How to Know if It’s Time to Change Careers Flashcards
A brief stint
adjective - noun
A short period of time doing a certain job
* She had a brief stint as our head of marketing.
* I had a brief stint as an assistant to a fashion designer.
Hold on to … for dear life
To hold on to something as hard as you can
* He held on to his job for dear life during the recession.
* They tried holding on to their position in the market for dear life, but to no avail.
A moment when you suddenly understand something that is very important to you
* Einstein’s epiphany of general relativity changed science forever.
* I had an epiphany that I should change my career while on holiday in Greece.
A red flag
A sign that something bad is happening / could happen
* If a candidate is late for a job interview it’s a huge red flag.
* It’s always a red flag that a movie will be disappointing when I see it’s made by Disney.
Based on one’s feelings rather than logic
* Decisions in my life have been mostly gut-driven.
* His gut-driven business decisions have not all been very successful.
Not being able to live with oneself
Deep regret or unhappiness with one’s actions
* I won’t be able to live with myself if I don’t take care of my children.
* He was not able to live with himself after losing his job.
Grate on someone
To annoy / irritate someone
* Her shrill voice really grates on me.
* It really grates on me when there’s construction near my place on weekends.
Being a sponge
To absorb knowledge and information easily
* She is able to be a sponge at work and really learns a lot.
* You should try to be a sponge whenever you can.
Shore up one’s finances
Doing something to make sure one’s financial situation is strong
* I suggest you do whatever you can to shore up your finances.
* They tried shoring up their finances during the pandemic.
Doing something that makes it impossible to return to an earlier situation / relationship
* Unfortunately he burned all his bridges at his pervious employer.
* Try not to burn any bridges when you move on to a new career.
adjective - noun
Inconvenient / unsuitable times
* She always calls at the most inopportune times….
* I tend to meet people from my past at the most inopportune times.
To think carefully about a situation so that you can decide what to do
* I need to return home and take stock of my life.
* You need to take stock of your current situation first.
Immune (to something)
To not be affected by a particular type of behavior / emotion
* As a politician she’s had to learn to be immune to those kinds of attacks.
* No one can be immune to that much criticism.
Root for someone’s success
To hope for / support someone’s success
* She’s always been rooting for her children’s success.
* Everyone here is rooting for your success!