Employment

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.
 

FREELANCE friˌlæns

28 Jun 2019

Noun

  • earning money by selling your services to other businesses.
Example Sentence: She is a freelance graphic designer.
 

DISMISS dɪsˈmɪs

17 May 2019

Verb

  • to end somebody's term of employment because they did something bad (syn: sack, fire)
Example Sentence: He was dismissed for being rude to a customer.
 

TERMINATE tɜrməˌneɪt

30 Apr 2019

Verb

  • to stop something before the end, especially a contract.
Example Sentence: They want to terminate the contract after doing 10 years of business.
 

COMMISSION kəˈmɪʃən

09 Mar 2019

Noun

  • money which is paid when somebody achieves certain targets.
Example Sentence: The salary is average but they can earn commission on top.
 

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.
 

SHORTLIST /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/

17 Aug 2015

noun

  • a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen
Example Sentences:We’ve drawn up a shortlist of five applicants for the position of head of sales.
Since the interview went so well, I’m confident of getting on the shortlist.
 

PERKS /pɜːks/

16 Aug 2015

noun

  • extra things, such as money or goods, which you are given because of your job
Example Sentences:A company car and a mobile phone are some of the perks that come with the job.
One of the major perks of working for an airline is discounted or free travel.
 

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT /ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt ˈkɒn.trækt/

15 Aug 2015

noun phrase

  • a written agreement between employer and employee stating the terms and conditions of employment
Example Sentences:According to my employment contract, I have 28 days annual leave.
As you have been repeatedly in breach of your employment contract, we’ve decided to terminate your employment with us.
 
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