And every time you engage in a job search you’re engaging in career management, but every time you engage in career management you’re not engaing in a job search. So says Matt (can I call you Matt?) Blevins, over on Insourced.
Matt hits several upon several facets of the job search versus career management conundrum in his “Job search paradigm shifts are fun.”
[J]ob search and career management are not mutually exclusive and, in truth, everyone engaging in career management must still conduct a job search, even if that search involves steps that donâ€™t actually appear to be a â€œsearchâ€. Those engaged only in a job search, however, donâ€™t necessarily engage in career management. In fact, theyâ€™ll be perfectly capable of finding a job by conducting a job search and not working on the career management aspect – as Jason would likely note, however, they wouldnâ€™t be maximizing their career potential by doing so.
(Hat tip to JibberJobber)