Our world is unpredictable and so is the ever-changing needs of the job market. In this chapter, we will learn about how people have theorized career development trajectories. A discussion of chaos theory, career myths, and employability will help you see beyond the linear path of college to career, normalize detours and exploration, and understand what it means to become the “right kind of employee” rather than seeking the “right kind of job.”
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define career development and employability.
- Describe how chaos theory applies to career planning.
- Critique career myths that create barriers in career development.