The places of careers: the role of geography in career development

Rosie Alexander*, Tristram Hooley

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter argues for the importance of considering geographical space in the career development of young people and notes that the importance of place in career transitions is generally under-theorized. We first provide a theoretical overview of the role of place within career development, followed by further discussion and explication drawing from research with young people in two peripheral and coastal locations—Thanet in Kent, and the islands of Orkney and Shetland. Finally, we conclude by discussing some of the implications for practitioners working in the field of career guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives on Career Counseling and Guidance in Europe
EditorsValérie Cohen-Scali, Jerome Rossier, Laura Nota
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319614762
ISBN (Print)9783319614755, 9783319870878
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • career guidance
  • career theory
  • coastal
  • place
  • periphery
  • rural
  • space


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