career path

career path caˈreer path noun [countable]
JOBS a series of jobs that you do in one or more professions, especially in a planned way, going from one job to a more important one :

• After leaving university, I wasn't sure which career path to choose.

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career path UK US noun [C]
HR the way that you progress in your work, either in one job or in a series of jobs: »

I don't know what future career path might suit me but I'm told I relate well to people.

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She followed an unusual career path, in that she retrained relatively late in life.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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