I would like to know what are possibly synonyms for:

"hands-on experience on ..." to be placed on technical documentation or a resume, for instance I have a phrase with some duplication as

"With 5 plus years of professional experience, and hands-on experience using C#", (experience is mentioned twice).

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    What other kind of experience than 'hands-on' is there? I mean, why can't you say ""With 5 plus years of professional experience, including C#".? Jul 7, 2020 at 20:46
  • I meant "hands-on" => used in real project
    – Radex
    Jul 7, 2020 at 20:55
  • There's practical versus theoretical … Jul 7, 2020 at 20:57
  • @JasonBassford thanks for your comment, so I could rephrase it without using "experience" twice in such a short sentence?
    – GibboK
    Jul 7, 2020 at 21:03
  • Well, I don't know what professional means in this context. Nor do I know what practical C# experience would be as opposed to theoretical C# experience. Jul 7, 2020 at 21:06

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The following terms come to mind:

  • Real-world experience
  • Battle proven
  • Hard-won experience
  • Tangible experience
  • Practical experience
  • Experience in the trenches
  • X amount of billable hours doing Y for Z company

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