from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pursuit of professional advancement as one's chief or sole aim: "Rampant careerism, which makes many a work place a joyless site, was in check” ( Mary McGrory).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The overwhelming desire or urge to advance one's own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth.
- n. The perception that being a member of the military is a career, rather than an obligation to serve one's country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice of advancing one's career at the expense of one's personal integrity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity
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The 2.0 orientation is what most people think of as "careerism" -- aiming for increased personal power, authority and position within an organization.
I like having a career, but that kind of careerism reeks of intellectual and scholarly unseriousness.
The impact of aberrations such as careerism, personal enrichment and corruption on the revolutionary morality of the ANC has also been observed and debated.
This should be combined with addressing challenges of accountability and dispassionately managing the negative effects of incumbency such as careerism, competition for status, corruption and so on.
The ANC has had to contend with an exodus of experienced leadership from full-time organisational work, with weakened branches, and with the emergence of tendencies such as careerism and factionalism.
If the ANC was genuinely trying to stop "careerism" within its ranks, it was going about it the wrong way.
Mbeki called on ANC members to fight corruption and "careerism" within the party's ranks.
Numerous writers have outlined the dangers of isolation and careerism in the American society.
What a surprise that careerism, superficial honor and ethics of convenience should breed.
The lack of deep spiritual friendship between priests; the unreal world they inhabit, at least from the viewpoint of a typical American family; the careerism that is the noxious fruit of the bureaucratic world of the chancery—all this works against the priest using his celibacy to be free for his people.
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