n. any of the many theories which attempt to enumerate and describe the stages people go through in developing their career. These are models which depict how careers occur in cycles wherein a worker may go through transitional phases before a new skill is acquired or a different move is made.

CAREER PATTERN THEORY: "The career pattern theory describes how an individual continuously grows through more work experience and learning opportunities. "
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