BUSINESS VICABULARY

Nouns:

  • Annual leave – I have three days annual leave left this year.
  • Application – I have already handed in my application to APPF.
  • Benefits – The job has many cool benefits on offer.
  • Bonus – I get a bonus twice a year if sales go well.
  • Boss – My boss seems like a fantastic motivator.
  • Business plan – We have a well figured out business plan
  • Colleagues – I get on with all of my Colleagues.
  • CV – I have an impressive CV.
  • Feedback – The company gave us some interesting Feedback.
  • Human Resources – I work in the human resources department.
  • Leverage – Large companies have quite a lot of leverage.
  • Market research – We ought to get a lot of market research done before we launch.
  • Marketing – I studied marketing at university.
  • Notice – I am going to hand in my notice to the line manager.
  • Pay rise – I think I deserve a pay rise.
  • Payroll – We have a lot of teachers on pay roll.
  • Recruitment – The recruitment process is long and drawn out.
  • Salary – The salary is what appeals to me.
  • Skill set – I have a desirable skill set.
  • Staff – It is hard to keep track of so many staff.
  • Start-up – We have an idea for a new start-up.
  • Strength – My greatest strength is my determination.
  • Training – Training is an essential part of becoming good at the job.
  • Weakness – My greatest weakness is my lack of patience.

Verbs and phrases:

  • Accomplish something- manage to so something
  • Apply for – try to get
  • Acquire – obtain
  • Authorise – give permission to someone
  • Buy in – invest in
  • Buy out – purchase all of something
  • Delegate a task – assign a job to someone
  • Do the grunt work – do the dirty work
  • Get a promotion – obtain a better position
  • Fire – sack
  • Guide someone – assist someone
  • Interview – ask questions to see if suitable
  • Make a strategy – plan
  • Make contacts – network
  • Manage – organise
  • Make redundant- make surplus to requirements
  • Offer a job – give a work opportunity
  • Pool people’s skills – share abilities
  • Reach your potential – do the best you can
  • Recruit someone – hire someone
  • Reject an opportunity – turn down an opportunity
  • Research – investigate
  • Resign – quit
  • Retire – become a pensioner
  • Strike – protest against something
  • Structure – arrange
  • Succeed in doing something – achieve something
  • Take on – hire
  • Take over – assume control
  • Take umbrage to something- take offense to something
  • Take for granted – not value enough
  • Talk shop – discuss work
  • Think outside the box – be dynamic

 

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