Corporations no longer hire staff to fill positions; they hire specific skills to deliver specific objectives. Employees no longer join corporate families: they trade their existing skills for money and more skills. What makes a candidate employable is not what position they previously held and for how long but rather what objectives they met and what results they delivered. The attractiveness of a job for the candidate is largely determined by whether it makes them more employable when they eventually leave it. Internal promotion remains a very attractive but no longer the most important prospect.