In today’s job seeker market, you shouldn’t be settling for a job that you don’t enjoy. Now is the perfect time to find a career that gives you fulfillment and sets you up for a bright future. In this blog, we will look at three major differences between a job and career. From there you’ll be able to see where you stand and make the changes necessary to create a successful future.
Perspective is the most common way to differentiate between a job and a career. If you’re working and have no plans to pursue growth at the company or within industry, you’d be classified as working a job. There is nothing wrong with working a job because it offers a steady paycheck. But with the unemployment rate near an all-time low and businesses looking for quality candidates, there is no better time to break the short-term mindset. When you find a career, you’ll evaluate things on a long-term perspective, where growth holds more value than a single paycheck.
When you’re working a job, the main focus will be getting through all your tasks and collecting your money. Once again, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with wanting to earn your money, since we all need it. However, when you start a career, you’ll realize that money is simply a part of coming to work each day. You’ll now be looking to gain new experiences, learn new skills and develop yourself professionally in hopes of earning a promotion.
If you’re working a job, you’ll simply want to get through the day. As a result, the energy that is put towards that work, in most cases, will be low. Many will look to do the bare minimum and any time there is a way of out something, they’ll take advantage of it. But this attitude isn’t positive for anyone. However, if you have the mindset that you’re working at building a career, extra steps will be taken to go above and beyond of what is asked. With this attitude, happiness and growth will show up in no time.
By understanding these key differences, you’ll be in a better place to either turn your current job into a career or pursue your passions and the new opportunities that come with it.
If you want to take the next step in building a career, check out all the opportunities QPS have available or contact your local branch!