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Tips on how to ensure that your career is on the right track

How much thought have you put into the trajectory of your career?

Career pathing is the process used by an employee to chart a course within an organisation or industry for their career path and career development.

Read: 'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

Recruitment specialist Frances Kazan says career pathing should ideally be the mutual responsibility of both the employee and the employer.

Kazan adds that career pathing should be a continuous journey and that the employee should always try to show initiative.

Also read: CV advice to help you land your next job

At the same time, she argues that companies who do not practice career pathing have a high rate of employee turnover.

Career pathing requires an understanding of what knowledge, skills, personal traits, and experience is needed for an employee to progress their career laterally, or through promotions and transfers.

We believe career pathing must start before you even hire somebody.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

Not everyone wants to grow, most people just want more money. It's important for the organisation to understand the talent.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

It's not even about age. It's about attitude, skills level, capabilities, capacity, commitment, confidence and all of those things. When you've got all of those things, you need to develop them.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

People will see when you're interested about your career because you'll take your job seriously and ask questions.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

I don't know anyone who likes their boss.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

Kazan offered her career advice and answered questions from callers who shared their personal experiences.

Take a listen to the insightful discussion during the World of Work feature:


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