Business English Vocabulary Applying for a Job

Learn the vocabulary to talk about getting or changing jobs in English: If there is ‘a vacancy’, there is a job available because a new post has been created or a person has left. Larry’s move to London has created a vacancy in Marketing if you are interested. We don’t have any vacancies at the moment … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Management

The top people in a company can be called ‘senior management’. We need to get approval for this from senior management.With my qualifications and experience, I should have a job in senior management. Of course, another term for this is ‘top management’. He rose quickly through the company and had a top management position before he was … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Contracts

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about job contracts: A ‘binding contract’ is one which cannot be legally avoided or stopped.We have a legally binding contract and you must supply us with these services.  You can’t walk out on your binding contract just because you have received a better offer elsewhere. An ‘exclusive contract’ is one which prevents … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Careers

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about the evolution of your jobs since you began working: If your ‘career has its ups and downs’ , it has good moments and bad moments. My career has had its ups and downs but I’m doing very well at the moment. His career has its ups and downs but … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Job related 2

If you ‘hire’ someone, you employ them.  We hired him on a six month contract.  I hear that they are not hiring people at the moment because of budget problems.  If you ‘fire’ somebody, you dismiss them from their job, usually because of something they did. I had to fire Sally because she kept on making mistakes.  If you … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Salary

A ‘salary’ is the money you are paid, usually monthly, for doing a job, usually non-manual.  I get a good salary but I need more money.  What sort of salary are they offering?  A ‘competitive salary’ is a good one for that particular job. We are offering a very competitive salary so we should get good applicants.  We are … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Pay 3

More vocabulary on the important topic of money: ‘commission’ is paid to people in sales based on the amounts of goods sold. Working here I get paid a fixed salary and commission based on my sales. I get paid a commission on the deals I negotiate. People who are ‘hourly paid’ are paid a fixed rate for each … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Pay 2

We all go to work to earn money. Let’s look at more vocabulary to talk about our salaries: ‘gross salary’ is the salary before anything is deducted for contributions and tax. Her gross salary is £50 000 but obviously she takes home considerably less than that. He earns £40 000 a year gross. ‘net salary’ is the … Read more