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The Changing Career Landscape

  • Ann M. Brewer
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Abstract

The nature of work and how it is performed is continuously changing as each new decade brings with it, its innovative technologies and potential disruption in all industries. However, this trend is far from a simple one, as it occurs at varying rates and outcomes. Equally, people’s knowledge or awareness of workplace change varies. While some people see opportunities even with potential disruption and remain optimistic, others do not. Changes to work impact career development, demanding a fresh look at what a career means both today and in the future. With each new generation, there is little argument that contemplating career choices, seeking and promoting work opportunities as well as hiring relationships are now markedly different and less certain. There is an emphasis on the future of career and its uncertainty. The corollary is that achievement orientated societies find it difficult to deal with uncertainty, especially about work life and career as there is a fear of failure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NewcastleSydneyAustralia

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