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Career is a lifestyle concept that involves the sequence of occupations (paid and unpaid) in which one engages throughout a lifetime, including work, learning and leisure activities. A career can go through many changes and we only get one. Everything we experience while we work takes place under the umbrella of our career. Careers are unique to each person and are dynamic, unfolding throughout our lives. Careers include how persons balance their paid and unpaid work and personal life roles.

Seeing a career as a single entity allows us to interpret relationship with work at a personal level. Exploring the individual relationship with work – especially through values, talents and goals – gives one a better chance of making it a success.


Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. Glossary of Career Development Terms. 2012. Online:  (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)

Diamond, Paul. Explore Your Career. Online: As quoted on Work Coach Café, “Career 101: What Is a Career?” Online: (Retrieved on May 28, 2014)

Education Queensland, “What is a Career?” Online: (Retrieved on May 29, 2014)

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