I would like to ask for a direct or indirect definition that would define the person who is actively working in a company.

For example in Linkedin I've seen the definition as present yet it does not fit my intend because I will define a database system with captions which will be shown directly as they are written in database captions.

I would like to come up with a word like this:

- Name: Berker Yuceer
- Age: 31
- "Actively Working": True
- Gender: M
- Active: True // CV is Active

So present not gonna be a good choise and it may lead the meaning present in life.

Active also is not a good choise because I am using it to define if that CV is active or not.

Depending on these matter I thought on simply writing working but it can be generalized to working on anything.

Example: Working on a project.

So I am out of juice to solve this and looking for different ideas...

2 Answers 2


Employed can mean "to provide with a job that pays wages or a salary". The field could be "currently employed".

  • Actually this should have cross the mind yet it seems like I've been focusing in wrong directions. Where simplicity is a measure, this answer is more powerful than it seems. Thank you! Oct 16, 2019 at 14:15
  • We all have those moments. :)
    – JRodge01
    Oct 16, 2019 at 14:52
  • An actively working person is "employed".

  • A more specific term for someone who is working and earning money is "gainfully employed".

It depends on what you mean by "active", because a person can be "employed" if they have a current contract of employment, yet they may not be "present" at work for a number of reasons - maternity leave, annual leave (vacation), sickness etc.

Also bear in mind that some people use the term "employed" only for persons who work for an employer, and the term "self-employed" for those with their own business.

If your intention is simply to show that a person currently has a job, either employed or self-employed, and are not concerned with whether or not they are on leave for sick/vacation/whatever, then "currently employed" would probably work best, as this focuses on whether or not it is current employment, and not who it is for.

  • This is more definitive than the first answer yet it is repeating. +1. Oct 16, 2019 at 14:16

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