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Are you monitoring career stages effectively at your firm?

By Sue Beavil, Senior Training & Development Manager, Mayer Brown

16 September 2013

William Shakespeare's 'seven ?ages of man' monologue in ?Act II Scene IV of As You ?Like It provides a useful comparison to ?the natural career progression of ?a professional.

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women ?merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays ?many parts,
His acts being seven ages."
 

'Infancy' could be regarded as school days and 'childhood' as time spent at university or gaining professional qualifications. The 'lover' stage could perhaps be when you are making your mark at the beginning of your professional career, promoting your best attributes and qualities.

As a 'soldier' you would be enjoying additio...

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