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Work, Job, Career, Employment


“Work” and “job” are two words that have similar yet different meanings.
A job refers to a specific role/position.
Work refers to activities/effort. In another sense “work” can mean the place/company where your job is located.
I’m looking for a new job. = I’m looking for a new position.
I’m busy – I have a lot of work.
apply for a job:
I’ve applied for several jobs without success.
get a job:
Andy got a holiday job at a factory in Bristol.
find a job:
Emma finally found a job in a bakery.
offer someone a job:
My son has been offered a job in Tokyo.
“Work” is a general term that refers to all activities that one does while “job” is more specific.
I’m busy – I have a lot of work.
I start work at 8 o’clock every morning.
I go to work by bus.
I know you’ve got a lot of work to do.
I started work when I was sixteen.
Career - a job or series of related jobs that you do, especially a profession that you spend a lot of your working life in.
career in:
A career in computer science.
career as:
He has just started out on a career as a photographer.
launch a/your etc career:
The 25-year-old actress is now launching her career over here.
Employment means you are being regularly paid by a person or organization for ongoing work. A job is more likely to be short term while employment is usually expected to last longer.


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