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Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 30th, 2019

Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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I recently did a Google Image search on the word “career” just to see what it would turn up. There I found lots of pictures of signposts and arrows, lots of uses of the word Career in various typographic styles and, of course, eager, young  (almost exclusively) workers attired in suits, ties and/or skirts, often carrying briefcases. While I wasn’t that surprised by the search results, I find myself continually surprised by the icons from the past that we still use to represent work and career. Almost like the stereotypical usage of an old, rotary phone being used to represent a telephone or any type of call, the use of the briefcase or the suit and tie is just as outdated..

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