How To Tell A Job From A Career
Over at HBR, personality profiling expert Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has another take: that we should have work-life “fusion,” allowing for the workaholic hours he says bring success—with an argument that turns on one key claim: you need to have a career, not just a job.
Finding the right match
While it seems a touch unnecessary that work is like a relationship, as we most certainly do have a relationship with the work we do, his point (mostly) sticks: “When you find the right job, or the right person, no amount of time is enough.”
Knowing the (psychological) difference
“If you are always counting the number of hours you work … you probably have a job rather than a career,” Chamorro-Premuzic observes. “Conversely, the more elusive the boundaries between your work and life, the more successful you probably are in both.”
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