Careers and Career Management

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      [Understand the debates surroundingold versus new careers]

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      NICHOLAS WILTON: In the study of careers,much is made of the distinction between whathave become known as old careers and new careers,or what some researchers refer to as new deals in employment.And it's very much a case of the past being associatedwith careers as continuous or coherent progressionsof individuals through single organizations

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: or very few organizations in related sectors of employmentand so on.And then that career would be about progressionthrough a hierarchy of positions leadingto some sort of capstone achievement.For example, moving through different levels of a law firmor accountancy firm to reach partner.Some form of career pinnacle.

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: And the old career's very much associated with stable labormarkets, with organizations which were large, highlyhierarchical.And people could expect progression and achievementof status, increased salary, and so onas they progressed through their career.The new career is very much different to that, in the sensethat it's much more unpredictable.

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: It lacks coherence, not necessarily continuousand so on.That actually careers need to be understoodin a much broader context, not necessarilyjust simply about hierarchical progressionbut about some form of personal developmentwithin a particular role or set of associated roles thatmight take in a variety of different employees, whichmight include some period of self

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: employment or retraining and so on.But moving across and between sectors of employment,accumulating skill in order to achieve both workrelated outcomes, such as increase salary,but also a sense of personal achievement and gain.And these are very much setup as polar oppositesin much of the literature.The old career is dead, and that the new career now

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: predominates.And there's certainly evidence to suggestthat the new create does predominatein certain sets of employment.For example, the high tech sector.And so a new career is increasingly the normas people for individual satisfactionoften seek a variety of different employmentexperiences.However, to say that the old career is deadis slightly misleading, because in many large organizations,

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      NICHOLAS WILTON [continued]: that cradle to grave employment, or at least prolonged periodsof employment in the organization still do prevail.

Careers and Career Management

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Professor Nicholas Wilton discusses the concepts of 'old' and 'new' careers. His explanations cover both traditional and contemporary patterns and expectations.

Careers and Career Management

Professor Nicholas Wilton discusses the concepts of 'old' and 'new' careers. His explanations cover both traditional and contemporary patterns and expectations.

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