careerist


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ca·reer·ism

 (kə-rîr′ĭz′əm)
n.
Pursuit of professional advancement as one's chief or sole aim: "Rampant careerism, which makes many a work place a joyless site, was in check" (Mary McGrory).

ca·reer′ist adj. & n.

careerist

(kəˈrɪərɪst)
n
a person who values success in his or her career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
caˈreerism n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.careerist - a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
career girl - a woman who is a careerist
career man - a man who is a careerist
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
Translations

careerist

[kəˈrɪərɪst] Nambicioso/a m/f, arribista mf

careerist

nKarrierist(in) m(f), → Karrieremacher(in) m(f)

careerist

[kəˈrɪərɪst] ncarrierista m/f
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I wouldn't even mention it, except that in the same issue you printed a snide critique of bio notes, alleging that they were boring and careerist.