B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job OR Career? Does anyone see a JOB anywhere? Is there a CAREER in sight?
B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job AND Career I love my job as a taxi driver. It’s been a good source of extra income since I retired. And, it gets me out of the house! Thanks for getting me to the hospital on time. I have to assist in surgery at 9:00.
B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 1 Work Factors JOB CAREER Earnings Earn wages – money for hours worked Earn salary – set amount per pay period Income level Generally wages are fixed, ranging from entry- to low- or mid-range incomes Generally provide higher levels of income and benefits Length of commitment Usually relatively short-term---weeks or months—although can be longer A more long-term commitment --- years or a lifetime Purpose Work primarily to earn income Contribute to a profession or life’s work
B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? Part 2 Work Factors JOB CAREER Type of training Initial training required; additional training to learn new procedures as implemented Continual training required Work schedule Working hours are set each week One works until tasks are completed Extra work time Hours over 40 per week earn overtime No overtime for extra hours worked Opportunities to advance Generally optional; seek promotions within current job, find better job, or move to a career position Generally expected; obtain work experience, develop skills, earn higher degree to advance within a career field
B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Job or Career? So, I really wanted a career when I was 30, but instead I have this taxi job!
B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices Work Strategies- Jobs & Careers
Select jobs for short-term purposes
Plan a career for the long term
Use jobs to supplement income when needed
Use jobs as stepping-stones to careers
Think of a career as a lifetime investment
What are some of the crossroads you will come to as you plan your career? B-3.01 - Job/Career Choices
Remember to consider all of these factors when you reach each Career Crossroad.