Noun – “An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress”.
Verb – “Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction: “the car careered across the road and went through a hedge”.
Ha! Which type of career have you had? If you’ve been in the work world long enough, you probably have experienced both usages – the noun and the verb! No matter how clear we are about our career goals, there are times that our careers take uncontrolled detours.
Whether you’ve kept your career on the road or found yourself in the hedge, our careers are not separate from our lives. Our career choices define not just what we do during work hours, but the opportunities and options available in our lives – the types of housing, wardrobe, hobbies and vacations we can choose from, and the opportunities we can offer our children. Our career choices affect how we contribute to the world and what the legacy we leave will be.
This blog is intended to inspire and assist in your career journey whether you are considering or are in the process of a career transition, or are working to be successful in your current role. This blog will present different perspectives on career through personal accounts from several guest writers and information and advice on career topics from our team at CareertoolboxUSA.
We believe that not only do we all undertake a career for a significant period of our lives, but also that our career is a significant factor during our lives. We’d like to help you not just career in a specified direction, but feel in control of the route.
We invite you join us!
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