ERIC Number: ED461076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Planning for Serendipity? Career Management for Changing Times.
Neault, Roberta A.
The world of work has changed dramatically over the years. Many researchers have enhanced career development theories, and recently there have been efforts to explore the possible convergence of the major theories or, at least, more effectively bridge theory and practice. This document explains several theories that can be used to revise current theory. The theories include planned happenstance; activeness, reactiveness, and flexibility; career adaptability; meandering and maneuvering; scenario planning; and career responsiveness. Career development theory may primarily be about how counselors prepare clients for the unexpected aspects of their career journey. Career responsiveness may be the term that best fits these emerging career development theories and a metaphor is presented to illustrate an understanding of this term. (Contains 23 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Consultation on Career Development (26th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 24-26, 2000).