What Is a Career?
Increasingly today, careers are undergoing continuous definition as they have always done so. People now potentially have an increasingly greater choice over when, where, how to work and for how long. The emphasis is on capability which encompasses a broader skill base than the past with a greater focus on non-technical skills such as capacity and willingness to learn as the half-life of technical skills becomes shorter and shorter.
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