In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences:
WORKFORCE, n. – all the people who work for a company.
Ex: Our company is cutting its workforce.
ADVISER, n. – someone whose job is to give advice about a subject.
Ex: You should talk to a financial adviser before you invest your money.
DISMISSAL, n. – the situation in which an employer officially makes someone leave their job.
Ex: The workers are claiming compensation for their dismissals.
OVERLOAD, n. – to give someone more work than they can deal with.
Ex: Work overload causes stress.
RECRUIT, v. – to find new people to work for the company.
Ex: We are having difficulty recruiting enough staff during high season.
SKELETON STAFF, n. – the smallest number of people needed for a business or organization to operate.
Ex: There was only skeleton staff on duty for the New Year’s Eve.
TRAINEE, n. – a person who is being trained for a particular job.
Ex: I got a job of a trainee chef in that new restaurant.
VACANCY, n. – a job available for someone new to do.
Ex: There are couple of vacancies in that company.
LEAVE, n. – time allowed away from work for a holiday or illness.
Ex: Tom will be on sick leave till Friday.
LABOUR, v. – work hard.
Ex: They laboured all day in the factory.
UNPROFESSIONAL, adj. – not showing the behaviour or skill acceptable in a particular profession.
Ex: I believe Jane was fired for her unprofessional manners.