© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the moderating role of career-enhancing strategies (CESs) in the relationship between career commitment (CC) and subjective career success (CS). Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 217 full-time employees working for three different sectors in Ankara, Turkey. The participants were asked to respond to a self-reported survey. The hypotheses were tested using a hierarchical regression analysis. Findings: The results indicated that CC had a significant and positive effect on subjective CS. Furthermore, the positive relationship between CC and subjective CS was stronger for employees with a high level of self-nomination and for employees with a high level of networking. However, creating career opportunities did not moderate the effects of CC on subjective CS. Research limitations/implications: Because this study had a cross-sectional research design, causality cannot be established among the study variables. Practical implications: The findings suggest a better understanding of the way CC is able to affect subjective CS through the networking and self-nomination CESs. Originality/value: This study is original, in that no previous studies have investigated the moderating role of CESs in the relationship between CC and subjective CS.