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    Question land a new job, or launch a new job?

    To express "start a new job", can we say "land a new job", or "launch a new job" ?

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    Default Re: land a new job, or launch a new job?

    Quote Originally Posted by engstar View Post
    To express "start a new job", can we say "land a new job", or "launch a new job" ?
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    Land(JOB/CONTRACT ETC)
    [transitive] informal/ to succeed in getting a job, contract etc that was difficult to get
    He landed a job with a law firm.

    LAUNCH(START SOMETHING)
    to start something, usually something big or important
    -The organization has launched a campaign to raise $150,000.
    -The Canadian police plan to launch an investigation into the deal.
    (Source: Longman Dict.)

    Simply use "start a new job" is fine to me. What the heck?

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    Exclamation Re: land a new job, or launch a new job?

    After consulting many dictionaries, I think that:
    (1) "to land a job" means "to win/obtain/gain a job".
    (2) "to launch INTO a job" means "to start a job"

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    Default Re: land a new job, or launch a new job?

    I would not use "launch" that way.

    If you create a new business, you can launch a business. If you create a new product, you can launch a product. Launch does not work well with the idea of a job, especially one that you are doing instead of creating.

    If you, yourself, have recently "landed" a job, I suggest you simply say you are starting you new job.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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