep mountain path path through: A short path through the woods leads to …   English dictionary

  • path — noun plural paths, (C) 1 TRACK a track that people walk along over an area of ground: I walked nervously up the path towards the front door. | A path had been worn across the grass. 2 WAY THROUGH STH a way through something, that is made by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • career — [n1] occupation bag*, calling, course, dodge*, employment, field, game*, job, lifework, livelihood, number*, pilgrimage, profession, pursuit, racket*, specialty, thing*, vocation, work; concepts 349,360 Ant. amusement, avocation, entertainment,… …   New thesaurus

  • path — noun 1 way across land ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ narrow ▪ steep ▪ winding ▪ cobblestone (esp. AmE), dirt …   Collocations dictionary

  • career — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 series of jobs that a person has ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ brief, short ▪ brilliant, distinguished, glittering (esp. BrE), illustrious …   Collocations dictionary

  • career — A patterned sequence of occupational roles through which individuals move over the course of a working life, implying increased prestige and other rewards, although not excluding downward occupational and social mobility. The sociological concept …   Dictionary of sociology

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