Career means profession, which we want to adopt for earning livelihood, and planning means proper flow or to make proper decisions.
Pre- planning in our life plays very important role in every aspect of life, to work in a proper flow, and pre-planning for career, which we want to pursue in our future ahead after acquiring certain level of degree is also very necessary in today's competitive world.
According to the Thorndike dictionary
"A goal that you desire to achieve in a selected field or occupation with a well-thought out plan, to get you there is called Career Planning."
The world is now moving very fast, and the time has come when this meritocratic society accepts only those, having right qualification and right skills.
Olden days are gone, when just a degree would help an individual to get high profile job by giving bribe or using some other mean. Now it's high time, when the transparency in job recruitment has taken place.