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careerism

[kuh-reer-iz-uh m] /kəˈrɪər ɪz əm/
noun
1.
devotion to a successful career, often at the expense of one's personal life, ethics, etc.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; career + -ism
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  • Secrecy, cronyism, careerism and absolute centralized power have worked together to create this crisis.
  • Perhaps in the futility of undergraduate careerism lie the seeds of a new vocational outlook in higher education.
  • Both works were condemned for announcing that the intellectual world was not immune from careerism, from the desire for success.
  • careerism will never die, in the military or elsewhere.
  • Now the careerism of academia has taken over, and the etiquette is that one has to stick to one's own little furrow.
  • As to motivation, careerism pur-sued beyond the boundaries of self-preservation would apply in pretty much any society.
  • careerism may contribute to the stress of adjustment by forcing an early decision about majors and careers.
  • Political careerism will not interfere with the public good.
  • And their fervid, all-consuming desire to be poets is a heady mixture of careerism and more exalted ambitions.

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