M5S5 Career DevelopmentM5S5 Career Development is a derivative of“Career Development” from “CollegeSuccess” by Linda Bruce provide by Lumen Learningand licensed underCC BY 4.0.“M5S5 Career Development is licensed underCC BY 4.0byIRSC.Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career.—Johnny Carson, entertainerStages of Career DevelopmentSee if you can remember a time in your childhood when you noticed somebody doingprofessional work. Maybe a nurse or doctor, dressed in a lab coat, was listening to yourheartbeat. Maybe a worker at a construction site, decked in a hard hat, was operatingnoisy machinery. Maybe a cashier at the checkout line in a grocery store was busilyscanning bar codes. Each day in your young life you could have seen a hundred peopledoing various jobs. Surely some of the experiences drew your interest and appealed toyour imagination.If you can recall any such times, those are moments from the beginning stage of yourcareer development.What exactly is career development? It’s a lifelong process in which we become awareof, interested in, knowledgeable about, and skilled in a career. It’s a key partof humandevelopment as our identity forms and our life unfolds.There are five main stages of career development. Each stage correlates with attitudes,behaviors, and relationships we all tend to have at that point and age. As we progressthrough each stage and reach the milestones identified, we prepare to move on to thenext one.Which stage of career development do you feel you are in currently? Think about eachstage. What challenges are you facing now? Where are you headed?#STAGEDESCRIPTION1GROWINGThis is a time in early years (4–13 years old) when you begin to have a senseabout the future. You begin to realize that your participation in the world isrelated to being able to do certain tasks and accomplish certain goals.