Next generation work
Subjective success as one of the factors of a sustainable career
When people talk about careers, they rather often talk about making the right career choice, finding the right job, and having a certain security in the job. Career success is often seen as making upward moves and salary growth.
In this project we want to provide a realistic and contemporary perspective on careers. Sustainable careers are an ongoing dynamic process where people are not only driven by objective success, but also by many forms of subjective success.
The focus of the project will be on the following research questions:
- Which pathways towards objective and subjective career success can we unravel?
- Can we distinguish different trajectories depending on the importance attached to certain career goals?
- How are the different elements of a sustainable career balanced (happy, healthy, productive)? Which factors are impacting this balance?
- What is the impact of career mobility, employability and career resources regarding sustainable career paths?
In November 2021, 1.600 employees in Belgium and the Netherlands participated in an online survey around the following topics: career success, career goals, sustainable careers, career regret, career mobility, career resources and career shocks.
The results of this survey will be presented in a series of white papers, blogs and presentations.
On the one hand, this project will gather important information for job seekers and graduates. It will inform them about possible career pathways and the impact different elements have on a career.
On the other hand, all other employees can be inspired by discovering different career possibilities and how to balance your career in order to create a sustainable career pathway.
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