Thinking About Work
What Information do I need to know about the World of Work?
The “World of Work” is a term we are using to talk about the really diverse, broad expanse of vocational opportunities that exist. “Work” in this context can mean lots of things:
- Working full time
- Working part-time
- Working short-term, flexible “gigs”
- Day work
- Transitional employment
- Meaningful activities that bring purpose and meaning to your life.
Information about the world of work is the knowledge you may need in order to decide if work is for you. People often need SOME information about the kinds of work that exist (like, the differences between the jobs of a dentist and a forest ranger), information about what tasks different jobs require (medical receptionists may do very different things than receptionists at an accounting office), and even what different work environments might look like (different workplaces may have different workplace “cultures”).