By Hanan Awaad
Working 9 to 5 is an old fashion career concept, yet many women are searching for such jobs. Traditional occupational models do not satisfy the increasing need for more mobility, flexibility, and professional development.
Career decision-making is a complicated process that requires taking into consideration many factors. It depends on the individual’s own priorities and values as well as other contextual factors. Also, local job markets conditions such as responsiveness and availability play a critical role, while the current social changes resulted in the diminish of the corporate loyalty and personal stability as valued attributes of our professional lives. On the other hand, mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers caused layoffs and downsizing that shifting corporate cultures and lower levels of job satisfaction.
Three leading contemporary career concepts emerged as a result of all the factors mentioned above and changes boundaryless career, protean career and kaleidoscope career. Corporita Magazine has invited three professionals to talk about their experience in exploring emerging contemporary career models.
1- THE BOUNDARYLESS MODEL
In the boundaryless career model, you take the responsibility of your career path. It is suitable for those professionals who work in knowledge and creative industries such as creative writing; film production, software and applications developments. Some organizations encourage the boundaryless career model as these organizations do not maintain a fixed static organizational structures and depend on forming temporary teams working on separate projects.
After working in Kuwait for ten years in a software company, Priya Sharma immigrated to Canada to work for leading software development company. A few months later, Priya found herself extremely stressed and burnt out, so, she decided to work as a freelancer.
Working as a freelancer software developer gave Priya many advantages over traditional 9-to-5 career model. “It gave me mobility that allowed me to visit my family in India more frequent and provide care to my mother,” Priya said. Priya continues “it also gave me the flexibility to develop my skill-set and knowledge beyond the traditional organizational career development plans … it also gave me the opportunity to build my professional network and work with teams across the globe.”
Originally posted 2016-10-25 20:12:29.