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Choosing a career can be a very difficult decision.
the problems of combining a career and a family
a career in computer science
He has just started out on a career as a photographer.
Rosen had decided on an academic career.
Only 20 per cent of the students intend to pursue careers as engineers in industry.
young graduates looking to make a career out of teaching
the financial scandal that ruined her career
an entrepreneur with a rather chequered career
He subsequently enjoyed a distinguished career in the diplomatic service.
the biggest fight of his career
She played more than 800 games in a career spanning 20 years.
the injury that ended his playing career
The 25-year-old actress is now launching her career over here.
In 1999 Mackay was at the peak of her show business career.
This is the British English definition of career. View American English definition of career.
a room in a church used for storing things
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