Useful English Words and Expressions about Work and Employment

Learn commonly used words and expressions about work and employment

Work & Employment Vocabulary

1. application – A letter or form with details of your qualifications, skills, experience, … sent to a firm or company when requesting to be considered for a job or position.

2. background – A person’s education, qualifications and/or work experience

3. bonus – Money added to someone’s wages, especially as a reward for good work

4. curriculum vitae –  A short written description of a university teacher’s previous jobs and work, that they send when looking for a new teaching job

5. employee – Someone who is paid to work for someone else

6. employer – A person, company, or organization that employs people

7. full-time – Work a full number of hours considered normal or standard.

8. worker – A person who does a particular job to earn money

9. trainee – A person who is practising the skills of a particular job or profession

10. hire – Employ someone

11. interview – An oral examination of a candidate for a job

12. dismiss – Remove or discharge from employment

13. make redundant – Dismiss because of not being needed

14. maternity leave – Period of absence from work when having a baby

15. notice – Advance warning of intention to resign

16. perk – Something additional to regular salary

17. apprentice – Works for a skilled employer in order to learn a trade

18. internship – A student or recent graduate who works for a period of time to gain practical experience

19. flexitime – A system that allows people to choose the time they start and finish their work

20. part-time – Work fewer hours of days than is considered standard

21. overtime – Work more than the number of hours required by contract

22. shift work – In a 24-hour day, set periods of time during which different groups of people work

23. redundancy pay – Compensation received when you are asked to leave because your job is no longer needed

24. unemployment benefits – Social welfare payments made by the state to unemployed people who meet the required conditions

Idiomatic Expressions about Work and Employment

1. crunch the numbers – Do a lot of calculations

2. put something off – You delay doing it

3. take off – It increases or becomes popular very quickly

4. people person – Person who has great social skills, and loves interacting with people

5. have a lot on your plate – You have a lot of work and responsibilities at the moment

6. eager beaver – An enthusiastic person who works very hard

7. hold the fort – Have the responsibility for something or care of somebody while other people are away

8. golden handshake – A large sum of money that is given to somebody when they leave their job, or persuade them to leave their job

9. walking paper – The letter or notice dismissing somebody from a job

10. cash cow – The part of a business that always makes a profit and that provides money for the rest of the business

11. a foot in the door – Manage to enter an organization, a field of business,… that could bring you success

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Expressions about Work and Employmen

Expressions about Work and Employment

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