Grammar usage (flagged)
Your father is retiring from the service. Why don't you take a job? Is this sentence correct? Is it take up a job or take a job?
As a North American speaker of English, only get a job sounds natural to me out of the possibilities listed in your question or the various answers. Take on a job sounds very strange. We take on responsibilities, but not jobs in the sense of employment. People take up (acquire) new hobbies or teachers take up (orally correct in a classroom environment) homework... There may be regional variations I am not aware of, however. Also find a job or land a job are correct; the latter has an extra nuance of impressiveness; She landed a high-paying job on Wall Street.
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