In the “traditional organization” over the last century, many professionals enjoyed a 30 year career, all under the same roof. Having this type of stability within one place allowed people to clearly plot their career trajectory, and recognize what was required to move up the ladder. “In many respects, careers advanced like a conveyor belt, with expected progress to the next interval, so long as performance remained high” says Dorie Clark, Marketing Strategy Consultant.
Today, only 19% of organizations continue to adopt the traditional models of career pathing. With the rise of both highly paid and low wage tasks being outsourced, the gig economy, automation, and technology, job hopping has become the norm, and the quest for a traditional career path has left many scratching their heads.
So how can modern professionals, searching for some semblance of career stability and upwards mobility arm themselves for this new reality? To start creating your own career path, consider the following perspective