It sometimes seems like the terms “job,” “occupation,” and “career” mean the same thing. In Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead , the main protagonist, Howard Roark, seeks a career. Meanwhile, his best friend, Peter Keating, is only looking for a job. This is why by the end Roark has built some of the finest buildings using his skills, experience, and imagination, while Peter Keating has worked only on old architecture. Keating has worked only to support his basic needs.

With us you can grow your expertise, use your knowledge to the fullest extent and develop yourself while working on the next generation of technology. We provide challenging career opportunities in different job areas worldwide. A job is a regular and official activity that you do, and receive money (a salary) for your activity. It is also called a profession or an occupation. You can have a full-time job (40 hours per week) or a part-time job (around 25 hours per week).

Almost everyone in their lives comes to point of differentiating a job from a career. This point is believed to the key point in a person’s life, where they take an active decision of what they want to for the rest of their life. There is this famous quote by Confucius which states, Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Many people often confuse a job from a career, believing them to be the same thing as both of them are done in the exchange of money. However, these are two different terms and should not be confused.

Career” by definition refers to a string of work performed over the long term , whereas a job is for short term. One may take up a job to fulfill his daily needs but it may not be the course of action he wants for his life. So a job is short term. Think about why you chose to do the job you do. Money? Autonomy? The chance to work for a good cause? These are just a few examples of work values that can influence your career path and job satisfaction.

The CareerCenter has information about a wide variety of programs and services to assist people in transition between jobs or careers. The Info Center within each CareerCenter offers resources such as telephones, computers, printers, photocopiers, newspapers and Internet access are made available to you at no charge provided you are using them for employment or training research purposes. Your Information Center staff-person can provide referrals and information on how to apply for services from many different local programs.

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