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Career vs. Job Timeline

You can start your career right now. Or you can keep jumping from job to job. Learn how your choices affect how much you might get paid.

Where Can Career Planning Take You?

Two people go to work every day. They both change jobs in the next few years. One person has a career plan. The other person does not have a plan. Look at the charts below. Which person has a career?

  Two Years Ago One Year Ago Today
Person A
  • Taking English classes at ABE Center
  • Working at a restaurant cleaning tables and helped the servers
  • $6.15/hour
  • Decides to find out how to get skills for better paying jobs in restaurants
  • Took the ServSafe Certification and passed
  • Promoted to kitchen helper
  • $8.50/hour
  • Finished English classes
  • Promoted to assistant cook
  • $10/hour
Person B
  • Taking English classes at ABE Center
  • Working at a restaurant cleaning tables and helped the servers
  • $6.15/hour
  • Wants a job that pays more money
  • Quit the job at the restaurant
  • Working in a manufacturing factory
  • $9/hour
  • Laid off from the factory job
  • Working as janitor
  • $7/hour

 

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