Predictors of success in the era of the boundaryless career



The present study examines three classes of career competencies proposed as important predictors of success in the boundaryless career. Three criteria of career success were examined: perceived career satisfaction, perceived internal marketability, and perceived external marketability. Using data from 458 alumni from a large southeastern university, predictions were tested using partial correlations and dominance analysis. The results found support for the importance of ‘knowing why,’ ‘knowing whom,’ and ‘knowing how’ as suggested by previous theoretical work. The findings are discussed in reference to future research and theorizing on the boundaryless career. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.