The working world around you influences how you think about, choose, develop and change your career.
Having the same job for life isn't something that most people can take for granted, although it used to be until a decade or two ago. Choosing a career nowadays isn't about deciding which single talent you'll develop through one occupation until you retire.
Your career, today and in the future, is likely to involve:
- a range of different jobs
- developing more than one interest or talent
- working for a number of organisations
- experience in more than one industry
- different types of work arrangements (full-time, temporary, contract, self-employment and so on)
- lifelong learning
- times of unemployment and underemployment.
To build a career, you'll need to:
- take responsibility for your own direction and growth
- know who you are and what your goals are, in terms of wealth and success, way of life and job satisfaction
- train yourself to master new sets of skills, so that you have more choices in a climate of rapid change
- learn to see and understand the patterns in the working world, so that you can anticipate future trends and ride them.