Saturday, February 4, 2012

Understanding "Career"

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Career, what is it?

The dictionary defines career as this:

An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
But you can never say that your present work is your career because there are careers other than your work. Some mothers consider mothering as a career but they are not paid to do it but because they have been living that for years and they love it. Career to a mother means a significant day to day job even if does not receive any remuneration for what she does.

As a young professional, a career is actually a choice of what you perceive to do when you graduate from school. Some choose to be a doctor and some choose to become lawyers thus paving way to subjects leading them to becoming lawyers. Some like number and they choose to get college diplomas leading them to become Certified Public Accountants.

You see, a career is something you love doing, and it must be something you have been enjoying doing for a significant time. Some define a career as a course of progress in a life, and I believe it is so. If one gets to progress because of a certain job, then that means a career.

There are so many careers, and as a young jobseeker, you need to check your choices and what you really want to get the career you really want.

What to do?

Ask yourself what you really want, what work will make you happy, and what your expectations are when you get to it. If you are happy with your answers, then taking a course leading to that job you want will mean a career for you. You only have to choose well!

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