Maybe you are guilty of interchangeably using the terms Job and Career. If you are, then you are not alone. I used these words interchangeably as well as though they were the same except in the way they are spelt and in their pronunciation until recently the truth set me free.
Today, this article will delve into the glaring differences between job and career. We shall begin by the simple definition of the terms JOB and CAREER.
From the merriam Webster dictionary : a Job is a regular remunerative position; a specific duty, role, or function; something that has to be done. while a Career is a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling; a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life.
Simply put – a job is short-term work and a career is a long-term job.
Alright, no need to fuss. I know you want to ask what work is. Let’s consult our dictionary again. Merriam Webster says ‘To work is to perform or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary; to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations; to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity.’
Thus, we can conclude that to work is to perform activities.
Job and Career have some similarities in terms of activities that provide benefits and differ especially in the degree of interest and passion.
The following are main differences between Job and career:
A career is as flexible as life paths, it is a call and this call can be answers by pursuing wholeheartedly with one’s colour of interest and passion. One’s career is a path to innovation and history making. It is very important to note, a career can be built from several interrelated jobs one undertakes. This slew of Jobs form a sweet chain and build an excellent career for you.
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