n. a self-development program in which a person manages the progress and advancement of his or her own career. In the form of choices to be made, these can happen within the organization, in between jobs, and at any stage in one's career. See professional development.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: "In order to advance as a professional, a person must participate actively in his or her own career development."
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