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work experience

noun [U] uk   us  
the experience that a person already has of working: Please list your educational qualifications and work experience. a period of time in which a student temporarily works for an employer to get experience: Many firms understand that giving work experience to students from colleges and schools will benefit everyone in the long term.
Translations of “work experience”
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作經驗, 工作實習期…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作经验, 工作实习期…
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