Definition of Career Progression

When a person has a pattern of getting promotions and higher job titles during their career. For example, if a person goes from software engineer to senior software engineer to lead software engineer within a few years, that would be good career progression.

Example: The hiring manager reviewed each candidate's resume to understand his or her career progression. The hiring manager used this as a proxy to evaluate the candidate's effectiveness in each of their roles.


Usage of "Career Progression" by Country

Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "Career Progression" is most commonly used.

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Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like Circle Back, Thought Leader, and Offsite. We also have a Word of the Day, which is a daily Business English vocabulary word that is commonly used in the workplace.

On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 09/25/2021

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.