Overall professional journey of an employee becomes his/her career path. When an employee moves from one position to other and through this shift grows in an organisation that process form a career path of a person. It can be a vertical or horizontal career growth. Many companies have started sketching a pre-defined career path for its employees where they can oversee their future responsibility for the assigned position. This in many ways helps in smooth succession planning and is a crucial part of performance appraisals. Career path also helps a company in training management where the employee is made more competent for their future job.
Rarely it is seen an individual shape and develop his own career path without any co-operation. Such enthusiastic employees are explorers and quick learners that make their way through right networking.