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English definition of “work experience”

work experience

noun [U]    
the experience that a person already has of working: Please list your educational qualifications and work experience.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work 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.Employment status and types of work
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