Career Trajectory... How it works vs. how people think they want it to work

  • Raise your hand if your company doesn't have a career development program and yet you have managed to develop your career over the years.

  • How'd you do it? What was the secret that worked for you but seems to elude organizations?

Raise your hand if your company doesn't have a career development program.  Raise your hand if your company doesn't have a career development program and yet you have managed to develop your career over the years.  How'd you do it? What was the secret that worked for you but seems to elude organizations?  Oh, and for those of you that DO have career development programs, how frequently do your participants assume there is a guaranteed promotion or some type of significant long-term reward after completing these courses?
How often do your participants assume there is some type of significant long-term reward after completing the courses?

Oh, and for those of you that DO have career development programs, how frequently do your participants assume there is a guaranteed promotion or some type of significant long-term reward after completing these courses?

Cultivating a career shares some parallels with the higher education system in that people are convinced that once they've been set on a path that there is assured outcomes that elevates their job.