1 [countable] work that you do regularly to earn money. When you ask someone about their job, you usually say ‘What do you do?’, and not ‘What is your job?’ The answer would usually be ‘I am a ...’ or ‘I work as a...’, and not ‘My job is’...
job as: She has a job as a restaurant manager.
apply for a job: I’ve applied for several jobs without success.
get a job: Andy got a holiday job at a factory in Bristol.
find a job (=get a job after looking for one): Emma finally found a job in a bakery.
offer someone a job: My son has been offered a job in Tokyo.
take a job (=accept a job): I’ve taken a job at a hotel in the city centre.
do a job: She’s very experienced – she’s been doing the job for years.
I could never do your job!
be in a job (=have a particular job): I’ve been in this job for five years now.
leave your job: Dan left his job after an argument with his boss.
jobs go (=are lost): Over 2000 jobs will go in the shipbuilding industry.
lose your job: Many steelworkers are worried that they’ll lose their jobs.
job losses: The car industry has faced massive job losses.
out of a job (=without a job): I could be out of a job if things don’t improve.
create jobs: The new venture will create over 1500 jobs in the area.
job interview: He’s attending a job interview this morning.
job opportunities/prospects: There are not many job opportunities in this part of the country.
temporary/permanent job: I’ve got a temporary job for six months.
part-time/full-time job: Many students have part-time jobs.
top job (=an important or powerful job): She holds one of the top jobs in the industry.
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