Career Mobility

Two Colleagues in a Discussion

Career mobility is an important aspect of any career journey. Unfortunately, it's typically misunderstood. Many people may think of career mobility in terms of a ladder, where you can only climb higher or drop lower. However, career mobility is much more flexible than that, with a better representation being a lattice. By using the lattice (or horizontal) structure, it is easier to understand than mobility is not simply up or down but can also be left to right. Career mobility isn't always a straight line, and understanding the benefits of horizontal movement can enrich your career experience.

Listed below are resources on career mobility avaliable for both employees and supervisors here at Fordham. These resources cover topics like defining true career mobility, debunking career mobility misconceptions, how to set goals for career mobility, approaching conversations with supervisors about career mobility options, and much more!