What is the difference between a career and a job?
Quoted from article by Trent on The Simple Dollar Web Site
• A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities.
• A job has minimal impact on your future work life; a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future.
• A job offers few networking opportunities; a career is loaded with opportunities.
“When you work at a job, you should do the minimum without annoying the boss. When you’re in a career, you should go the extra mile, doing tasks beyond your minimum job description.”
Not sure I agree with the last statement, you should always do your best.
|What is it?||A career is the pursuit of a lifelong ambition or the general course of progression toward lifelong goals.||A job is an activity through which an individual can earn money. It is a regular activity in exchange of payment.|
|Requirements:||Usually requires special learning that includes individualized components that develop abilities beyond that which training is capable of.||Education or Special training may or may not be required.|
|Risk-Taking:||A career may not mean stability of work as it encourages one to take risks. The risks are often internal and, therefore, planned.||A job is “safe,” as stability of work and income is there. However, shifting priorities, especially in resource jobs, can abruptly change the demand and require re-location which is an unstable factor. Risks may be completely external.|
|Time:||Long term||Short term|
|Income:||Varies depending on value to society or to some other entity. Non-monetary benefits may be higher. Salary is more common.||Varies by demand. More likely to be wages.|
|Contribution to Society:||May have high value as social change/progress may be possible.||May actually have a negative impact when counterproductive social practices are continued in the name of protecting jobs.|
What are you pursuing?
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