A group of homogeneous tasks related by similarity of functions.

When performed by an employee in an exchange for pay, a job consists of duties, responsibilities, and tasks (performance elements) that are (1) defined and specific, and (2) can be accomplished, quantified, measured, and rated. From a wider perspective, a job is synonymous with a role and includes the physical and social aspects of a work environment. Often, individuals identify themselves with their job or role (foreman, supervisor, engineer, etc.) and derive motivation from its uniqueness or usefulness.

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  • The young man chose to find a job so that would allow him to learn responsibility and also allow him to be compensated for his work.

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  • If you are trying to find a new job you must present yourself in the appropriate way so that the company can see the real youl.

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  • Unfortunately, even though working with animals was what made her happiest she was unable to find a job as a veterinarian.

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