Talking or writing about jobs
what you do regularly to earn money, especially what you do for a particular company or person. A full-time
job is a job that you do for at least the same number of hours a week as people usually work. A part-time
job is a job that you do for fewer hours a week than people usually work: My first job was helping in a pet store. ♦ a full-time bookkeeper ♦ He works full-time for the local government. ♦ a part-time bartender ♦ I teach part-time now.
something that you do to earn money, or the place where you go to do it: I’ve got a lot of work at the moment. ♦ Dan’s at work.
the jobs someone does over a period of time that involve a particular type of work: a long career in the civil service ♦ a medical career
a type of job that you need a lot of education or special training to do, or all the people who do a particular job like this: I’m a doctor by profession. ♦ the legal profession
) your usual job: What are your current occupation and salary?
a particular job: used especially in advertisements for available jobs: We’re interviewing candidates for the administrative assistant’s position.
getting a job
to officially say, usually in a letter or on a special form, that you would like to be considered for a particular job
a list of your qualifications and work experience that you send to someone who you are hoping to work for
someone who applies for a particular job
someone who is competing with other people for a particular job
a meeting with the people you are hoping to work for where they ask you questions and find out more about you
an applicant who is asked to come for an interview
leaving a job
to officially say that you are going to leave your job
) to leave a job
to tell someone that they must leave their job, especially because their work is not good or they have done something wrong: She’s been fired for not meeting her sales targets.
lay someone off
to tell someone that they no longer have a job because they are not needed any more
to stop working, usually because you have reached a certain age
not having a job
used for describing someone who does not have a job but who would like to have one: used also as a noun for referring to people in this position as a group: a jobless welder ♦ Her brother has been unemployed for over a year. ♦ programs to help the unemployed find work
out of work
used for describing someone who does not have a job but who would like to have one: She’s been out of work for six months.
used for describing someone who is not working because they have reached a certain age: a retired army officer