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Career path

Career path

Updated on:
August 23, 2022


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What is a Career path? 

A career path is a way to advance in your professional life by taking different or more advanced roles at work. It is a series of jobs and experiences that help employees reach their goals and objectives for the future.

A career path is taken to advance in their career. A career path may include education, training, and work experience. The path an individual takes may change over time and may depend on several factors including family, individual interests, and economic situations.

Career paths can originate in the individual’s current job, which may provide career development opportunities. Individuals may exercise career options by choosing a new position, a new employer, or leaving their current job for a new position, company, or industry