CAREER ANCHOR By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The pattern of work skills, abilities and interests that aperson develops early in a career that become the base for further careers or advancement. See career pattern theory. CAREER ANCHOR: "A career anchor is important to create a good base from which to work." Related Psychology Terms CAREER ANCHOR CAREER PLANNING PROTEAN CAREER CAREER COUNSELING POSTEMPLOYMENT SERVICES CAREER DEVELOPMENT CAREER WORKSHOP VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT BANDURA, ALBERT CAREER PATTERN THEORY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAREER ANCHOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/career-anchor-2/ (accessed January 20, 2020).