Orangegigs, spam somewhere else please!
@Jerry: I really dislike the whole PC fluff, but as HR, we are expected to abide. I think the evolution of the word use of career as opposed to job comes from the negative connotations that people associate when they here the word "job". Everyone wants this illustrious "career" like it's something just floating around waiting to be grabbed and harnessed. You will hear "job" usually in a negative context, "This is just a job, not a career." The word "career" has become that fluff in HR. Nobody just wants a job, they want a career! The phrase that gets me all riled up is "talent acquisition"...what a bunch of fluffy crap!
@Keith, ditto on Orangegigs, stuff a sock in your spam jaydev. If you want an ad pay for it.
Also ditto on "career seeker" , "talent acquisition" and all the other trendy bastardization of the english language to try and make recruiting, jobs and candidates into something that sounds more important. I have had to laugh as i have noticed that some of our brethern are now billing themselves as "talent attraction" instead of "talent acquisition" specialists. Now they are going to attract talent instead of acquire it. Or maybe now HR can have two different departments. I can hear it now, "This is our Talent acquisition Group, they go out and drag people in off the streets." "This is our "Talent Attraction Group, they go to trade shows put on skits, tap dance and look cute to attract talent."
A career is defined as an occupation that a person progresses in for a period of time. So maybe these idiots should start calling people "occupation seekers" which of course makes Jerry's point that career seeker is totally incorrect unless you want to interchange it with occupation seeker as in one who is still trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up.
The biggest joke in the recruiting industry for the past three decades is the person who hits our offices and when asked what they do or want to do says, "I am looking for a career change with a challenge."
I agree Keith and Jerry and everybody else who has enough sense to laugh at and not use phony, pretentious, incorrect bullshit words, terms and expressions for what we do and what we really mean. Are you so insecure that you sit around and make up words and phrases to try and sound more important? Rat Crap!