What are career metaphors?

What are career metaphors?

Nine key metaphors for career are considered—the career as inheritance, con- struction, cycle, matching, journey, encounters and relationships, roles, resource, and story. These metaphors act as frameworks for much career theory, and each presents specific career. issues.

What is a professional metaphor?

The most common metaphor of career – embodied in words such as “path”, “track”, “plateau”, “ladder”, “progress”, “climb”, “destination”, “compass”, and “map” – is that of the journey. Asked to use a metaphor to summarize their careers, over 50% of people use a journey metaphor.

What is a metaphor for success?

A few of my favorite success metaphors are: It’s a Mountain Summit. It’s a Poison Chalice. It’s a Meal worth Waiting For.

What are the most famous metaphors?

Famous metaphors

  • “The Big Bang.”
  • “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
  • “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
  • “I am the good shepherd, … and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
  • “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”
  • “Chaos is a friend of mine.”

Why do we use metaphors in our careers?

The new journey metaphors proposed above provide us with more flexibility and choice in our careers. Some takeaway lessons include: You can pursue paths other than the professoriate, even if the entire route is not visible when you initially set out on your journey.

Is the metaphor of a journey still useful?

This metaphor leaves little room for variation within an academic career and far fewer options for expanded careers. While the predominant journey metaphors used for Ph.D. careers are too rigid, the basic idea of a journey is still useful.

How are metaphors used in figure of speech?

A metaphor is one of several figure-of-speech devices that uses figurative language. “The first rays of sunshine gently stroked my face.” We all know sunshine can’t literally stroke your face, but we can all relate to the sensation. The figurative language makes it more vibrant than something like, “the first rays of sunshine woke me up.”

Is the traffic circle a metaphor for a career?

Traffic Circle: Ph.D.s and nonlinear career paths. The current Ph.D. career-path metaphor is linear and unidirectional. If you step off the track — in graduate school or in faculty career — you do so at your own peril and often without the possibility of getting back on it.