The process by which individuals establish their current and future career objectives and assess their existing skills, knowledge or experience levels and implement an appropriate course of action to attain their desired career objectives.
Lifelong process of exploring, choosing and acting on educational, occupational and related life role options. In the broadest sense, career development can be understood as that aspect of human development that includes how individuals incorporate their values about work, their beliefs about their own interests and abilities, their decisions about education, the ways they negotiate transitions into and out of work experiences and their unique interactions between work and other life roles.
A complex process of acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for an individual to make work a meaningful, productive, and satisfying part of life.
Includes those aspects of an individual's experience that are relevant to personal choice, entry, and progress in educational, vocational and avocational pursuits. It is generally conceived as a lifelong process through which individuals come to understand themselves as they relate to the world of work and their role in it.
National Skill Standards Board
Career development is the process through which an individual comes to understand his or her place in the world of work. Students develop and identify their careers through a continuum of career awareness, career exploration, and work exposure activities that helps them to discern their own career path. Career development encompasses an individual’s education and career-related choices, and the outcomes of those choices.