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2007.03.05(Review of 2004.05.18 edition)

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JOB vs. CAREER   勤め口 vs. 生涯の仕事


  • A job is the work that you do (usually regularly) to make money.

    A career is the series of jobs - all of a similar kind of work and with increasing responsibility - that one person has over a period of time.

    Be Careful! The expression “career up” (キャリアアップ) is Japanese-English.
  • job は、お金を稼ぐために(通常は規則的に)する仕事のことです。

    career は、長い期間続けている同じ分野の仕事のことで、だんだん責任ある仕事が任されるようになっていきます。



  1. a: What kind of job do you have?
    b: I'm an engineer for a construction company.
  2. Since he was fired from his old job, he's gone to seven different job interviews, but he still hasn't had any job offers.
  3. Some people change jobs after they turn 40, but far fewer change careers.
  4. I'd like to have a career in medicine - become a doctor or a nurse.
  5. My career as a high school teacher has been very satisfying.

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