Meaning of JOB in English

JOB

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a desk job (= working mostly at a desk in an office )

He left his desk job to become a gardener.

a job advertisement

Jo was reading the job advertisements in the newspaper.

a job application

He's made twenty-three job applications and had five interviews.

a job centre (= a place in Britain where jobs are advertised )

I got the job through an advertisement at the job centre.

a job interview

Try to predict the questions you might get in your job interview.

a job offer

I still did not have a formal job offer.

a job vacancy

He searched the newspapers regularly for job vacancies.

a repair job

It looked like a simple repair job to me.

a teaching job/post

I was soon to take up my first teaching post.

accept a job

She was desperate for money so she accepted the job.

administrative staff/duties/job etc

the administrative costs of health care systems

an administrative assistant

staff who provide technical and administrative support to the college

an impossible job/task

He faced the impossible task of paying back huge debts.

an urgent task/job

I’ve got some urgent tasks to finish before I leave tonight.

and a good thing/job too British English

She’s gone, and a good thing too.

batch job

a batch job

blow job

botch job

The whole thing was a botch job .

carry out a task/job

He was unable to carry out simple tasks.

carry out a task/job

He was unable to carry out simple tasks.

competent job

The workmen did a competent job .

creditable job

She did a creditable job of impersonating the singer.

cut jobs

The bank announced that it was cutting 500 jobs.

day job

I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.

demanding job

a demanding job

demolition job

He accused opposition leaders of doing a demolition job on the President.

desk job

did a bang-up job

He did a bang-up job fixing the plumbing.

do a hatchet job

They were afraid I was going to do a hatchet job on them.

do a job/task

On Saturdays I usually do a few jobs around the house.

doing a demolition job on

He accused opposition leaders of doing a demolition job on the President.

do/make a good job (of doing sth) (= do something well )

Mike’s done a good job of painting the windows.

falling down on the job

The local authority is falling down on the job of keeping the streets clean.

fiddly job

Fixing the TV was a fiddly job .

full-time job/education etc

We aim to double the number of young people in full-time study .

gave it up as a bad job (= stopped trying because success seemed unlikely )

The ground was too hard to dig so I gave it up as a bad job .

hand job

happy in your work/job etc

hatchet job

They were afraid I was going to do a hatchet job on them.

humdrum existence/job/life etc

the prisoners’ humdrum routine

job centre

job creation

a job creation scheme

job creation

job creation schemes

job description

job losses

The company is closing down two of its factories, leading to 430 job losses .

job placement

The centre provides a job placement service.

job satisfaction (= enjoyment of your job )

In general, job satisfaction among farm workers is extraordinarily high.

job seeker

job specification (= a detailed description of what a job involves )

job/employment discrimination (= not giving someone a job because of their race, sex etc )

Progress has been made in eliminating job discrimination.

job/staff cuts

There have been falling sales and job cuts at the newspaper.

job/vocational training

The college provides vocational training for nurses and theatre technicians.

keep your mind on the job/task in/at hand

Making notes is the best way of keeping your mind on the task at hand.

know your job/subject/stuff (= be good at and know all you should about a job or subject )

leave a job/country/Spain etc

Many missionaries were forced to leave the country.

It seems that Tony has left the band for good permanently .

losing...job

David’s very upset about losing his job .

make a job/position etc redundant

As the economy weakens, more and more jobs will be made redundant.

manual job/labour/worker etc

low-paid manual jobs

People in manual occupations have a lower life expectancy.

nose job

not giving up my day job

I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.

nut job

odd jobs

I’ve got a few odd jobs to do this weekend.

paint job

old cars that are given a quick paint job before being sold

perform a task/job/duty etc

What skills do you need to perform this task?

proper job

When are you going to settle down and get a proper job ?

put-up job

It’s been suggested the kidnapping was a put-up job.

regular job (= a job that you do during normal working hours )

a regular job

repetitive work/tasks/jobs

repetitive tasks like washing and ironing

sedentary life/job/lifestyle etc

health problems caused by our sedentary lifestyles

shed jobs/workers/staff etc

The bank continued to shed workers.

snow job

tackle a job/challenge

She said she couldn’t face tackling the job on her own.

thankless task/job/chore etc

Cooking every day is a thankless task.

the patience of Job/a saint (= very great patience )

Those children would try the patience of a saint.

unenviable task/job etc (of doing sth)

the unenviable task of informing the victim’s relations

walk...into...job

You can’t expect to walk straight into a job .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

good

The dealer contemplated suing the recruitment agency until he found a better job .

I want to get a good job .

And now I have a good job , one I like.

Ask if they did a good job .

Notching is a good way of checking that your stringer is doing a good job .

I did a better job with the neighborhood theme; we used the river for science and local jobs for math.

He always does a good job .

Every one of them insists our public policies must do a better job of supporting and accommodating and encouraging the family.

new

Prisons offer hundreds of new jobs and an influx of capital to areas faced with stagnation and long-term decline.

And he said that many of the new manufacturing jobs are in electronics, typically a high-paying industry.

What excites planners most is how many new jobs their fiber-optic network could create.

They were anxious about how much they would like and how well they would perform the new job .

Enterprising people, in Thatcherism's view, are those who create new jobs .

It's already secured two million pounds worth of business, and hopes to create fifteen new jobs .

However, with one exception, none of these new jobs were permanent; some were part-time, and all were low-paid.

And the money was good ... very good. 3 Karen and Drew At first Karen liked her new job .

odd

Never use wicker chairs to stand on for odd jobs around the house.

He was unemployed, and did odd jobs .

She kept herself alive working odd jobs until she landed a position managing advertising accounts for a local magazine.

Tock the butler and odd job man about the school.

Does odd jobs for Domestic Contacts.

From then on there were no more odd jobs or useful activities.

I started out as a gofer, running errands for him and doing odd little jobs .

well

If existing lenders or trainers are getting it wrong, why don't new firms come in and do a better job ?

In a profession where nearly everyone is always looking for a better job , Zampese is content.

Sometimes, it wondered whether dinosaurs wouldn't have made a better job of civilisation.

The groups are asking the U. S. Department of Agriculture to do a better job of identifying sick animals before slaughter.

Business people say technological change will mean fewer but better jobs .

The people who can leave and find a better job in business are doing it.

The Factory Commission might find them all better jobs , or change the way the mill was run.

What better jobs will open over the summer?

■ NOUN

creation

The working party outlines the extent, character and location of job creation in services.

But the policy emphasis was always on job creation stimulated by economic development rather than on direct assistance to the unemployed.

The scheme offers a tailor-made development package involving support for job creation , project development and training.

The latter is specifically for revenue expenditure for activities such as training; the emphasis is on job creation .

That is already improving our competitiveness and we shall see its effects on job creation before much longer.

cut

The job cuts bring the total across all BAe firms to 43,000 since 1990.

It is too early to say exactly how many job cuts each agency would absorb, defense officials said.

All the job cuts will be within the Dayton, Ohio office, which employs about 5,200.

In December, about 935 job cuts were announced by Illinois-based corporations, according to the firm.

The job cuts are planned because the government ordered the Council to cut spending by ten million pounds.

Most of the job cuts will come from the sales and marketing units, and some from administration, Apple said.

It expects lower extraordinary spending this year, since it has taken charges for job cuts as well as depreciation already.

No jobs cuts are expected from the acquisition, the firms said.

description

Examine and agree on a job description first and a contract of employment which you are satisfied with and understand.

The Judge, accustomed to hearing unconventional job descriptions , none the less appeared perplexed.

Your job description outlines the main duties that you will be carrying out in the course of your work.

Subsequently qualifications which indicate the holder's ability to carry out the elements defined in the job description are identified.

One of the unwritten job descriptions of a basketball coach is as second father to the players.

Once again, the desirability of clear terms of contract, coupled perhaps with an unambiguous job description , is plain.

The plus factors are all the intangible attributes that are additional to the job description .

interview

Does this sound more your sort of job interview ?

Q: What was your first job interview like?

I've never even managed to get through a job interview , even if it's a woman doing the interviewing.

These contexts would include a formal job Interview , meeting an important person, and standing before a court of law.

More and more companies are now using psychometric tests as back-up to the job interview .

Christopher Rollinger, a Newbury Park computer programmer, snared a few job interviews during the day.

He was afraid his uncle might say something about the job interview at town hall.

loss

Then, in a fit of excess, he ratcheted it up to a full 2 million job losses .

But most economists now agree that the overall job loss from a modest minimum-wage hike is relatively small.

Its estimates of job losses in the ferry ports are still broadly accepted although there is little evidence of much decline as yet.

In the year to March they resulted in job losses of more than 110,000.

Some cuts, but steering a way from too many job losses is the option favoured by the liberal democrats.

In Cramlington there were actual job losses for women in full-time employment.

He blamed what he called the painful kick-back of recent economic problems for the latest spate of job losses .

The company is not saying how many job losses are forecast for 1992.

market

Mr Lamont announced five specific initiatives designed to help those out of work re-enter the jobs market , particularly the long-term unemployed.

How do I re-enter the job market after being a full-time mom?

On the lower end of the job market , the most popular employer, certainly for girls, was Lyons.

Partly, the boom in direct selling is fueled by the uncertain job market .

After all, he hadn't taken degrees in astronomy expecting a hot job market after graduation.

In a changing job market , employees are hesitant.

This brief letter should provide you with some guidance concerning the United States job market and your best way of approaching it.

Low unemployment, a competitive job market and difficulties in recruiting and retaining sailors created the manning problem.

offer

She turned down the job offer but wondered if she would regret it.

Then as they look at careers or get job offers , they can weigh them against their list of values.

Does your present job offer you sufficient challenge?

Coming out of college, she turned down several lucrative job offers and made just $ 17, 000 two years ago.

Good attendance, alongside achievement of the other Compact goals is rewarded by the guarantee of a job offer . 7.

One such twenty-two-year-old chemical engineering graduate had six job offers .

He says no company of that size can be run without some bureaucracy, and turned down job offers in big corporations.

Salomon Brothers, he said, never made job offers .

satisfaction

The final system design is evaluated on the basis of job satisfaction of those working on it as well as its efficiency.

This leaves little chance of obtaining job satisfaction .

Waiting times are coming down in most places and staff report improved management and job satisfaction .

But the job satisfaction of the workers increases dramatically.

Your job satisfaction ensures your customer satisfaction; - and it shows.

Working hard is a personal objective, to obtain job satisfaction and potential rewards of career advancement.

If so, then the response to a question about job satisfaction will be in these terms.

security

I have a poor salary, no job security , and scant recognition of my skills.

But workers here are accustomed to lifetime employment and see the provisions as a major threat to their job security .

Flexible skilling will give more job variety to individuals and increase job security .

School principals in Chicago sued to eliminate the reform program that took away their lifetime job security .

It was the only way he believed that both company performance and job security could be assured.

They had more job security and were less likely to be laid off or made redundant.

With job security comes increased consumer confidence.

■ VERB

apply

When applying for a job , make sure you emphasize the interests and leisure activities that an employer would find relevant.

When he applies for a job , Deane, a partner in his firm, advises him to begin at the bottom.

BHis biggest hurdle, however, may come when he applies for a job .

Lillian and Monica and Joe were applying for jobs in the school district.

Employers know a lot about their businesses, how to apply for jobs and other work-related issues.

Mariah applied and got the job .

What made you apply for this particular job ?

Last fall, Kaczynski applied for a job at the Blackfoot Market, but Potter had already filled the position.

cost

Is he further aware that many industrialists believe that those high premium rates will cost us business and jobs ?

It was a hesitation that would ultimately cost Sculley his job .

Yet the Government's spending assessment requires savings of £4m that will cost 140 teachers' jobs .

Labor Secretary Robert Reich said the report proved that raising the minimum wage does not cost jobs .

The Professional's wife, acting as Steward, was dismissed for bad language and automatically it cost her husband his job .

If the current situation does not cost Frieder his job , it should at least force him to re-examine recruiting practices.

I believe that it would cost jobs and cost prosperity in this country.

Having this child would cost her her job .

create

The investment will create 750 jobs directly and a great many more indirectly.

As the population grew, business services increased, creating more job openings and luring more people.

And it has created a new job , that of quality assurance manager, to ensure that standards are maintained.

But they produce virtually nothing and create precious few jobs .

Critics have charged Sniffen with setting up the center to supplement his income and create a job for himself.

It's already secured two million pounds worth of business, and hopes to create fifteen new jobs .

In manufacturing, those small businesses with four or fewer employees were the only ones to create net new jobs .

do

He knew that Joyce, in order to look good as a project leader, needed him to do the job .

If you do your present job well and build a fine reputation, your good work will be rewarded.

Some new chips incorporate tiny electromechanical or electrochemical devices to do jobs that used to be done by more expensive electronics.

A similar team subsequently then returned to do the same job .

I do my job , and I do my job well.

We do a job a day, and you have to finish the job.

When duty calls, Bob Dole does his job .

find

Finally, after Green died, Dorothy Wordsworth helped Green's son to find a job .

This is especially so. if a general shortage of demand keeps him from finding a job elsewhere.

Is it helping those made redundant to find new jobs , and immigrants to fit in?

Let him find a job where he can build things.

For quite some time many people will find a job to be a workable stopgap solution to the need for an income.

However, for the last 6 months or so he had ceased to make regular efforts to find a job .

I assure you he won't have trouble finding another job .

get

A few fear that the outcome could be harmful; they foresee a new underclass, unable to get jobs or insurance.

I said I could get a job for Johnson&038;.

Then I got another job , the same kind as a machinist, and I put the baby in a nursery.

In this there was a lesson: To get the best job , you had to weather the most abuse.

What he should do is chill out, get a job and pay off his debts, but he doesn't.

First, get rid of jobs .

It was okay painting window frames, but it wasn't going to help me get a job when I got outside.

give

All went well and Chris was given the job .

He liked to give job applicants timed tests containing 150 questions dealing with science, history, engineering, and other subjects.

At the most it may mean giving up a job .

Hendricks give him a job to help him get out and the boy worked one week and quit.

As the first businessman to be given the job , his £125,000 salary could reach £167,000 with bonuses.

Soon, they give the job back to you.

This survey revealed that 11 percent of carers had given up their job to care.

But he would not commit himself to giving the job to the Sharps.

hold

Depending on your contract of employment, your employer probably has to hold your job open for you during your treatment.

Hirsh was a hospital pharmacist who needed to hold down two jobs to save money to start a family.

You report that the Hindus of Kashmir hold the top government jobs in Kashmir.

In addition, she did all the housework, her graduate studies, and held down two part-time jobs .

Mr Quiles is probably more concerned to hold on to his job .

For example, anytime / anyplace programs allow prison inmates to hold outside jobs .

They'd been engaged twice but she kept breaking it off because he couldn't hold a job down.

Something over 6 percent of the workforce currently reports holding more than one job , although that figure is undoubtedly too low.

keep

Now the message is that keeping the job is a triumph - never mind the extra stripes!

Many political analysts believe that Clinton can not keep his job without winning the states' 54 electoral votes.

In the meantime, he earned his keep with a part-time job in a toyshop.

Meanwhile, the 30-something gals are keeping their crummy day jobs .

None expects to keep his job after 1999.

They have to meet payrolls that keep and create jobs .

In part two: Clean round the bend.Sweepers offer to take take a pay cut to keep their jobs .

Initially, Simpson said, King and Ryan expressed sympathy for her and vowed she could keep her job .

land

Those who can also show some engineering or other relevant qualifications are, of course, more likely to land a job .

Telbis-Preis landed a job as an engineer at McDonnell Douglas.

In a year's time or less she would land herself a good job , and a place to live.

White has already landed a warehouse job .

Current boss Ray Hankin is waiting and hoping he will land the job on a permanent basis.

If you let him send his resume on a pizza box, he will land a job .

But Bruce-who won every domestic honour during his time at Manchester United-is the favourite to land the job .

True as that might be, the process of landing a job with the firm had been suspiciously pleasant.

leave

The pits close, leaving thousands without jobs in pit-head villages that they or their fathers once came to for work.

They had already paid him some $ 22 million to leave his last job .

The big, direct New Zealander may have to leave this job half done.

At thirteen he left that job and started his own sign-painting business.

She and her best friend cried when they heard I was leaving for another job .

But just wait until they leave their jobs !

Why did you leave your last job ?

Avent is leaving her job this week to spend more time with her family in Phoenix.

lose

Failure to do so may put the management team at risk of losing their jobs if the buy-out attempt is not successful.

Meanwhile eight-tenths of a percent of all low-wage earners would lose their jobs over three years.

Patricia Lee has left Barnard Castle after losing her friends and job , the town's magistrates were told.

Sixty people have already lost their jobs at the Norfolk Smokehouses food processing plant.

Lost his players, lost nine games, lost his job with Tampa.

Tom says he hopes his success will give heart to those who've lost their jobs .

Nearly 300 employees lost their jobs in the fallout.

perform

His doubts only increased when he performed another job , midway to finally making up his mind about the Bolt play.

Under such a system, workers have the opportunity to increase their base pay by learning to perform a variety of jobs .

Ultra-violet light sterilisers perform a similar job to ozone without so many possible side effects.

Since they learn to perform more jobs , they are more valuable to their company because they are more flexible.

His wife was the chairman of a health authority and she performed that job excellently for many years.

Everyone seems to know how to perform every job and is willing to do so.

The computer revolution may have a significant effect upon the way in which you are able to perform your job .

They were anxious about how much they would like and how well they would perform the new job .

provide

It provided jobs for at least 160,000 people, mostly rural women who have moved to the cities and towns.

Second, sufficient funding should be provided to do the job properly.

Progress can provide an interesting job for the right person with the opportunity to rise.

The employers pledged to provide summer and after-school jobs for young people and to give priority hiring to public school graduates.

The idea of contract is made explicit by the more senior manager providing resources for a job to be done.

The Clef Club was key in providing jobs and dignity for many exploited black musicians.

The systems analysts are encouraged to provide opportunity for increasing job satisfaction when redesigning the system.

The program helps small businesses provide job training opportunities.

quit

Unhappy with the working environment, she decided to quit the job to pursue her interest in alternative therapy.

Their husbands say they will quit their jobs later, if the business proves a winner.

Long had quit his job because of the incident and was unlikely to get another.

Llanos quit his job at the bookstore Dec. 28, saying he was moving back to Los Angeles.

But following the ordeal, he's decided to quit his job .

Obviously, you do not need to quit your job because of these fears.

She quit her job as manager of the Automoto Insurance Company.

Neither will have quit jobs , left families or lugged belongings across the country.

take

Women had come to take over men's jobs as platform, goods, and parcel-porters, ticket-collectors, and engine cleaners.

He left to take a permanent job .

Will she be forced to drop out of college and take whatever job she can find?

They forget I took the job on the understanding that management of a national team can only be part-time employment.

On Thursday evening Reed called Kemp and got an assurance that he would take the job if offered.

Unemployed workers may take alternative jobs elsewhere, but will not permanently leave the sector.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dye job

Her hair had been re-styled and had nothing of the incompetent dye job that had once been her most eyecatching feature.

Job's comforter

a devil of a time/job etc

But I've always found the Flying V and its derivatives a devil of a job to sit down with and play.

He was taking a devil of a time to change.

If he filled those in they'd have a devil of a job lifting them!

It took me a devil of a time to find it I can tell you.

be a full-time job

But looking after the wear and tear was a full-time job.

But most people in Hanoi could not afford consumer luxuries, and even acquiring necessities was a full-time job.

C.-it was a full-time job and there was no choice in the matter.

It really was a full-time job.

It was a full-time job and if the husband was gone, it was a major loss.

Job hunting is a full-time job.

Managing diversity will be a full-time job for anyone with a niche in the interlinked economy.

Now it really is a full-time job.

be one crazy woman/be one interesting job etc

be unequal to the task/job etc

The country is in such disorder that a successor may be unequal to the task of putting it right.

cost sb their job/life/marriage etc

And, for those who work in the travel and tourism industry, this tax could cost them their jobs.

His plans to slash defence budgets by £6 billion would cost 100,000 more their jobs.

I believe that it would cost many people their jobs and would cause far more damage than good.

It could cost them their lives.

The most far-reaching internal investigation in Phoenix police history cost four officers their jobs Friday for purchasing banned rifles under false pretenses.

dead-end job

dream house/home/job etc

A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.

But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.

Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.

Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.

John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.

Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.

good job

have the patience of Job

hold down a job

Clarke holds down two jobs to support his family.

Kelly wants to prove to his father that he can hold down a job.

But if you are schizophrenic, you can not think straight, concentrate, hold down a job.

During the day they held down jobs as, respectively, a waitress and delivery driver.

Frye was expounding on the dangers of holding down a job while taking a full load of courses.

People with long-term mental disorder have many problems in holding down a job.

Rella could hold down jobs, when she wanted to.

Who would employ her and how would she hold down a job?

it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it

job-hunting/house-hunting/flat-hunting

job/careers fair

One visit to a nursing careers fair will convince you of this.

The number of stalls and the range of employers represented at careers fairs has dwindled sharply.

The report is backed up by anecdotal evidence from careers fairs .

The workers also were given the chance to participate in a job fair .

jobbing builder/gardener/printer etc

He was a jobbing gardener by trade.

not just any (old) man/woman/job etc

And a T'ang is not just any man.

pink-collar jobs/workers/industries etc

plum job/role/assignment etc

For me, it was a plum assignment.

He took over the £60,000-a-year plum job only three weeks ago.

The good news was he had landed a plum job on the mortgage trading desk.

responsible job/position

Now he walks on crutches and holds a responsible position with a magazine in New York.

One or two had quite responsible positions in their employment.

Or normally have had not less than three years' experience in a responsible position in an approved specialist field within the industry.

So far his strategy seems to be working: although younger than William, he occupies a more responsible position.

The five-year MEng honours degree course is for particularly able students who expect to assume responsible positions in industry immediately after graduation.

What had those educated women in that church, many of them with responsible jobs in London, in common with that story?

Yet Margaret holds a responsible position in marketing and is by no means untalented.

steady job/work/income

A steady income stream is required to meet the costs of the syndicated lending department.

And we receive a steady income from interest on Third World debts.

He appears to have given up steady work.

I wish he had taken up some steady work.

Maybe you are heading toward retirement and therefore need investments that can provide you with a steady income.

Sethe was laughing; he had a promise of steady work, 124 was cleared up from spirits.

She chooses whatever is available, probably a slightly older man with no more money but a steady job.

The only ones with a steady income were teachers, storekeepers and local officials.

the job/labour market

And the labour market is the invisible global bazaar where survival-life itself-is traded for work.

By focusing on wage profiles it is possible to show contrasts between different segments of the labour market .

For some who can work, corporate downsizing and increased competition in the job market have led to self-employment.

How do I re-enter the job market after being a full-time mom?

However as she grows older, and perhaps re-enters the labour market , domestic tasks are shared more equitably.

I first entered the job market more than 30 years ago.

In particular, the real wage will adjust spontaneously soas to prevent the emergence of excess supply in the labour market .

This trend is likely to continue, restructuring the job market into two distinct tiers.

walk off (the/your etc job)

A reporter for the Wheeling Intelligencer had just walked off the structure when the catastrophe occurred.

Emotionlessly she kissed me in the vineyard and walked off down the row.

He walked off disconsolate: he knew he had played well enough to win and had not.

It makes the software easier to display and harder to walk off with.

Stewart walked off with the look of one who was the sole survivor of a particularly nasty plane crash.

The sergeant was tempted to walk off but did not.

We had quite literally walked off the map.

When he walked off towards the car park Henry didn't bother following.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cleaning the car's one of my least favorite jobs.

Daniel starts his new job on Monday.

He didn't complain or criticize, he just got on with the job .

He does odd jobs for people in his spare time.

Her son still hasn't been able to find a job .

His new computer's one of those little portable jobs.

I always take my car to York Street garage. They're expensive, but they do a good job .

I had a part-time job while I was in college.

If a woman is qualified, she should hold any job in government she wants.

Irene did a nice job on those clothes didn't she?

Let's just concentrate on the job in hand, shall we?

Moving all this stuff is going to be a big job .

My first job was in a record store.

Repairing the roof -- that's going to be the biggest job .

She's looking for a job in the music business.

She has a well-paid job in the tax department.

She was upset, and found it difficult to keep her mind on the job at hand.

Ted got a job as a bartender.

The company announced 74,000 job cuts and 21 factory closures.

The police are convinced it was an insider job .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I got it all right, but like I told you, it wasn't a maid's job .

Many other jobs get handed out simply because a minister happens to know some one who might fit the bill.

Most military jobs are essentially desk-bound and technical, clerical, or managerial in nature.

The job of the providers is to come up with best combination of service and cost.

There are groups of employees with specific job specialties, such as cashiers, stock clerks, and meat-cutters.

We know that their learning curve on the job is less than anybody else that we might bring in.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.