A job is an activity performed in exchange for payment. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business. The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g., hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime (e.g., judges).
Jobs can be categorized as full time or part time, temporary, odd jobs, seasonal, self-employment, or contract employment.
Jobs can be categorized as paid or unpaid. Some jobs require specific training or an academic degree. Getting a first job is an important step in many cultures. The youth may start by doing household work, odd jobs, or working for a family business. In many countries, school children get summer jobs during the longer summer vacation.
Resumes or CVs summarize a person’s education and job experience for potential employers. Employers read them to decide whom to interview for an open position.