Friday, October 2, 2009

Work, job, occupation, career and profession

The noun forms of work, job, occupation, career and profession.

Work is done to earn money.

  • Have you got any work yet?

Work is an activity.

  • She has got a lot of work to do.
  • Lakshmi enjoys her work in the kitchen.

Job is used to talk about the particular work activity.

  • Editing is an important job.
  • Mohan is looking for a job in engineering.

Occupation is a formal word. It means the job done by someone. It is usually used to fill the forms.

Career is a job, done for a long period of one’s life.

  • I selected ‘marketing’ as my future career.

Profession is a type of work that needs special education or training.

  • He is acting in films but he is a pilot by profession.

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