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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.
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