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I am a career development manager and a doctoral researcher, and I don’t know what I’ll be doing when people start calling me Dr Brown.
I do hope to find the ideal job where I can continue my research, do some teaching, present at international conferences, and perhaps in a faraway place people might start calling me Professor Brown. But I’m realistic enough to recognise that this may not ever happen.
Hey, right now, I’m making a big assumption that I’ll be able to sustain a full-time managerial job, family life and part-time study for another 4 or 5 years!
Given my dream of being a professor of career development, the traditional or deductive way for me to develop a career plan would be to identify all the steps I need to take from where I currently am to get to a professor.
But we know that life doesn’t play out in an orderly, linear path. Stuff happens along the way.