Our new Cool Friend is Sally Hogshead, author of Radical Careering: 100 Truths to Jumpstart Your Job, Your Career, and Your Life.
Her definition of careerist:
Think back to those times in your career when you've performed at your absolute best, when you blew past expectations and quite simply kicked ass. That's when you were a careerist. A careerist is somebody who takes action to become the most powerful, valuable, and fulfilled version of themselves. Careerists want to kickstart momentum, attack bigger possibilities, and get excited about Monday mornings.
Read the rest of the interview.
See also: Sally's website, www.radicalcareering.com, and her manifesto on ChangeThis, Cherry Bombs: A Supplemental Kit to "Radical Careering."