Job and career crafting to fulfill individual career pathways

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Individuals can proactively craft their careers by shaping both
their individual jobs and the series of jobs or roles that comprise their
career journeys. This chapter illustrates how being proactive at one’s
job (i.e., job crafting) may allow individuals to achieve better jobs for
themselves and how being competent with regard to one’s career (i.e.,
career competencies) may help individuals better proactively navigate
their careers, which is referred to as career crafting. Drawing on the
parallel with the literatures on job crafting, career competencies, and
career self-management, this chapter introduces career crafting as a
valuable new variable for career research. Career crafting is defined as
proactive behaviors that individuals perform to self-manage their
careers to attain optimal person–career fit. The chapter also presents
the Career Crafting Survey, which can be used in future research to
further accumulate knowledge about how and when career crafting
may help individuals achieve successful and fulfilling careers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCareer pathways
Subtitle of host publicationSchool to retirement and beyond
EditorsGary Carter, Jerry Hedge
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780190907808
ISBN (Print)9780190907785
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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