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Generation Y for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 7

Career development andGen Y

What does “career development”mean to the different generations?

If you are in any way involved with helping Gen Y in their careers, then this chapter is a must-read for you. It will help you understand:

What “career development” means to Gen Y (and how this differs from what it means to the other generations).

How you can best support Gen Y in their career development.

It is important to look at what we mean by career. In the twentieth century, the term “career” usually referred to the work a person did to earn their money. It was particularly used in relation to people in the “professions” – for example, doctors, lawyers and architects.

Boomers and to some degree Gen X would generally make a career ...

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