101 JOB related English Collocations

Do you know that on average we spend more than 80,000 hours of our entire life in pursuit of job? It all starts when you begin looking for a job and then appear in various job interviews. Over the course of time you hone your job skills to match the job description of your dream job. Sometimes it is difficult to get right job opportunities in this ever changing job market yet you continue the job hunt. There are some people you could hardly find job satisfaction in dead-end job or routine job and they keep switching jobs in order to get worthwhile job. It happens that sometimes low-paid and demanding job compel you to quit the job or you are fired from the job. At times you are tempted to get a freelancing job and give up a regular job just to maintain work-life balance. In this blog we are going to explore popular collocation structures in English language that syntactically fit the word “job”.


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Collocations are group of words that naturally go together in English language such as high-pad job, hectic job, desk job, job search etc. Research clearly shows that learning collocations remarkably improves the fluency of English learners.

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Collocations: JOB + ADJECTIVE

  • High-powered
  • Top
  • Dream
  • Ideal
  • Decent
  • Good
  • Worthwhile
  • Interesting
  • Plum
  • Right
  • Cool (informal)
  • Comfortable
  • Safe
  • Cushy
  • Boring
  • Dead-end
  • Menial
  • Routine
  • Undemanding
  • Challenging
  • Demanding
  • Difficult
  • Taxing
  • Highly-paid
  • Well-paid
  • Badly-paid
  • Low-paid
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • 9-to-5
  • Regular
  • Proper
  • Steady
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Summer
  • Evening
  • Weekend
  • Well-paid
  • Unpaid
  • Manual
  • Non-manual
  • Semi-skilled
  • Skilled
  • Unskilled
  • Blue-collar
  • White-collar
  • Desk
  • Manufacturing
  • Teaching



He was tempted to give up freelancing and get a proper job.

He never thought of getting the dream job that soon.

Of late, manufacturing sector is creating millions of semi-skilled and skilled jobs.

Right now I am looking for well-paid and undemanding job.


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Collocations: VERB + JOB

  • Have
  • Do
  • Know
  • Look for
  • Apply for
  • Go for
  • Find
  • Get
  • Land
  • Take
  • Hunt
  • Quit
  • Get fired from
  • Lose
  • Give up
  • Resign from
  • Hold down
  • Keep
  • Interview (someone) for
  • Give someone
  • Offer someone
  • Create
  • Provide (someone with)
  • Cut
  • Shed
  • Axe
  • Protect
  • Safeguard



She got a temporary job at Barista.

Rachel took a job as a receptionist.

I’m just doing my job and I don’t care about others.

He’s always had difficulty keeping a job.

He didn’t even care to show little respect for the person who gave him the job.

Policy makers hoped that the scheme will create new jobs in the sector.

The deal between the union and management should safeguard 300 jobs.

The company is planning to shed 2000 jobs.

We’re interviewing for the job in the marketing department.



Collocations: JOB + NOUN

  • Search
  • Hunt (informal)
  • Advertisement
  • Vacancy
  • Application
  • Interview
  • Title
  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Market
  • Cuts
  • Losses
  • Creation
  • Opportunities
  • Prospects
  • Satisfaction
  • Security
  • Hunter
  • Seeker
  • Right person for the job
  • A loss of jobs
  • Odd jobs



 The first step in a job search is to upgrade your job skills.

Cleaning the coffee machine is not in his job description.

How would you rate your job satisfaction?

There is an enormous job market for engineers at the moment.

The portal is perfect for job seekers.

After switching jobs for four years, now I am looking for job security.



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