What does work experience mean?

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  1. work experience(Noun)

    A short unpaid period of time at a workplace, to gain experience of a working environment.


  1. Work experience

    Work experience is any experience that a person gains while working in a specific field or occupation, but the expression is widely used to mean a type of volunteer work that is commonly intended for young people — often students — to get a feel for professional working environments. The American equivalent term is internship. Though the placements are usually unpaid, travel and food expenses are sometimes covered, and at the end of the appointment, a character reference is usually provided. Trainees usually have the opportunity to network and make contacts among the working personnel, and put themselves forward for forthcoming opportunities for paid work. Many employers in the more sought after professions demand that every new entrant undergo a period of unpaid "work experience" before being able to get paid work.

Editors Contribution

  1. Work experience

    A period of time that a young person spends working with an employer as a form of training and experience.

    He applied for work experience at the local Zoo as his passion was with animals and aspiration to be a Zookeeper.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of work experience in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of work experience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Park Shin-young:

    There's no advantage in the job market for internationally educated applicants unless you have work experience in an international corporation.

  2. Young Joshua:

    Education is just a small piece of all the stuff that I have learned. It's just kind of the foundation, a lot of it is actually the work experience and getting familiar with the industry and stuff like that.

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