job

I. job job 1 [dʒɒb ǁ dʒɑːb] noun [countable]
1. JOBS the regular paid work that you do for an employer:

• What job do you do?

• I've applied for a job with the BBC.

• 1,200 employees could lose their jobs.

• tests to measure employees' levels of job satisfaction (= how satisfied they are with their jobs )

• The government would also assist the private sector in job creation for school leavers.

word focus - job
Work is an uncountable noun describing the job you are paid to do or an activity you do regularly for money:

• What kind of work are you looking for?

Employment is a general word meaning work that you do regularly, and which an employer pays you for:

• He's looking for employment in the banking sector.

Position and post are formal words for a job, especially an important one:

• She has been offered a management position.

• He held the post of company secretary for many years.

A profession is a job that needs higher educuation or special training, such as medicine or law:

• Senior members of the medical profession have criticized the government's plan.

• He was a barrister by profession (= that was his job ) .

A trade is a particular skilled job, especially one that you do with your hands, for example carpentry or plumbing:

• He insisted that his sons learn a trade.

• Her grandfather was a plumber by trade.

Occupation is a rather formal word for a job or profession, used especially on official forms or for writing about the job someone does:

• Please state your name and occupation.

• Teaching can be a stressful occupation.

Your career is a job or profession you have trained for and intend to do for your working life, and which gives you the opportunity to be promoted (= move up through different levels )

• He plans to pursue a career in banking.

A vocation is a job, especially one that involves helping people, that you do because you have the strong feeling that it is the purpose of your life to do it:

• I always knew that I had a vocation for nursing.

ˈdesk job JOBS
a job that you do sitting at a desk in an office:

• She has a desk job with the police force.

2. on the job while doing a particular job:

• Workers are not allowed to drink on the job.

• on-the-job training

3. jobs for the boys jobs that a powerful person has given to their friends
4. a particular project or piece of work being done or planned to be done:

• The company lost out on several jobs because of the newspaper article.

• Some firms charge by the hour, others by the job.

5. COMPUTING an operation performed by a computer:

• You can cancel any print job in the queue.

  [m0] II. job job 2 verb jobbed PTandPPX jobbing PRESPARTX
job something → out phrasal verb [transitive] COMMERCE
to give work to a number of businesses, rather than doing it yourself; =CONTRACT OUT:

• Even important tasks were jobbed out to contractors.

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job UK US /dʒɒb/ noun [C]
the regular work that someone does to earn money: a job with sth »

She applied for a job with an advertising agency.

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Many people found themselves out of a job as a consequence of the global recession.

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have/get/take a job

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apply for/look for/find a job

create/cut/shed jobs »

The government is creating new job opportunities for mothers returning to the workplace.

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leave/quit/lose a job

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a paid/unpaid/well-paid job

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The deputy Chairman has been appointed to the top job.

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first/new job

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a full-time/part-time job

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a permanent/temporary/steady job

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a Saturday/weekend job

a particular piece of work or task that needs to be done or achieved: the job of doing sth »

The job of redesigning the offices went to the lowest bidder.

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The company continues to send many of its accounting and computer jobs to India.

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Larger firms enjoy economies of scale, which means they can do the job cheaper.

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Staff are currently paid by the job regardless of the time it takes.

a responsibility that someone or something has: »

It's not my job to deal with staff's personal problems.

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The assembly's main job is to draft a constitution.

IT a task which is done by a computer program: »

a print job

do a good/bad/better, etc. job of sth — Cf. do a good/bad/better, etc. job of sth
don't give up the day job — Cf. don't give up the day job
jobs for the boys — Cf. jobs for the boys
it's more than my job's worth — Cf. it's more than my job's worth
on the job — Cf. on the job
walk off the job — Cf. walk off the job
See also DEAD-END JOB(Cf. ↑dead-end job), DESK JOB(Cf. ↑desk job), OFF-THE-JOB(Cf. ↑off-the-job), ON-THE-JOB(Cf. ↑on-the-job)
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job UK US /dʒɒb/ verb [I]
to do work for different people without being employed by them permanently: job about/around/for »

After drama school, he spent eight years jobbing about from show to show.

See also JOBBING(Cf. ↑jobbing) adjective

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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