Although the terms “job” and “career” are often used interchangeably, there are real differences between the two.
A job is usually a means to an end — you have bills to pay, so you need a job to make money. A career, on the other hand, is something longer term that you build throughout your life, something you are passionate about.
Since Canadians spend more time working than doing anything else, wouldn't you rather all that time and energy was put into a career you care about? The experts at careego.com, a new online career management portal, share their approach to building just that type of future:
Networking is the easiest way to find a career: Networking with professionals is the easiest way to find new leads in your industry of choice. Fellow professionals can provide you with advice on how best to navigate your career and achieve your goals. Don’t be afraid to ask them how they got started and what steps they took to get where they are.
Your resumé is your written brand: Your resumé is speaking on your behalf and quickly needs to highlight your experience and skills. First impressions are critical, whether face-to-face or in a resumé, so know what your brand is selling. Failure to sell your resumé and brand will typically be a deciding factor as to whether you get an interview.
You want to start your career but don’t know what your strengths are: Taking a detailed career assessment gives you an in-depth, personal report of where you are now, what skills you have to offer and the areas you should focus your career sights on.