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English definition of “on-the-job”


adjective     /ˈɒnðəˌdʒɒb/
HR, WORKPLACE done or happening where someone works and while they do their job : Applicants for entry-level positions will receive on-the-job training .on-the-job experience/learning/performance Some employers value on-the-job experience over qualifications . on-the-job accidents / injuries → Compare off-the-job
(Definition of on-the-job adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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