Synonyms - Unit 2 - 4BI - HTL Neufelden

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job dreams

unrealistic expectations in job offerings

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sense of purpose

life mission

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self-esteem

self-confidence

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dent our pride

hurt our self-esteem, self-confidence

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to put / place strain on sth.

to pressure sth.

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detrimental

damaging, harmful, severe

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verbs describing economic status

  • growth

  • expansion

  • boom

  • decline

  • contraction (short term effect)

  • recession (long term effect)

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boom

increase

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noun: redundancies

verb: to make redundant; unnecessary, to fire, to sack

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precarious

unsafe, insecure, fragile, not well paid

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coping strategies

how to deal with sth.

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recruitment

the process of hiring

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CV

Curriculum Vitae

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employability

being able to be employed, skill-set

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job loss

being laid off, to be fired, to stop employing sb.

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get out of a rut

get out of a routine

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seize it

make use of it, take it

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neglect

ignore, not looking after

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STEM

science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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north of

above

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bleak

not hopeful, not encouraging

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to underscore

to emphasize

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uphill

difficult

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aspirations

goal, dreams

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legion

many

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upend

to change sth. completely

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nepotism

giving unfair advantages (esp. jobs) to family members if you are in a position of power

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sacrifices

give up sth.

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to push sb.

to encourage sb. to do sth.

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minority

small group of people

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to set out to do

to intend to do sth.

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odd job

miscellaneous tasks, temporary work

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environment

surroundings

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vicious cycle

chain reaction, domino effect, never-ending cycle

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brain drain

highly educated people leaving their country

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to have a hard time

to find it difficult to do sth.

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to be laid off

to stop employing sb., to be fired

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to get by

to manage to live

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to quit

to leave a position

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to focus on sth.

to concentrate on sth.

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to demand

to require sth.

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to take a fresh look

to re-examine, to reconsider

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to consider

to think about, to contemplate

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to head

to steer, to direct

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to customize

to make it your own, to modify, to tailor

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to run a company

to lead a company, to manage a business

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tough

hard, difficult

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to find out more

to discover

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to be suited

to be a perfect match, to fit the bill

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to be immersed in

to be deeply involved in sth.

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aptitudes

ability, skills

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to get back to the basics

to return to fundamental principles

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to evolve skills

to acquire skills, to develop, to improve your abilities

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guy or girl Friday

menial tasks (e.g. empty the trash)

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to be picky

to be finicky, to be fussy

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job seekers

people looking for a job

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to get off to a good start

to have a successful start

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to guarantee

to ensure

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job market conditions

employment landscape

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