Employment

HEADHUNT hɛdˌhʌnt

26 Dec 2020

Noun

  • to search for the perfect person for a job and offer them a lot of money to do it.
Example Sentence: He was headhunted for the position.
 

HAND IN YOUR NOTICE  

25 Dec 2020

Phrase

  • to officially tell your company that you are leaving the job.
Example Sentence: He handed in his notice when he heard that he had got the new job.
 

CUT kʌt

18 Dec 2020

Verb

  • to reduce the amount or value of something.
Example Sentence: The company plans to cut 250 jobs from offices across the country.
 

WORK OVERTIME wɜrk oʊvərˈtaɪm

07 Dec 2020

Phrase

  • to work more than one's regular hours.
Example Sentence: I had to work overtime every Friday last month.
 

TAKE ON (AN EMPLOYEE)  

26 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to give a job to someone, to hire someone.
Example Sentence: The company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.
 

TAKE A PAY CUT  

24 Nov 2020

Phrase

  • to accept a decrease in one's salary.
Example Sentence: The telephone workers were forced to take a pay cut after the strike.
 

GET A RAISE  

20 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to get an increase in one's salary.
Example Sentence: My sister works hard and she recently got a raise in her new job.
 

CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY  

26 Aug 2020

Phrase

  • a top corporation officer.
Example Sentence: The president of our company was a captain of industry and when he retired.
 

FREELANCER /ˈfriˌlæn sər/

30 Apr 2020

noun

  • a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer
Example Sentences:The company employs a number of freelancers.
I work as a freelancer for a local newspaper.
 

HIRE haɪər

27 Nov 2019

verb

  • Hire is a verb meaning to pay to use something for a short period.
Example Sentences: How much would it cost to hire a car for a week?
You could always hire a dress for the party if you can't afford to buy one.
 

ADVICE ædˈvaɪs

18 Nov 2019

noun

  • Advice is an opinion which someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation.
Example Sentences: I need some advice on which computer to buy.
Sarah gave me some good advice.
 

FREELANCER friˌlænsər

30 Oct 2019

Noun

  • someone who earns their living by selling their work/services to different employers or companies without a (long-term) contract.
Example Sentence: As a freelancer, you cannot afford to be lazy and just wait for orders to come in – you really have to be pro-active.
 

SUBORDINATE səˈbɔrdnɪt

31 Jul 2019

Noun

  • somebody who is in a lower position than somebody else in an organization.
Example Sentence: He was accused of abusing his subordinates.
 

HAND IN YOUR NOTICE  

10 Jul 2019

Phrase

  • to officially tell your company that you are leaving the job.
Example Sentence: He handed in his notice when he heard that he had got the new job.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE /wɜːk ɪkˈspɪə.ri.ənt s/

18 Aug 2015

phrase

  • a short unpaid period of time at a workplace, to gain experience of a working environment
Example Sentences:I’m working for the company unpaid for a few days just to gain work experience.
Although I was only employed by the company for a week, it was very valuable work experience.
 

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