The Pros And Cons Of Career Development

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In an advance and competitive world of work today, many working professionals opt to continue with lifelong learning and pursue further studies for various reasons. Some may want to continue studies merely for their own sake – that is what they see as their personal or professional growth per se. Others see the association between level of education and employment that leads to a clearer path towards higher salary wages and/or the reality of attaining higher positions. Doing postgrad studies will also be an opportunity for others to widen linkages, to know other professionals and personal contacts that may become of benefit to them in the same field or expertise they are in. For each person, the reasons will probably be quite complex. And for working professional, more often, it becomes challenge. Due to the advancement of scientific and technological evolution and global economy that requires new knowledge, skills and competencies, many working professionals are involved in learning activities in order to survive and to be competitive. The number of adult learners at graduate schools increased dramatically over years. Each has their different goals and despite this varying goals, an individual who has goals also considers the status of his/her career development with respect to any of the abovementioned reasons. Where is his/her career path heading to?
Career development theories have become a noted focus of research nowadays. One of the very influential theorist of
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