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Career Investment

  • Ann M. Brewer
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Abstract

Choosing a prospective career is one of the most significant decisions a person makes apart from a life partnership and purchasing decisions such as property, car and schooling. The preference for a specific career path shapes a person’s self-identity, their character, their livelihood, their networks and potentially their friendships. As outlined in Chap.  1, there are fundamental changes to work, working and workers, some being automated, computerised via robots and/or replaced while others are becoming more complex requiring new skills. From the outset of this book, the reader has been challenged hopefully to rethink the notion of ‘career’ as it means something different today compared to the past. This trend of fundamental changes will continue leading to questions about why, what, when, where, with whom and how work will be done. It requires new thinking and ways to design careers and career portfolios and how to evaluate and rebalance strategically as required.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NewcastleSydneyAustralia

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