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    Hello every body
    Well there's a problem and i need your help.
    While preparing for my English lesson, I found words that I couldn't differenciate between them(career , job , vocation). Could you please help me?
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    Samia Khalaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samia Khalaf View Post
    Hello every body
    Well there's a problem and i need your help.
    While preparing for my English lesson, I found words that I couldn't differenciate between them(career , job , vocation). Could you please help me?
    Thank you
    Samia Khalaf
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    Roughly speaking, all the terms have a similar meaning.
    This is what I do when I want to distinguish between them (of course, there will be cases when one of the words suits better in a particular context, but not so in another):

    job - when you've got money or anything else except the ones below in mind, use this term
    career - when you've got ambition or prospects in a particular job in mind, use this word
    vocation - when you've got someone's suitability for a particular job in mind, use this one

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    Re: teacher

    Thanks a lot this really helped me.

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    Re: teacher

    Your job is the work you do for which you are paid. Before I retired, I was a teacher, that was my job. I had many jobs in my teaching career

    People often talk anout their jobs, people like or hate their jobs. You can lose your job and have to find a new one.

    Your career is the series of jobs you have in one field or area of work. I had a forty-year career in teaching. My father had two careers; he was in the Royal Navy for twenty-five years, and then ran his own business for another tweny-five years.

    A vocation is a line of work which you think calls you into it, as if it is ideally suited to you. Nursing is often considered to be a vocation, because it is not well-paid and involves looking after sick people. People don't go into nursing for the money or the good working conditions, but because they feel it is the right thing for them to do.

    Working in/for churches is often considered to be a vocation, because priests and people in religious orders feel they have been called by God to do His work
    Last edited by 5jj; 01-Feb-2011 at 21:23. Reason: typo. 'i' for 'I'!

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