Example sentence:

[X] has become a standard threshold in the industry that [Y] has to cross to "get the job".

I would also not mind to get some other suggestions, since the overall sentence structure feels clunky, no matter how I look at it, and I am not quite sure as to why.

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    Do you mean job as in task? position as an employee? contract to perform works?
    – Peter
    Jun 18 at 6:03
  • @Peter a job, as in get in to get paid - any professional position; no matter if contract worker or employee
    – Domi
    Jun 18 at 6:31
  • 1
    Obtain employment, secure a position. Jun 18 at 6:43
  • If you mean "get paid" or "get work" on contract or as a one-off (eg a photographer getting paid to photograph an event) rather than become an employee, then a lot of the suggestions won't work. Maybe "succeed professionally", "get work", "make money", "make them sign on the dotted line", or something in that area.
    – Stuart F
    Jun 18 at 10:14
  • to get the job = to be appointed.
    – Anton
    Jun 18 at 21:06

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Perhaps "to be hired" instead of "to get the job".

  • I guess I was looking for something greater. I accepted it for now, but I don't think I will use it, despite being correct. (I guess, sometimes we are seeing something that we cannot quite put our finger on, and I think this is one of those cases for me)
    – Domi
    Jun 20 at 3:26

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