Merriam-Webster defines a job as a position that provides a steady source of income. A career on the other hand, is a “permanent calling”, or a “pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement.” Therefore, while it may be easy to accept the first job that comes your way, choosing the right career opportunity takes time and careful consideration.
Fortunately, there are several tips and measures that can help individuals embrace a career path over just another job.
The most important aspect of choosing a successful career path is to understand that a career is not a job but is in fact a lifestyle choice. It is therefore crucial that the roles you choose contain elements of living that you truly enjoy.
A successful career will only be achieved if you want it. Those who choose a career path based on education, family pressures or financial opportunities are unlikely to enjoy their time in employment.
It is also critical for candidates to embrace change in their career path. While many people believe that once a career has been chosen, varying from the path means success, the truth is actually much different.
So, even if you have settled on a career, don't be afraid to take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Most career paths are not straight lines, and can include a number of diversions or cross-roads that can help you learn and grow.
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