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BUSINESS  ENGLISH  VOCABULARY

Employment - Jobs


Word

Meaning

assessment Evaluation of one's abilities
background Education - qualifications - experience
bonus Additional payment to an employee as an incentive or reward
curriculum vitae Summary of one's education and experience to date;  resume
dismiss Discharge from employment (to fire, to sack, to let go)
employee Person who works for a firm or company.
employer Person or firm who employs people.
fire To dismiss from a job.
fringe benefits Advantages offered in addition to salary (life insurance, retirement scheme, company car, etc.).
Also called 'perks', abbreviation for 'perquisites'.
hire Employ or take on personnel in a company.
interview Oral examination of a candidate for employment.
make redundant Dismiss for economic reasons.
maternity leave Period of absence for a female employee when having a baby.
notice Advance warning of intention to leave one's job -
to give or hand in one's resignation.
personnel People who work for a firm or company (employees).
personnel officer Manager responsible for recruitment, training and welfare of personnel (employees).
promotion Advancement in rank or position in a company.
prospects Opportunities for success or promotion in a career.
recruit Look for and hire personnel.
resign Leave a job voluntariily.
retire Leave employment because of age.
sick leave Absence because of illness - to be on sick leave.
staff People who work for a firm or department;  employees.
strength Strong characteristic or particular ability.
strike To go on strike : to stop working in protest against something.
take on Employ or hire.
trainee Person being trained for a job e.g. a trainee salesman.
training course A course of study to prepare for a job e.g. a computer course.
unemployment benefits Payments made by the state to an unemployed person.
vacancy A position to be filled.
weakness A lack of ability or a shortcoming in character.
   

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