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General words relating to jobs and work

appointment

noun

a job, especially an important job

background

noun

the type of career, training, or education that someone has had

business

noun

used for talking about business compared to things that you do when you are not working

call

noun

a strong feeling of wanting to do something, especially as a career

calling

noun

a strong feeling that you must do a particular type of job, especially one that you consider morally good

career

noun

a job or series of related jobs that you do, especially a profession that you spend a lot of your working life in

career

noun

the time when a sports player, entertainer, or artist is active or working

career

noun

connected with someone’s career

career

adjective

a career politician, soldier, teacher, etc. wants to be in their profession for a long time and to achieve success or power in it

collaboration

noun

the process of working with someone to produce something

collaboration

noun

something that people produce by working together

delegation

noun

the process of giving some of your work, duties, or responsibilities to a more junior person or organization

division of labor

noun

the way that the work that needs to be done is divided so that different people are responsible for different parts of it

employment

noun

work that you are paid regularly to do for a person or company

employment

noun

relating to jobs and work

encore career

noun

a second career that someone has after retiring from the first

function

noun

someone’s job or particular responsibility

gig

noun

a piece of work that you do for money, especially if you are self-employed

hot desking

noun

a method of working in which people do not have their own desk in an office but use any desk that is available at a particular time

incumbency

noun

an official position

incumbency

noun

the fact of having an official position, or the time during which someone has it

job

noun

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 description

noun

a list of all the things that someone must do in their job

job security

noun

the knowledge that your job is permanent as long as you want it to be

job-sharing

noun

a system in which two people share the work from a single job, so that each one works for part of the day or week

labor

noun

work

labour

the British spelling of labor

line

noun

the way that communication, authority, or responsibility is shared between people in an organization

livelihood

noun

something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live

load

noun

an amount of work that a person, piece of equipment, or system has to do at one time

metier

noun

the type of work that you are good at, or the subject that you know the most about

occupation

noun

a job. This word is used especially on forms and in formal writing

occupational

adjective

relating to, or caused by, your job

off-site

noun

a short trip for all the employees in a particular department or company, especially so that they can learn more about each other and how to work together better

opening

noun

a job that needs a person to do it

opportunity

noun

a job that is available

opus

noun

any piece of work that someone produces

order book

noun

the total work that a company has agreed to do in the future, which shows how safe its workers’ jobs are

pluralism

noun

a situation in which someone has more than one job or position, especially in a church

portfolio working

noun

a way of organizing your working life in which you work for several different employers and do several different jobs at one time instead of working all the time for one employer

position

noun

a job in a company

probation

noun

a period of time during which someone who has been given a new job is watched to see whether they can do the job well and stay in the position

profession

noun

a job that you need special skills and qualifications to do, especially one with high social status

professional

adjective

relating to your work or career

professional development

noun

the process of obtaining the skills, qualifications, and experience that allow you to make progress in your career

professionally

adverb

in a way that is connected with your work or career

prospects

noun

chances of success, especially in a job or career

service

noun

work or duties done for a person or an organization

situation

noun

a job

slot

noun

a job that someone has as part of a team of people

start out

used about someone’s career

sustenance

noun

a way of earning the money that is necessary to live

tenure

noun

the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official

term

noun

a period of time during which a politician or other official holds their job

trade

noun

a job or type of work that someone is trained to do

vacancy

noun

a job that is available for someone to do

work

noun

a job that someone is paid to do

work

noun

the things that you do as part of your job

work

noun

something that someone makes or does in their job

work experience

noun

the experience and skills that you gain in doing a particular job

working life

noun

the period of time in your life that you work

working practices

noun

the way that work is usually done in a particular company or organization

workload

noun

the amount of work that a person or organization has to do

careerist

adjective

job-share

noun

occupationally

adverb

a good/smart/clever career move

an action or change of job that helps you to be successful in your career

walk of life

the job someone does or the position they have in society

what someone does (for a living)

someone’s job or profession

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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