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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Career Management
Career management

In the developed countries, we have moved a long way beyond times past when most people had “employment” or “jobs” rather than careers. A career is often defined as “the evolving sequence of a person's work experiences over time” (Arthur, Hall, & Lawrence, 1989, p. 8). The term evolving sequence tells us that a career is more than just a string of jobs: These jobs are linked together over time and patterned so that we can see a career as a single meaningful entity, for example, “a career in banking,” “getting to the top of the organization,” or “from hairdresser to salon owner.” Careers are cumulative in that experience, skills, and interests developed in one job can be carried over into the ...

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