Career development
In organizational development (or OD), the study of career
Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life ". It is usually considered to pertain to remunerative work ....

looks at:
  • how individuals manage their careers within and between organizations and,
  • how organizations structure the career progress of their members, it can also be tied into succession planning
    Succession planning
    Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become...

     within some organizations.

In personal development
Personal development
Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitates employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations...

, career development is:
  • " ... the total constellation of psychological, sociological, educational, physical, economic, and chance factors that combine to influence the nature and significance of work in the total lifespan of any given individual."

  • The evolution or development of a career - informed by (1) Experience within a specific field of interest (2) Success at each stage of development - and (3), educational attainment.

  • "... the lifelong psychological and behavioral processes as well as contextual influences shaping one’s career over the life span. As such, career development involves the person’s creation of a career pattern, decision-making style, integration of life roles, values expression, and life-role self concepts."

Figures in career development
  • Jesse B. Davis
  • John L. Holland
    John L. Holland
    John Luther Holland was an American psychologist who created the career development model known as the Holland Occupational Themes. It is often referred to as the Holland Codes....

  • Frank Parsons
    Frank Parsons
    Frank Parsons is known as the Father of Vocational Guidance. Although he was educated as an engineer at Cornell University, he wrote several books on social reform movements and articles related to women's suffrage, taxation, and education for all...

  • Edgar Schein
    Edgar Schein
    Edgar Henry Schein , a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture. He is generally credited with inventing the term...

  • Rino Schreuder

See also

  • Employment counsellor
    Employment counsellor
    An employment counsellor, also known as a career development professional, advises, coaches, provides information to, and supports people who are planning, seeking and managing their life/work direction.-Duties:...

  • Holland Codes
    Holland Codes
    The Holland Codes or the Holland Occupational Themes represents a set of personality types described in a theory of careers and vocational choice formulated by psychologist John L. Holland...

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. The Handbook is...

  • Personality psychology
    Personality psychology
    Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and individual differences. Its areas of focus include:* Constructing a coherent picture of the individual and his or her major psychological processes...

  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
    Global Career Development Facilitator
    The Global Career Development Facilitator certification is an evolution of the Career Development Facilitator certification developed by the National Career Development Association , National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee , and the Center for Credentialing in Education , an...

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