What is career?

  • (noun): The general progression of your working or professional life.
    Example: "The general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
    Synonyms: life history
    See also — Additional definitions below

Career

Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)".

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Derek Walcott - Biography - Career - Oxford Professor of Poetry Candidacy
... Ruth Padel, also a chief candidate, was elected to the post ... Within days, The Telegraph reported that she had alerted journalists to the harassment cases ...
Van Morrison - Caledonia
... The name "Caledonia" has played a prominent role in Morrison's life and career ... out already by 1975 that Morrison has referred to Caledonia so many times in his career that he "seems to be obsessed with the word" ... paternal Scottish roots during his early career, and later in the ancient countryside of England, hence his repeated use of the term Caledonia (an ancient Roman name for Scotland/northern Britain)" ...
Johnny Bench - Major League Career Statistics
... Bench had 2048 hits for a.267 career batting average with 389 home runs and 1,376 RBI during his 17-year Major League career, all spent with the Reds ... He retired as the career home run leader for catchers, a record which stood until surpassed by Carlton Fisk and the current record holder, Mike Piazza ... In his career, Bench earned 10 Gold Gloves, was named to the National League All-Star team 14 times, and won two Most Valuable Player Awards ...
Kelly Osbourne - Career - The Osbournes
... Both she and the Osbourne family have been parodied in Channel 4 comedy, Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps ... In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes Reloaded. ...
Enoch Powell - Personal Life
... Office, who provided him with the settled and happy family life that was essential to his political career ... Home Rule in 1886 as the pivotal point of his career, rather than the adoption of tariff reform, and contained the famous line "All political lives, unless ... constituents before loyalty to his party or the sake of his career ...

More definitions of "career":

  • (verb): Move headlong at high speed.
    Example: "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"
  • (noun): The particular occupation for which you are trained.
    Synonyms: calling, vocation

Famous quotes containing the word career:

    Work-family conflicts—the trade-offs of your money or your life, your job or your child—would not be forced upon women with such sanguine disregard if men experienced the same career stalls caused by the-buck-stops-here responsibility for children.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)

    From a hasty glance through the various tests I figure it out that I would be classified in Group B, indicating “Low Average Ability,” reserved usually for those just learning to speak the English Language and preparing for a career of holding a spike while another man hits it.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
    Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)