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Can I Work It? Words for "Job"

July 26, 2020
Whether you're talking about a one-time gig or a lifetime spent advancing in your career, the words on this list will do the job!
avocation
Where a vocation, see below, is your chosen career, an avocation is a hobby, an amateur pursuit, or a side hustle.
They’re just like the more than 250 people who told The Washington Post in April they were learning musical instruments, culinary techniques or other creative avocations.
career
Career was originally a racecourse, from the Latin carraria, meaning "carriage road." So your career is the course your professional life takes as you work your way up in whatever field you choose.
These benefits are meaningful to the careers of the people who receive them—and they are received overwhelmingly by white men.
craft
Kent passed on a deep appreciation of the practice of art-making: the patience required, the ego-free pleasures of craft, the meticulous approach to detail.
effort
When the pandemic began, she busied herself with more video production and also shared her story with other youth in the Arctic who might be thinking about starting similar efforts for their own communities.
freelance
In Medieval England, mercenary knights — who used long spears called lances — would hire themselves out to individuals or countries in need of soldiers.
The Professional Lighting and Sound Association trade body says 70% of staff working on live events are freelance or self-employed, and fears the industry will end up depleted of skilled people.
industry
“When over 3 million Californians are without a job, our elected leaders should be focused on creating work, not trying to shut down an entire industry during an economic depression.”
livelihood
“Lives and livelihoods will be lost, because there’s a limited capacity to respond,” he says.
metier
Métier is French for "profession" or "occupation."
She was a modestly witty figure on TV game shows – though her true metier was as guest celebrity.
occupation
To occupy something — from a building to a country — is to seize or take control of it. You occupation is the thing that controls much of your time: your job.
The United States long reserved its most lucrative occupations for an elite class of white men.
practice
You practice your jump shot or the violin in order to master a skill. Some professionals, especially doctors and lawyers, also refer to their jobs as practices.
Ng: The practice that I work for is all ophthalmology, and the majority of the cases are elective.
profession
Though concerns about occupational health span professions, the needs differ from one to the next.
trade
Trades are generally careers like plumbing, carpentry, and other skilled forms of manual labor.
The Professional Lighting and Sound Association trade body says 70% of staff working on live events are freelance or self-employed, and fears the industry will end up depleted of skilled people.
undertaking
In its policy memo, the NGA called mass dispensing of a vaccine a “major undertaking.”
vocation
Vocation comes from the Latin root vocatio, meaning "invitation" or "calling;" it's also the source of vocal. In French, vocation took on a religious sense, as in someone being called to serve as a priest, and later in English the meaning expanded to include any job that requires some form of study or training.
Demonstrate excellence in your profession or vocation; greatness brings authority to speak and effect change.

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