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Career pathways

A “career pathway” is a series of career steps, designed through skills adjacencies, that show an individual how to move to a more valued, in-demand career. This is one of the most important new initiatives in HR, and skills and job data now make this possible.

Healthcare providers are providing career pathways for clinical roles and new IT roles. And almost every company is building career pathways to develop cybersecurity specialists. 

A career pathway is not a “career path.” It’s a series of carefully designed development steps, including education, certifications, degrees, learning programs, experiences, gigs, mentoring, and new roles that take an individual from their current role (which may not be highly in demand) to a higher-in-demand, often higher-paying job. Skills data shows the adjacent skills that make this possible.

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