Weekly roll -The difference.

There is a common saying that goes “English is not my mother tongue”, very funny. It is mostly used as an excuse by one who’s made a grammar mistake when speaking the English language. Though a first language for many, it is still not fluently spoken across the world.

Our weekly poll had a little reflection of this, a call to differentiate between two English words within the Human Resource space. All people seeking employment and even those employed ought to know the difference in these words. What is the difference between a job and a career, if at all there is any? All our respondents said that there is a difference between a job and a career. Clearly the two words aren’t the same, they are spelt differently but could their meaning be the same and put our respondents to shame?

Research on our end shows that there is a difference between a job and a career though people generally use the words interchangeably. One can have a job but not a career yet one’s job can be an addition to their career. A job can be simply defined as a something a person does to an earn money while a career is a series of jobs or employment opportunities interconnected together. The two can also be differentiated by the overall and future impact they have in the life of an individual. A job’s impact is mostly temporary while the impact of a career is long felt. In case you were not aware that there is a difference between the two now you do. For those working any job regardless of what it is now you can realign them to build a career