Employment

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.
 

HEADHUNT hɛdˌhʌnt

18 Nov 2018

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  

17 Nov 2018

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

10 Nov 2018

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

31 Oct 2018

Phrase

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

TAKE ON (AN EMPLOYEE)  

20 Oct 2018

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  

18 Oct 2018

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  

13 Sep 2018

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  

20 Jul 2018

Phrase

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

FREELANCER friˌlænsər

24 Mar 2018

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.
 

HIRE haɪər

21 Oct 2017

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

12 Oct 2017

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.
 

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.
 
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