Saturday, July 5, 2014

Career versus Position (Titles)

Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)". In this definition career is understood to relate to a range of aspects of an individual's life, learning and work. Career is also frequently understood to relate to the working aspects of an individuals life e.g. as in career woman. A third way in which the term career is used to describe an occupation or a profession that usually involves special training or formal education,[1] and is considered to be a person’s lifework.[2] In this case "a career" is seen as a sequence of related jobs usually pursued within a single industry or sector e.g. "a career in law" or "a career in the building trade".

What is a career?


A career includes all the roles you undertake throughout your life - education, training, paid and unpaid work, family, volunteer work, leisure activities and more.
"Career" was traditionally associated with paid employment and referred to a single occupation. In today's world the term career is seen as a continuous process of learning and development.
Activities that contribute to a career can include:
  • training
  • education 
  • employment 
  • work experience 
  • community activities 
  • enterprise activities 
  • employment 
  • different life roles 
  • volunteer work
  • leisure activities  
  • Career Choices
Making the best career choices involves:
  • knowing yourself - what you like (your interests), what you are good at (your skills and abilities), what is important to you (values)
  • getting to understand the world of work - what’s out there
  • learning how to make informed decisions
What is a Position?
Position in team sports refers to the joint arrangement of a team on its field of play during a game and to the standardized place of any individual player in that arrangement. Much instruction, strategy, and reporting is organized by a set of individual player positions that is standard for the sport.
Some player positions may be official, others unofficial. For example, baseball rules govern the pitcher by that name, but not the shortstop, where pitcher and shortstop are two of baseball's nine fielding positions.

The position here relates to the title one holds in a company or institution which with time is bound to change has you move up your career ladder.  So from today choose a career path and create many opportunities for greater position with the country, county, organization, company etc.

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