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Employment Vocabulary

Here are twenty words often used in talking about jobs and employment.

1 bonus n. additional pay given to employee as incentive or reward
2 curriculum vitaeUK n. short account of one's education, career etc; CVUK; resumeUS; resumeUS
3 dismiss v. to remove or discharge from employment; to sack [colloq.]; to fireUS
4 employer n. person or firm who employs people - employee n. person employed
5 fireUS v. [colloq.] to dismiss
6 interview v. an oral examination of an applicant for a job - also v.
7 make redundantUK v. [made, made] to dismiss because of not being needed - redundancyUK n.
8 maternity leave n. period of absence from work (for a woman) when having a baby
9 notice n. advance warning of intention to resign - to give or tender one's notice v.
10 perk abbr. perquisite; something additional to regular salary [eg: free meals; a car]
11 personnel n. the people who work for a firm
12 personnel officer n. manager responsible for recruitment, training and welfare of personnel
13 promotion n. advancement in rank or position - to promote v.
14 prospects n. opportunity for success, promotion etc
15 recruit n. to look for and employ personnel - recruitment n.
16 resign v. to give up a job - letter of resignation n.
17 retire v. to leave employment, esp. because of age - retirement n.
18 salary n. a fixed, regular payment, usually monthly, made by employer to employee
19 staff n. the people who work for a firm or a particular department; employees
20 take on v. [took, taken] to employ; to hire