“工作”，使得我们可以实现自我价值，并且创造利益以满足生活需求。不过你知道如何用英文介绍工作情况吗，不同的职业用英文该怎么说呢？“What is your job?” 这个问题结构是对的，但听起来不礼貌也不自然。今天来分享几个常用的表达。
Ways to ask
我们可以调整一下措辞，让这个问题听起来更自然。当你在社交场合遇到某人，你想知道他们做什么工作，常见的问题是：What do you do? 或者：What do you do for a living?
例：A: What do you do? B: I'm a data engineer.
A: What do you do for a living? B: I'm a musician.
另外两种友好的询问方式是：What kind of work do you do? What line of work are you in?
"What is your profession?"这个说法一般在正式场合使用，比如工作面试，在日常交流中不会用到。
A: What do you do for a living?
B: I'm a data engineer.
A: Nice! How long have you been doing that? 你干这一行多久了。
B: For about five years now.
A: Where do you work? 你在哪里工作？
B: At the city's software park.
Not to do
Professions & Occupations
Professions & Occupations
Accountant - a person that works with the money and accounts of a company.
Actor /Actress - a person that acts in a play or a movie.
Architect - a person that designs building and houses.
Astronomer - a person who studies the stars and the universe.
Author - They write books or novels.
Baker - They make bread and cakes and normally work in a bakery.
Bricklayer - a person that helps to build houses by using bricks.
Bus driver - a person that drives buses.
Butcher - a person that works with meat. They cut the meat and sell it in their shops.
Carpenter - a person that makes things from wood including houses and furniture.
Chef/Cook - a person that prepared food for others, often in a restaurant or café.
Cleaner - a person that cleans/tidies an area or place (such as in an office)
Dentist - a person that can fix problems you have with your teeth.
Designer - a person who has the job of designing things.
Doctor - a person you go to see when you are ill or have some type of health problem.
Dustman/Refuse collector - a person that collects trash/rubbish from bins in the street.
Electrician - a person that works with electric circuits.
Engineer - a person who develops solutions to technical problems. They sometimes design, build, or maintain engines, machines, structures or public works.
Factory worker - a person that works in a factory.
Farmer - a person that works on a farm, usually with animals.
Fireman/Fire fighter - a person that puts out fires.
Fisherman - a person that catches fish.
Florist - a person that works with flowers.
Gardener - a person that keeps gardens clean and tidy. They take care of the plants in the garden.
Hairdresser - they cut your hair or give it a new style.
Journalist - a person that makes new reports in writing or through television.
Judge - a qualified person that decides cases in a law court.
Lawyer - a person that defends people in court and gives legal advice.
Lecturer - a person that gives lectures, usually in a university.
Librarian - a person that works in a library.
Lifeguard - a person that saves lives and protects swimmers from accidents (usually at a beach or swimming pool).
Mechanic - a person that repairs machines, especially car motors.
Model - a (usually attractive) person that works in fashion, modeling clothes and accessories.
Newsreader - a person that reads the news, normally on broadcast or television.
Nurse - a person trained to help a doctor look after the sick or injured person.
Optician - a person that checks your eyes and try and correct problems with your sight.
Painter - a person that paints pictures or a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint (usually the interior and exterior of buildings).
Pharmacist - a qualified person that works with and dispenses medicine.
Photographer - a person that takes photos.
Pilot - a person who flies a plane.
Plumber - a person that repairs water systems or pipes of your house.
Politician - a person who works in politics.
Policeman/Policewoman - a member of the police force. They (try and) prevent crimes.
Postman - a person that delivers mails to your house.
Real estate agent - a person that makes money from selling land for development.
Receptionist - a person that is at the reception (entrance) of a company, whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors.
Scientist - a person that works in the science industry. They do many experiments.
Secretary - a person employed in an office who types letters, keeps records etc.
Shop assistant - a person that works in a shop or store selling products.
Soldier - a person who works for the army.
Tailor - a person that makes clothes for others, mainly producing exclusive items of clothing.
Taxi driver - a person who drives a taxi.
Teacher - a person that passes knowledge to students, usually at school.
Translator - a person that translates from one language to another.
Traffic warden - a person that patrols areas to check that people do not park in the wrong place.
Travel agent - a person that organises and sells holiday plans and flights for others.
Veterinary doctor (Vet) - a qualified person that looks after sick animals.
Waiter/Waitress - a person that works in a food outlet, looking after customers and serving food.
Window cleaner - a person that cleans windows, normally the windows of tall buildings.