Is a lifelong process of blending and managing paid and unpaid activities: learning (education), work (employment, entrepreneurship), volunteerism and leisure time.
Entails determining interests, beliefs, values, skills and competencies – and connecting those with market needs.
Involves understanding options, navigating with purpose and making informed choices.
Should be self-directed; an individual is responsible for his or her own career, but is not alone – we all influence and are influenced by our environment.
Is often supported and shaped by educators, family, peers, managers and the greater community.
Means making the most of talent and potential, however you define growth and success – not necessarily linear advancement.
Can be complex and complicated, so context is key – there may be both internal constraints (financial, cultural, health) or external constraints (labour market, technology).
Is dynamic, evolving and requires continuous adaptation and resilience through multiple transitions.