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To start a career or new job, or to move to a new position - thesaurus

Synonyms

join

verb

to start to work for an organization

arrive

verb

to join an organization or start a new job

enter

verb

to start to take part in a particular activity or to work in a particular job

start

verb

to begin a new job, career, or period of education

land

verb

to get something that you wanted, especially a job or opportunity

stand in

to do someone else’s job temporarily while they are not available to do it

substitute

verb

to do someone else’s job for a short period of time

break into

to start to have success in your career or an area of activity

attach

verb

to send someone to work with a different group of people or in a different place, especially temporarily

fill in

to do someone’s job for them while they are away

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ascend

verb

formal to get a more important job or position

assume

verb

formal to officially start a new job or position

become

verb

to begin to have a particular job or position of authority, or to begin to be a member of a group

be kicked upstairs

to be given a job or position that seems more important but has less power

carve out

to develop a career or position for yourself by working hard

climb

noun

the process of moving to a higher level in your job or social position

climb

verb

to move to a higher level in your job or social position

fill

verb

if someone fills a job or position, they are given that job or position

hire on

to begin working at a particular job, especially a temporary one

leapfrog

verb

to go straight from a job or position that was lower in status than someone’s to one that is higher than theirs

move up

to go to a better job, higher level, etc.

replace

verb

to do someone’s job after they leave it

revolving door syndrome

noun

a situation in which the people employed by an organization change often

start over

to begin a new career or way of life

sub

verb

informal to do someone else’s job for them temporarily, especially by teaching a class

succeed

verb

to replace someone in an important or powerful job or position

transfer

noun

the process of moving, or of moving someone, from one job, department, or office to another in the same organization

transfer

verb

to move from one job, office, or department to another in the same company or organization

walk into

to find a job easily

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