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35 Useful English Words and Expressions about Work and Employment

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Expressions about Work and Employment! The article provides commonly used words and expressions about work and employment in English with meaning and ESL image.

Expressions about Work and Employment

Work & Employment Vocabulary

Here is the list of useful expressions about work and employment to enhance your vocabulary in English:

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

Here is the list of job idioms with their meaning in English:

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


Monday 16th of May 2022

Thank you. very useful. appreciated


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