Introduction

Transitional Career Defined

A transitional career, as used in this book, refers to a work-life cycle incorporating a series of job engagements, which may be part-time or full-time, often separated by periods of non-paid activity. Job engagements may last for hours, days, weeks or months, and may be consecutive or concurrent. These job engagements may be task- or project-oriented.

The job market that is evolving from the current global financial sector melt down, and the resulting economic restructuring, brings in a sizable new cadre of people to transitional careers. Management consultants, independent contractors and other professional service providers share some of the same career pursuit characteristics as those following ...

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