What’s the difference between a job and a career?

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Personally I consider a job to be something you do purely to earn money, where a career may have opportunities for advancement, or is something you find more fulfilling, but that's just my take

What do you consider to be the difference between a job and a career?
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I'd consider a job to be a basic means of income that has little to no means of professional development, whereas a career is usually full of opportunities and personal challenges (usually with a wage that you can live on, not just survive)
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Personally I consider a job to be something you do purely to earn money, where a career may have opportunities for advancement, or is something you find more fulfilling, but that's just my take

What do you consider to be the difference between a job and a career?
a job is the singular position, a career is progression of skills through various jobs over a time period.

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What do you consider to be the difference between a job and a career?
As others have said, a job is a form of paid employment, a role that you perform. A career, on the other hand, I feel is something that has to demonstrate some form of advancement, typically achieved by developing your knowledge and skills; e.g., going from junior -> senior -> team leader. A job can be part of a career, or it can be something you take for a given period in order to earn money, with the aim to do another job after it, or something that might not have room for advancement.

People who seek to have a career, are typically thinking about avenues for advancement from the role they are currently in, and how they can expand or enhance their skills, knowledge and experience. I think that most people who enter higher and/or further education, or take apprenticeships, are looking to have careers, and that fewer people these days would be content with having the same job throughout their entire working lives, without advancing.
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