‘Work’ and ‘career path’ bear little resemblance with when I started at age 16 as a junior clerk in the National Health Service in 1969.
In those days it was a highly structured and predictable career path. One set out on that path and moved ‘up the ladder’ until eventually reaching the level of competence that one’s skills and experience merited. It was all very predictable.
Nowadays, it seems to me, nothing is predictable anymore and I think we have much more personal control of our destiny and our career direction.
I think it is a terrific time to be starting out on a career because individuals are far more likely to do the things they ‘want’ to do rather than follow a path that is mapped out for them based on history.
Each to their own of course and I’m pretty sure some may argue the lack of structure is a negative thing ….
I would be fascinated to get your take on this one and thanks again Mark for sowing the seed.