Building career mobility: A critical exploration of career capital

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Brown, Cathy and Wond, Tracey 2018. Building career mobility: A critical exploration of career capital. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4109
AuthorsBrown, Cathy and Wond, Tracey
Abstract

Work transitions can be stressful to those who experience them, and yet are happening more frequently, as the notion of a job for life fades. Ensuring smooth and successful work transitions is therefore in the direct interests of individuals and, indirectly, employers. Using the career capital construct, this article explores how work transitions can be better negotiated by individuals. After introducing career capital, the article progresses to critically review two theoretical frameworks of career capital. To illustrate the discussion, one individual, a business leader in a wider study we are undertaking, is introduced to exemplify and illuminate our discussion of career capital. The article concludes by offering strategies to support career capital development.

Work transitions can be stressful to those who experience them, and yet are happening more frequently, as the notion of a job for life fades. Ensuring smooth and successful work transitions is therefore in the direct interests of individuals and, indirectly, employers. Using the career capital construct, this article explores how work transitions can be better negotiated by individuals. After introducing career capital, the article progresses to critically review two theoretical frameworks of career capital. To illustrate the discussion, one individual, a business leader in
a wider study we are undertaking, is introduced to exemplify and illuminate our discussion of career capital. The article concludes by offering strategies to
support career capital development.

Keywordscareer capital; leaders; Transitions
Year2018
JournalJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling
PublisherNICEC
ISSN2046-1348
2059-4879
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4109
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623278
hdl:10545/623278
Publication datesOct 2018
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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