A careerist is someone who in the process of work gives more priority to the regular growth on the career path than on the paycheck. Of course, promotion in one way or another is associated with higher incomes, but careerist puts more value in the influence, authority in the eyes of employees, a satisfaction of own ambitions, rising status, which depends on the level of office.
Consequently, not all people want career growth, and this is the choice of each employee. Also, careerists and workaholics should not be confused. A significant number of people, being workaholics, are still not real careerists. The workaholic works a lot, giving all the strength to the favorite work because the labor process itself brings them great pleasure. A careerist, in turn, doesn’t always feel love for the work, but flawlessly performs it, and is interested not in the process of work, but in the success that it brings.
Given this, inherent careerists tend to reach significant heights in the professional field. For a real careerist, building a career is the meaning of the job. Such a person is often dissatisfied with the current position and seeks to make every effort to become team’s supervisor.
So, do you consider yourself careerists?