Definition of workload noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈwɜːrkloʊd
the amount of work that has to be done by a particular person or organization
a heavy workloadWe have taken on extra staff to cope with the increased workload.Management is looking at ways of spreading the workload between departments.
Usage noteUsage note: JobsGetting a joblook for worklook for/apply for/go for a jobget/pick up/complete/fill out/(British English) fill in an application (form)send/email your (British English) CV/(North American English) résumé/application/application form/covering letterbe called for/have/attend an interviewoffer somebody a job/work/employment/promotionfind/get/land a jobemploy/(especially North American English) hire/recruit/(especially British English) take on staff/workers/traineesrecruit/appoint a managerDoing a jobarrive at/get to/leave work/the office/the factorystart/finish work/your shiftdo/put in/work overtimehave/gain/get/lack/need experience/qualificationsdo/get/have/receive traininglearn/pick up/improve/develop (your) skillscope with/manage/share/spread the workloadimprove your/achieve a better work-life balancehave (no) job satisfaction/job securityBuilding a careerhave a job/work/a career/a vocationfind/follow/pursue/(especially North American English) live (out) your vocationenter/go into/join a professionchoose/embark on/start/begin/pursue a careerchange jobs/profession/careerbe/(both especially British English) work/go freelancedo/take on temp work/freelance workdo/be engaged in/be involved in voluntary workLeaving your jobleave/(especially North American English) quit/resign from your jobgive up work/your job/your careerhand in your notice/resignationplan to/be due to retire in June/next year, etc.take early retirement
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