Before you begin career planning, it is important to understand the terms work, job, occupation and career.
Work is anything that is done for paid employment or unpaid volunteering.
A job is the activity that you do at a particular place of employment.
An occupation is a category of jobs that require similar training and have similar responsibilities
A career is a combination of your life experiences: your education, paid work, volunteer work, marital status, family responsibilities, hobbies, leisure and retirement activities, as well as other lifestyle choices you make throughout your lifetime.
Career planning is the process of developing your roles and using your experiences to create the life you want to live.