Career development involves choosing a career path then following the requisite process of developing necessary skills/knowledge required of the career. The career path chosen by the individual forms the individual’s career identity which spans in the entire life time of the individual. The education and training acquired by an individual, the process of applying for a job and finding the job and advancing in the career all involves development of a career.
This is done in different ages; some choose their careers quite early in life, while others make their choice when they are close to earning money some by changing from one career to the other.
However, some individuals are guided by career coaches, mentors in the quest for choosing their careers while some choose their careers independently.
Career development summarily is a process that involves a lifelong managing of learning, leisure, work and transitions in order to advance a personality determined and preferred future.