1 work, employment, position, berth, livelihood; career, occupation, calling, vocation, appointment, pursuit, field, trade, craft, profession, métier, area:
What kind of job is she looking for? Harry has a new job.
2 assignment, responsibility, concern, chore, task, undertaking, function, duty, role, mission, province, contribution, charge:
It is my job to see that the machines run properly.
3 task, undertaking, procedure, proceeding, affair, operation, project, activity, business, matter, chore:
The job of changing the gasket will take only a few minutes.
4 problem, difficulty, burden, nuisance, bother; toil, grind, drudgery; Colloq headache, pain (in the neck), hassle, Slang pain in the Brit arse or US ass:
It was a real job getting them to pay for the damage.
5 crime, felony; robbery, burglary, Slang US and Canadian caper:
From the modus operandi, I'd say that the same gang did that job in Manchester.
6 Often, job out. let out, assign, apportion, allot, share out, contract, hire, employ, subcontract, farm out, consign, commission:
They undertake to do the work, but then they job it out to others.
JOB + NOUN
The first step in a job search is to prepare an up-to-date CV.
| ad, advertisement | vacancy | application | interview | title
His job title is Chief Hygiene Operative.
| description, specifications
Cleaning the office is not in my job description.
There is an enormous job market for teachers at the moment.
| cuts, losses | creation | opportunities, prospects | satisfaction
How would you rate your job satisfaction?
Workers questioned rated job security as being more important than high salary.
| hunter, seeker
Local companies are holding an open day for job seekers.
The introduction of job sharing could prevent the need for redundancies.
in a/the ~
There's not much chance of promotion in a job like that.
| on the ~
You will receive training on the job.
| out of a ~
She found herself out of a job when her boss died.
| ~ as
She's got a job as a waitress.
| ~ at
She got a teaching job at the university.
| ~ for
jobs for women | ~ ina job in food retailing a job in a large firm
| ~ with
He moved to a better-paid job with another employer.
a loss of jobs
The closure of the cement factory will mean the loss of over 800 jobs.
It's one of the top jobs in management.
| decent, good, worthwhile | interesting | plum The plum jobs
all went to friends of the prime minister.
His father found him a cushy job in the office, with almost nothing to do and a whacking great salary.
What would be your dream job?
| boring, dead-end, menial, routine, undemanding
He was forced to take a series of menial jobs.
| challenging, demanding,
difficult, taxing | highly-paid,
well-paid | badly-paid, low-paid
| full-time, part-time | 9-to-5 |
He was tempted to give up freelancing and get a regular job.
temporary | holiday, summer,
vac/vacation | evening,
Saturday, weekend | paid,
unpaid | manual, non-manual |
semi-skilled, skilled, unskilled |
blue-collar, white-collar | deska desk job in the police housing department
He'd done lots of part-time work, but this was his first proper job.
VERB + JOB
She's got a very good job with a local firm of solicitors.
| look for | apply for,
go for | find, get, land, take
She got a temporary job stacking shelves. He's just landed himself a highly-paid job in the City.
He's frightened of losing his job.
right person for the job
| give up, pack in, resign from | hold down, keep
He's always had difficulty holding down a job.
I saw the job advertised on the Internet.
| interview (sb) for
We're interviewing for the job in the Sales Department.
| give sb, offer sb | create, provide (sb with)
It is hoped that the scheme will create new jobs in the region.
| axe, cut, shed
Management are hoping to shed 200 jobs.
| protect, safeguard
The deal between the union and management should safeguard 6,000 jobs.
I'm only doing my job (= doing what I am paid to do).
He certainly knows his job (= is very good at his job).
JOB + VERB
The job doesn't pay very well.
250 jobs are to go at the local steel plant. the small number of applicants, they managed to find the right person for the job.
admirable, amazing, excellent, fine, first-rate, good, grand, magnificent, marvellous, professional, terrific, thorough, wonderful | difficult, hard, tough
They gave me the tough job of telling applicants that they'd been rejected.
| easy | important | big, long | little, small | fiddly, tedious
fiddly little jobs like wiring plugs
| dirty | unenviable
Cooper had the unenviable job of announcing the redundancies.
VERB + JOB
You've done a grand job with that decorating. Try wedging it open?that should do the job (= be effective/successful). She made a very good job of covering up the damage.
| have (on)
You'll have a hard job convincing them that you're right. The builder has a couple of jobs on at the moment.
| give sb | take on
She's taken on the job of organizing the Christmas party.
| get on with
I want to get on with the job of painting my room today.
The author has done an admirable job in compiling all this material.
| ~ of
He made a very professional job of replacing the windows.
| ~ on
You've done a good job on the car.
get a job done
We're hoping to get the job done this weekend.
| odd jobs
(= small, practical jobs)I spend most Saturdays doing odd jobs around the house.
bank | inside
(= done by sb in the organization where the crime happens)
VERB + JOB
He got six months for that last job he did.
The gang bungled the job and got caught.
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