job noun JOB + NOUN search 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. | market There is an enormous job market for teachers at the moment. | cuts, losses | creation | opportunities, prospects | satisfaction How would you rate your job satisfaction? | security Workers questioned rated job security as being more important than high salary. | hunter, seeker Local companies are holding an open day for job seekers. | sharing The introduction of job sharing could prevent the need for redundancies.
PREP. 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 | ~ in a job in food retailing a job in a large firm | ~ with He moved to a better-paid job with another employer.
PHRASES a loss of jobs The closure of the cement factory will mean the loss of over 800 jobs. | the
ADJ. high-powered, top 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. | cushy His father found him a cushy job in the office, with almost nothing to do and a whacking great salary. | dream, ideal 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 | regular, steady He was tempted to give up freelancing and get a regular job. | permanent, temporary | holiday, summer, vac/vacation | evening, Saturday, weekend | paid, unpaid | manual, non-manual | semi-skilled, skilled, unskilled | blue-collar, white-collar | desk a desk job in the police housing department | proper He'd done lots of part-time work, but this was his first proper job. | manufacturing, teaching
VERB + JOB have 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. | lose He's frightened of losing his job. right person for the job Despite | give up, pack in, resign from | hold down, keep He's always had difficulty holding down a job. | advertise 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. | do I'm only doing my job (= doing what I am paid to do). | know He certainly knows his job (= is very good at his job).
JOB + VERB pay The job doesn't pay very well. | go 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.
ADJ. 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 do, make 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.
PREP. ~ in 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.
PHRASES 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.
ADJ. bank | inside (= done by sb in the organization where the crime happens)
VERB + JOB do He got six months for that last job he did. | bungle The gang bungled the job and got caught. > Note at JOB