The Career Development Role

  • Tim Baker


Now that senior management has shown its faith in her abilities by promoting her to lead the front-of-house team at the theatre, Jocelyn is determined to be the best line manager she can be. She knows her mentor from the HR department, Sue, must have had a lot to do with her promotion. She recruited her to the theatre complex three years ago and seems to have taken a personal interest in her success since then.


Career Development Technical Development Personal Development Career Path Psychological Contract 
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Notes and References

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    Adapted from K. Cole (2010) Management: Theory and Practice 4th edition (French’s Forest: Pearson Australia).Google Scholar
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    D. T. Hall (2004) “The protean career: A quarter-century journey,” Journal of Vocational Behavior 65, pp. 1–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    W. S. Chin and R. M. Rasdi (2014) “Protean career development: Exploring the individuals, organizational and job-related factors,” Asian Social Science Journal 10, p. 21.Google Scholar
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    C. Orpen (1994) “The effects of organizational and individual career management on career success,” International Journal of Manpower 15(1), pp. 27–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    T. B. Baker (2014) Attracting and Retaining Talent: Becoming an Employer of Choice (London: Palgrave Macmillan).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Tim Baker 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Baker
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  1. 1.WINNERS-at-WORK Pty LtdAustralia

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