Jobs

Here are some English phrases for talking about jobs, which will allow you to discuss the type of job you do and where you work.

Occupation

what do you do?
what do you do for a living?
what sort of work do you do?
what line of work are you in?
I'm a …
teacher
student
doctor
I work as a …
journalist
programmer
I work in …
television
publishing
PR (public relations)
sales
IT
I work with …
computers
children with disabilities
I stay at home and look after the children
I'm a housewife

Employment status

I've got a part-time job
I've got a full-time job
I'm …
unemployed
out of work
looking for work
looking for a job
I'm not working at the moment
I've been made redundant
I was made redundant two months ago
I do some voluntary work
I'm retired

Who do you work for?

who do you work for?
I work for …
a publishers
an investment bank
the council
I'm self-employed
I work for myself
I have my own business
I'm a partner in …
a law firm
an accountancy practice
an estate agents
I've just started at …
IBM

Place of work

where do you work?
I work in …
an office
a shop
a restaurant
a bank
a factory
a call centre
I work from home

Training and work experience

I'm training to be …
an engineer
a nurse
I'm a trainee …
accountant
supermarket manager
I'm on a course at the moment
I'm on work experience
I'm doing an internship
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