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    Hello, accept my greetings!

    I would be grateful if you would suggest which one is the better to speak ?

    1. I am looking for a job.
    2. I am on the lookout for a job.
    3. I am searching for a job.
    4. I am hunting for a job.

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    #2

    Re: Hello, accept my greetings!

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pankaj Malik View Post
    I would be grateful if you would suggest which one is the best to say. (It's not a question, so don't use a question mark.)
    They are all grammatical and often heard.


    Please note that a better title would have been I am looking for a job.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    #3

    Re: Hello, accept my greetings!

    You will also hear "I'm job-hunting". Note that that construction doesn't work with your other examples (ie, we don't say "I'm job looking" or "I'm job searching".) You might hear "I'm a job-seeker". One of the financial benefits paid by the British government to unemployed people is called "Jobseeker's Allowance".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Hello, accept my greetings!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You will also hear "I'm job-hunting". Note that that construction doesn't work with your other examples (ie, we don't say "I'm job looking" or "I'm job searching".) You might hear "I'm a job-seeker". One of the financial benefits paid by the British government to unemployed people is called "Jobseeker's Allowance".
    This is about the same in the US but we would almost always use "I'm" instead of "I am". We have similar benefits which are paid through the various states. The benefits are not the same from state to state as each state has different ways to compute the benefits. Here, the employer pays into an insurance fund and the out of work person receives unemployment insurance.

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