careerist

[kuh-reer-ist]
noun
1.
a person who follows a career.
2.
a person who pursues a policy or attitude of careerism.

Origin:
1905–10; career + -ist

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careerist (kəˈrɪərɪst)
 
n
a person who values success in his career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
 
ca'reerism
 
n

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Example sentences
He does not think of himself as a dull, careerist predator and sham.
The careerist and supervisor should discuss the careerist's goals and ultimately select the path that is right for them.
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