career


career
career ca‧reer [kəˈrɪə ǁ -ˈrɪr] noun [countable] JOBS HUMAN RESOURCES
1. a job or profession that you have been trained for and intend to do for your working life, and which offers the chance to be Promoted (= move up through different levels):

• My son is thinking of starting a career in the medical profession.

• He has devoted his legal career to defending those facing execution.

• You should think long and hard before changing careers.

career in

• I decided to take up a career in advertising.

portˈfolio caˌreer HUMAN RESOURCES
a working life in which you have several different jobs at one time, or a series of different kinds of job:

• a trend towards more temporary employment and portfolio careers

2. career soldier/​teacher/​diplomat etc someone who intends to be a soldier, teacher etc for most of their life, not just for a particular period of time:

• A career diplomat, she has served with distinction at posts in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Baghdad, and Kuwait.

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career UK US /kəˈrɪər/ noun [C] HR
the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially when this involves making progress to better jobs or is in a particular profession: a career in sth »

He's hoping for a career in web design.

a career as sth »

I worked there early in my career as civil engineer.

a career with sth »

Sharon enjoyed a long career with the BBC.

pursue/make/have a career »

It is not easy to make a career in broadcasting.

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a brilliant/successful/distinguished career

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a political/medical/academic career

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You should continue learning throughout your professional career.

See also DUAL CAREER(Cf. ↑dual career), PORTFOLIO CAREER(Cf. ↑portfolio career)
See Note JOB(Cf. ↑job)
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career UK US /kəˈrɪər/ adjective [before noun] HR
related to your job: career opportunities/prospects »

I took this new job because I felt that the career prospects were much better.

career choice/option »

For him, art was a way of life, not a career choice.

career-minded/-oriented »

Sean is very career-oriented and ambitious.

spending all or most of your working life in the same job or field: »

a career diplomat/soldier/criminal

US CAREERS(Cf. ↑careers)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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